Lesson Plans Focus on the Life and Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Collect for Martin Luther King Jr.)
Preparing for this Sunday’s formation programming?
With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day being Monday, January 20, consider using the Martin Luther King Jr. Feast Day lesson from Lesson Plans That Work. Written by Wendy Claire Barrie, this lesson is wonderful for use with older and younger children and can be adapted for youth and adult formation.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. (The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from a sermon delivered at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, at Christmas, 1957.)
If you are working with youth or adults, you can also honor the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by using the videos from this fall’s Episcopal Church event, 50 Years Later: The State of Racism in America, with the Facilitator Guide and other Resources available from The Episcopal Church website.
Blessings on your ministry and your work in bringing equality and love into your community and our world during this Epiphany season and always.