Call to Worship
Leader: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
All: Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
Leader: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
All: God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.
Leader: Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.
All: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Time for Young Disciples
Once, when Jesus was traveling through Samaria, he stopped to rest by a well. When a Samarian woman came to draw water from the well, Jesus asked her for a drink. She was surprised that he spoke to her, because Jesus was a Jew, and the Jews hated Samarians. Then Jesus did something even more surprising. He told the woman if she knew who he was, she would ask him for water – living water. He told her if she drank that water, she would never be thirsty again.
At first, the woman thought Jesus meant actual water. As they talked though, she realized that Jesus meant something else. When we don’t have water, we’re thirsty. We long for water and don’t feel right until we get some. Jesus knew the woman had a different kind of thirst. She was longing for God in her life. She wouldn’t be satisfied until she knew him. As Jesus continued to talk, the woman realized who he was, the Son of God. The longing she had to know God was satisfied, and she ran to share the news with others.