Proper 22 Yr A—
The Cornerstone 10/8/17

Matthew 21:33-46

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; . . .”

From “In this story that Jesus told, the landowner was God. God first sent men such as Noah, Moses, David, the prophet Isaiah, and others to tell the people of his love for them and to call them to turn from their wicked ways, but many would not listen. Finally, he sent His own Son, Jesus. ”

10/8/17: Prop 22;
Is 5:1-7
Ps 80:7-14
Philip 3:4b-14
Matt 21:33-46
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Study the parable of the Landowner and the Vineyard. What are the “fruits of the kingdom” to which Jesus alludes in Matthew 21:43? How does your life bear fruit for God’s realm? What do you contribute to the harvest of God that Jesus describes?

Sunday School:

21st Century Ambassadors

Topic TBA

God outside the church

Topic TBA


The call of Abraham (Genesis 6)


Is the Bible true Anti-workbook discussion; Video for “Why does the Bible contradict itself?”

Eye Candy:
"parable of the tenants of the vineyard" by Jan Luyken; "The slaying of the Lord's son" by Rosetti; Jesus Christ is the cornerstone
Ear Worm:
"Christ is made the sure foundation" papal music;"O rex gentium" plainsong; "O sacred head now wounded" peaceful
Brain Food:
"Wild Grapes, Wicked Tenants," and God the Constant Gardener by Rev. Todd Weir;
"What if earth were God's vineyard" by Shannell Smith; "Identified
from the Waking Dreamer weblog
"Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" (2005)—female freedom fighter in Nazi Germany; "The Encounter",
(2010) 5 people stranded together; "To save a life", young man must sacrifice dreams to save others

 Study guide, kid video on wicked tenants, group activity

: young elementary: activity, bulletin games;
older elementary:  activity, bulletin games

 Video for “Why does the Bible contradict itself?”

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