Schedule for Week of August 6
WEEK STARTING AUGUST 6
Song 60 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
bt chap. 24 ¶16-21 (25 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Ezekiel 24-27 (10 min.)
No. 1: Ezekiel 24:15-27 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Under What Circumstances Did God Allow the Israelites to Engage in Warfare?—rs p. 271 ¶5–p. 273 ¶1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
5 min: Announcements.
10 min: Are You Prepared for the New School Year? Discussion. Invite audience to outline some of the challenges Christian youths will face at school. Explain how parents can use the Index, Young People Ask books, and other theocratic tools during family worship to prepare their children to resist temptations and explain their faith. (1 Pet. 3:15) Choose one or two topics, and relate some of the helpful information found in our publications. Invite audience to comment on how they were able to give a witness while at school.
10 min: Local needs.
10 min: Ideas for Offering the Magazines in August. Discussion. Take 30 to 60 seconds to relate why the magazines will have appeal in your territory. Then, using the cover series of The Watchtower, invite the audience to give suggestions on an interest-arousing question to ask, and then invite suggestions on a scripture to read. Do the same for the cover series of Awake! and, if time allows, for one other article from either magazine. Demonstrate how each issue may be offered.
Song 97 and Prayer