- This Week at St. Mary's
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for a joyful and faith-filled
experience of community!
The preacher for this Sunday, July 20 , will be the
Rev. Michael Burke
While church is a great place for children to learn about faith, in truth a child's relationship with God will be most strongly impacted by their experiences at home. Here is a neat idea to make prayer more accessible to little ones from Home Grown Faith by David & Kathy Lynn. "Fifty Nifty Idea #9
Prayer doesn't have to be intimidating. Many times we think that to pray we must mimic prayers we have heard from ministers at church or on television. This can put some people off, especially children, who think that they will never measure up to these prayer standards.
But, 'Arrow Prayers' can be fun! These short, simple prayers challenge your family members to 'shoot' prayers to God. Plus 'Arrow Prayers' don't have to be prayed at a specific time or even out loud. If you see a need or want to express thanks to God or just send up a word of praise, shoot an 'Arrow Prayer!'
Ask your family members to think of something they would like to say to God. It could be a prayer request, a praise, or a thank you. Then tell them to put that prayer in a sentence such as, 'Please help me with my test,' 'Thank you for my new job,' or 'Heal my grandpa please.'
Once your family members have thought of one or two 'Arrow Prayers,' you can shoot them up to God together. Encourage your family to pray these prayers throughout their day."
Outreach -Susannah Olnes
Adult Education - Ann Lovejoy
Pastoral Care - Kris Green
Youth Ministry - Hannah Moderow
Worship I- Ann Spohnholz
Worship II - Megan Baldino
Community Building- Val Baffone
Children's Ministry- Teresa Neeno
Early Childhood - William Theuer
Stewardship- Mike Hamm
Junior Warden - Bob Bradley
Senior Warden- Ron Pollock
Meier Lake Board of Directors - Liz Rockwell
Playschool Admin Council-
Building the Church
See Michael's article on the