Week of February 10, 2019: Cast Your Nets (Ages 11-18)

Faith To Go Podcast: Into The Deep

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.

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What is happening in this article?

Why is this ministry important?

Where is the love in this article?

Is there something in this article that reminds you of St. Paul?

How is this church working to catch people?

Views and Qs: Rejection

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

Discussion Questions:

Who is Simon?

What did they do in the Sea of Galilee

Why were they washing their nets?

Why did Jesus want to go back out on the water?

Why was Simon reluctant to put his net in the water?

Who did Simon call for help bringing in the net?

How do you think Jesus teaches him to fish for people?

Feast and Faith: Facing a Crowd

Prayer- You tell us to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned. Bless all who provide comfort to those in need. Keep our own eyes open to the opportunities in which we can minister to others. For in the eyes of others, we shall see you. Amen.

-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


What do you think Jesus means by “catching people”?

How do you think Peter feels about “catching people”?

What is your roll to catch people?

How does your church community try to catch people?

What is something you can do today to catch someone?

Final nugget – Catching people is hard work. It requires a relationship. We can catch people by encouraging them, noticing them, acknowledging the Jesus in them. It’s hard, but our church community is filled with people.

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 138(Read in unison)

1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *before the gods I will sing your praise. 2 I will bow down toward your holy templeand praise your Name, *because of your love and faithfulness; 3 For you have glorified your Name *and your word above all things. 4 When I called, you answered me; *you increased my strength within me. 5 All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *when they have heard the words of your mouth. 6 They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *that great is the glory of the Lord. 7 Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly; *he perceives the haughty from afar. 8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;your right hand shall save me. 9 The Lord will make good his purpose for me; *O Lord, your love endures for ever;do not abandon the works of your hands. Luke 5:1-11(read by assigned person) Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people." When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

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)

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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