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God’s Story, Our Story

This year we are working our way through 52 Bible stories in 52 weeks. The staff has chosen Bible stories that we feel are important ones for all ages to know. Faith Formation will explore these stories in class. Small groups have an opportunity to do the same. We hope these stories will work their way into your devotion time at home.

A great resource to provide background as we walk through the Bible is The Bible Project. Watch video commentaries that provide background, find studies, and even Bible reading plans here: https://thebibleproject.com/explore/


Advent Devotions

Devotions

Check out these great options to help you prepare your heart and mind to celebrate Christ’s birth.

Email or Text Devotions: Email or Text Devotions: Visit this sites to receive a daily email or text with a devotion.
Way to Lead
Lutheran Hour Ministries

Devotions to Download: These Devotions are also available at church, but listed here for your use.
The Christmas Story Composition
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Reason for the Season
Unwrapping Advent

If you’re interested in purchasing a book:
25 Christmas Blessings

FAITH5
St. Paul's is learning more about FAITH5 and incorporating this easy-to-use faith practice from FaithInkubators in education, worship, meetings, etc. We hope that this practice will help families to connect with each other, young people connect with those a little older, those who are alone to connect with others, and beyond. The possibilities are endless and we're excited for the impact that this practice will have on the community. If you'd like to learn more about the steps of FAITH5, visit their website to watch videos on each step.


Prayer

Out of the Depths
https://www.engageworship.org/ideas/out-of-the-depths This prayer resource is also a podcast. Music, scripture, and reflection, as well as prayer prompts, are a part of this great resource.

Building Faith Mealtime Prayers
http://www.buildfaith.org/meal-prayers-occasions/


2018 VBS Songs

Those who attended VBS this past year had a great time writing songs with James Hersch of Reach With Me. To listen to, and download, the songs that were created visit our profile on Sound Cloud. Songs are divided by the day they were created and by the crew that wrote the song.