Updated: Mar 25
Hosted each week by the Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana and Charlette Preslar, the Faith To Go Podcast highlight themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.
Activity Time: Wildflower Seed Bomb
Supplies: 4 oz Air Dry Clay, 1 oz Potting Soil, 1 oz Flower Seeds (please try to use native wildflower seeds)
How to Make Seed Bombs
1. On a paper plate, spread out the clay to be large enough to pour on your dirt.
2. Pour the dirt on the clay and then pour the seeds on top of it.
3. Fold the edges together, and then knead the clay until everything is completely
4. Roll into a log, and then cut into half inch pieces with a plastic knife.
5. Dry overnight, and then toss into the areas where you want to watch your plants
Story Time: What is Faith?
Watch this video together and then use the discussion questions below to reflect as a family.
1) What do you think faith is?
2) How do you know you have faith?
3) What does it smell like? How would it taste?
4) Now in a more serious question, what do you think it looks like to have faith?
5) What is a way that we could show people our faith this week?
Dinner Time: Where We Get Our Food
Below is a prayer with which to start your meal and then discussion questions to explore this week’s topic with your family while you eat.
Dear God, Thank you for this food on our table. Help us to remember that many of these things grew from little seeds. They grew because they had water, and sunlight, and good soil. Help us to remember to take care of our faith too. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
1. Do you know where this food comes from? (not the store!)
2. Can you name some of the steps it would take for the vegetables to go from seeds
to being on our table?
3. How many people do you think it takes to get the vegetables to us?
4. If faith is something that grows too, what things does it need to grow?
5. Who are people who help you grow your faith?
Bedtime: Reflections for Children at the End of the Day
During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?" Then continue with these questions:
1) What are some things that happened today that you want to tell God about?
2) What is one happy thing that happened today? What is one sad thing that happened today?
3) Did you see God or feel God with you when those things were happening? Where did you see or feel God when those things happened today?
4) Read to your children this week’s scripture selection, then ask the questions that follows.
Gospel Luke 17:5-10 (God’s Word, My Voice)
The apostles said to Jesus, “Give us more faith. We want more faith!” And they started changing, “More faith. More faith. More faith.”
Jesus replied, “If you only knew how little faith you actually need -- as much as this tiny seed -- and you could do anything! You could talk to this tree and tell it to go jump in the lake, and it would.
“Which one of you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Forget about getting me my dinner. Come over here and sit down.’?
“Would you not rather say to him, ‘Bring me some good food and something good to drink, and afterwards you can sit and feed yourself’?
“Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? Isn’t that his job? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘Aw, it was nothing. I only did what I was supposed to do!’”
Did the story remind you of anything that happened in your day today?
5) What are some things that you want to tell God that you are grateful for today?
Share some of your conversations in the comments below: