Happy Saturday, July 19, 2020, before The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost!
I pray this note finds you and your family well and safe. And, I pray that my efforts to provide these weekly resources each week have been helpful to you in some small way.
This week, we are invited to cultivate an awareness of both weeds and wheat, recognizing and accepting ourselves and others with compassion. In the gospel, Jesus teaches that the weeds and the wheat live side-by-side until the harvest. I take this as a reminder that we have to accept the bad with the good, while having faith that God’s love will win out in the end.
I have provided a few kid-friendly versions of this week’s gospel, several hands-on activities on the themes of compassion, acceptance and mercy. Please use what works for you and your family. There is something for everyone from preschooler to tween to teen to adult.
For the next three Sundays, I will also host a weekly Zoom gathering each Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to noon. This gathering will be a time for us to share fellowship, prayer and fun. If you have a suggestion for a game, a special prayer, or want to read the scripture for the day, you are always welcome to do so. The new link to the Zoom gathering can be obtained by emailing me at email@example.com. It is the same link I sent last week, with Meeting ID ending in 3152. I hope to see as many of you there as possible. Please make sure that your name is displayed when you log in so I will know it is safe to let you in.
Ms. Belinda, Children’s Ministries
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.