Giving From Our Need

Key Passage

Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. 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 12:43–44)


Adults: What are you willing to give out of love for God that would be a hardship for you?
Children: What would you be willing to give up for someone else?


First Reading • Elijah and the Widow

1 Kings 17:10-16 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Psalms 146:6c-7, 8-9a, 9b-10 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • The Sacrifice of Jesus

Hebrews 9:24-28 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Hypocrisy of the Scribes, and the Widow's Mite

Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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