Proper 29 Yr A—
Seeing Jesus

Matthew 25:31-46

. . . And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’  . . .

From “The point of this lesson is not that doing good things will get people to heaven. The point is, if we truly belong to Jesus, we will show love for others as Jesus shows love for us. That is how Jesus can tell his sheep from the goats.”

image “The Judgment Day” by Aaron Douglas

Scripture: November 26, 2017—”Christ the King” (Proper 29)—Ez 34:11-16, 20-24; Ps 95:1-7a; Eph 1:15-23; and Matt 25:31-46

Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Reflection: What sort of power is manifest in the reign of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to claim that Christ is “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion” or that God has “put all things under his feet” (Eph. 1:21, 22)?

Sunday School 9:15 am—only for Fr. Jim’s class; children’s classes are cancelled; youth will stay after worship to put up bulletin board.

Eye Candy: “Christ Pantocrator” (ruler of universe), mosaic from Hagia Sophia; “Apocalyptic Christ” by Nicola Pisano; “Crown Him” by James B Janknegt

Ear Worm: Many forms of “Jubilate Deo” – think of Snoopy and his happy dance: By the Rivertree Singers; By Voces8; By Libera

Brain Food: 1. “As you did to the least of these” by Robert W. Castle, Jr.  [scroll down]; “If Christ is King, what does that mean?” by Greg Garrett; “The Judgment Day” by James Weldon Johnson

Movies/Videos: “Dead Man Walking” (1995), “Hate is the worst prison of all”; “Breaking the Waves” (1996), “power of love”

 Study guide, snacks—put treats in a clean frisbee and have “frisbee snacks”; sing “Praises him all ye little children“; group activity

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

   Working on Advent bulletin board after 10:30 worship on Sunday

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