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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 “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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