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!

Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Our New Self in God

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 29

First Lesson Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm Psalm 90:1-6 and Psalm 90:13-17
Second Lesson 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
The Holy Gospel Matthew 22:33-46

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Upcoming Events

24
Oct
Date: 24 October 2017
At All Saints' Church meet in the Welcome Center

25
Oct
All Saints Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 25 October 2017
Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Fr. Reid

25
Oct
Lakeland
Date: 25 October 2017
OSL Healing Service

25
Oct
Lakeland
Date: 25 October 2017
Wednesday Evening Eucharist

25
Oct
Date: 25 October 2017
Fall Fun for our Children and Teens

25
Oct
Date: 25 October 2017
World Religions By, The Rev. Dr. L. Reid Hensarling September 6 Overview of The World's Religions September 13 The Development of Religion September 20 Ancient and Primal Religions September 27 Hinduism

25
Oct
Date: 25 October 2017
The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story Textbook: The God who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story by D.A. Carson Susan Waldron September 6 The God Who Made Everything September

25
Oct
Date: 25 October 2017
 Ignacio Morrell & Deacon Bob Johnson The History of Christianity From Pentecost to the Reformation Textbook: The Story of Christianity (Vol. 1 & 2) By Justo Gonzalez September 6

25
Oct
Date: 25 October 2017
Old Testament Textbook: Old Testament Essentials, Creation, Conquest, Exile and Return by Tremper Longman III A Bible and notebook for journaling and class notes will needed (The Bookstore

27
Oct
All Saint's Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 27 October 2017
Friday Morning Men's Bible Study with Fr. Reid

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