Proper 16 Yr A—
Peter the Rock

Matthew 16:13-20

[Jesus . . . asked his disciples] ” . . . who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

[image “The Confession of Peter” by James Tissot]

8/27/17: Prop 16;
Is 51:1-6
Ps 138
Rom 12:1-8
Matt 16:13-20
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.In Romans 12:1–8, Paul urges us not to be conformed to the world’s standards, but to be transformed and renewed by God’s will. Is there an area of your life that is in need of transformation and renewal? Reflect and pray this week, asking God to show what God wills for you in this area
of your life. Paul goes on to name a variety of gifts that members of the church have been given, all of which contribute to the overall functioning of the body (the church). Is there a gift in that list which you possess? Which one? How are you making use of that gift among God’s people? Is there someone in your church or in your life who shares a particular gift
of the Spirit faithfully?

Eye Candy:
"Keys to the Kingdom"; , "Peter is the Rock"; "Crucifixion of St Peter" by Michelangelo
Ear Worm:
I adore you"
;"Many gifts, one spirit", choral; "Like murmur of a dove's song", congregational singing
Brain Food:
"Who do you say that I am?" by David Lose; "Who" by Katie Munnik
"Bicentennial Man"(1999); "Three Kings" (1999); "The Bone Collector" (1999)

 Study guide, kid video (dramatization), group activity, snack

 activity, craft, bulletin games

 activity, craft, bulletin games

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