Prayer: Jesus, you call us in unique ways. Help us to see unique ways we can catch others with your love, too. Amen
Reading: Luke 5: 1-11 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: My church camp was situated on a small lake. During our camping week we would have several Galilean Services. The pastor or camp director would row across the water and talk to the campers on shore from his canoe. A second canoe would follow with a small group of brass or guitar players and we would sing simple hymns. This would happen in the evening as the sun was setting or early morning while the mist was still on the lake. As a young camper of 10 or 12 years old, I thought this was beautiful way to worship and I still feel that way.
God wants us all to be fishers of men in our own unique way. Galilean Worship was one for us at camp. What do you think might catch someone today? Might be an idea from long ago but it could still work. Try it. Share it.
-- Alice Yeakel
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