Week of June 24, 2018: Calming the Sea (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Fear and Peace

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: Bishop Curry on Taking Children From Parents

Taking Children from Parents from Seattle PI

Questions:

  1. What did the article talk about?

  2. How does it make you feel?

  3. What ways do you think this aligns with our faith?

  4. It’s useful to talk to your parents or other adults about the in’s and out’s of political issues like this so that you can understand all the sides.

  5. How can you create change when an issue feels so big?

  6. Can you recognize places where God might be in this storm?


Views and Qs: Wild Stories About Jesus

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


Discussion Questions:

  1. Where were Jesus and the disciples going?

  2. What happened while they were traveling?

  3. Where was Jesus during this time?

  4. Why were the disciples frustrated with Jesus?

  5. How did Jesus respond?


Feast and Faith: Storms

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

Discussion – In this reading today, there is this really large storm raging in the Sea of Galilee. The disciples and Jesus were traveling, but Jesus was sleeping during this storm. This was really frustrating to the disciples. They thought that Jesus wasn’t worried about them.

Questions

  1. Have you ever experienced a storm?

  2. How did it make you feel?

  3. What made you feel safe during the storm?

  4. Has there been an event in your life that felt like a storm?

  5. At the time, did it feel like God was with you?

  6. If not, when you look back, can you notice God in that situation with you?

Final nugget – Sometimes when life is hard, and there is a storm raging, it is hard to see where Jesus is in our midst. This story is about how the disciples should have trusted Jesus, trusted that he was physically there with them on their scary journey.


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 107:1-3, 23-32

(Read in unison)

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

those he redeemed from trouble

3 and gathered in from the lands,

from the east and from the west,

from the north and from the south.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships,

doing business on the mighty waters;

24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,

his wondrous works in the deep.

25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,

which lifted up the waves of the sea.

26 They mounted up to heaven,

they went down to the depths;

their courage melted away in their calamity;

27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,

and were at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he brought them out from their distress;

29 he made the storm be still,

and the waves of the sea were hushed.

30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,

and he brought them to their desired haven.

31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

for his wonderful works to humankind.

32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,

and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

Mark 4:35-41

(read by assigned person)

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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 Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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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