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