This Sunday marks the last Sunday of church calendar. At St. George’s we have been marking this Sunday with a celebration of readings and music from the different liturgical “seasons of the church.” Due to our need to worship online, this year we will worship this Sunday in our online format and focus on the teaching of Jesus found in the Gospel reading assign for this Sunday, The Reign of Christ.
St. George’s families, this week our resources are a Family Page and a number of different activity pages for different ages based on the Gospel reading for this Sunday. Please sign up for our weekly emails to get the links.
Hymn singers, this week I have suggested a version of “At the Name of Jesus” to sing along with.
The reading for the Reign of Christ is Matthew 25:31-46:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”1
Prayers and Message
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Prayers and Message:
The traditional hymn I selected for this week is a full version of “All Creatures of Our God and King”
And the contemporary song is a “I Will Follow”
Again, I thank you so much for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.