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- Zoom Church: Five Tips for Engaging Young Children in Worship at Home
- We are building a web of relationships so that we might be able to build up, encourage, pray for, and resource one another particularly amidst the disruption that COVID-19 has brought to our lives. Join the network here:
A general suggestion: Create lots of space for your teens (and their friends!) to share how they're feeling about all that's going on. When they do finally open up (probably when you LEAST expect it!), stop whatever you're doing and seize the moment to draw them out further and open up in return.
- Pray the Examen with your teen and encourage them to take some time to pray on their own.
- Have your kids call or video call (if possible) their grandparents - especially if they're shut in right now. They can do the same for other vulnerable folks they have a relationship with. This will only strengthen those ties!
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Diocesan Youth Coordinator, Eric Overholt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two links that our University Leaders are using that you might find helpful:
- A webinar that InterVarsity put together to help transition ministry to an online platform utilizing Zoom. https://youtu.be/1hBnulNN08U
- An app called houseparty that is great for building community through fun. It allows people to play games live with one another using their phones. https://houseparty.com
If you have any questions, please reach out to our University Leaders Cohort Coordinator, Travis Wilson, email@example.com
My brothers and sisters,
We are a people formed by prayer, so we find our heart refreshed in the daily office as we re-visit Holy Scripture year after year, month after month, week after week and day after day. One of my favorites is Psalm 121 appointed in BCP2019 for Midday Prayer:
I will lift my eyes unto the hills;
from whence comes my help?
Feeling helpless is the sweet spot for the Holy Spirit’s movement as we trained to love to obey His voice.
My help comes from the Lord,
who has made heaven and earth.
This is faith-forming trust which sets us in proper humility; we are just one beautiful expression of all He has made.
He will not let your foot be moved,
and he who keeps you will not sleep.
We are cared for, protected and guided by the One who is utterly faithful in all His nature. So, remember,
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
indeed, it is he who shall keep your soul.
so, rest in peace for your soul is safe in Him.
O God, grant that we may desire you, and desiring you seek you, and seeking you find you, and finding you be satisfied in you for ever. Amen.
Download the rest of the bishop's response here.