August 8/9

Don’t miss the Weekend Worship Services 
> Follow the NEW LINK for worship online:!
> 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 Aug. 8/9 Faith5 Lesson:

Dishonoring the Law/A Message from God

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 15:1-9 on page 1091 in the Connect Bible, or read A Message from God, a similar story from the Spark Story Bible (pg. 100).
  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 God, we love you with our whole heart, but we sometimes put other things before you. Please help us always honor you with what we do as well as with what is in our hearts. 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: “My God is Powerful”
He’s the rock that will never move – and we will hold on to him!
My God Is Powerful | Everest VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

Activity: Faith5 Bonus Devotion and Learning

Faith5 Mid-Week Devotion:
Follow the 5 steps above to share a mid-week devotion based on Isaiah 29:13-14 (pg. 785 in the Connect Bible). Extras: Isaiah 29:13 is almost identical to Matthew 15:8-9! What does it mean to you when you read the same words in the Old Testament and the New Testament? In Isaiah 29:14 God says, “So I will again do amazing things with this people, shocking and amazing.” What good shocking and amazing things do you see God doing with people in the world today?