Proper 8 Yr A—
Unity

MATTHEW 10:40-42.

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple– truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

DateCollectQuestions
7/2/17: Prop 8;
Jere 28:5-9
Ps 89:1-4, 15-18
Rom 6:12-23
Matt 10:40-42
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The life and witness of the prophet Jeremiah remind us that in challenging times we often choose denial and despair and resort to easy answers. How can we more faithfully discern God’s will during times of trial in our life, nation, or church? At the expense of comfort, ease, and half-truths, to whom or to what do you turn for the courage to choose justice, hope, and truth, and what is the reward that you seek?


eye candy, ear worm, brain food, movies/videos

Eye Candy:
"Unity"; "That all may be one";
Ear Worm:
"On the willows"; "One in the spirit"
Brain Food:
". . . is it you again?";
Commentary; "On the willows"
Movies/Videos:
"Unity" (Star Trek Voyager); Pope Francis calls for unity

 Study guide, kid video, group activity, snack

 activity, craft, bulletin games

 activity, craft, bulletin games

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