March 15th, 2020 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 4:5-42

Dollar Store Item: Water Bottle

The Take Away: Jesus meets us anywhere, even when others say we don’t belong.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 12:1-12 [13-17]

Dollar Store Item: Workbook with questions or math.

The Take Away: Even in the midst of tricky questions, Jesus reminds us that we all belong to God.

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March 8th, 2020 – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: John 3:1-17

Dollar Store Item: Box of Crayons

The Take Away: God loves the WHOLE world, not just one or two of us!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 10:32-52

Dollar Store Item: None, or something that highlights a fear.

The Take Away: Being brave means being afraid and doing it anyway. We aren’t called to be without fear, but to follow the one who we can trust.

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March 1st, 2020 – 1st Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: First Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 4:1-11

Dollar Store Item: Item that promises wonderful things.

The Take Away: God has got this! God’s promise is secure in the waters of baptism.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 10:17-31

Dollar Store Item: Bag of rocks

The Take Away: God calls us to give everything to God, and loves us even when we don’t.

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February 23rd, 2020 – Transfiguration Sunday

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Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 17:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Mountain Climbing gear, Transformers, or Lego Stickers

The Take Away: Jesus is with us for our highs and our lows.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 8:27 – 9:8

Dollar Store Item:Mountain Climbing gear, Transformers, or Lego Stickers

The Take Away: Jesus is with us in our highs and our lows.

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February 16th, 2020 – 6th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:21-37

Dollar Store Item: Ball

The Take Away: We are called to live together, and put love into practice.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 7:1-23

Dollar Store Item: Ball or Heart shaped glasses.

The Take Away: We are called to put the law into practice through the eyes of Love.

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February 9th, 2020 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

Text: Matthew 5:13-20

Dollar Store Item: Mirror / Flashing Lego

The Take Away: We are called to reflect the light. Show the light of God to everyone.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 6:1-29

Dollar Store Item: Pencils, Potato Chips, Bread and Wine

The Take Away: We are better together.

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February 2nd, 2020 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

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Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Revised Common Lectionary – Year A

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

Dollar Store Item: Sunglasses, Kaleidoscope or a recipe with a weird item.

The Take Away: God sees the world differently, and gives us a way of seeing like God.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Mark 5:21-43

Dollar Store Item: A Question Mark

The Take Away: God welcomes our questions.

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