Hearing this lovely opening to Paul’s letter to the Church in
Thessalonica, what single word catches your ear?
What image lingers in your
mind from this reading?
sharing your response to the question with others!
THEME: We thank God for faithfulness.
Reading II : 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians
in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: grace to
you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of
you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly calling
to mind your work of faith and labor of love and endurance
in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father,
knowing, brothers and sisters loved by God, how you
were chosen. For our gospel did not come to you in word
alone, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with
Question for Children: In your young life, who has helped you know Jesus as a friend?
Question for Youth: We are supposed to give to God the things that are God’s. What in your life is dedicated to God? How to you keep those things sacred?
Question for Adults: If you were to write a thank you note to someone or to a group who has helped you grow in faith, to whom would you write and what would you say?