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Pentecost service


The Lazarus $1 Experience

United_States_one_dollar_bill,_obverseNineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 21

Luke 16:19-31

The Lazarus Experience: Can $1 open your eyes to the poor, suffering, and marginalized people around us? On Sunday I gave out dollar bills with this challenge: Use this $1 to make a difference in the world.
You may want to join together with others to increase the dollars that you have available, or you may want to add to this dollar with dollars of your own. Let this dollar, and this challenge, open your eyes to see opportunities to do God’s work in your life, and then let us know what you did.How did you use your $1? What needs did you discover? How did you encounter God?


  1. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    I put some of my own money with the dollar from church and donated it
    to the American Cancer Society to help fund screenings for breast
    cancer for low income women. I received a pink ribbon pin to wear in

  2. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    Here’s more for the next guy.

    (I think this person put the $1 into the collection plate. Not really the idea, but thanks!)

  3. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    I donated my $1 to our Tent City 3 meals ministry

  4. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    I gave the dollar to help feed Tent City 3

  5. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    after a little research, I found the Hope-Link Shoreline Food Bank. I called and food that they accept and need donations. I mailed the $1.00 to them. The Holy Spirit showed me, it is good to think of others instead of she(sp?) Peace, Love, Jesus Christ

  6. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    I gave the $1 to a homeless man who helped unload the delivery of a meals program for the needy. He was surprised and grateful.

  7. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    I gave my dollar to help with the meals for Tent City 3

  8. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    With all due respect, I am returning the Lazarus Dollar as I do not need a reminder to do my Christian Duty. In fact, my daily prayer at mealtime ends with these words: “And make me ever mindful of the needs of others” Thus far this year I have been able to maintain my bimonthly giving to charities. Thanks be to God.

  9. The Rev. David Marshall says:

    We turned the dollars into a larger donation at PAWS, who helped us find a dog to adopt (or a dog to adopt us!) Hopefully this money will multiply the joy we have received and send it out to others.

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