Reading I: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 (rewards to Cyrus, king of Persia)
Reading II: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 (a model for believers)
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21 (paying tax to the emperor)
Key Passage: At that [Jesus] said to them “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21)
Adult: How much responsibility do you feel the government should take for meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our society? How willing are you to contribute?
Child: Who needs help in your neighborhood or community? What could you and your family do to help?