July 18/19
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.
What is Faith5?
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
Our July 18/19 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 Gospel text found in Matthew 13:31-35 on page 1089 in the Connect Bible, or read the Bible story (parable) that Jesus told to teach about God: Parable of the Mustard Seed (Spark Story Bible pg. 320).
  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 helping us to grow strong. Even though we are children, we know that you want us to grow into someone great, just like a mustard seed grows into something great. Thank you for having faith in me and what I can do. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me share the love of God, 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: “Peace Like A River”
Get your shakers and wooden spoons out to keep the beat along with this fast moving song!
Peace Like A River (Kids praise and worship)
Activity: Mustard Seed Coloring Sheet (click the linked text)

 

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Children, Youth and Family Ministry
900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115