Lesson Plans that Work: Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Lesson Plans that Work: Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 4, 2014
Shannon Kelly

lptwLesson Plans that Work is a part of the Episcopal Digital Network that hosts free curriculum and resources that are published online by The Episcopal Church.

Each week, you will find lesson plans for young children (non-readers), older children (grade school age children), and adults. Inter-generational lesson plans are available at the beginning of each season and for many major feast days throughout the liturgical year. Most lesson plans are based on the Gospel, and some also have an Old Testament Lesson Plan. In addition to these weekly lesson plans, you can find special lesson plans that celebrate saints, events, or commemorations throughout the year.

These lesson plans can be used as written, or they are easy to adapt to reflect the context of your congregation’s children’s program.

We are currently in Epiphany, Year A. In Year A, we have Lesson Plans for both the Gospel readings and the Old Testament (Track One) readings.

Gospel Lesson
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20

Called to be salt! Who we choose to be seasons our community; and what we focus upon casts light. The call: don’t just do something, Be!

Old Testament Lesson
Scripture: Isaiah 58:1-9a(9b-12)

Isaiah continues the theme of Justice.  The prophet explains to the people that their relationship with each other reveals their true relationship with God.  They cannot say that they have a good relationship with when they have no mercy for others.  God does not require fasting.  God requires justice and mercy.

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