December 15th, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts: Matthew 11:2-11, James 5:7-10

Dollar Store Item: Gift tag, “Don’t open till Christmas!”

The Take Away: We are in a time of waiting, and called to be patient.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-4, 10-13

Dollar Store Item: Noisemaker

The Take Away: We are called to walk with each other in joy and sadness.

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December 8th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Moment of Joy — I am celebrating 20 years of Ordination this Sunday!!
So thankful for being called into this ministry!

 


Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts: Matthew 3:1-12, Romans 15:4-13

Dollar Store Item: Welcome Mat

The Take Away: We welcome others as Christ welcomed us!

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Here is a second video, continuing the welcoming theme:


Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Welcome Mat

The Take Away: We prepare our hearts and our houses to welcome God.

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December 1st, 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: First Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Texts: Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44

Dollar Store Item: Noise Makers

The Take Away: It is the New Year for the church! And we remember that God makes us new all the time!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Jeremiah 33:14-18

Dollar Store Item: Advent Calendar

The Take Away: We mark time different ways, like the Advent calendar and Christmas. We hear that God’s promise is coming…

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November 24th, 2019 – Christ the King Sunday

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Sunday: Christ the King

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 23:33-43

Dollar Store Item: Superhero pictures of Superman and Clark Kent, or Peter Parker and Spiderman, etc.

The Take Away: Jesus’ throne is the Cross, which is a weird throne. Jesus is the servant king, which is a strange way for kings to act.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: 2 Kings 22:1-10, [14-20]; 23:1-3

Dollar Store Item: Map, Bible

The Take Away: We follow Jesus, who is where the written word points.

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November 17th, 2019 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Malachi 4:1-2a

Dollar Store Item: Jump Rope

The Take Away: Although things get difficult, or hard, God promises that it will get better, and that God never leaves us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5

Dollar Store Item: Vehicle Bingo, Gemstone Excavation or something you have to watch… like a pot of water you can plug in.

The Take Away: In God’s promise, we find hope.

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November 10th, 2019 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Texts: Luke 20:27-38 or based on the color of the day.

Dollar Store Item: Fake decorative plant/flower.

The Take Away: In Christ, we are alive. Really alive.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Hosea 11:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Pendulum/Yo-Yo/Rock on a string.

The Take Away: God struggles with the People of God’s actions. In the end, God decides on love, and compassion.

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