Week of June 30, 2019: I Will Follow You (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: The Unfolding of Truth

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: Love, Sheep, & Lambs

From Episcopal Cafe: Love, Sheep and Lambs


Questions:

1. What do you think Jesus ate for breakfast?

2. What do you think Jesus mean by tending his sheep?

3. Do you think Peter was hurt when Jesus asked again?

4. Why did Jesus ask a third time?

5. How can you feed Jesus’ sheep this week?


Views and Qs: Son of Man

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


Discussion Questions:

1) How did Jesus describe himself?

2) Where does the phrase “son of man” come from?

3) What did Daniel do?

4) What is God’s promise?

5) Is this an ordinary human? How?


Feast and Faith: Leaders

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. Who is a great leader that you know?

2. What makes them a great leader?

3. Would you wear a blindfold and follow them around?

4. Do you think it would be easy to follow them?

5. How do you feel when trying to follow Jesus?


Final nugget – Jesus holds out his hand to us; to follow him. That can be scary when we don’t know where it will lead us. We are called to hold on. To hold on to that hand as we are guided through our days of blessings and struggles in our lives.


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 16

(Read in unison)


1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *

I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord,

my good above all other."

2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *

upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods *

shall have their troubles multiplied.

4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *

nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *

it is you who uphold my lot.

6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *

indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *

my heart teaches me, night after night.

8 I have set the Lord always before me; *

because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *

my body also shall rest in hope.

10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *

nor let your holy one see the Pit.

11 You will show me the path of life; *

in your presence there is fullness of joy,

and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

John 9:51-62

(read by assigned person)  


When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.


As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home." Jesus said to him, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."


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 have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; 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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