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Mark 12:38-44

As Jesus taught, . . . He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

From sermon4kids.com: “You see, Jesus is more interested in what is in the heart of the giver than he is in the size of their gift.”

Scripture: November 11, 2018—1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; and Mark 12:38-44.

Collect: O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Reflection: Where in your life do you doubt God’s power to provide what you need?

Sunday School—9 am on Sunday

Eye Candy:The Widow’s Mite“, by Daniel Bonnell; “The Widow’s Mite” by James Christiansen; “The Widow’s Mite” by African Mafa

Ear Worm: “Not here for high and holy things“, organ solo; “Take this moment” by John Bell; “Come, ye thankful people, come“, sung by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Brain Food: “Widows of the World“, a fable by Jane Anne Ferguson; “The widow’s might” by Karoline Lewis; “Intercessions” from St. Louis University

Movies/Videos: “It’s a wonderful life” (1946), movie classic about generosity; “Babbette’s Feast“, “needs of the flesh versus the gifts of the spirit”; “Chocolat” (2000), “respect the differences in others”

Image “The Widow’s Mite” by Gustave Dore.

 

Study guide; group activitiessnack.

 

 

: young elementary: activity; bulletin games; craft;
older elementary: activity; bulletin games; craft.

 

 

 

We will discuss our planned Advent Retreat. See you at 9 am in our room in the main building.

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