When do you pray? Where do you pray? Do you pray with your family, or even your friends? Did you know that Jesus Himself made a prayer time for Himself? In today’s Gospel passage, we read, “And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.” If we read back a little bit in the Bible, these words come after the feeding of the 5,000. Jesus had been preaching all day. He was tired. It was a busy day for sure, but Jesus made time to talk to His Father.

We can pray before bed, in the morning when we first wake up, when we are all alone or when we are with our family. We can pray anytime, when we are busy or when we have free time. Let’s remember to talk to God. He wants to hear from you, and our Lord gave us the best example!

This Week’s Printable Children’s Word Resource.


Have you ever changed your mind about something? Well, of course you have. But usually it’s about something that doesn’t matter so much, isn’t it? Like what you want for dinner, or what you want to play today.

Titus is a saint of our Church who changed his mind about something very big. Saint Titus grew up on the island of Crete, in Greece. He and his family were pagans, and they worshipped false gods. Titus tried to be a good person though, and once, he had a vision from God! God told him to stop worshiping these false gods; instead he should worship the God who would save


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Presvytera Alexandra Houck

Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have five small children: Lydia, Paul, Silas, Philip, and Sarah. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.


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