Sunday, September 13, 2015

Proper 20 Ordinary 25 B (September 20):

Bible Readings: Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:3,7-8a, Mark

About the images:
Upper Left: The Bundarra river in the Victorian (Australian) High country. It is my photo so please feel free to use it for worship and related activities. If you want to know more info about this beautiful, isolated part of the world visit
Upper Right: This images comes from and permission is given on the site for the use of the image for worship and related activities.
Lower Left: This is a free image from the Heartlight site - se  my link column at left.
Lower Right: This is my image and you are free to use it for worship and related activities.  It is the remains (with good provenance) of Peter's mother in law's house in Capernaum.

Resources for the Mark Reading:

Film: Spotswood
There are a number of scenes in this film where Russell Crowe's character, Kim, tries to make Carey (Ben Mendelsohn) look inferior, appear silly or look like a loser. This is a really good film with lots of useful clips (pictured at right).

Drama: Waiter, Waiter.
Found in Mega Drama 4 by Verena Johnson, Open books, 2002, ISBN 0859109186, page 20 (pictured at left)
Drama: My Church is Better Than Your Church
Found in 40 Devotions That Work With Youth by Geraldine Anderson (Ed.), JBCE, 1983, ISBN 0858194147, page 40 (pictured at right). This adapts easily and well for adults.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, When You Took a Child
Found in Present on Earth by Wild Goose Worship Group,Wild Goose, 2002, ISBN 0901557642, page 86 (pictured at left).

Resources for the Psalm Reading:
Listening Song: Like a Tree
By Christ Falsen on his album, A Tree By The Water (pictured at right).

Kid's Time: A Real Success
Found in Fun Group Devotions for Children's Ministry by various authors, Group Publishing, 1993, ISBN 1559451610, page 61 (pictured at left).

Youth: Cable Surfing All Alone
Found in Could Someone Wake Me Up Before I Drool on the Desk by Kevin Johnson, Bethany House,1995, ISBN 1556614160, page 55.

Response Activity: A Leaf from God's Book
Found in Multi-Sensory Together by Ian Birkinshaw, Scripture Union, 2005, ISBN 1844271641, page 15.

Resources for Season of Creation: Isaiah 65:17-25

Film Clip: All Things New
From the Work of the People - see my link column at left



Lots to be found in The Abingdon Worship Annual 2013 by Mary J. Scifres and B. J. Beu (Eds). Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2012, ISBN 9781426746796, pages 267-272

Illustration: Forgiveness and Forgetting
Story No. 520 in 1500 Illustrations for Biblical Preaching by Michael P. Green,(Ed.) Baker Books, Grand Rapids, 1989, ISBN 0801063302.

Lots to be found in Resources for Preaching and Worship Year C compiled by Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, 2003, ISBN 066422508, pages 286-289

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