Week of May 26, 2019: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: Healing is Scary

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: Storms

Episcopal News Service: Episcopalians Begin Recovery in the Midwest


Questions:

1. What happened in this article?

2. How do you think those people are feeling?

3. Have you ever had to leave something behind?

4. What did it feel like?

5. Where do you find hope when that happens?


Views and Qs: Moving

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


Discussion Questions:

1) Has your family ever moved? What was it like? (If you haven’t, how about changing school or a class.)

2) What was something you were sad to leave behind?

3) What is something you were excited to experience?

4) How did your family react to the move?

5) In what ways did the move make you stronger?


Feast and Faith: Come & Go

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. Have you ever had a friend move to a different city or state?

2. What did you feel about them leaving?

3. Why did your friend move?

4. Have you ever called them or sent them a letter?


Final nugget – It can be hard as friends come and go in our life. But we can choose to remain in contact with these people with letters and emails. When Jesus left the disciples, they felt lonely and sad. They really enjoyed Jesus company, but Jesus had to go. But Jesus left them and us the Holy Spirit. This was a way that we could feel the presence of Jesus and God in our daily lives and as we continue in our journeys.


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 67

(Read in unison)


1 May God be merciful to us and bless us, *

show us the light of his countenance and come to us.

2 Let your ways be known upon earth, *

your saving health among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *

let all the peoples praise you.

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, *

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide all the nations upon earth.

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *

let all the peoples praise you.

6 The earth has brought forth her increase; *

may God, our own God, give us his blessing.

7 May God give us his blessing, *

and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.

John 14: 23-29

(read by assigned person)  


Jesus said to Judas (not Iscariot), "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.


"I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, `I am going away, and I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe."


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 prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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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