Sunday, October 19, 2008
Proper 25 Ordinary 30 Pentecost 24 A (October 26): Being at Home with God
Bible readings: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46
Theme: Being at Home with God
About the image:
Microsoft clipart and my text.
Quote: Robert Frost
"Home is where when you go there they have to take you in." Found in Death of a Hired Man.
Drama: We are a Family
Found in Let's Make a Scene Too by Verena Johnson, Lutheran Publishing House, 1991, ISBN 085910608X, page 31 (pictured at left). A drama about not being at home with God.
Poem: The Real Problem
By Adrian Plass in Clearing Away the Rubbish, Minstral, 1988, ISBN 1854240250, page 142 (pictured at right). A poem about not being at home with each other.
Story: Sharing the Gospel
Found at the following address:
Type the name of the author, Cecil Northcott, into Find to find the story.
Give each person a small folded card (six fitted on an A4 for me) with two empty frames printed on the inside. Reassure everybody that this is an activity between themselves and God - that no one will see what they write or draw. Ask people to write or draw their public image in the left hand frame, and the real person in the right hand frame. Play some nice thinking music while they are doing this. To conclude, either pray a prayer about committing/giving all of ourselves to God and/or challenge people to put their cards in with their offering as an act of commitment.
NB. Sorry there's not as much stuff here this week - I am to be ordained next Sunday so my head is in another place entirely :-)