19th Sunday After Pentecost
Year 3: October 15, 2017
Preaching Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-21
The Listeners by Gloria Whelan
(Written for ages 5-9)
Comment: This text highlights the important role the child Samuel plays in listening and sharing important information with his mentor Eli. Whelan’s book is also the story of children who have been instructed by their elders to listen for valuable information. After they bring big news to share with the adults, Ella May asks her daddy, “Is our listening over?” He responds, “…your listening is just begun.” This text and story highlight the wisdom that children carry from listening to the world around them. How have children in your community challenged you to see and hear in new ways?
The Year 4 Narrative Lectionary Links are written by Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna Noell Rathbun.