Here’s a suggestion for giving your family a gift…
Attend the 9:30 service and then, leave with the kids after the children’s time.
The kids head to class and you grab some coffee.
(No, that’s not the gift.)
It’s a little known factoid that coffee is ready in time for the choir members to imbibe. (You may need to look in the kitchen. Please be sure to make a donation for your coffee during Connections time.)
Find a quiet place to sit for 40 minutes. Though space on Sunday mornings is at a premium, wander about, you’ll find a spot. Catch up on your reading. (Please keep your chatting to a hush in a space like the Social Hall where a class is being held.) Then at 11:15… (here comes the gift)…
Attend worship as a family.
Use these discussion questions to debrief the service:
- What was your favorite part of worship? Did you have a least favorite part?
- In the Bible story, how much did the master give to each of his servants? (Answer)
- What did the story mean by a “talent?” (Ans: In Bible times a talent was a measure of the weight of a precious metal.)
- What did each servant do with what the master gave him?
- How did the master feel about each servants choice?
- Today we use the word “talent” to mean our abilities. Go around the table and identify an ability – a talent – of the person on your left.
- How do you suppose God feels when we use our skills to help others?
- How do you suppose God feels if we “hide” our talents?
- What skill or talent would you like to develop? What do you feel you need to do to start?
- God gave us our talents. God gave us everything we have! What prayer can we say to thank God for all of our wonderful gifts.
Perhaps you’ll start a new habit every Sunday during this sermon series.
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