Sunday’s 10:30-11:30a...Children start in worship
We are now in the season of the church called Lent. All eyes are on the cross; all thoughts are about Jesus and the sacrifice he made for us. This is what our prayers and thoughts are focused on.
Here are some of the traditions of the church the children are learning during this season of Lent:
Time: Begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. (Forty days not counting Sundays.
Color: Purple/Black for Good Friday
Remembering to Share: We especially remember the stories that Jesus told us.
The children’s lessons during Lent are about the parables of Jesus. Stories telling how we should love and care for all of God’s creation. During Lent, we have directed our prayers to God asking how we can be more loving and caring disciples.
Here are a few things the children have thought about doing especially for Lent:
¨ Get to know someone a little better. Go over and talk to someone who is sitting alone, and ask that person to join you in your activity.
¨ Take care of God’s creation by being careful not to waste anything.
¨ Recycle everything that you can.
¨ Everyday, read one of the stories (a parable) that Jesus told in the Bible.
¨ Everyday, say your favorite prayer or make up your own prayer thank Jesus for all that He has given you.
¨ Everyday sing the songs “Jesus Loves Me This I know” and “If You Want to Care for Someone”
¨ When you sit down to eat, pray for those who are hungry.
Lent reminds us that we want to live the life as Jesus showed us. All eyes are on the cross. Look up to Jesus!! When we sit in the sanctuary, we will look up at the cross that is draped in the purple parament. We will remember JESUS LOVED US.
Imagine Jesus on that cross looking back at you, what would he see?
Pat Antos coordinates the Children’s Sunday school program… to connect new children to the program, please contact Pat.
Wednesday Evening Program
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30p
The Wednesday evening children’s group will be participating in the Lenten studies along with the adults.
The children will be viewing the artist’s depiction of the life of Jesus and rendering their interpretation and meaning. It is the goal that as they learn the meaning of Lent, their understanding of the love and sacrifice of Jesus will become as deeply embedded in their religious experience as is the birth of Jesus.
Be watching for their own artistic representations of the stories.
Please contact leader Pat Antos with any questions about this program.
Programs for Children