Week of June 7, 2020: Disciple Is A Verb (Ages 11-18)

Updated: Jul 2


Faith To Go Podcast: Disciple Is A Verb

Hosted by the Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, David Tremaine and Charlette Preslar, and joined the each week by a special guest, the Faith To Go Podcast highlights themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.


Reads: How A Mother Protects Her Black Son From The World

by NPR



Questions:


1) What did you learn from this story?

2) Why do you think Ruth has to protect her son? What is she protecting him from?

3) In what ways are you similar to Shawn? In what ways are you different?

4) Do you ever worry about running or playing outside? Why or why not?

5) What would we need to change for Shawn to feel safe and protected running by himself outside?


Views and Qs: Being Antiracist

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





Discussion Questions:

1) What does it mean to be "Antiracist?" 2) How does Dr. Kendi define the term "racist?"

3) Why does he describe racism as a cancer? 4) What does he say we need to do in order to end racism? 5) What are some things you can do to help treat the disease of racism?


Feast and Faith: The Work of Discipleship

For this week's dinner discussion we will focus on Jesus' commissioning and sending of his disciples to continue the work of his mission in the world.


Prayer -

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us

through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole

human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which

infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;

unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and

confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in

your good time, all nations and races may serve you in

harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen.


(For the Human Family, BCP pg. 815)


Discussion -

This week are reflecting on Jesus' command to his disciples to go into the nations of the world and continue the work that he started in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit :


Questions -

1) Looking back on the gospel accounts of Jesus' life and work, what do you think his mission was?

2) What did Jesus' mission have to do with justice and liberation?

3) How do you think we are called today to continue Jesus' mission like the disciples were at the end of Mathew's gospel?

4) How can we take part in God's mission of justice and liberation in the world?

5) What are the injustices you see in you local community? How could you respond in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?


Final Nugget - This week we have seen a movement across the country in response to the murder of George Floyd and other black Americans in recent weeks calling for systemic change and justice. What does justice look like in your community? How does being a disciple of Jesus call us into the work of justice?

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 8

(read in unison)


1 O Lord our Governor, *

how exalted is your Name in all the world!


2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *

your majesty is praised above the heavens.


3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *

to quell the enemy and the avenger.


4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *

the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,


5 What is man that you should be mindful of him? *

the son of man that you should seek him out?


6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; *

you adorn him with glory and honor;


7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *

you put all things under his feet:


8 All sheep and oxen, *

even the wild beasts of the field,


9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *

and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.


10 O Lord our Governor, *

how exalted is your Name in all the world!





Reading

(read by assigned person)


Matthew 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”



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 and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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