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Bible Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147 12-20, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1: (1-9), 10-18.
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Listening Song: Dies Irae
By Robert Prizeman on his album, Libera (pictured at left). This song uses some of the gospel words.
Kids' Story: Our Granny
By Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas, Omnibus Books, 1993, ISBN 1862913501 (pictured at right). This story develops the idea of family and therefore relates to how we are all children of God.
Film Clip: The Cider House Rules
(pictured at left) Show the clip (around 13 minutes in) where Curley is told he is special. This goes very well with the part in the John reading and the Ephesians reading that tells us that we are God's special children.
Quote: Madeleine L'Engle
It starts with "cribb'd, cabined and confined" and can be found in in Imaging the Word Volume 2 by Susan A. Blain Sharon Iverson Glouwens, Catherine O'Callaghan, Grant Spradling (Eds.), United Church Press, 1995, ISBN 0829810331, page 105.