Digital Dock – Episode 1.1

By |2020-09-13T13:26:44-05:00September 12th, 2020|childrens, Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

This fall we are excited to offer Digital Dock! Digital Dock will be a 12-15 minute broadcast following online worship services. These broadcasts will include an introduction/welcome by Children's Team members, message from one of the Pastors, bonus challenge for the week, a song and a prayer and blessing. A Digital Dock Lesson email will be sent each week that will help to provide extra content to dive a bit deeper, beyond the video. Here is this week's video broadcast! Lesson for Sept. 13 Registration is now open! Because we are going digital this fall, we are offering the option, when you register, to pick up a lesson packet for each 4-6 week unit. Also, by registering now you will receive updates on our plans and other Children's Ministry opportunities as they are developed this year, including information regarding the return of in-person Dock classes. NEW! When you click "Register for this Event" below, you will be prompted to create a log-in to be used for this registration and all future St. Andrew's events through our new registration system. Click the blue "Log In" and then "Register" to create an account. Register Now!

Faith5 at Home September 5/6

By |2020-09-03T21:14:20-05:00September 3rd, 2020|childrens, Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

September 5/6 Digital Dock starts Sept. 13! Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services  > Follow the NEW LINK for worship online: live.saintandrews.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: Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible Internet and printer for story, song, and coloring sheet links 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 Sept. 5/6 Faith5 Lesson: Jesus Cleanses the Temple 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 Gospel text found in Matthew 21:12-17 on page 1100 in the Connect Bible, or read (watch the video) Jesus Stops the Temple Market told from the book of John. This story is not found in our Spark Story Bible, but it is found in the Gospels of Mark (11:15-17), Luke (19:45-46) and John (2:13-22)! It’s a great lesson about respecting God’s house - our church home. Pay special attention to Matthew 21:15-16 to learn about how people heard the children praising God. Talk about the Gospel text of story (video), 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, it’s important that we remember [...]

Faith5 at Home: Aug. 29/30

By |2020-08-27T20:43:36-05:00August 27th, 2020|childrens, Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

August 29/30 Digital Dock starts the weekend of Sept. 12/13, more details and registration coming soon for the 2020-21 school year! Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services  > Follow the NEW LINK for worship online: live.saintandrews.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 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 [...]

Faith5 at Home for Aug. 22/23

By |2020-08-20T20:06:15-05:00August 20th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

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. 22/23 Faith5 Lesson: The Ten Commandments 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 Gospel text found in Matthew 19:16-22 on page 1097 in the Connect Bible, or read The Ten Commandments from the Spark Story Bible (pg. 94) or in the Connect Bible (pg. 212). Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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, Thank you for loving us so much and for giving us important rules to follow. Some of your rules can be sort of hard to follow, but I will always do my best. 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." 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: "Blessed Be Your Name" from Camp Wapo! Camp Wapo has recorded lots of worship songs this summer and made them available on their Vimeo channel. This one is a [...]

Faith5 at Home: Aug. 15/16

By |2020-08-13T20:04:46-05:00August 13th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

August 15/16 Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services > Follow the NEW LINK for worship online: live.saintandrews.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 Aug. 15/16 Faith5 Lesson: Peter’s Faith 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 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). Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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, 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." Bless one another. Take turns making the sign of the cross on [...]

Faith5 at Home: Aug. 8/9

By |2020-08-06T14:29:30-05:00August 6th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

August 8/9 Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services  > Follow the NEW LINK for worship online: live.saintandrews.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 Aug. 8/9 Faith5 Lesson: Dishonoring the Law/A Message from God 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 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). Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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 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." Bless one another. Take turns making the sign of the cross on [...]

Faith5 at Home: Aug. 1/2

By |2020-07-31T20:34:43-05:00July 31st, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

August 1/2 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 Aug. 1/2 Faith5 Lesson: 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 Gospel text found in Matthew 14:22-27 on page 1090 in the Connect Bible, or read Walking on Water (Spark Story Bible pg. 294). Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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 know that having hope means that You can do something, but having faith means You will do it! Please help us be bold in our faith. Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me share the love of God, 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: "I Will Not Be Afraid" We don’t need to be afraid, because God is always with us! [...]

Faith5 at Home July 25/26

By |2020-07-24T20:01:02-05:00July 24th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

July 25/26 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 25/26 Faith5 Lesson: 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 Gospel text found in Matthew 14:13-21 on page 1090 in the Connect Bible, or read Jesus Feeds 5,000 (Spark Story Bible pg. 426). Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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 Jesus, thank you the blessings you give us each and every day - a warm bed to sleep in, good food to eat and people who love us. Please bless others with what they need, too. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me share the love of God, 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: "My [...]

Faith5 at home July 18/19

By |2020-07-18T12:12:33-05:00July 18th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

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. 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 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). Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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 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 [...]

July 11/12

By |2020-07-12T10:24:59-05:00July 11th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

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. 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 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. Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, 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 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 [...]

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