The passage in Matthew for today quotes a part of Isaiah, saying, "The people who dwelled in darkness have seen a great light."
Usually, when we hear "a great light," we tend to think of something like a searchlight stabbing through the darkness, overpowering it with sheer force or a laser which cuts through even hardened steel.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Old Testament) for 26-Jan-20”
In our story from the Gospel today, Jesus says that the disciples will become people who fish for people. What do you think that means? [Wait for answers]
The thing about caching fish is that it's really not that good for the fish.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 26-Jan-20”
When Jesus was asked a question that showed the people who asked it were interested in knowing more about him, he simply replied, "Come and see."
There are a number of ways that we can see more of and understand more of Jesus and one of them is before us right now.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 19-Jan-20”
Have you ever talked to one of your friends about Jesus? Have you ever invited a friend to go to church with you? If you did, what kinds of things did you say? [Wait for answers]
Talking to other people about Jesus can be difficult.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 19-Jan-20”
Today we'll hear the story about Jesus coming to be baptized. Do you know what it means to be baptized? [Wait for answers]
One thing baptism meant for the folks that came to John that day. It meant that they were repenting; that they were saying "No."… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 12-Jan-20”
Today's gospel story is about the wise men visiting the young Jesus. The wise men were people who studied the stars and they'd seen a star in the sky that they believed meant that a new king would be born.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for 5-Jan-20”
Today's gospel reading tells the story of Jesus' family fleeing for their safety into Egypt. It's not a hard story to understand. We have plenty of examples in our world today of people displaced by violence and the desire of people in power to stay in power.… Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 29-Dec-19”