Under his wing 03/17/19

Luke 13:31-35

. . . He [Jesus] said to them, “. . . Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'”

sermons4kids: “Jesus still loves his children today. He still wants to gather them in his arms and protect them and care for them. Sometimes, we stray away, but Jesus still loves us just the same. That’s the kind of love he has for you and me.”

Scripture: March 10, 2019—Genesis 15:1-12,17-18Philippians 3:17-4:1Luke 13:31-35; and Psalm 27.

Collect: O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Reflection: In Luke 13:35 Jesus says, “And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’” To what sort of “seeing” does Jesus refer? Is Jesus calling for more than a verbal declaration that he is the Messiah? How might I live so that I become a testimony that Jesus is truly the one who comes in the name of God?

Sunday School—9 am on Sunday

Eye Candy: “Endless Road” (1971) by Margret Hofheinz-Doring; “Jerusalem” (2018) by Fleishker; “Song to Jerusalem“, contemporary by Baruch Nachson.

Ear Worm: “The Lord is my light and my salvation“, gospel; and by Marty Haugen; and by John Rutter.

Brain Food: “A time to weep” by Bob Cornwall; “A fierce refuge” from Sermon Stories website; A plain account commentary.

Movies: “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” (1999), “Shmi Skywalker is the strong supportive mother”; “The Stand” (1994), page of comments; “My left foot” (1989), biopic of Christy Brown.

 

Study guide; group activities; snacks.

 

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

 

 

 

Video for “Is it okay to be angry at God?” is topic brought to you by duo of  Chaplain Chris and Pastor Doug. Bring your thoughts! Hope to see you at 9 on Sunday.

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