Sunday november 7 2021
The Widow’s Way
Mark 12: 38-44
Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
38 As 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, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43 Then 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. 44 For 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.”
MARK 12:38-44 NRSV
Call To worship
Though the world shakes us and life overwhelms us,
God is our help and our strength.
We place our trust in the Lord.
God gathers us close, sustaining us through trial and terror.
So we are not afraid, even when everything changes.
Let us worship the Lord of hosts, the God of Jacob.
(based on Psalm 46)