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Opening (10 minutes), Workshop 6: The Binding of Isaac

In "Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle and lighter, or LED battery-operated candle
  • Stand or table space for the chalice
  • Decorative covering for chalice stand
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Prepare a welcoming space, including comfortable seating arranged in a circle around a small table with a chalice at its center.

Description of Activity

Bring participants together and welcome them. Invite a volunteer to light the chalice as you share a favorite children's chalice lighting used by your congregation.

Ask participants what they do when they hear a story that makes them scared. Tell them that they are going to hear a Bible story which people have been puzzling over for a very long time. It is another story of Abraham, this time with his son, Isaac—a story that makes us want to say, "No!" when we hear it.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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