Week of May 12, 2019: Doubt Creeping In (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Listening and Doubting

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: Faces of Mother's Day

Episcopal Cafe brings us the Faces of Mother's Day


Questions:

1. What does Mother’s Day mean to you?

2. Why is Mother’s Day hard for some people?

3. Did you celebrate Mother’s Day?

4. What maternal figures have mattered in your life?

5. How have they helped shape you?


Views and Qs: Confidence

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


Discussion Questions:

1) What does confidence mean to you?

2) Do you think you are confident?

3) Who is someone in your life that is confident?

4) What is something you can do to help develop your confidence?

5) Why is confidence important?


Feast and Faith: Testify

Prayer-


Alleluia! You have risen! Alleluia!


It is a mystery.

You were nailed on a cross.

You died.

They put you in a tomb and sealed the door.

It is a mystery.

The tomb is now empty.

You are alive.

Death is nothing to you.

It is a mystery.

You have opened a door for me.

Continue to show me the way to God.

Help me remember the joy of this day.


Alleluia! You have risen. Alleluia!


-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


Questions

1. What does the word ‘testify’ mean?

2. What work does Jesus do that testifies to what he believes?

3. What do you believe to be true and right?

4. How do you testify to that in words or actions?

5. What does your church testify to?


Final nugget– Doubt is a real and present thing that exists in our minds and in the minds of others. When we testify to what we know and believe, we are pushing through that doubt, and helping others to see when they might have doubt.


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 23

(Read in unison)


 1 The Lord is my shepherd; *

I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *

and leads me beside still waters.

3 He revives my soul *

and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.

4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *

you have anointed my head with oil,

and my cup is running over.

6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

John 10:22-30

(read by assigned person)  


At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly." Jesus answered, "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand. The Father and I are one."


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, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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