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 God, as we attend worship, may we understand more about you. Teach us, lead us, and draw us closer to you and our fellow believers. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 119:124-125
Show your love for me, your servant, and teach me your laws. I serve you, so let me understand your teachings.

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

Child: Does God have laws? What are they? Can you give some examples?

Child: What do you do if you break one of God’s laws? Where can you turn?

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

Lord God, we want to live good and godly lives, but we fall short every day. Help us. Please forgive us when we go astray, and help us to do better in the future. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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

May you live according to the commands and promises of God. 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 God, you are so good to us. Everything we have comes from you alone. Help us to be thankful, and to share our gifts with others. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 13:5-6
I trust your love, and I feel like celebrating because you rescued me.  You have been good to me, Lord, and I will sing about you. (CEV)

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

Child: Why can we say that God has “rescued” us? How did God do that?

Child: How has God been good to you? Can you give some examples of God’s goodness in your life?

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

Lord God, you sent your Son, Jesus, into our world to save us from sin, death, and the devil. Thank you for loving us enough to rescue us! Help us to focus on the many good things you give us, every day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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

May you have eyes to see the blessings around you today. 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 God, we give you thanks and praise. Speak to us through your Word, so that we would trust in your promise, and live our lives according to your will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 145:10-12
All creation will thank you, and your loyal people will praise you. They will tell about your marvelous kingdom and your power. Then everyone will know about the mighty things you do and your glorious kingdom. (CEV)

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

Child: What are you thankful for today?

Child: Why is it important to remember that everything good we have comes from God?

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

Lord God, our Father, you are worthy to be praised. Use our lives to show your glory to others, that the whole world may know your greatness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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

May the glory of the Lord shine through 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 God, pour out on us the gift of your Holy Spirit. Speak to us through your Word and lead us in your ways, so that we may trust in you always, no matter where we go, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 10:16-18
Our Lord, you will always rule, but nations will vanish from the earth. You listen to the longings of those who suffer. You offer them hope, and you pay attention to their cries for help. You defend orphans and everyone else in need, so that no one on earth can terrify others again. (CEV)

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

Child: What does it mean to “defend” someone? Has someone ever defended you?

Child: Why is it important for us to know that God is our greatest Defender? How does trusting God help us to face the things we are afraid of?

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

Lord God, you are strong and mighty. We trust that you defend and care for us, especially when we are weak and afraid. In times of worry and fear, may our first thought be to turn to you in prayer, and call upon your help. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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

May you always trust in the Lord as your sure defense. 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 God, pour out on us the gift of your Holy Spirit, so that we would experience your power and strength. Speak to us through your Word and in the teachings of the Bible, so that we would trust and believe in you every moment of the day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 33:11-12
But what the Lord has planned will stand forever. His thoughts never change. 12 The Lord blesses each nation that worships only him. He blesses his chosen ones. (CEV)

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

Child: Have you ever been “chosen” to do or be something special?  How does it feel to be chosen?

Child: Why is it important for us to know and remember that we are chosen by God?

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

Holy Lord, you are great and mighty, and you alone are Eternal. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your plans, and promising that we will be with you forever. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May you trust in the promise of Jesus, now and always. 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 God, you give us the gift of your Holy Spirit in the reading and hearing of your Word. Open our ears to hear your will for us, that Christ would be revealed to us this day and our faith would be strengthened, in the name of Christ. Amen.

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

Psalm 31:14-16
I trust you, Lord, and I claim you as my God. 15 My life is in your hands.  Save me from enemies who hunt me down. 16 Smile on me, your servant. Have pity and rescue me. (CEV)

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

Child: What does it mean to say that our life is “in God’s hands”?

Child: What does it mean to “trust” in God?  Why does God want us to trust in him?

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

Holy Lord, you are great and mighty. We trust our lives to your care and keeping. Take from us our worries and fears, and lead us to lives of hope and purpose. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May you worship the Lord with joy and gladness. Amen.

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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, we praise and thank you for all the blessings you give us. We especially thank you for the gift of forgiveness, by which you change our lives in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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

Psalm 86:8-10
No other gods are like you; only you work miracles. 9 You created each nation, and they will all bow down to worship and honor you. 10 You perform great wonders, because you alone are God. (CEV)

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

Child: What are some amazing things that you know God is doing in the world?

Child: What does it mean to bow down to worship and honor the Lord?

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

Holy Lord, you are great and mighty, and you rule over all things. Help us to live our lives in a way that honors you and gives you glory. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May you worship the Lord with gladness and peace. Amen.