Proper 19 Yr A—
Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35

Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.”

From sermon4kids.com: “It doesn’t matter if we are short or tall, skinny or fat, red, white, yellow, or black, we all need God’s forgiveness. We also need to remember that Jesus taught that we are to forgive others just as God forgives us.”

DateCollectQuestions
9/17/17: Prop 19;
Gen 50:15-21
Ps 103:(1-7), 8-13
Rom 14:1-12
Matt 18:21-35
O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Why is my forgiveness of others so connected to God’s forgiveness? Is every sin forgivable?

Adult formation:

21st Century Ambassadors

Topic for week 2: Aren’t all religions the same?

God outside the church

Topic: DACA facilitated by Christine Burke


Eye Candy:
Parable of the Unmerciful Servant; "Parable of the Unmerciful Servant" by Jan van Hemessen; blog about gospel lesson, scroll down to "Forgiving Debt"; "Forgiving" by Jan Richardson
Ear Worm:
"Forgiveness" contemporary by Matthew West;instrumental music for forgiveness and transmutation; "How deep the Father's love for us" by Stuart Townend
Brain Food:
commentary from "One Little Word" website;
"To forgive" poem by Steve Garnaas-Holmes; self-guided retreat by Rev. Suzanne Guthrie
Movies/Videos:
"Changing Lanes" (2002)—I have recommended before but had not seen. I have seen in part—it is excessively hard hit to the emotions; "Magnolia" (1999), those who try too hard often miss the mark; "Angela's Ashes" (1999), soul-shattering effects of poverty

 Study guide, kid video on forgiveness, snack, group activity

 activity, craft, bulletin games

 activity, craft, bulletin games

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