Some of the best ideas end up in an entirely different place than you first imagined... This particular story begins with a challenge. While it's a blessing to have lived in so many places in the United States and around the world... The challenge is - how do you keep up with your nieces and … Continue reading Lent In A Bag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCYS7JMUGGQ Originally recorded for because of a snow day for friends at St. John's Lutheran Church - Grove City, Ohio. But it's not just confined to snow days!
By popular requests for my friends at St. John's, in Denmark, camp, Colorado, and California.
From Ashes to Easter, by the Rev. Dr. David M. Wendel, NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Ecumenism, is now available. The 2018 Lenten devotions follow the daily Bible reading calendar being used throughout the NALC, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church—Canada. From Ashes to Easter is available for download in two … Continue reading From Ashes to Easter
This prayer station exercises our creativity to “show” the power of prayer in a high impact way. Prep and Leadership: Position the two tables like a T. The bottom of the T is the back of the prayer station. Cover the display tables with paper (tape the paper cover to the underside of the … Continue reading Collaborative Prayer Mosaic
This prayer station is intended to help participants reflect on the journey of life and how God is a part of each stage or chapter. Prep and Leadership: Depending on the seating available, make a seating area using comfy chairs, love seats, and chairs. If available, arrange around a coffee table. Coffee table can be … Continue reading Chapters of Our Lives
This prayer station is intended to focus reflection on our childlike faith and acknowledging the ways that God has intentionally made us the same and different. Prep and Leadership: Cover … Continue reading Christians Are Like M & M’s
This prayer station helps us to identify our daily habits and tendencies. Then we are asked to reflect on what God’s priorities dictate. Prep and Leadership: Cover the table with the red table cloth and set it like a dinner table set for six. Place the center piece in the middle of the table and … Continue reading Martha and Mary
This prayer station reminds us that there are needs present beyond our own borders. We must be vigilant in prayer for those who are close and farther away. Prep and Leadership: Create an adventurous and inviting atmosphere with a travel or global theme. Cover the table with white table cloth and flat maps. In the … Continue reading Praying Big
This prayer station uses water and cups to demonstrate prayer for the Holy Spirit to fill our lives. Prep and Leadership: Place instruction sheets into page protectors and place a reminder label at the bottom right of the page protector. Prepare four or five mini stations around the “water element”. Each mini station will … Continue reading Water and Spirit