> 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).
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. 29/30 Faith5 Lesson:
The Vineyard Workers/Who Is the Greatest
Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in.
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.
Read the two Gospel texts found in Matthew 20:1-16 on page 1097 and in Mark 9:33-35 on page 1133 in the Connect Bible, or read Who Is the Greatest from the Spark Story Bible (pg. 324). We previously studied The Vineyard Workers text from Matthew in our lesson about parables earlier this summer, but go ahead and read it again and talk about it along with Who Is the Greatest. You will find The Vineyard Workers on pg. 298 in the Spark Story Bible. It’s a great lesson about generosity.
Talk about the Spark Bible stories or Gospel texts, taking turns offering what you heard that relates to high/lows or what felt important.
Pray for one another’s highs and lows. These words can help you get started – “Dear God, we worry a lot about who is best and what is fair. Did we win a race or get the best test score? Did we get the same as others? Should we have gotten more because we think we worked harder? Should they have gotten more? Please help us think about how important it is to be generous with others, because God is so generous with us. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me share your love and generosity with everyone I meet, today and every day. Amen.”
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: “Radical God” from Camp Wapo!
Radical God is a favorite from Camp Wapo. Check out the virtual campfire from this summer’s Seeds Camp In a Box. You’ll see many familiar counselors’ faces – including St. Andrew’s own Will Menier! – and places from around Camp Wapo.
Activity: Faith5 Bonus Devotion and Learning
Faith5 Mid-Week Devotion:
Follow the 5 steps above to share a mid-week devotion based on Deuteronomy 24:14-15 (pg. 232 in the Connect Bible).