Week of February 17, 2019: Blessed Are You (Ages 11-18)

Faith To Go Podcast: Radical Equality

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: What Must I Do?

Episcopal Cafe: What Must I Do?


What is a crucial issue you’ve faced that demanded of you a “yes”?

How did you work through that situation?

Have you ever tried to pray for your enemies?

How did it make you feel?

What requests does Jesus ask of you?

How will you try to reply?

Views and Qs: Simon Peter

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

Discussion Questions:

1) How is tidying different from cleaning?

2) What is something you carry in your heart that might need tidying?

3) Why is it important to thank our homes or desks?

4) How is it sometimes hard to verbalize what is in our hearts?

5) What is something in your heart that you have struggled to tidy up?

Feast and Faith: The Crowds

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


Why does Jesus draw crowds wherever he goes?

What types of people came to hear Jesus speak?

Do you think it made people happy to get close to Jesus?

What types of things make people happy?

What things does Jesus teach us to look out of so we’re not happy for the wrong reasons? Final nugget – There are many material things in this world that make us feel happy. But Jesus wants to be mindful of what brings us to true happiness. We will find that true happiness, not by seeking the things this world has to offer, but by following Jesus.

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 1 (Read in unison)

1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *nor lingered in the way of sinners,nor sat in the seats of the scornful! 2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *and they meditate on his law day and night. 3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *everything they do shall prosper. 4 It is not so with the wicked; *they are like chaff which the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *nor the sinner in the council of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *but the way of the wicked is doomed. Luke 6:17-26 (read by assigned person)

Jesus came down with the twelve apostles and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them. Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor,for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now,for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now,for you will laugh. “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets." "But woe to you who are rich,for you have received your consolation. "Woe to you who are full now,for you will be hungry. "Woe to you who are laughing now,for you will mourn and weep. "Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets."

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)

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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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