August 15/16

Don’t miss the Weekend Worship Services
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> 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. 15/16 Faith5 Lesson:
Peter’s Faith
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 16:13-23 on page 1093 in the Connect Bible, or read Peter’s Faith from the Spark Story Bible (pg. 322).
  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, you have a plan for us, but sometimes we want to do our own plan and not ask for your help and direction. Please help us remember to trust you and have faith in what you know is best for us. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me share your love with everyone I meet, 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: “Every Move I Make”
This is a great song we know from either VBS or Camp Wapo, and it reminds us that the moves we make, the breaths we take and the steps we take are all for Jesus!
Hillsong Kids Every Move I Make CHILDREN LOVE THIS VIDEO
Activity: Faith5 Bonus Devotion and Learning
Faith5 Mid-Week Devotion:
Follow the 5 steps above to share a mid-week devotion based on Philippians 2:5-11 (pg. 1363 in the Connect Bible). Extra questions: How was Jesus humble? How are you or others you know humble?