The gospel passage for 16 August 2020 from the Revised Common Lectionary—Matthew 15:21-28—was the Scriptural basis for a Bible study by Elsa Tamez at the 2017 General Council.
In the introduction to her unique Bible study, titled The Canaanite, Tamez noted, “I will use the chorus as in Greek tragedy to accompany the narration together with the public, and this will give it a a clear structure. By this means I am calling the attention to the most fundamental aspects in this story, read and heard so many times.”
An accompanying song based on the same Scripture passage, She Came to Jesus by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, was included in the 2017 General Council Worship Book, and is also available access below.
Access the Bible study and song through these links:
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette gives permission for free use of her hymn to churches for public worship, radio and online, streaming worship service.