#jesusbirthatoz Week 4

#jesusbirthatoz, Advent, Coloring Prayer, Prayer

If you are reading this, you probably already know a little something about the birth of Jesus.  You know about shepherds, and angels, and a manger, and some Wise Men.  It might be such a familiar story to you that you barely even hear it when you gather with friends and family to light candles and sing Silent Night.  But do you know the whole story?  The story surrounding Jesus’ birth, and all of the people who waited for his coming and celebrated his birth?  From now until January 21, our parish is going to read through the whole story, from beginning to end, verse by verse, day by day.  Each day, there will be a few verses from the Bible, a focus image, a couple of questions, and a prayer.  You can receive these devotions in church, one week at a time.  I will also be posting them daily on Instagram and Facebook, if you prefer the digital version.  Here, on Good God Ideas, I will make them available one week at a time in pdf form.  God bless your journey from the throne to the manger to the throne!

The Story of the Birth of Jesus Devotion Book Week 4

Need devotions for the previous weeks?  You can find them here:  https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/jesusbirthatoz-week-1/
https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/jesusbirthatoz-week-2/
https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/jesusbirthatoz-week-3/

Week Four:  Mary Visits Elizabeth & The Birth of John

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#jesusbirthatoz Week 3

#jesusbirthatoz, Advent, Coloring Prayer, Labyrinth, Prayer

If you are reading this, you probably already know a little something about the birth of Jesus.  You know about shepherds, and angels, and a manger, and some Wise Men.  It might be such a familiar story to you that you barely even hear it when you gather with friends and family to light candles and sing Silent Night.  But do you know the whole story?  The story surrounding Jesus’ birth, and all of the people who waited for his coming and celebrated his birth?  From now until January 21, our parish is going to read through the whole story, from beginning to end, verse by verse, day by day.  Each day, there will be a few verses from the Bible, a focus image, a couple of questions, and a prayer.  You can receive these devotions in church, one week at a time.  I will also be posting them daily on Instagram and Facebook, if you prefer the digital version.  Here, on Good God Ideas, I will make them available one week at a time in pdf form.  God bless your journey from the throne to the manger to the throne!

The Story of the Birth of Jesus Devotion Book Week 3

Need weeks one and two?  You can find it here:  https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/jesusbirthatoz-week-1/
https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/jesusbirthatoz-week-2/

Week Three:  Mary’s Vision

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#Jesusbirthatoz Week 2

#jesusbirthatoz

If you are reading this, you probably already know a little something about the birth of Jesus.  You know about shepherds, and angels, and a manger, and some Wise Men.  It might be such a familiar story to you that you barely even hear it when you gather with friends and family to light candles and sing Silent Night.  But do you know the whole story?  The story surrounding Jesus’ birth, and all of the people who waited for his coming and celebrated his birth?  From now until January 21, our parish is going to read through the whole story, from beginning to end, verse by verse, day by day.  Each day, there will be a few verses from the Bible, a focus image, a couple of questions, and a prayer.  You can receive these devotions in church, one week at a time.  I will also be posting them daily on Instagram and Facebook, if you prefer the digital version.  Here, on Good God Ideas, I will make them available one week at a time in pdf form.  God bless your journey from the throne to the manger to the throne!

The Story of the Birth of Jesus Devotion Book Week 2

Need week one?  You can find it here:  https://goodgodideas.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/jesusbirthatoz-week-1/

Week Two:  Zechariah’s Vision

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#jesusbirthatoz Week 1

#jesusbirthatoz

If you are reading this, you probably already know a little something about the birth of Jesus.  You know about shepherds, and angels, and a manger, and some Wise Men.  It might be such a familiar story to you that you barely even hear it when you gather with friends and family to light candles and sing Silent Night.  But do you know the whole story?  The story surrounding Jesus’ birth, and all of the people who waited for his coming and celebrated his birth?  From now until January 21, our parish is going to read through the whole story, from beginning to end, verse by verse, day by day.  Each day, there will be a few verses from the Bible, a focus image, a couple of questions, and a prayer.  You can receive these devotions in church, one week at a time.  I will also be posting them daily on Instagram and Facebook, if you prefer the digital version.  Here, on Good God Ideas, I will make them available one week at a time in pdf form.  God bless your journey from the throne to the manger to the throne!

The Story of the Birth of Jesus Devotion Book Week 1

Week One:  Mary’s Song of Praise

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Coloring the Small Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer Petitions 5-7

Coloring Prayer, Prayer, Reformation 500

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this fall, we will be working our way through Luther’s Small Catechism.  Our ELCA publishing house, Augsburg Fortress, has released a beautiful Study Edition that includes line drawings for each part of the catechism suitable for coloring.  If you are a member of our parish, all children and youth will receive their own copy.  If you are an adult, you are welcome to contact the Pastor to purchase your own copy.  If you just can’t wait, you can purchase a copy online here:  https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/product/22231/Luther-Small-Catechism-Anniversary-Study-Edition  By the end of the fall season, you will have the opportunity to pray and color in most of the book.

Week Ten:  The Lord’s Prayer Petitions 5-7

For the final week , we will focus on the last three petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.  You can find illustrations for these on pages 39-41 of your book.  Here are what my completed coloring prayers look like:

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Forgive us our trespasses…

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Lead us not into temptation…

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Deliver us from evil.

God bless you during this concluding week of our Reformation 500 season!

Coloring the Small Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer Petitions 1-4

Coloring Prayer, Reformation 500

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this fall, we will be working our way through Luther’s Small Catechism.  Our ELCA publishing house, Augsburg Fortress, has released a beautiful Study Edition that includes line drawings for each part of the catechism suitable for coloring.  If you are a member of our parish, all children and youth will receive their own copy.  If you are an adult, you are welcome to contact the Pastor to purchase your own copy.  If you just can’t wait, you can purchase a copy online here:  https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/product/22231/Luther-Small-Catechism-Anniversary-Study-Edition  By the end of the fall season, you will have the opportunity to pray and color in most of the book.

Week Nine:  The Lord’s Prayer Petitions 1-4

For the ninth week , we will focus on the first four petitions of the Lord’s Prayer.  You can find illustrations for these on pages 35-38 of your book.  Here are what my completed coloring prayers look like:

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Hallowed be thy name.

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Thy kingdom come

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Thy will be done on earth as in heaven.

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Give us this day our daily bread.

May God bless your prayers during this season of renewal!

Coloring the Small Catechism: The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Coloring Prayer, Prayer, Reformation 500

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation this fall, we will be working our way through Luther’s Small Catechism.  Our ELCA publishing house, Augsburg Fortress, has released a beautiful Study Edition that includes line drawings for each part of the catechism suitable for coloring.  If you are a member of our parish, all children and youth will receive their own copy.  If you are an adult, you are welcome to contact the Pastor to purchase your own copy.  If you just can’t wait, you can purchase a copy online here:  https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/product/22231/Luther-Small-Catechism-Anniversary-Study-Edition  By the end of the fall season, you will have the opportunity to pray and color in most of the book.

Week Eight:  The Sacrament of Holy Communion

For the eighth week (which is also All Saints Sunday), we will focus on the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  You can find illustrations for this on pages 50 & 55 of your book.  Here are what my completed coloring prayers look like:

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May God bless your prayers during this season of renewal!