July 11/12
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 activity links;
  • Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible.
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
Faith5 Lesson:
Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in.
  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 the Bible story (parable) Jesus told to teach about God: The Vineyard Workers (Spark Story Bible pg. 298), or read the Gospel text that explains why Jesus taught using parables, Matthew 13:10-17, on page 1086 in the Connect Bible.
  3. Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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, thank you for giving us eyes that see and ears that hear. Thank you for providing for us every day. Thank you for loving me and always being with me. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me to be generous, today and every day. 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: “God of Wonders”
God created our beautiful world for us all to care for and enjoy. Let’s praise God for his goodness!
God of Wonders
Read the Old Testament lesson from Isaiah 6:9-10. Practice your Bible skills and look up this text for a mid-week Faith5 family devotion (older students can lead).
Visit sermons4kids.com for a coloring sheet as well as a variety of activity/puzzle sheets on The Vineyard Workers that you can download and print.
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Children, Youth and Family Ministry
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church | 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115