February 28th, 2021 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Second Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 8:31-38

Dollar Store Item: Pencil or Gloves

The Take Away: We are called to use what God has given us, to help the world.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 13:1-9, 31-35

Dollar Store Item: A Ball. A Pencil. A Well Placed Story.

The Take Away: We have a God of second chances!!

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February 21st, 2021 – 1st Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:9-15

Dollar Store Item: Quote: “If I have told you once…” but reversed.

The Take Away: We might remember hearing this voice last week, on the top of the mountain, but it is important to hear this voice and message from God: “You are loved!”

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 10:25-42

Dollar Store Item: Mr. Roger’s theme song, A Globe, A book about the earth, a Mask

The Take Away: Jesus expands what it means to be somebody’s Neighbor.

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February 14th, 2021 – Transfiguration Sunday

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Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 9:2-9

Dollar Store Item: Valentine’s Day cards

The Take Away: We are called to tell all about how God loves the World, and that also means us!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 9:28-45

Dollar Store Item: Valentine’s Day cards

The Take Away: We are called to tell all about how God loves the World, and that also means us!

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February 7th, 2021 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:29-39

Dollar Store Item:Two paper cups.

The Take Away: Following the example of Jesus, it is important to pray and take care of ourselves. “You can’t pour from an empty cup!”

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 7:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Coloring Book

The Take Away: God colors outside the lines and uses all people for God’s purpose!

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January 31st, 2021 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Dollar Store Item: Something to share, a cheap pair of play handcuffs

The Take Away: With authority and compassion, Jesus acts and heals, freeing us.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 6:1-16

Dollar Store Item:string, calendar, to do list.

The Take Away: Remembering in the midst of everything, God is with us. And we are called to have compassion on our neighbors!

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January 24th, 2021 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Third Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:14-20, Psalm 62:5-12

Dollar Store Item: Something Green

The Take Away: God calls us to grown in faith and love, and does this for us in Jesus.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 5:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Something Green.

The Take Away: God calls us to grown in faith and love, and does this for us in Jesus.

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Happy Birthday to DSCS!

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Happy Birthday to DSCS!!
It was 8 (EIGHT) years ago that I started this Children’s Sermon page and I am so happy you are along for the ride! Each week, as we ponder the lessons, and take a jump on the springboard, I get giddy at all of this!

Thank you. For your kinds words. For your patronage. For your donations. For reaching out. For your encouragement over the last seven years.

Eight Years ago, this post was made on Facebook, announcing the creation of DSCS. And for each week, for eight years, I have posted a springboard around the texts. About the second year, I added the Narrative Lectionary to the mix and have been doing springboard for both RCL and Narrative since. Some weeks the board is springier than others, as is life. Thank you for making this site what it is! I appreciate you all.

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January 17th, 2021 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20], John 1:43-51

Dollar Store Item: Piece of printer paper.

The Take Away: We are called in many different ways, as we hear in Scripture. God uses people to help call us, and uses you to call others!

Download template here: Walk Through Paper

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 4:14-30

Dollar Store Item: Piece of paper and scissors
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The Take Away: God widens the circle so all can come in!!

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Grateful for You

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Greetings Saints of God,

As 2020 comes to an end, and 2021 can be seen in the distance, I wanted to say, “Thank you.”

Thank you for all the ways you have supported this ministry over the last year. Thank you for all the ways you keep showing up for your congregations and for yourselves. Thank you!

This year has been a challenging year of pivots as we figured out how to do all the things that fell under, “Things they didn’t teach me!” From online church services, to reaching your kids via zoom, recorded children’s sermons, and the likes. I hope that my spring boards have been as helpful to you as they have been for me in making them.

And mostly, Thank You for your financial donations to this ministry. They have meant quite a bit, and I am grateful for each one of them.

I hope 2021 finds you healthy, and know that I am keeping you in my prayers.

Living in and through God’s Amazing Grace,

John

 

January 10th, 2021 – Baptism of the Lord Sunday

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Sunday: Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 1:4-11, Acts 19:1-7, Genesis 1:1-5

Dollar Store Item: Electric Fan, Someone in your bubble who can fan you, lemon juice, paper and a candle, a scratch pad and crayon/pencil you can do a rubbing with.

The Take Away: In Jesus’ baptism, we are introduced to the Holy Spirit, and to who Jesus’s identity!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 3:1-22

Dollar Store Item: Two items that are similar but different.

The Take Away: The Baptism of Jesus is similar to John’s Baptism but with the Holy Spirit, it is different.

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