Worship Series: "Kitchen Table Giving"
WORD for the Week for November 11, 2018
Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Worship Series: "Kitchen Table Giving"
Our fall stewardship theme is “Kitchen Table Giving.” It’s a metaphor symbolizing those times and places where deep conversations occur that shape our lives. From our calendar to our bills, from our work to our leisure, from our income to our philanthropic giving - all of these and other important topics often bear fruit over a table. Everyone is invited to pick up a Place Mat Packet! These place mats feature scripture, stories and essays, journal topics, discussion questions, and other interactive elements. It's yours to write or doodle on either on your own, with a friend, or in a LYFE Group. May it be a unique starting point for a deep conversation about how we steward God's resources as both individuals and as a church. Pick up yours in Carlson Hall, the Art Gallery, the Education Wing, Social Hall, or from your LYFE Group leader. 

This week's place mat is also available for download:  http://haumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nov-11-Place-Mat.pdf

Series Scripture:
For October 28 - Luke 19:1-10
For November 4 - Matthew 6:20-24
For November 11 - Luke 16:1-13
For November 18 - Luke 6:31-38

Sabbath Beginnings - Sacred Journey - Traditional Worship
WORD for Sabbath Beginnings 8am
Scripture Text:   Luke 16:1-23, 24:33-42 (NRSV)

Worship Leader:  Rev. Dwight Haberman

Holy Communion : What happens at a Meal 3?

WORD for Sacred Journey 8:30am
Scripture Text:   Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV)

STEWARDSHIP III (How do we manage money?)

Reflection: This week in Sacred Journey we celebrate the extravagant generosity of Holli Roseburg. Holli’s years of work in the Hennepin nursery is a commentary on the power of relationships, the beauty of faithfulness, and the unsung offerings that make our community a warm, wonderful place for our smallest members. All are welcome to share in worship!
Question for reflection: Outside of your family (spouse, children, parents) what are the relationships you’ve cultivated the most? If you could teach a spiritual lesson on investment and management, where would you start?

WORD for Traditional Worship 10am
Scripture Text: Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV)

Preaching:  Rev. Judy Zabel

Kitchen Table Giving: Managing Money

Worship will be led by Sanctuary Choir, Hennepin Chime, and Altar Choir

Reflection: This is a confusing parable. What is Jesus really trying to say about money management when he shares this weird parable about the shrewd (some translations say "dishonest") manager? And what lessons does it have for us as we ponder how we spend, save and give?  
For the Children and the Adults in Their Lives: This week, you're encouraged to use the discussion place mat (tap the link for the online version or pick up a place mat packet on campus) and read the story of Chumpi Washikiat and the Achuar people. They have absolutely no money. Is it because they don't have jobs or spend it all? No! It's because their village tribe deep in the Amazon rain forest doesn't use money. And they only just found out about it. Can you imagine that? What would living in your city be like if there was no such thing as money? What would be different? What would be the same? How would people care for each other? Kids don't often have money and if they do, it's often not very much. How do you care for people even if you don't have money? Work with an adult to come up with a list of ten ways!


The Bible In Your Hands

You're invited to "dig deeper." Here are a handful of resources:

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church resources:
Worship Bulletins   | online archive of HAUMC worship bulletins
Sermon Recordings  | HAUMC Sacred Journey and Traditional Worship sermon recordings
Devotional Ministry  | HAUMC seasonal daily devotional ministry

Scripture exegesis and commentary resources:
Bible Gateway  | the Bible in hundreds of translations (NRSV, CEB, The Message, etc.)
BibleHub  | parse out the original Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT)
Enter the Bible  | historical/cultural context for each book of the Bible from Luther Seminary
Oxford Biblical Studies  | historical/cultural context for each book of the Bible from Oxford
Working Preacher  | read and listen to lectionary commentary from Luther Seminary faculty

Art and Music resources:
Art in the Christian Tradition  | The Jean and Alexander Heard Divinity Library at Vanderbilt
Hymnary  | a resource for both modern and traditional worship music and hymns
Sing for Joy  | a worship music and hymn resource from St. Olaf College
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