EVENTS & RESOURCES
the king and the kingdom
In this unit, kids will learn that Jesus is the best teacher because He teaches us how to live God’s way. When we obey Jesus, it’s like building a house on a super strong rock. Look in the Bible to find out what Jesus teaches!
Download Bible App for Kids so you can check out these stories with your kids. They can follow along in the story and have fun bringing the characters to life. Also, check out the Adventure Book we send home with your kids each week so you can help them review the verse and the question and answer that we hope they learn each week.
FRIENDS that share
We’re continuing to learn about friends in heaven by getting to know Saints Peter, Paul and Timothy. We’re learning the next part of the liturgical response, May their holy blessing be with us. Amen. Glory to You, O Lord. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.
See if your kids can sing along with the Turtle Time key phrase for this month and point it out to them next time you hear it in Liturgy. We reminded them to pay attention the next time they hear the names of lots of saints in Liturgy (Commemoration of the Saints) so they can get ready to sing this month's key phrase.
believing what Jesus did can Change me
Who’s ready for some Summer Travels with Kids@TheWell?! This Summer, we will be traveling right along St. Paul as we journey through the Book of Acts to find out WHERE IN THE WORLD did our Faith come from?! Every week we will take a look at Paul’s Ministry in the Book of Acts and then make a LITURGY connection to discover where in the World our Faith came from and how our Faith changes everything.
Each week not only will we look at the book of ACTS but we will also be making a LITURGY CONNECTION to see how our Liturgical prayers remind us of our Faith and how it can change us each and every Sunday.
July 7, Week 1 we will be looking at the first Ecumenical Council in Jerusalem where St. Paul advocates for the Gentiles preaching that the story of Jesus is for everybody. Our LITURGY-Connection will be looking at the Trisagion Hymn where we sing every Sunday about Christ’s mission for all.
July 14, Week 2 we will look at St. Paul’s conversation with King Agrippa leading to the King’s belief in God. Our Liturgy-connection will be focused on the intercessory prayers we have in the Liturgy (specifically the Saint Mary Intercessory Prayer) and how intercessory prayers can make a huge difference!
July 21, Week 3 we will look at St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians explaining the importance of forgiveness. Our Liturgy-connection will be the “kiss one another with the holy kiss” prayer and how important it is to enter the Liturgy without grudges or anger to anyone.
July 28, Week 4 we will take a look at St. Paul’s adventure when he was shipwrecked on Malta on his way to Rome and how God changed how he saw the problems they faced. Our Liturgy-Connection will focus on the “Meet and Right” prayer and how the Lord is always with us.
ON A MISSION
And You Will Be My Witnesses from One End of the Earth To the Other. Acts 1:8b
Pentecost is a feast day in the Church where we remember the Holy Spirit descending on the Apostles as they embarked to spread the word of God from one end of the earth to the other. The verse, however, was not meant to be exclusive – we are also charged with being daily witnesses of our Lord and spreading His good news from one end of the earth to the other.
This summer, we will take a closer look at the book of Acts and discover what it means to be a daily missionary for Christ. Each day is an opportunity to be on God’s mission in our deeds, words, and interactions with others.
July 7: We will see that being on God’s mission includes “Missions near”
July 14: As St. Paul discovered, God’s mission includes “missions rerouted”
July 21: Just as St. Paul had Barnabas, on God’s mission “Navigators are needed.”
July 28: St. Paul also knew that God’s mission sometimes involved “detours.”