S.O.S. Springboard of Support

Greetings Saints!

I am so thankful for all of your love over the last 8 years of the DSCS. I have so much fun running the DSCS and love the fact that I am hearing from more and more of you.

One of my greatest joys is when I will have folks visit Zion Lutheran because of this site, or when you reach out and we have conversations online. It is Grace upon Grace for me!

It has been especially important these last two years, as I have felt very connected to you all during the pandemic.

This post could be seen as an bi-annual fund drive for the DSCS if you will. The site is free, and will always be free, and my heart is warmed by the generosity of all the folks that take part in the ministry of DSCS in prayer and donations.

Would you consider making a donation to the DSCS? I have asked in the summer before. However this year, using “Spring Board” as the theme, I decided to time it this way.

Please, would you prayerful consider a donation to the DSCS at this time?

You can do so through paypal:

or Venmo: @revjohn29

Thank you!
John Stevens

October 24th, 2021 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Hebrews 7:23-28

Dollar Store Item: Guarantee card, Customer Service phone number, Fake Call App

The Take Away: To talk to God, we don’t need to go through someone else. We can talk directly to Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary – God calls David

Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 51:10-14

Dollar Store Item: Your call story, Dry Erase Board, Frixon Pen, Magnetic Erase board.

The Take Away: God looks at our heart, and also forgives what makes the heart heavy.

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October 17th, 2021 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost

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You can do so, easily, through PayPal:

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Sunday: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 10:35-45

Dollar Store Item: Apron, Notepad, Broom, Tennis Racket

The Take Away: We are called to serve… as in help one another, as Jesus shows us by serving us.

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Narrative Lectionary – God calls Samuel.

Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21

Dollar Store Item: Phone, Two Cups and String, Story of you being called. (This is a great time to use Jonathan Rundman’s Song, “Hey, Hey, Samuel.”)

The Take Away: God calls the young, the old… God calls you.

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October 10th, 2021 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Hebrews 4:12-16, Mark 10:17-31

Dollar Store Item: Something you have tried, and that you can recommend with boldness.

The Take Away: We can come to God with all who we are, because God has come to us, and we are loved.

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Narrative Lectionary – God provides Manna

Text: Exodus 16:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Questionable gift… “What is this?”

The Take Away: God gives. God provides. God is good. We are called to trust the giver.

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October 3rd, 2021 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

Dollar Store Item: Paper and Pencils, Crayons, Headphones, Doo Dee Doo, the Game of Telephone

The Take Away: God uses throughout the years many ways to speak to us. But Hebrews reminds us that God speaks to us through Jesus. When in doubt, we go back to the words of Jesus, and the love of Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary – God’s name is revealed.

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

Dollar Store Item: Name tags. Something kids know, but might call different names, like a bottle of pop, soda, soda-pop or coke.

The Take Away: God tells us God’s name, because when we know someone’s name, we know we know them. And that is loving. And when we are told someone’s name, that is a gift.

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September 26th, 2021 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 9: 38-50

Dollar Store Item: Smiley Stickers

The Take Away: Jesus reminds us that those across the street can do and do do as important things for God and Jesus as do we. We are called to give them help and support them, in ministry for the world.

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Narrative Lectionary

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

Dollar Store Item: Smiley Stickers

The Take Away: God can bless us in the strangest places, and ways. Jacob, even though he does some strange things, is blessed by God. Imagine how God smiles upon you, as a beloved child.

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September 19th, 2021 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 9:30-37

Dollar Store Item: Welcome Mat, A Kid’s Meal, ways to Welcome a child.

The Take Away: We are all children of God, without power or status, and God welcomes us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 – John 1:29

Dollar Store Item: Brain Teaser, something I struggle with, a puzzle I can’t solve.

The Take Away: Called to trust God with everything we have. God gives up everything for us.

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September 12th, 2021 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38

Dollar Store Item: Toothpaste, or “magic words” – Abracadabra or Please or “Nice hat!”

The Take Away: Our words have power, like Peter’s, “You are the messiah,” or how we speak to our neighbor.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 1:1—2:4a

Dollar Store Item: Magic Word – Abracadabra or Please

The Take Away: God creates with a word. We can create with words – kindness, peace.

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September 5th, 2021 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 7:24-37

Dollar Store Item: Painters Tape / Rope / Chaulk – Anything to draw a line.

The Take Away: Jesus crosses over the line for you, me and the world.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 18:15-20

Dollar Store Item: Cups and String (Phone), Game of Telephone

The Take Away: We are called to talk with one another, so we can forgive one another.

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August 29th, 2021 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; James 1:17-27

Dollar Store Item: None – Silly Walk

The Take Away: We give thanks for God’s love by loving others… it’s all in our walk.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 Samuel 21:1-9; Mark 14:12-25

Dollar Store Item: Nice glass and paper plate.

The Take Away: Jesus invites everyone to the kid’s table.

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