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?

You can do so through paypal:

or Venmo: (at)revjohn29

Thank you!
John Stevens

April 11th, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Please take a look at this post, if you have not yet. Thank you!
https://dskidsermons.com/2021/04/01/s-o-s-springboard-of-support/


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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March 14th, 2021 – 4th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 3:14-21

Dollar Store Item: Miniature Lego Figures, Mini-Village, something miniature.

The Take Away: John 3:16 is the Gospel in miniature. Boiled down to the essentials!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 16:19-31

Dollar Store Item: Name tag, Award Certificate, Baptismal Certificate

The Take Away: God knows us, and names us, “Child of God,” and calls us by name.

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March 7th, 2021 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22

Dollar Store Item: Chocolate Cross, List of Rules, Story about “a better way.” Story about standing up for someone, or being upset for a good reason.

The Take Away: God shows us a better way, through the Ten Commandments; The Cross is life for us; We are called to speak out for what is right, i.e. Racism.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Luke 15:1-32

Dollar Store Item: A hidden object that you find!

The Take Away: God seeks and finds us and then tells the whole world about it.

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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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