Sunday: Worship

Pray:  Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you … in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God, as we gather together today, help us worship you with all our hearts. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that your story would become our story. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen:  Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 107: 1-3
Shout praises to the Lord!
    He is good to us, and his love never fails.
Everyone the Lord has rescued from trouble
    should praise him,
everyone he has brought
    from the east and the west, the north and the south. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: Can you tell me about a time in your life when the Lord got you out of trouble?

Child: What are some of the ways we can show our thankfulness to God?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, your steadfast love endures forever. Give us courage to keep going forward in life, trusting that you will rescue us in times of trouble. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the Lord bless you and keep you in his loving care. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

Pray:  Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God, as we gather together today, help us to worship in faith and trust in your promises. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, so that we would continue to grow in your grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 105:1-5
Praise the Lord and pray in his name! Tell everyone what he has done. Sing praises to the Lord! Tell about his miracles. Celebrate and worship his holy name with all your heart. Trust the Lord and his mighty power. Remember his miracles and all his wonders and his fair decisions. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What does it mean to worship God's name? Is that any different than worshipping God?

Child: Can you tell me about a time when you saw a miracle?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, give us a strong voice to praise your name and to share the wonders of your loving works with all world. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you look for the good things that God is doing each day. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

Pray:  Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God, as we gather together today help us to worship you with all our heart. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that your story would become our story. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 51:1-2
You are kind, God! Please have pity on me. You are always merciful! Please wipe away my sins. Wash me clean from all of my sin and guilt. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: When have you had pity on someone else? What does it mean for God to have pity on us?

Child: How do you know that God hears your prayers and forgives your sin? In what way can this comfort you when you feel weighed down with worry?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, in times of great faith and in times of doubt, hold us in your loving embrace. Give us courage to keep going forward in life, and rescue us from every trouble. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the God who loves you bless you now and forever! Amen.

Sunday: Worship

Pray: Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God, as we gather together today, we praise and thanks you for all you have done for us. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, so that your Holy Spirit may be at work in our hearts. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 5:11
Let all who run to you for protection always sing joyful songs. Provide shelter for those who truly love you and let them rejoice. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What does it mean to "take shelter" in God? In what ways does God protect us in our everyday lives?

Child: What's your favorite hymn to sing? Why do we sing to God?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, in our times of need, we ask that you would help us know and trust that you are always there for us. Remind us of your love and protection throughout every day of our lives. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the Lord bless you and keep you in all that you do. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

Pray:  Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gracious Lord, on this Sabbath Day, may we take this time to rest and learn from you. Thank you for giving us the Bible, with all of its many lessons and teachings. Help us to understand it better each time we read it. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 30
I will praise you, Lord! You saved me from the grave and kept my enemies from celebrating my death. I prayed to you, Lord God, and you healed me, saving me from death and the grave. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: Have you ever been really sick, and then got better? What did you appreciate more after you had recovered?

Child: Sometimes people who are ill do not recover, but God heals them in other ways. How might that happen? What promise do we have, even in death?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, it is so hard to be sick, and to feel discouraged. But we know that you are there, giving comfort and peace. Please be with those who struggle with illness today, and bring them healing in body, mind and spirit. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you be well in body, mind and spirit! Amen.

Sunday: Worship

Pray:  Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gracious Lord, on this beautiful Easter day, we praise and worship you! Thank you for each person here, and for this time that we can spend studying your Word together. Help us to learn all that you would have us know. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 94:17-22
Who will stand up for me against those cruel people? If you had not helped me, Lord, I would soon have gone to the land of silence. When I felt my feet slipping, you came with your love and kept me steady. And when I was burdened with worries, you comforted me and made me feel secure. You are opposed to dishonest lawmakers who gang up to murder innocent victims. You, Lord God, are my fortress, that mighty rock where I am safe. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What is a fortress? How is God like a fortress for us?

Child: In what ways has God protected you or kept you safe at different times in your life?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, on this day, over two thousand years ago, you raised Jesus from the dead! We are so thankful that you did not allow death and evil to have the last word. Help us to appreciate the true meaning of Easter as we celebrate it today. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May God protect you and keep you! Amen.

Sunday: Worship

Pray: Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.

From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gracious Lord, thank you for this day of rest and worship. Help us to turn to you now, and to leave the worries of the week behind as we study your Word. Be with us, and teach us all that you would have us learn. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 23:5-6
You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honor me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows. Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever
in your house, Lord. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: Think back over your life, from when you were little to now. What are some ways God has shown kindness to you at each point in your life?

Child: What do you think God’s house is like? What would it be like to live there forever?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, we love you! Since our earliest days, you have been there, sometimes in ways we did not even notice at the time. Thank you for always caring for us, and for being our true resting place. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you see that God has always been there for you! Amen.