Week of August 19, 2018: Living Bread (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Hunger for Justice

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: Walking the Walk

Episcopal News Service: Episcopalians to Join 40 Mile Solidarity Walk to Immigrant Detention Facility in NH

Questions:

  1. Who are the Episcopalian’s walking with?

  2. How does Jesus demonstrate this type of ministry?

  3. How does that relate to the work the people hope to do in this article?

  4. What does this article make you think of that you can do in your community?

  5. What connection can you make to our Gospel this week


Views and Qs: Caring for Others

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


Discussion Questions:

  1. What happened in this story?

  2. How does Jesus teach us to care for others?

  3. When has someone cared for your soul?

  4. Why is it important to tend to those around us?

  5. How does this make you a better following of Jesus?


Feast and Faith: Living Bread

Prayer- God, you were present at the beginning.

Be with me as I begin (a new school year, new job, new sport, new extracurricular). Comfort me when I am unsure of my new surroundings. Strengthen me when I stumble,

And help me remember that your light shines in all places. All this I ask through you, my Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.

-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People

Questions

  1. When is a time that Jesus wanted to fill stomachs?

  2. How does Jesus try to fill our hearts?

  3. What situation this week, has God filled your heart a little more?

  4. If we share our bread with our neighbors, how are we called to fill their hearts?

  5. Who is someone that you think you can reach out to this week

Final nugget – Jesus tells us that when we eat of his flesh and drink of his blood, he abides in us and we in him (v.56). This is also true for our hearts. Time and time again we see opportunities to take care of our neighbors needs for food. Sometimes it’s harder to see the need for people’s hearts and souls to be refilled with the love of Jesus, but it’s important for us to keep on the lookout for it!


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 34:9-14

(Read in unison)

9 O fear the Lord, you his holy ones,

for those who fear him have no want.

10 The young lions suffer want and hunger,

but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 Come, O children, listen to me;

I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 Which of you desires life,

and covets many days to enjoy good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil,

and your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil, and do good;

seek peace, and pursue it.

John 6:51-58

(read by assigned person)

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55 for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

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)

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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