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Session 6 Leader’s Guide

Lent 2021 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul  Session 6—“Love is the Way” Opening Prayer (2 min) Scripture (read in video):1 John 4: 7-12 Video (9 min) Breakout Room Discussion (20 min) In the video, Pastor Katie talks about how many palms are consumed in the United States for Palm Sunday every year and how we can create more environmentally and economically sustainable choices by purchasing EcoPalms.  How does purchasing Eco Palms help our earth and our economies?On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the day Jesus triumphantly rode into Jerusalem as his followers waved their palms is celebration and recognition of a Messiah.  We save our palms, and on Ash Wednesday the following year, we burn those same palms into ashes and mark them in the sign of the cross on our foreheads, remembering “From...

Session 4 Leader’s Guide

Lent 2021 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul Session 4— “Home” Opening Prayer (2 min) Review of Session 3 (5 min) Although God commands it of us, God’s gift to creation is Sabbath. The Jewish people numbered their days: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Sabbath. A wonderful thing happens when we repeatedly come to rest with God. We are recentered on who we are and are spiritually recharged. Scripture (Read in video): Luke 18:18-25 Video (11 min) Chapter Review and Discussion (10 min): In preparation for today, we had three assigned chapters:Chapter 9 Food For ThoughtChapter 10 A House Is Not a HomeChapter 11 It’s a Wonderful LifeOf those chapters, which inspired you to do something different?Of those same three chapters, which was the most challenging for you to read? Breakout Room Discussion (15 min): Matthew...