Faith5 at Home: June 13-14

June 13/14
Don’t miss the Weekend Worship Services
> Join worship online at  saintandrews.churchonline.org !
> Four services are available: Saturday 5 p.m. (Contemporary), Sunday 9 a.m. (Traditional), Sunday 10:15 a.m. (Contemporary), and Sunday 4 p.m. (The Depot Church).
Getting Ready:
You will need:
  • internet access for song, and video links;
  • Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible;
This week we kick off our summer Dock Children’s Education program:
Faith5 at Home!
Faith5 is a simple faith practice that can be done at bedtime, after a meal, or at a special time for quiet each day. Faith5 includes five simple steps:
  • Share your highs and lows
  • Read a Bible verse or story
  • Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, or what you heard that feels important
  • Pray for one another’s highs and lows
  • Bless one another
Watch this video from Miss Greta to see how it’s done (linked below).
Children's Message June 6-7 Greta Bahrke
Faith5 Lesson:
Now it’s your turn:
Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in.
Note: There isn’t a Spark Story Bible story that accompanies this week’s Gospel text. A story with a similar message is included in our Faith5 lesson. Older learners (completed 2nd grade and older) can read from the Connect Bible.
  1. Invite each member of your family to share their highs and lows for the day. You can use the words blessings and bummers instead. Someone might choose to pass or not have anything to share, and that’s ok.
  2. Read a Bible story that relates to the Gospel reading: Banquet with Simon (Spark Story Bible pg. 354), or read the Gospel text (Matthew 11:25-30; focusing on verses 28-30) on page 1084 in the Connect Bible.
  3. Talk about the story, taking turns offering what you heard that relates to high/lows or what felt important.
  4. Pray for one another’s highs and lows. These words can help you get started – “Dear Jesus, We know that we can come to you with our troubles and the things that make our hearts sad. Thank you for loving me every day and forgiving me when I need to be forgiven. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help us to be strong, wise and good friends to others. Amen.
  5. Bless one another. Take turns making the sign of the cross on each other’s foreheads, saying simply, “God loves you and so do I.”
Song: “Jesus Loves Me”
Jesus loves us every day, all the time.
Jesus Loves Me | Weird Animals VBS | Group Publishing
Activities:
For Older Learners:
There are two more readings included in this week’s lesson: Psalm 2:6-9 and John 16:5-11. Practice your Bible skills and look up these two readings on two different days. Then gather as a family and do a Faith5 devotion for each!
For Younger Learners:
How do you prepare for guests coming to your house? Talk about everything you do such as cleaning, buying special foods to serve, hanging decorations, etc. Then talk about what you would do to get ready for Jesus to visit. Make the foods you think Jesus would like and enjoy a special meal together. Reread Banquet with Simon as a way to close your meal time.
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Children, Youth and Family Ministry
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
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