Each week we will share with you a few ideas in different categories. We also welcome your ideas and feedback. Email Rhonda Synovec – email@example.com and we will pass those ideas along in future newsletters.
Prayer Time Together
Spend time in prayer together each day. This could be at a meal, during devotion time, or before bed. Pray for the sick, for health care workers, for church leaders and teachers, for their school teachers and administrators, for the elderly, for the lonely, for those who lead our states and nation, and any others you feel led to pray for. The Quarantine Prayer Checklist below was shared by Jo Ann Emerson, Trinity Preschool Director. Assign lines to your family members, then gather together to pray ending with a reading of Psalm 121.
QUARANTINE PRAYER CHECKLIST – Use This List to Pray Every Day
Praise God for His mighty power and perfect love.
Thank God for promising to always be with us.
Ask God to heal those who are sick.
Ask God to comfort those who are afraid.
Ask God to protect those in the medical field.
Ask God to give leaders wisdom.
Ask God to forgive your sins and heal our nation.
Ask God to use the church to share His love.
Ask God to bring revival through this time.
Read Psalms 121 out loud to close out your prayer time.
Family Fort Night and Bible Talk with Life Application
Build a blanket and pillow fort big enough for the whole family. Grab some snacks and get cozy.
You can choose any Bible story you want to read. Talk about who was in the story, what happened in the story, and where was God at work in the story. What is the “Bible” point of the story?Then, talk about how this story applies to your daily lives (life application). Here are some questions to use to talk about life application:
- How will you live out the Bible point from this story with your family, friends, neighbors, others?
- What would people say about you if you live out the Bible point from this story?
- List three things that might happen if you live out today’s Bible point
- How could you prove the Bible point from this story is true?
Share God Sightings
Share with one another where they God in their daily lives. It could be as simple as noticing something God created in nature or the kindness someone extended to them. You can do this as you eat dinner together, or as you process your day at bedtime.
New Facebook Group for Trinity Families Is Now Active
We developed a private Facebook group for our Trinity Children’s Ministry families. It is here we will be able to share pictures and stories with one another, connect and encourage one another, and pass along ideas. Please post your pictures directly to the page and not in comment sections. This way everyone can see what we are all up to. Look for the invitation in your email this week. It will also be on the Trinity FB page. Here is the link to go directly to the page:
Go Fish Kids Podcast
MLM Sack Lunch Packing Party with Trinity Lutheran Church
As many of you may be aware during the COVID pandemic the requests to provide meals for those in need as increased. MLM asked if Trinity would be willing to help them provide sack lunches and we agreed. We will be receiving a pallet of tuna packets in a few days. A pallet provides 996 tuna packets and the scheduled delivery is for Monday April 27 at this point. There are several ways you and your family can be a part of this servant event:
Monetary Donations – Please submit your donations by Monday, May 4, via the link below.
Fill Lunch Sacks – Fill lunch sacks with the items listed and deliver to the Mission campus by Wednesday, May 6 (See info in graphic above.)
Donate items to fill the bags – bring items from the Sack Lunch list to fill bags. DO NOT bring tuna, bags, or spoon/napkins as these items are already at Trinity. Please drop off donated items by Wednesday, May 6. Items may be left inside the entryway at the Mission campus.
The deadlines above will help us plan in the purchasing of any items still needed.
We will host a social distanced packing event to pack bags or place tuna in provided bags on Saturday, May 9, at the Mission Campus. A sign up link is below. We will have four shifts of 30 minutes each from 10am – noon. Please note the following:
- Please maintain a 6-foot social distance with those outside of your immediate household.
- Tables will be disinfected between each session.
- Masks and gloves are required. If you do not have any, these can be provided for you.
- If signing up as a family, please sign up the total number of people coming. At this time, each shift may have nine volunteers in each of the four corners of the parking lot. This will allow for the 10-person maximum when staff is included.
Questions? Contact Rhonda – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invite Children to Write Encouragement Letters
Many older adults in assisted living and skilled care facilities, those who live alone, and those who are shut-ins feel isolated and lonely. Draw or color pictures and write encouraging notes. Send those directly to someone on our list, to a local senior facility, or deliver to a neighbor. You may request a list from Trinity. Contact Rhonda and one will be sent to you. Send notes to your teachers or Sunday School leaders. They would LOVE to hear from you.
This little book is for kids age 6 and up and provides answers to common faith questions and inspirational Bible verses for children to become even better friends with Jesus. There are copies available and more can be ordered. There is a small cost of $5.00.
If you would like a book, email email@example.com.