October 29th, 2017 – Reformation Sunday /21st Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost / Reformation Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Jeremiah 31:27-34 or Matthew 22:34-46

Dollar Store Item: Magnetic Drawing Board or Phone with Camera

The Take Away: God forgives our sins, because God forgives out of love and Grace, not because we work for it.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Kings 5-15; 8:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Dollhouse Furniture

The Take Away: God lives everywhere, including our hearts.

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October 22nd, 2017 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 22:15-22

Dollar Store Item: Whoopie Cushion / Riddle / Practical Joke

The Take Away: We are all God’s and everything thing is God’s.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

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The Take Away: Don’t judge a book by its cover. God sees our heart!

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October 15th, 2017 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Philippians 4:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Food/Cake Box

The Take Away: What are ways we rejoice? And how can we remember that rejoicing is a way of finding Joy in and because of God.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21

Dollar Store Item: (Ears Tingle) Your ears must be burning. Goosebumps

The Take Away: We are called to listen and watch for how God is active in our midst. God is active through you and me.

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October 8th, 2017 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 21:33-46

Dollar Store Item: Checkers Game/Flour/A needed item (batteries for example)

The Take Away: Jesus is the core of our lives!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Exodus 16:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Some item you want but don’t need

The Take Away: God provides just what is needed! Need vs. Want.

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October 1st, 2017 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 21:23-32

Dollar Store Item: Frankenstein/Monster Mug

The Take Away: God changes the heart. God can work in everyone. Don’t judge the outward appearance.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17

Dollar Store Item: Avengers Play Phone (Or your phone with Super Hero picture on it).

The Take Away: God can use us! Even me!

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September 24th, 2017 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 20:1-16

Dollar Store Item: Measuring Cups

The Take Away: God loves us the same!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17

Dollar Store Item: Monster Cup

The Take Away: God can work through anything! Even you and me!

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September 17th, 2017 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 18:21-35

Dollar Store Item: Marbles

The Take Away: We are called to love like Christ loves us… forgiveness overboard!!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14

Dollar Store Item: Hall Pass

The Take Away: God keeps God’s promise.

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