April 7th, 2019 – 5th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: John 12:1-8

Dollar Store Item: Microwave Popcorn (popped or unpopped).

The Take Away: We experience new life in Water, Bread and Wine and love of God in each other!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 25:31-46

Dollar Store Item: Superman or Batman figure

The Take Away: We recognized Jesus in our own actions of helping others!

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March 31st, 2019 – 4th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Dollar Store Item: Angel Wings, something out of character for you or an adult.

The Take Away: God acts in ways so loving and gracious, that it can almost seem weird!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 25:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Bright Light Switch

The Take Away: Let us live in the light, and help our neighbors who might not feel or see the light.

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March 24th, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 13:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Paddle Ball

The Take Away: May we be made to be good soil as God comes to us again and again and again.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 22:1-14

Dollar Store Item: Emoji Mask or a fake smile

The Take Away: God calls for us to take part in the party!

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March 17th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Second Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Philippians 3:17-4:1

Dollar Store Item: Udderly Smooth Handcream or Chocolate

The Take Away: We make lots of promises, like in Lent, promising to give chocolate up, or like Udderly Smooth, they promise it wasn’t made with any Bovine Ingredients (no Cow). We also break promises. God, however, does not. We are called to be imitators of Christ, working to keep the promise, but also know that God’s promise of love is everlasting.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 20:1-16

Dollar Store Item: Candy or Stickers

The Take Away: God is generous because that is who God is, and God decides to do this with you and me.

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March 10th, 2019 – 1st Sunday in Lent/Ash Wednesday

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Sunday: Ash Wednesday / First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 4:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box, Wooden Box Or Driver’s License, ID, Library Card

The Take Away: Hiding the Alleluia – Worst game of hide and seek ever! OR In Baptism, our identity as God’s children is secure!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 18:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Gift Box, Wooden Box or Picture Frame/Picture of a relative.

The Take Away: Hiding the Alleluia – Worst Game of hide and seek ever! OR We are called to look like Christ.

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March 3rd, 2019 – Transfiguration Sunday

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Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight

The Take Away: Stories of the faith are important!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 16:24 – 17:8

Dollar Store Item: Flashlight

The Take Away: Stories of the faith are important!

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February 24th, 2019 – 7th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year C

Text: Luke 6:27-38

Dollar Store Item: Boomerang Optical Illusion, Rubber Band, Ruler

Link to Boomerang Illusion Graphic

The Take Away: In God’s eyes, we are the same… loved and redeemed.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Matthew 14:13-33

Dollar Store Item:Favorite stuffed animal, or remote control.

The Take Away: Before anything, Jesus withdraws by himself and after that,in it all, we see God is in control.

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