Week of October 21, 2018: Yielding Power (Ages 11-18)

Faith To Go Podcast: Our Need for Power

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: Servant Leadership

Episcopal Cafe: Listening in Servant Leadership


  1. Do you think you are a good listener?

  2. What does it mean to be an “active listener”?

  3. Why does Jesus want us to be a good listener?

  4. Who is someone that listens to you well?

  5. How can you become a better listener?

Views and Qs: Servant Leadership

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

Discussion Questions:

  1. What was a big learning curve for this man?

  2. What are things and skills that you need to be deliberate about developing?

  3. Why is team work important?

  4. How do you work together well?

  5. What is something you can do to help your team more?

  6. How can it be hard to work as part of a team?

  7. What is a team that you are apart of?

Feast and Faith: Power

Prayer- God who traces my coming in and my going out,

Give me confidence and hope.

Keep me safe from darkness.

Bless those who cross my path.

Help me see your light in all people.

-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


  1. What do you think it means to be powerful?

  2. Who is someone that you think is powerful?

  3. How does someone achieve power?

  4. What does Jesus say about how we achieve power?

  5. How do you work towards being a servant leader?

Final nugget – Servant leadership is a belief that in serving others, we are leaders. As we take our time and talents to serves others, we are able to enrich other peoples lives but also show them and show the world how powerful our world can be when we take care of each other. This creates a more just and caring world that takes care of the people that inhabit 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 104: 1-9, 25, 37b

(Read in unison)

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; *

O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!

you are clothed with majesty and splendor.

2 You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak *

and spread out the heavens like a curtain.

3 You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above; *

you make the clouds your chariot;

you ride on the wings of the wind.

4 You make the winds your messengers *

and flames of fire your servants.

5 You have set the earth upon its foundations, *

so that it never shall move at any time.

6 You covered it with the Deep as with a mantle; *

the waters stood higher than the mountains.

7 At your rebuke they fled; *

at the voice of your thunder they hastened away.

8 They went up into the hills and down to the valleys beneath, *

to the places you had appointed for them.

9 You set the limits that they should not pass; *

they shall not again cover the earth.

25 O Lord, how manifold are your works! *

in wisdom you have made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

37b Hallelujah!

Mark 10:35-45

(read by assigned person)

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

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 ..........


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.


The Collect

(read by assigned person)

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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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