Who doesn’t love the dollar store? Or as my stepson now calls it “the dollar twenty-five store” (not that we let an extra quarter dissuade us). There are so many interesting things to find… craft items, tiny bags of chips, cleaning supplies, and so on! Pastor John Stevens, an ELCA pastor based in Oregon, has created the perfect resource for children’s sermons especially if you may be running low on ideas.
Ten years ago, he created a Children’s Sermon Blog that involves using one item purchased from Dollar Tree to create a message for kids using scriptures from both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary. Every week he posts a new children’s sermon to match the lectionary year for the upcoming Sunday. He provides what you will need to buy (or use), the scripture, the takeaway, and a short video of how to lead the sermon. And if you are even more crunched on time, he has prepared additional videos ready to stream right in church!
Not only is this a great resource for Children's Time but can also be used as a quick Sunday School lesson followed by discussion. So be sure to check out his website at https://dskidsermons.com/, follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dskidsermons, or go straight to YouTube to watch his videos @JohnStevensDSCS.