Peace School - Last year we also heard the story of King Saul and King David, as the people choose to follow kings and ask their last judge, Samuel, to anoint one. This visual is of the "King's Crown and the Priest's Pitcher" from the sixth section of our Bible Storyline - 'Kingdom and Temple.' This follows a time of being led by judges (such as Samson, Gideon, Deborah and Samuel), the fifth section of our Bible Storyline. Why did the people of God leave Pharaoh, and yet after a time of following Judges, decide to ask God for a King? What did a king offer that the judges and priests didn't? In the next few weeks we'll be learning stories of the prophets that emerge during the times of the kings. What is the role of prophets when you already have leadership (and politicians) and priests?
Read - This week read pages 64-71 to continue following along in your Shine On Story Bible through the year. This week's reading continues stories from Moses (our lesson a few weeks ago) to Joshua. While we learn of the kings on Nov. 8, what did having land and a temple mean to a people out of Egypt and out of the wilderness?
Practice - Parents, here's an activity to do at home together during the week from Building Faith, an Anabaptist resource. This activity works with sharing God's love, "Salt and Light."
Pray - During the week consider praying a portion of The LORD's Prayer from The New Zealand Prayer Book copied below (or choose to repeat another one of your favorite prayers).
Learning to Serve - As we collect Thanksgiving Food Baskets the next three weeks, watch this video about DenUM's Food For All. How can we continue working towards making sure everyone always has enough to eat?