Week of April 7, 2019: Anointed With Oil (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Mary Anoints the Anointed One

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: Seeing With Faith

Episcopal Cafe: Seeing with Faith


Questions:

1. How has Lent felt for you?

2. Why has it felt that way?

3. What does this article talk about?

4. How do you view others around you?

5. How can you live into this more as we head till Easter?


Views and Qs: Mary Anoints Jesus Feet

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) What did Mary do?

3) How do you think that would make you feel?

4). Why would it make you feel that way?

5) What do you think of Judas’ response?


Feast and Faith: Tasks Set Before Us

Prayer-

Forgiving God, stay with me

As I walk through Lent

For these next forty days.


Help me to learn more about myself

During this time you have given me for

Prayer and discernment.


Open my eyes as I walk with Jesus at my side,

So that I can see any

new path you want me to follow.


Open my ears to what you are saying

When I read and

study the Bible.


More than anything, know that I’m sorry

To have forgotten you this past year.

I seek to return to you more fully in the coming days.


This I pray in the name of

My guide,

Your Son, Jesus.


-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


Questions:

1. What is a task you don’t enjoy during the school day?

2. How does it make you feel?

3. Why don’t you enjoy it?

4. Why is that task still important?

5. How might it be important to give your best to that task?


Final nugget – Jesus asks of us to give our best to him. Mary exemplifies this notion by taking this expensive perfume and wiping his feet with her hair. In this intimate moment between them, Mary shows her devotion to living her best life for and as a gift to him.


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 126

(Read in unison)

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, *

then were we like those who dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *

and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3 Then they said among the nations, *

"The Lord has done great things for them."

4 The Lord has done great things for us, *

and we are glad indeed.

5 Restore our fortunes, O Lord, *

like the watercourses of the Negev.

6 Those who sowed with tears *

will reap with songs of joy.

7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *

will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

Luke John 12:1-8

(read by assigned person)

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?" (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."


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 alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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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