Tiny Try-It-Out: Blessed. Sent. Discover!

At the end of Worship, we all are blessed and then sent into our communities to notice and share signs of God’s activity and love. Let’s explore the world around us to discover where God is. (Hint: God is EVERYWHERE!)

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Pause, light a candle, & take 15 minutes for caring conversation and prayer.

Share: What were your high and low points today?
Read: Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Reflect: This scripture text is often spoken at the end of worship, as a blessing and sending. Which word or phrase stands out to you? How does it make you feel?
Pray: “Dear God, as you send us into the world, give us eyes to see your work and say “yes” to your invitation to join you in it! Amen”
Bless: Trace a cross on each other’s shoulder, hand, or head and say “[Name], you are a beloved child of God.”

For more conversation starters, try Daring Deep Discussions.
For more Bible texts, go to Suggested Scripture Readings.

Going Deeper

  • Search for Signs of God. Grab a pair of glasses and a “Blessed. Sent. Discover!” Scavenger Hunt sheet. Try to find everything on the list with glasses you make or pick up at the table in the Narthex. You can do this on a walk, around your house, or when you are just out and about!
  • Go Fly a Kite! On or around Pentecost (May 19, 2024) buy or make a kite to fly in celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. We can’t see the wind, but we can see it’s power lifting a kite and feel it on our skin. In the same way, the invisible Spirit’s work can be seen and felt in our world as people help each other, as we pray, and as we worship.
  • Read and Share Stories of Kindness. As you are on the lookout for signs of God work in the world, and hoping to spread God’s love yourself, check out these inspiring acts of kindness.
  • Laugh. Read this blog post by Jen Hatmaker if you, too, are a parent “limping across the finish line” of the school year and need a funny word of grace. It is an oldie, but timeless. Plus, God has a sense of humor and would like for us to exercise ours, too. And to give ourselves a break.

Enjoy Nancy Tillman’s Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You; and remember that even as we look for signs of God’s love, God’s love finds us always, anywhere we go!

Watch the short film “Validation” and see how one person told others about the goodness and value he saw in them. What happened as a result?

Sing along with the SOTV Worship Band’s version of “Holy Spirit” by Jesus Culture.

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