Proper 23 Yr A—
Come to the banquet

Matthew 22:1-14

Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. . . .”

From “God is going to have a great celebration for His Son in Heaven and we have all been invited. I can’t imagine why, but some people will turn down God’s invitation. You’ve been invited—I hope you will accept God’s invitation.”

10/15/17: Prop 23;
Is 25:1-9
Ps 23
Philip 4:1-9
Matt 22:1-14
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Each day this week, ponder the attributes in Philippians 4:8 and make your own list of what to set your mind on toward living in thanksgiving. On Monday, meditate on whatever is true; Tuesday, whatever is honorable; Wednesday, just; Thursday, pure; Friday, pleasing; Saturday, commendable. On Sunday, consider what is excellent and worthy of praise.

Sunday School:

21st Century Ambassadors

Topic TBA

God outside the church

Topic TBA


Baby Moses


Chat with Fr. Mark (Emily & Colby to show Fr. Mark what we know);  Video for “Is the New Testament more important . .  ?”

Eye Candy:
"The unwelcome wedding guest" by Mattheus Merian the Elder; "The poor invited to the feast" by Jesus Mafa; "The party" by James Janknegt
Ear Worm:
"I cannot come" sing-along;"Draw the circle wide" sing-along; "Come to the feast of heaven and earth"
Brain Food:
"Dress codes or radical welcome" from sermons that work weblog;
"Come to the feast" by Sharron Blezzard; "The Wedding Robe" by Janet Hunt
"Pieces of April" (2003)—Thanksgiving dinner and families; "Traffic",
(2000), trafficking drugs; "Fifth element" (1997), sci-fi extravaganza

 Study guide, kid video on wedding banquet, group activity

: young elementary: activity, craft, bulletin games;
older elementary:  activity, craft one & two, bulletin games

Video for “Is the New Testament more important . .  ?”

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