Your Plus 1 assignment: I’m going to stretch you this week. For every dollar you spend this week set aside 10 cents to put in the offering this weekend (either the kids offering or the regular offering). If you’d like to designate it to our hunger fund, you can note that on the check or envelop. This week we’re practicing reckless generosity (and learning to steward the gifts God has given to us). If you have kids, make sure they get to help with figuring out how many dimes to set aside.
FAITH5: Tonight and every night before you head to bed spend some time with those you love and do this faith-building experience together (or, do it alone as a time of before bed devotions, keeping a journal and recording the following as an act of prayer):
|Share… 1 High and 1 Low from the day. What made it your high? What made it your low?|
|Read… Jesus said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid”. (John 6:20)|
|Talk… What things make you afraid? What fears or scary things did you face today? Do you think you’ll face tomorrow? What does it mean to you when Jesus says to you: It is I. Do not be afraid?|
|Pray… for each other.|
|Bless… each other by affirming one thing you like about the other person. Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each person, saying: The LORD bless you and keep you.|