Matthew 19:14

Reading: Matthew 19:14

Jesus said:
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

There are some ways that we can practice this at church.
Here are some ideas.

When you have a breakfast together, have cereal boxes and milk set out.
Begin a day with a healthy snack while you asking things that happened in the previous week.

Have a popcorn Sunday.
Invite children to watch a movie together.
Be prepared.

Grow something in your home – plants, fish, small tree a terrarium

Add music when you do some art project together.
Soft, classical music during an art time may change a mood and may bring out even spiritual thoughts.

Start building some puppets or dolls collection for story telling time.

Whenever possible, have children take to their room something that reminds them of what they have learned.

When you share your faith, just be sincere about your faith.


Matthew 6: 9-15

Reading: Matthew 6: 9-15

Jesus says:
Pray, then, in this way:
Our Father who is in heaven, holy is Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

Why is this prayer so important?
It may be that our thought influences other people.

Does it ever happen to you?
You think about calling someone.
Then you receive a phone call from him or her.

Or you feel someone is looking at you.
You turn around and find out someone is indeed looking at you.

Our thoughts create everything.
If you say in the morning, “God, thank you for this day,” you may be able to have a day that is dedicated for God.


Call to Worship

Jesus, full of compassion, welcomes you.
So, let’s us entrust everything to Jesus, rejoice in what he accomplishes in our soul.
Christ Jesus receives our gifts and our frailties and brings us to the point of giving our lives for love.
He forgives; and by his Holy Spirit, liberates you.
May Jesus, who gives the Holy Spirit that comforts us, receive our worship and prayer today.


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thank you, Jesus, for this bread and this cup.
Thank you for your faithfulness.
Thank you for your forgiveness.
Thank you for your love.
Thank you for your Holy Spirit.
Thank you for your promises.
Thank you for this abundant life.

Thank you for guiding us to enter into your kingdom
Thank you for embracing us with your gospel.

Today, we celebrate your resurrection.
We celebrate your joyful kingdom.

Continually live in us, as we live in you.
We love you. We want to love you.
In your name, we pray, Amen.