Family Ministries Blog

All Saints' Episcopal Church in Lakeland, Florida provides this forum as an exploration of family life with an emphasis on parenting, children, and teens. We hope that you will join our conversation and visit our children & youth ministries.

It's a Daily Thing

It has been a whirlwind of activity since school got out for our children and teens. From a youth lock-in to Vacation Bible School to a party for the Taits to a pool party for families to movie night at church for our teens, we have been having fun getting together!

A reflection that came from one of our children on Friday of Vacation Bible School was that she was glad that she got to come to church everyday. :)  And many of our children, especially our preschoolers, told their parents that they didn't want VBS to end. How wonderful!

One of our teens recently expressed to me that he wanted to use the competitve spirit among our teens to see if others could be encouraged to read their Bibles every day. I most certainly applaud this idea and I will help encourage incentives/competitions over the summer. The first incentive was presented last night to the teens who were at youth group. They need to find a daily Bible app (or simply use their Bibles) to have a daily reading, then write a short reflection on what that reading says to them. Then they need to forward that to me each day for one full week and I will have a food reward for them at the end of the week. It's really a simple challenge, but it requires daily intentionality. Developing a lasting and deep relationship with God is a daily thing. Let's pray that our summer challenges encourage spiritual growth!

Our New Self in God
Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 30

First Lesson Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm Psalm 119:129-136
Second Lesson Romans 8:26-39
The Holy Gospel Matthew 13:31-33, Matthew 13:44-52

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