Welcome to the second day of our retreat. If you’d like to read this on the web and see the music, meditation, and poetry that have been shared, click here!
Scripture of the Day
The scripture of the day is Matthew 7:22-27, where Jesus tells a story of a wise person who builds their house on a steady foundation. The wise person knows that for the house to be strong, the foundation needs to be strong too. To build without a solid foundation is dangerous because the storms will knock it down. To those who build on a solid foundation, Jesus gives the words of comfort, “I know you. You followed me, and you shared my love with people around you. No matter what storms arise, I know you and am with you.”
Like yesterday’s scripture, we can pray our scripture. We can pray, “Be with me through the storm.” No matter what arises, even a prayer as short as this can help us get through.
Godly Play stories
The Godly Play stories we share here are part of a series called “Knowing Jesus in a New Way.” After the sad events of Holy Week, the disciples discovered that they were coming to know Jesus in a new way. In today’s Godly Play story, the disciples hear Jesus saying, “Go and share my love with others.” Check it out here!
All-church Scavenger Hunt
Part of our retreat will be a scavenger hunt! Everyone is invited to participate, kids and adults alike. Over the next few days, take pictures of things on this list and share them with Andrew (details below). As you take pictures, make sure you social distance and wear your mask when you are around people. Send in all of the pictures this weekend (or at least by Pentecost, May 31). We’ll put the pictures together and share them!
- Something shiny
- A cool car
- A flower you really like
- A picture of St. Mary’s or another church building
- A reflection of your family in a mirror or water
- A bird
- Someone making a silly face
- A close picture of a leaf
Bonus: Picture of a Bible character. Maybe it’s of Mary or Moses or John the Baptist. How do you think they look? What do you think they would be doing?
How do you submit them? Email them to Andrew. You don’t have to do all of them. Just have some fun taking pictures for everyone to enjoy!
I’m excited to hear about all the fun you have on the scavenger hunt. In the meantime, we continue this journey together. Until tomorrow!
Andrew, Kirsten, and Ann