Visual Arts & Drama - Sunday, 20 February 2022 – The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year C

Altar Colour: Green

Images for This Week's Readings and Sermons

You can access excellent examples of church art relevant to each season of the Church year on the Visual Arts website. The beautfiful image on these Service Preparation pages was created by Jan Kaesler.

PPT Slides (Widescreen): / Epiphany (Green) Set 1 / Epiphany (Green) Set 2 / Epiphany (Green) Set 3

PPT Slides (Standard): / Epiphany (Green) Set 1 / Epiphany (Green) Set 2 / Epiphany (Green) Set 3

Simply download your preferred slides and copy the liturgy and songs into each slide.

Recommended Sources for Images

His Word in Pictures
Refreshed Art Designs


Dramatising the Readings

The readings can be read by more than one person to make the dramatic meaning of the text clearer.

For instance, the first reading may be read by two readers: narrator and Joseph.

The second reading could be read by two readers as follows (NRSV text):

1:  Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’

2:  Come to a sober and right mind, and sin no more; for some people have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

1:  But someone will ask,

2:  ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?’

1:  Fool! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And as for what you sow, you do not sow the body that is to be, but a bare seed, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 42So it is with the resurrection of the dead.

2:  What is sown is perishable,

1:  what is raised is imperishable.

2:  It is sown in dishonor,

1:  it is raised in glory.

2:  It is sown in weakness,

1:  it is raised in power.

2:  It is sown a physical body,

1:  it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written,

2:  ‘The first man, Adam, became a living being’;

1:  the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first, but the physical, and then the spiritual.

2:  The first man was from the earth, a man of dust;

1:  the second man is from heaven.

2:  As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust;

1:  and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven.

2:  Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust,

1:  we will also bear the image of the man of heaven. What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.


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