May 16th, 2021 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Sunday

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Sunday: Seventh Sunday of Easter / Ascension

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

Dollar Store Item: Glowing Crown!

The Take Away: We are witnesses to these amazing things!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29

Dollar Store Item: Rubberband

The Take Away: We are all one in Christ, and Christ heals our divisions.

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May 9th, 2021 – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Acts 10:44-48, John 15:9-17

Dollar Store Item: Gloves, Dish Towel, Sandwich/Pie

The Take Away: What does love look like? We are called to love like Jesus, a life of service, and giving.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Galatians 1:13-17

Dollar Store Item: Talk Back Phone

The Take Away: Paul is called by Jesus, though no one could see it. But the change in his actions speak loudly!

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May 2nd, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Acts 8:26-40, John 15:1-8

Dollar Store Item: Keep Growing Sign, Activity Book/Teaching Item/Walking through a Sheet of Paper, Bracelet
(Walking through paper: https://dskidsermons.com/2021/01/06/january-17th-2021-2nd-sunday-after-epiphany/)

The Take Away: We are in this community, family, church, together and we help each other grow in faith, through the power of God.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 15:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Sign – No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service

The Take Away: Once seen as outsiders, God reminds us all that Grace makes us all belong to the promise of God.

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April 25th, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18

Dollar Store Item: Love Stickers, Solar light, Tiny Bottles.

The Take Away: We show love in how we treat one another, like Jesus shows love to the world.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 8:26-39

Dollar Store Item: Activity Book/Teaching Item/Walking through a Sheet of Paper
(Walking through paper: https://dskidsermons.com/2021/01/06/january-17th-2021-2nd-sunday-after-epiphany/)

The Take Away: We walk together in the faith.

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April 18th, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Luke 24:36b-48

Dollar Store Item: Plate, Lego Plate

The Take Away: We are connected to Jesus through a meal.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 6:1—7:2a, 44-60

Dollar Store Item: Activity Book, Memory Game, Story about your church

The Take Away: We see God active through our stories, and God continues to be active in the world. (This is a Springboard in the works…)

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S.O.S. Spring(board) of Support

Greetings Saints!

Thank you 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 this last year, as I have felt very connected to you all during the pandemic.

This post could be seen as an 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?

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Thank you!
John Stevens

April 11th, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: Second Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 20:19-31

Dollar Store Item:Band-Aid, Picture of a family member, A Landmark of some sort.

The Take Away: Thomas knows it is Jesus because his wounds. We are called to pay attention to those who are around us, because they are Jesus.

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Here is a link to last year’s DSCS, using a trick knot to talk about peace and knots in our stomach:

April 19th, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter


Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 24:13-35

Dollar Store Item: Landmark, First-Aid Kit, Lunchables.

The Take Away: We connect to one another through our stories about how God finds us.

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April 4th, 2021 – Easter Sunday

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Sunday: Easter Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12

Dollar Store Item: Springboard upon Springboards

The Take Away: This is an AMAZING story of new life!

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Referenced DSCS Posts

Making the Paper Bag:

Dollar Store Children Sermon with the Gum Package:


Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12

Dollar Store Item:Springboard upon Springboards

The Take Away: This is an AMAZING story of new life!

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March 28th, 2021 – Palm/Passion Sunday

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Sunday: Palm/Passion Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 12:12-16, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a

Dollar Store Item: Eye Chart – Spot Test

The Take Away: The disciples (including us) look back and see the things God has been doing in Jesus, and through us! Hind Sight is 20/20. God is and has been using you for ministry and for sharing the Good News!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 19:29-44

Dollar Store Item: Eye Chart – Spot Test

The Take Away: The disciples (including us) look back and see the things God has been doing in Jesus, and through us! Hind Sight is 20/20. God is and has been using you for ministry and for sharing the Good News!

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March 21st, 2021 – 5th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Dollar Store Item: Magnet Writing Board, Frixion Pen, To Do List, Alarm, String

The Take Away: God remembers our sins no more. God forgives and forgets.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 18:31—19:10

Dollar Store Item: Hummingbird Feeder, or Solar Powered Lamp

The Take Away: We are called and we can call on God

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