October 14, 2018 

Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26] 

Sharing GOD’S STORY @ home  

SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK 

“As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD .” 

– Joshua 24:15 

MEALTIME PRAYER 

You give us good food to eat, dear God. You give us water to quench our thirst. You give us everything we need for our daily lives together. We ask that you continue to love and provide for us. Amen. 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS 

Something to consider as you read: What are the people doing in each story? What is God doing in each story? 

Sunday Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26] Joshua Serves God 

Monday 1 Samuel 16:1-13 David is Anointed by Samuel 

Tuesday 1 Samuel 17:1-11 David and Goliath, Part 1 

Wednesday 1 Samuel 17:12-30 David and Goliath, Part 2 

Thursday 1 Samuel 17:31-54 David and Goliath, Part 3 

Friday 2 Samuel 11:1-13 King David Abuses His Power 

Saturday 2 Samuel 11:14-27 David’s Sins Spiral Out of Control 

Sunday 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; Nathan and King David 

12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9 

If your household includes younger children, use a child-friendly Bible. You might find that the children’s Bible you are using may not include the very story assigned for the DAILY BIBLE READINGS. Read to your kids anyway. Just pick a story! 

SERVICE CHALLENGE 

SERVICE is how we enact God’s great love for the entire world. 

Make a list of things that your household could do serve one another. Ideas could include helping with chores, making a meal, or assisting with homework. Have each person choose one to do during the week. 

 

DEVOTIONS 

Think about devotions as a continuation of our community’s worship. The following basic pattern could be one way of forming your household’s devotions. Adapt as necessary! 

GATHERING 

 • Light a candle to help you focus this time as “God time.” 

 • Prayer of the Week 

God of the story, you kept Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Moses, and the children of Israel safe through flood and wilderness. You have made promises to us to do the same. Help us to see you. Help us to serve you. Amen. 

CARING CONVERSATION 

Take a moment to check in with each other or to use the questions below. 

 • Highs & Lows: What’s the best thing that happened with your family today? What was one thing that did not go well? 

 • Thinking About This Week’s Story: Read the Scripture verse for the week. Can you name one way someone in your family served you today? Did someone make you breakfast? Or a cup a coffee? Read you a story? How does it feel to be served? 

 • Getting Ready for Next Week’s Story: Psalm 51 gives us a glimpse into David’s heart as he seeks new life after what he has done and needs forgiveness. How about your heart? Did you forgive someone today? Or did someone forgive you? 

DAILY BIBLE READING 

Read aloud from the DAILY BIBLE READING from the front. What do you want to re-member from this reading? 

PRAY TOGETHER 

 • Dear God (point up), You love me (point to self). You love my family (point to each other). Help us to serve one another with love. Amen. 

CLOSING 

 • If you used a candle, extinguish it as a sign of the end of the devotion time. 

 • Rituals & Traditions: A Blessing to Share 

With permission, mark one another with the sign of the cross on the forehead, and say, “Choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and our house, we will serve the Lord. Amen.” 

LtW- At Home Insert Week #1-06 (10-14-2018)

 

October 21, 2018 

2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9 

Sharing GOD’S STORY @ home

SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK 

Have mercy on me, O God, 

according to your steadfast love. 

– Psalm 51:1 

MEALTIME PRAYER 

God of mercy, love, and abundance, hear our prayers. You provide us with food to eat, water to drink and people to share our lives with. Bless this food to our bodies so that we may be about your work in the world. Amen. 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS 

Something to consider as you read: What are the people doing in each story? What is God doing in each story? 

Sunday 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; Nathan and King David 

12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9 

Monday 2 Samuel 12:10-25 The Fallout from David’s Sin 

Tuesday Psalm 51:10-19 A Plea for Redemption and Transformation 

Wednesday 2 Samuel 23:8-17 David’s Mighty Warriors 

Thursday 1 Kings 1:5-37 Intrigue in Old David’s Palace 

Friday 1 Kings 1:38-53 Solomon is Anointed as the Future King 

Saturday 1 Kings 2:1-12 David’s Advice to Solomon 

Sunday 1 King 3:4-28 Solomon’s Wisdom 

If your household includes younger children, use a child-friendly Bible. You might find that the children’s Bible you are using may not include the very story assigned for the DAILY BIBLE READINGS. Read to your kids anyway. Just pick a story! 

SERVICE CHALLENGE 

SERVICE is how we enact God’s great love for the entire world. 

Make a collection box for your spare change this week. Bring your family’s spare change as offering to the church. 

 

DEVOTIONS 

Think about devotions as a continuation of our community’s worship. The following basic pattern could be one way of forming your household’s devotions. Adapt as necessary! 

GATHERING 

• Light a candle to help you focus this time as “God time.” 

• Prayer of the Week 

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. Amen. 

CARING CONVERSATION 

Take a moment to check in with each other or to use the questions below. 

• Highs & Lows: Name one thing that went well today. Name one thing that did not go so well today. 

• Thinking About This Week’s Story: Nathan tells a story to King David about wanting something that is not his. Can you name one thing today that you wanted but could not have? How did that make you feel? 

• Getting Ready for Next Week’s Story: How do you define wisdom? Name one way you exercised your wisdom today. 

DAILY BIBLE READING 

Read aloud from the DAILY BIBLE READING from the front. What do you want to remember from this reading? 

PRAY TOGETHER 

• Dear God, create a newness in our hearts. Help us to love. Help us to care. Help us to share our hearts with others. Amen. 

CLOSING 

• If you used a candle, extinguish it as a sign of the end of the devotion time. 

• Rituals & Traditions: A Blessing to Share 

With permission, mark one another with the sign of the cross on the forehead, and say, “God has washed you and made you clean in God’s love. Amen.” 

LtW- At Home Insert Week #1-07 (10-21-2018)