Call to Worship
L: God dwells in the high and holy place.
P: Yet God is also found with the contrite and humble in heart.
L: Highest heaven cannot contain the Lord.
P: Yet the fullness of God was found in the person of Jesus.
U: Come, Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts, this place, and community!
Our reading comes from the good news according to Mark.
38As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces,
39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets!
40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
41He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.
42A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny.
43Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.
44For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.
@Copyrighted by Rev Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Living Humbly and Generously” (Mark 12:38-44) Sunday August 13, 2017
“Living Humbly and Generously”
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