Week of June 10, 2018: Identity, Family and Forgiveness (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Our Identity in God

Hosted each week by the Faith Formation team at St. Paul's Cathedral in San Diego, David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana and Jackie Pippin, the Faith To Go Podcast highlight themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your conversations throughout the week.



Reads: Tony Awards Performance

Parkland Students Perform 'Seasons Of Love' At Tony Awards

This article does discuss the school shooting that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Questions:

1. What is a hobby that helps you to process what happens in life?

2. How did the Tony Awards acknowledge student voices?

3. Why was it important for adults to reach out and give these students this opportunity to share their voice?

4. What does this teach you about how we are all called to be part of Jesus’ family?

5. How can you support other people in what they are doing for Gods kingdom and Jesus’ family?


Views and Qs: Mark 3:20-35

Watch this video together and then use the discussion questions below to reflect as a family.


Discussion Questions:

1) Why are people coming to hear Jesus speak?

2) What kept the people from being able to eat?

3) Why was Jesus’ family coming?

4) How does Jesus defend himself?

5) What are ways that you can live into being part of Jesus’ family?


Feast and Faith: Our Families

Prayer- The days are getting longer.

Keep your Spirit in my heart and mind

during this growing season.

Be with me as I finish the school year,

participate in summer activities,

enjoy the gift of summer turning into fall.

Help me recognize your works in all that I do

at work,

at rest,

and at play,

So that I can give thanks for all you provide,

even without my even asking.

Amen.

-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People

Questions

1. What makes a family?

2. How is your family different or similar to some of your friends?

3. Who is part of Jesus family?

4. What happens when you make a mistake?

5. How does your family support you?

Final nugget– When we put our faith in Jesus, we become part of his family. That doesn’t mean that we don’t make mistakes. Being a part of a family is hard work. We all make mistakes: putting down our siblings, or not supporting something our parents love, etc… But being a part of a family means that we all have to work together to support each other. It’s the same being part of Jesus’ family. We are called to proclaim how we are part of Jesus’ family, even when we make a mistake, we need to apologize and strive to do better for our family.


Stay and Pray: A Devotion for Families at the Close of the Day

Each week we feature a way for your family to reflect and pray together. For families with older children this is an at home liturgy for your family to participate in together. It is a daily devotion for families adapted from The Book of Common Prayer.

Before you begin, take a few moments to decide who will read the scripture reading and who will read the collect and closing. Read the Psalm and Lord's Prayer in unison.

After a moment of silence, begin with the Psalm.

Psalm 130

(Read in unison)

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.

2 Lord, hear my voice!

Let your ears be attentive

to the voice of my supplications!

3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,

Lord, who could stand?

4 But there is forgiveness with you,

so that you may be revered.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,

and in his word I hope;

6 my soul waits for the Lord

more than those who watch for the morning,

more than those who watch for the morning.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!

For with the Lord there is steadfast love,

and with him is great power to redeem.

8 It is he who will redeem Israel

from all its iniquities.

Mark 3:20-35

(read by assigned person)

20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul,and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

Prayers for Ourselves and For Others (take this time to each offer one person/event that you would like to hold in prayer as well as one thing you are thankful for)

Dear God, tonight I ask your prayers for.......

and I give you thanks for ..........

Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

(read in unison)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen

The Collect

(read by assigned person)

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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