Prayer: Gracious and giving God we thank you for all you have done for use. Help us spread the news of your mercy and grace. May we do your work in the places that you call us to. May we spread your love to all we meet. AMEN
Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:15 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: At this time in June for the past 12 years I have usually been in the midst or at the end of camp staff training. The counselors and leadership staff were getting ready to do God’s work at Camp Mount Luther and at various churches. We were the laborers that God was sending out to spread the love of God and the message of God’s goodness and grace. We were to proclaim the Good News in song, stories, skits, and prayer as we spent time in Gods great creation. The themes and the Bible stories for the summers varied each year, but at the end of every week we would challenge the campers to spread the love of God and the message of God’s goodness and grace where they went. We were adding more people as laborers for God’s kingdom. It is my hope that they are still proclaiming the Good News and so are you.
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