PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Dear God, we thank you that you welcome everyone as children, and that we have a place in your kingdom. Help us to learn how to make everyone welcome. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
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BIBLE STORY OF THE WEEK: Mark 9:33-37 NRSV
33Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
What is something that you are really great at? How could you use that gift or talent to serve God? What is something that you really struggle with? Who could be Jesus for you as you struggle? How do you know that you are welcome when you go someplace? What are some ways that you could be welcoming to others?