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Week of July 7, 2019: The Harvest is Plentiful (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Abundance Out Of Scarcity

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: Patches

From Episcopal Cafe: Patches


Questions:

1. Do you have any clothes that have been patched?

2. Do you have any goods that you have kept for so long they are worn or have holes?

3. What do you love about that item?

4. Patching something can bring hope, that it lasts a little longer. What is something you hope lasts a little longer?

5. What is a way that a patch might be spiritual or something unseen?


Views and Qs: TedTalk: Love

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


Discussion Questions:

1) What comes to mind when you think of love?

2) What is relationship abuse?

3) What is “One Love”? Why was it started?

4) Why is this a hard topic to talk about?

5) What are some facets of healthy love?


Feast and Faith: In Jesus' Name

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

1. What does it mean to do something in Jesus’ name?

2. What is something you have done in Jesus’ name?

3. What is something you shouldn’t do in Jesus’ name?

4. How does Jesus want us to talk about him?

5. Who is someone in your name that is a good example of this?


Final nugget – In our society today, we can see many good and bad ways that people in the news are doing things in Jesus’ name. It is vital to look at how they came to believe that’s appropriate. Some may try to take the Bible out of context just to push what they believe which isn’t grounded in love. If it’s grounded in love, you can be pretty sure Jesus believes 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 30

(Read in unison)


1 I will exalt you, O Lord,

because you have lifted me up *

and have not let my enemies triumph over me.

2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you, *

and you restored me to health.

3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; *

you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.

4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; *

give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.

5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye, *

his favor for a lifetime.

6 Weeping may spend the night, *

but joy comes in the morning.

7 While I felt secure, I said,

"I shall never be disturbed. *

You, Lord, with your favor, made me as strong as the mountains."

8 Then you hid your face, *

and I was filled with fear.

9 I cried to you, O Lord; *

I pleaded with the Lord, saying,

10 "What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit? *

will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?

11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; *

O Lord, be my helper."

12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; *

you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.

13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; *

O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

(read by assigned person)  

The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace to this house!' And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.' But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, `Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.'


"Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."


The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!" He said to them, "I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."


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)

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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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