Week of August 11, 2019: Expect the Unexpected (Ages 5-10)

Updated: Mar 25


Faith To Go Podcast: The Unexpected God

Hosted each week by the Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana and Charlette Preslar, the Faith To Go Podcast highlight themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.




Activity Time: Storing Up Treasure

Supplies: box, crayons/markers, grocery store


Create a treasure box! Have your children decorate the box to look extra special. That week, during your shopping, pick out some special canned goods that you can bring to your local food bank as treasure.



Story Time: Kids Against Plastic

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


Discussion Questions:

1) What is single use plastic?

2) What are the Global Goals the UN states?

3) What did these girls decide to do?

4) How does this make you feel?

5) What does this inspire in you?


Dinner Time: Where is Your Treasure?

Below is a prayer with which to start your meal and then discussion questions to explore this week’s topic with your family while you eat.



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.


-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


Questions 5-10 years old


1. What is the last thing you bought?

2. Why?

3. What other things have you purchased recently?

4. What do your purchases say about what you love?

5. What do you think Jesus would say about what is important to you?


Bedtime: Reflections for Children at the End of the Day

During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?" Then continue with these questions:


1) What are some things that happened today that you want to tell God about?

2) What is one happy thing that happened today? What is one sad thing that happened today?

3) Did you see God or feel God with you when those things were happening? Where did you see or feel God when those things happened today?

4) Read to your children this week’s scripture selection, then ask the questions that follows.

Luke 12:32-40

(read by assigned person)

Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

"Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

"But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."


Did the story remind you of anything that happened in your day today?


5) What are some things that you want to tell God that you are grateful for today?

Share some of your conversations in the comments below:

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