Week of September 9, 2018: Viewing People Anew (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Widening Our Worldview

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: Post Earthquake Lessons

Episcopal Relief and Development: Post Earthquake Lessons From Japan, Haiti and Nepal

Questions:

  1. Why is it important to acknowledge that even the most sophisticated governments and infrastructures are vulnerable to disasters?

  2. What does this teach us about the importance of reaching out?

  3. How do we determine who is worthy of our help?

  4. What do we learn when we reach out to people we might sometimes overlook?

  5. Who is someone that you’ve reached out to when you might have overlooked them before


Views and Qs: Whiz Kid on Ellen

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


Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you view different age groups of people?

  2. What do you know about your parent’s generation?

  3. What do your parents enjoy about your generation?

  4. What is something that you have taught your parents?

  5. How does Jesus show us that there is still more to learn about each other?

  6. What is something that your parents have taught you?


Feast and Faith: Looking for New Things in Old Friends

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. Whom is one of your best friends?

  2. How long have you been friends with them?

  3. In what ways are you similar?

  4. How are you different?

  5. What is something new you learned about them this month or year?

  6. How do you hope that your friendship will continue to grow?

Final nugget– Jesus shows us that sometimes we can prematurely judge people. Sometimes this happens to people that we are already close to, also. Jesus teaches us that we can always learn new things about people and that helps us to understand and see Jesus in all the people that we encounter.


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 146

(Read in unison)

1 Hallelujah!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

2 Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth,

for there is no help in them.

3 When they breathe their last, they return to earth,

and in that day their thoughts perish.

4 Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help!

whose hope is in the Lord their God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the seas, and all that is in them;

who keeps his promise for ever;

6 Who gives justice to those who are oppressed,

and food to those who hunger.

7 The Lord sets the prisoners free;

the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

8 The Lord loves the righteous;

the Lord cares for the stranger;

he sustains the orphan and widow,

but frustrates the way of the wicked.

9 The Lord shall reign for ever,

your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.

Hallelujah!

Mark 7:24-37

(read by assigned person)

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

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)

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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