It seems to be that time…

Greetings!!

Every few years, there comes a time that equipment needs to be upgrade. Last time, it was when I dropped my iPad, and it landed on the powerswitch button making it unusable. That was fun. And you all came through answering the plea. I wasn’t saying it at that time, but if I was, I would have said: You are rockin’ it!! Because you truly amazed me!

It is time to upgrade my mic and my iPad as it is old, and basically coming to the point that makes it very difficult to do what I need to do. So before it takes its last breath, I am putting out a donation plea to help offset the cost of new equipment.

Here are the standard ways to help:

You can donate through PayPal:

Or you can use venmo if that is easier: @revjohn29

Occasionally people will ask if they can send something in, rather than use the above methods… And you can!

They can be sent to:
John Stevens
C/O Zion Lutheran Church
720 Jefferson Street,
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Thank you for anything you might give to help with this, and if you can’t, that is ok as well. I appreciate you all for using DSCS and for helping share what I do here.

Thank you very much!
~ John

February 5th, 2023 – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:13-20

Dollar Store Item: Strainer.

The Take Away: Light is light… salt is salt. And we are all part of the salt and the light. And Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29

Dollar Store Item: Traffic Cone, Piece of Paper you can roll up into a cone. Something you will use to make an old-timey hearing aid.

The Take Away: Who do you listen to? We listen to Jesus, because he is trustworthy, and our God.

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January 29th, 2023 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

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or You can buy me a cup of coffee –

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Sunday: 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:1-12 and Corinthians 1:18-31

Dollar Store Item: Silly Jokes or Gift Box that is empty.

The Take Away: God’s ways can seem silly, like peace over war, kindness over fighting. But we see how Jesus treats others, and calls us to do the same.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 6:7-21

Dollar Store Item: A gift box that is empty.

The Take Away: We create a love box, to remind us where we find our true treasure – God’s Love.

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January 22nd, 2023 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Third Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 or Matthew 4:12-23

Dollar Store Item: Deck of Cards or Something that would get your attention (like a shiny object).

The Take Away: We are all one for Christ (or) We are called to serve all for Christ.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 5:1-20

Dollar Store Item: Deck of Cards

The Take Away: Jesus takes what we expect, messes with it, and brings about Grace!

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January 15th, 2023 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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or You can buy me a cup of coffee –

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Sunday: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 1:29-42

Dollar Store Item: Play Binoculors, Paper Towel Rolls, Two toilet paper rolls taped together.

The Take Away: We help people see Jesus in this world, but being loving to the stranger, and each other.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 4:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Something that you love, and feel like you couldn’t live without: Like Coffee. 🙂 A story about someone who has a similar story to you.

The Take Away: When things get tough, we can see that Jesus knows what it is like to be tempted, and can trun to him.

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January 8th, 2023 – Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord

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Sunday: Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 2:1-12, Matthew 3:13-17

Dollar Store Item: Star Burst, Cut out star

The Take Away: Where do we hear and see the presence of Jesus, God’s Beloved? In the Word, in Baptism, in Communion, and in our midst.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 3:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Star Burst, Cut out Star

The Take Away: Where do we hear and see the presence of Jesus, God’s Beloved? In the Word, in Baptism, in Communion, and in our midst.

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January 1st, 2023 – 1st Sunday of Christmas/Name of Jesus

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Sunday: First Sunday of Christmas / Name of Jesus

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Isaiah 63:7-9 or Luke 2:15-21

Dollar Store Item: Dictionary or a Name Book

The Take Away: One name for Jesus is Emmanuel – God is with us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 1:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Picture of your family.

The Take Away: Matthew shows us how Jesus connects to the long line of promises God has been making. Comtinuing and bringing to completion God’s redmeptive act.

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December 24th/25th – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Sunday: Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Luke 2:1-20

Dollar Store Item: Birth Announcment; Bunch of Normal Boring Stuff.. like socks; The Bible

The Take Away: In the midst of all that is going on, God arrives on the scene! “The Bible is the Manger that holds Christ!” ~ Luther

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 2:1-20

Dollar Store Item: Birth Announcment; Bunch of Normal Boring Stuff.. like socks; The Bible

The Take Away: In the midst of all that is going on, God arrives on the scene!

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December 18th, 2022 – 4th Sunday of Advent

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Revised Common Lectionary

Text: Matthew 1:18-25

Dollar Store Item: Item with a Guarantee, Tin Can and string phone, texting, instagram, snapchat.

The Take Away: God’s Promise is Trustworthy! God uses so many ways to get our attention.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 1:18-25

Dollar Store Item: Item with a Guarantee, Tin Can and string phone, texting, instagram, snapchat.

The Take Away: God’s Promise is Trustworthy! God uses so many ways to get our attention.

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