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Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Revised Common Lectionary – Year A
Text:Matthew 22:15-22, Isaiah 45:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Dollar Store Item: Stories of Random Acts of Kindness, a Game of Charades, Picture of the global, book of maps, and a map of the known universe.
The Take Away: God is acting, and we get to be part of God’s mission. Let us be imitators of Christ, so all see God’s great works of love. Because all people belong to, and are loved by, God.
Text: 1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10
Dollar Store Item: Pages torn from a book. The rest of the story. Tell a story, and get to the good part, and just stop. “And always remember to…” and turn away.
The Take Away: The need to hear the entire story. The cross is not the end, as we need to hear about the Resurrection, etc..