Teachers or Parents: Young children especially have an acute
sense of what's fair and what is not fair. This story of God's
grace may not make sense to them, just as it doesn't make sense
to many adults. Grace just does not seem fair! The important
point here is that the children hear that God's grace is for
them. There is no tenure in the church that assures salvation.
*Learn the story about John Newton, the composer of "Amazing
*Learn and sing "Amazing Grace."
*Go to the kitchen and find several items weighing 16 oz.
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.