March 5, 2017
Memory Verse for the Week:
"They, the believers, devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." - Acts 2:42
Something to Discuss:
Why do we stand and sing praise songs to God at the beginning of the service?
What is the prayer and proclamation we say together out loud after the procession and why do
we say it?
During the service, we all sing or say "Alleluia" or people may shout it out. What does it mean?
We stop saying Alleluia during Lent and then say it loud and clear on Easter morning.
During the service, we all sing or say the word "Amen" or people may shout it out. What does it
Why do we come together on a Sunday?
Why does God want us to come together to worship Him and not just stay at home and worship
Him all by ourselves?
When are other times we come together as God's family to worship Him?
What is Jesus doing when we come to worship Him together during the first part of the service?
Something to Do:
Talk about ways your family can prepare before the service begins. We are focusing on the heart attitude. God is not concerned with our outward appearance but rather with the attitude of our heart. 1 Samuel 16:1-13.
Take time each day to ask everyone where they each saw God at work, what character of God you saw and then give thanks for each of these things.
As a family, make up a "Collect" prayer. http://anglicanpastor.com/the-collects/, http://www.trinitycranford.org/?page_id=3830.
The prayer can be for specific purposes like "unity in your family" or "prayer for the poor, sick or troubled people", the "leaders of your country or the world", etc. Use this prayer every day as part of your family prayer time.
Read through The Holy Eucharist
Read Chapter Listening and Learning in Alleluia Amen