Winter Family Faith Formation – March 3


Winter Family Faith Formation – March 3

Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of the life of Jesus!

Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all!

Welcome Videos

Worship Together

Share in some faith practices of worship together!

Shine a Light: Light a candle or find a flashlight. Take turns saying, “Jesus shows the way.”

Sing Together: Thank you, God for giving us life! Thank you, God for giving us life! Thank you, God for giving us life! Right where we are! Amen.

Make an Offering: How can you make an offering today? (March offerings in Faith Formation classes will be donated to a food shelf because it’s Hunger Awareness month.)

Read the Bible Together

Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for your child’s age.

Spark Story Bible – Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
BibleMatthew 6:9-13

Talk About It!

Have fun asking question for all your family members!

Do you pray? Prayer is talking to God at any time, in any place. You can use prayer to give thanks to God, ask God for help, pray for others, tell God you are sorry for mistakes, or say anything else that you want to tell God. You have probably heard the “Lord’s Prayer”. Those are special words that Jesus said. We can read them in the Bible, Matthew 6:9-13.

Digging Deeper (great topics for Upper Elementary): What does “hallowed” mean? How about “trespasses” or “temptations”? These are words you may have heard in the Lord’s Prayer. Take some time to look them up and discuss them with a family member or friend.

Family Activity Choices

Pick activities to do together!

Prayer Poll: Ask someone in your family about prayer. Who taught them to pray? When do they pray? Do they feel comfortable talking to God? What’s the best thing about prayer?

Daily Bread Stack: Write (or print out) the Lord’s Prayer. Cut it into different lines or sections. Get one piece of real bread and cut it in half. Challenge someone to put the prayer lines back in order by stacking them on one side of the bread and then putting the other piece of bread on top to make a Lord’s Prayer “sandwich”.

Pray Together

Dear Jesus, thank you for teaching us the Lord’s Prayer. Help us learn what it means to honor God, to do God’s will, to ask for what we need, and to learn about forgiveness. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Amen.

Bless Each Other

At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.

Say a prayer for each other “Thank you God for giving me you!”