This Sunday – March 18th, 2018

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Dollar Store Item: String, To Do List, Reminder Alarm

The Take Away: God forgives and forgets.


Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 19:1-16a

Dollar Store Item: Something that is strange, weird, or just down right ODD.

The Take Away: Even when we say ridiculous things, God still loves us!


20 thoughts on “This Sunday – March 18th, 2018

    • Mary,

      Thanks for the question. The search function is something I am still trying to figure out. Need to do more reading on Tagging posts, and the like.

      For now, the best way I have found to search is to put what you are looking for in quotes, which searches for the entire text. Another option is to look at the lectionary page here: and find the Sunday that possibly has the text, and search for that Sunday in quotes: “First Sunday in Lent” to see if that brings it up.

      A better search function would make the site more user friendly, and you are not the first to ask… so after Easter (my timeline for everything), I should look.

      What text/scripture are you looking for? I might be able to help.


  1. Happy, Happy Birthday on the 22nd. May God continue to use you and bless you – as you bless others with this important ministry. Make sure you celebrate immediately!

  2. I enjoy your insights and the inspirations they give me. The ideas I have used from here have been very well received. I love your star sticker idea and the God Positioning Star! Thank you for all you share and the work you put into this, it is an invaluable resource to me in my ministry.

  3. I just found your blog and I love the videos and the ideas! I teach in our Parish School on Sunday’s at a Catholic Church in California and sometimes I am at a loss as to what to do with my 4th graders, you have inspired me! Thank you so much

    Many blessings

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  5. Any way to send a donation with a credit card? I don’t have paypal. I’m the minister at trinity United church in collingwood Ontario Canada. Love your work!

  6. Oh, my goodness. Thank you! You pulled my calf out of the fire. I couldn’t get a hold on Exodus 32 with the children, and you’ve struck just the right note. Buzz Lightyear or not.

  7. Always great ideas from this site! This is my go to spot for children sermon ideas! I’m a lay leader and many times have referred to these posts for ideas! Thank you!

  8. Pr. John,
    Thanks for this great, no-prop take on witnessing! This will work quite well, especially because I will be presiding at an infant Baptism this Sunday and can use this to link things together. The kids can be “witnesses” of what happens.

  9. Children’s messages are very important. Thank you for your time and effort with your videos. I tweek your messages to fit my children’s group, and they all love them so much. Thanking God for your life, and continue to be a maker of disciples for Christ. To God be the Glory!

  10. I’m a music director at an Episcopal Church and there are times when I get to lead the children during the service – something I love to do!

    I really enjoy your Dollar Store ideas. There is much inspiration here. Thank you so much for posting these online.

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