12th Sunday After Pentecost
38 As he 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
Membership in the local church involves faithfully participating in church ministries. What do we mean when we talk about gifts? Our minds often go straight to thinking about money, but this is more than that. What are we giving to the church? What does it look like to give to the church? Whether our time, talents, or treasures, are we willing to participate with our gifts to help support the church and God’s plan?
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