Monday, July 22, 2013

Morning Worship at Camp Washington

It was a wonderful week at camp, peacemaking was the overall theme.  The scriptural theme and the book used each day follows:

Monday Theme: Planting Seeds of Peace
Scripture: Matthew 17: 20-21
“Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’”

Story: “Wangari’s Trees of Peace” – Jeanette Winter

Tuesday Theme: Peace Within Us
Scripture: John 14: 27
“Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid’”

Story: “The Seeds of Peace” – Laura Berkely

Wednesday Theme: Being a Peacemaker in the world

Scripture: Romans 12: 17-18
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone”

Story: “The Librarian of Basra” – Jeanette Winter

(Also used the story of the Peace Cranes and at lunch I read "Three Questions" by Leo Tolstoy for the Monks' Meal)

Thursday Theme: Peace is ours to give

Scripture: Matthew 25: 34-40
Jesus said, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and got to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Story: “A Little Peace of Me” – Madeleine Lippey

Friday Theme: Following the path of peace
Scripture: Psalm 29:11
“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace”

Story: “Martin’s Big Words” – Doreen Rappaport

Time was given for both scriptural reflection and book reflections in small and large group settings.  Prayer exercises also accompanied each days themes.

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