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. Teach us by the Scriptures to trust in you and follow your ways, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 53:1-2
Only a fool would say, “There is no God!” People like that are worthless! They are heartless and cruel and never do right. From heaven God looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him. (CEV)

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

Child: Why do you think some people don’t want to listen to God?

Child: What do we need when we sin and disobey? How does God change our hearts?

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

Merciful God, you come to us to lift us up when we fall and put us back on our feet. We are sorry for those times when we ignore you and act like you don’t exist. Forgive us our sins. By your Holy Spirit, renew our hearts, so that we would trust in your promise and follow your ways. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May the Holy Spirit create in you a clean heart. 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, we praise and glorify your name because you are faithful to your people throughout all generations. Teach us by the Scriptures to trust in you and follow your ways, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 117
All of you nations, come praise the Lord! Let everyone praise him. His love for us is wonderful; his faithfulness never ends. Shout praises to the Lord!  (CEV)

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

Child: What are some particular times when God has shown his faithfulness to you?

Child: Is God faithful to us even when we fall short of being faithful? How do you know?

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

Lord God, your love for us is incredible and never ending. You have promised to never let us go, Pour out your Spirit upon us so that we might be faithful to you in all that we say and do. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May the steadfast love of God be with you 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.

Lord God, we ask you to open our hearts and minds to your Word. Help us hear what you have to say to us and trust in your promise. May we always give you praise and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 107:6-9
You were in serious trouble, but you prayed to the Lord, and he rescued you. Right away he brought you to a town. You should praise the Lord for his love and for the wonderful things he does for all of us. To everyone who is thirsty, he gives something to drink; to everyone who is hungry, he gives good things to eat.

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

Child: Can you tell me a time when you were in serious trouble and God answered your prayers?

Child: Why do Christians regularly come together to thank and praise God in worship?

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

Lord God, you see our deepest needs. You respond to our needs through the hands and help of others.  Just as we have received your help, shows us ways that we can help others, in Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

Thanks be to God for all the blessings in your life. 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, you help us to grow through your holy Word. You nurture us and feed us so that we will be strong in our faith toward you. We praise your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 52:8-9
I am like an olive tree growing in God’s house, and I can count on his love forever and ever. I will always thank God for what he has done; I will praise his good name when his people meet. (CEV)

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

Child: What does the writer of this psalm mean when he says, “I am like an olive tree growing in God’s house?”

Child: How have you experienced God’s love and goodness helping you grow?

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

Lord God, help us to be firmly rooted in your grace and mercy that we would bear the fruit of your love to the world. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May you trust in the care and protection of God, and know that he loves 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.

Lord God, you are the source of all mercy. Open our ears that we may hear your promise and praise your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 33:20-22
We depend on you, Lord, to help and protect us. You make our hearts glad because we trust you, the only God. Be kind and bless us. We depend on you. (CEV)

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

Child: In what ways do you depend on the Lord?

Child: How does remembering the good things God has done, help us to be thankful and to give our praise to him?

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

Lord God, teach me your ways so that I might share them with others. Give me confidence to speak your name and to tell others of your wondrous love. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

You can always depend on God. He will never leave you or forget 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.

Lord God, the Bible continually speaks to us of your loving protection. May our voices be lifted up to praise your name for all the goodness you have shown to us, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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

Psalm 19:14-16
The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you safe. When you are in trouble, call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you. You will live a long life and see my saving power.” (CEV)

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

Child: Can you tell me a time when God protected you from danger or harm?

Child: Does God hear me when I call out to him in prayer?  How do I know?

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

Lord God, even though bad things happen in our lives, we trust that you love us and will always be with us, even in times of trial. Help us see the ways in which you shelter and protect us so that we would not be afraid when trouble comes. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May the Lord watch over you and protect you this day 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.

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

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

Psalm 25:4-7

Show me your paths and teach me to follow; guide me by your truth and instruct me. You keep me safe, and I always trust you. Please, Lord, remember, you have always been patient and kind. Forget each wrong I did when I was young. Show how truly kind you are and remember me. (CEV)

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

Child: How has God guided you in your life?

Child: Why does God forgive us for the things we do wrong?

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

Holy God, you love us so much. Thank you for forgiving us when we are wrong. Help us to know and to follow your ways so that our lives would give you glory. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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

May the Holy Spirit make you shine with his joy and peace. Amen.