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Matthew 9:10 And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples.
In the other parish, participants were invited to worship in the sanctuary and offer their own prayers. Singing was encouraged by leaders and plenty of songbooks—sometimes led by an ad hoc children’s choir. After worship, everyone trooped into the parish hall, where clergy and lay leaders sat with participants around tables. Food was served family style. Nourishment of the body was accompanied by conversation, laughter, and occasional tears.
Which event most closely resembles Jesus’ dinner with tax collectors and sinners?
MOVING FORWARD: Does your congregation have an outreach to unhoused people in your city or town? How will you support it?