CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS

May 31st

Pentecost

The Bible Story:

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  Then there appeared to them [divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.  And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.  Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?  Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,  Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,  Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 1So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.  For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’

 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;  whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.  For David says concerning Him:

‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;

Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.

 For You will not leave my soul in Hades,Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’

 “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.  Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 1 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.  This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:

‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’

 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”  Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.

Today we are looking at the story of what happened during the Jewish celebration of Pentecost. Many Jews from foreign places were in the city for the celebration. Imagine how amazed they were to hear the Disciples speaking in their own language! They were so amazed that three thousand of them asked to be baptized and became part of the church. In the Christian church, Pentecost is an important day. We recognize it as the birthday of the Church. Think about someone with whom you can share the good news of Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you words for their understanding!


THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY PAGE

Pentecost


Preschool Activities:


https://tracimsmith.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/10-pentecost-activities-for-kids-and-families/

https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bible-crafts-pentecost.html

 

Elementary Activities:


https://tracimsmith.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/10-pentecost-activities-for-kids-and-families/

https://www.pinterest.com/mctorr/pentecost-crafts/

 

Sword Drill:


This week’s lesson is so special, that all of the verses are coming from Acts!!  See how the key verses show the story.  It will be great practice to find the “action book”!   We can think of this as the birthday of the Christian Church—that we get to be part of forever!


Acts 2:1…  

Acts 2:1…  

GO….          (day of Pentecost)

 

Acts 2:5…  

Acts 2:5…  

GO….          (Jews of all nations)

 

Acts 2:8…  

Acts 2:8…  

GO….          (others amazed)

 

Acts 2:17…

Acts 2:17…

GO….          (Holy Spirit gave visions and dreams)

 

Acts 2:24…

Acts 2:24…

GO….          (God raised Jesus)

 

Acts 2:32…

Acts 2:32…

GO….          (they saw Jesus raised from the dead)

 

Acts 2:41…

Acts 2:41…

GO….          (3,000 new believers! ---- WOW!)

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May 24th

Paul Escapes


The Bible Story: Acts 9: 20-25

At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.  All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?”  Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.

 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him,  but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.  But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.

 

What a beautiful story of God’s protection! This is a wonderful example of how God can use people to help others, even to protect them! Look for examples of how God can use you to help others this week. And be sure to share God’s Kingdom with others!

 

Preschool Activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f5sseR6H8s


https://www.pinterest.com/mistermogs/paul-escapes-in-a-basket/


Elementary Activities:

https://sundayschoolzone.com/bible-story/paul-escaped-in-a-basket/page/2/


https://www.biblefunforkids.com/2015/02/paul-escapes-damascus-in-basket.html


https://www.pinterest.com/mistermogs/paul-escapes-in-a-basket/


THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY PAGE

Paul Escapes


Sword Drill  

Verses from this lesson



Acts 9:20…

Acts 9:20…

GO….   (Paul preaches Good News)



Acts 9:22…

Acts 9:22…

GO….     (Paul’s proof Jesus is Messiah)



Acts 9:25…

Acts 9:25…

GO….     (basket escape)


Verses of encouragement

            (Tips—the Psalms are in the middle of your Bible and Ephesians is a book Paul wrote, so it is later New Testament.  Have fun and be blessed by God’s Word to you!)



Psalm 103:8...

Psalm 103:8…

GO…      (slow to anger)



Psalm 139:14...

Psalm 139:14…

GO…      (…  wonderfully made)



        John 14:1…       

John 14:1…

GO…      (let not hearts be troubled)


     Ephesians 4:32…

     Ephesians 4:32…

               GO…             (…kind…forgiving)


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Sunday, May 17th


The Bible Story:

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 


As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.  “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”


 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.  Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.  For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.


 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.  In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.  And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”

 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.  I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”



 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

 

What an amazing thing happens when Jesus changes lives! Saul was an enemy to all the followers of Jesus. He would hunt them down and have them thrown into prison. But when Jesus met Saul on the road to Damascus, his life was changed forever. He even was given a new name, Paul. Paul became one of the strongest followers of Jesus. He established many churches and wrote many of the books in the New Testament. He even gave up his own life for Jesus.

Another amazing follower of Jesus in this story is Ananias. He knew Saul as an enemy, but because of his great faith, he obeyed Jesus and welcomed Saul as a brother and fellow follower of Jesus.

Every day that we walk with Jesus, our lives are being changed as well. Think about how your relationship with Jesus has made you into a different person. Thank you God for Jesus and the change He makes in our lives!

 

THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY PAGE

Paul Is Changed



Preschool Activities:

https://www.watermark.org/blog/paul-meets-jesus-three-activities-for-preschool-families

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/8444318023779322/

 

Elementary Activities:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/161707442849213526/


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/534802524470739082/


https://ideas.brf.org.uk/saul-to-paul-craft-and-activity-ideas



Sword Drills

from this lesson:

Acts 9:1…           

Acts 9:1….          

GO…..   (Saul)      


Acts 9:3….          

Acts 9:3….          

                 GO…..    (light from Heaven)


Acts 9:7….          

Acts 9:7…           

        GO…..    (3 days blind)


Acts 9:15…..       

Acts 9:15….        

                         GO…..    (God speaks to Ananias)


Encouragement verses:    ** is one that is in a letter that Paul wrote after being changed.


               John 10:11….                    

               John 10:11…                     

                     GO….     (Our Good Shepherd)


             Matthew 22:37-39…       

             Matthew 22:37-39…       

                        GO…..    (the Great Commission)


                    **Ephesians 1:3….                         

            Ephesians 1:3….              

GO…..    (praise)   


John 16:33….      

John 16:33….      

                           GO….     (that you may have peace)

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May 10th

Peter in Prison: The Video

https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify/video/unitedmethodistpublishinghouse/33162-deep-blue-connects-adventure-spring-2020/33300-lessons/112472-peter-in-prison

 

The Bible Story: Acts 12: 1-17

It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.  He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.  When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.  After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.  So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. 


The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.  Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.  Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him.  Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision.  They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.  


Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”  When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.  Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!” “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. “Tell James and the other brothers and sisters about this,” he said, and then he left for another place.

 


Can you imagine how Peter felt when he was thrown into prison? He must have felt very hopeless…so much so that when the angel came to rescue him, he thought he was dreaming! You are experiencing some hard times right now…it’s probably been quite a while since you have been able to be with some of your family members and many of your friends. Even though you can’t physically be with them, you can probably find ways to reach out to them to let them know you care. Maybe you can be an “angel” for them. Be sure to share some of God’s Kingdom this week!

 

Answers to last week’s Bible Trivia:

1. To what city was Saul traveling when he encountered a great and blinding light? 

            Damascus

2. What tribe is Paul from?

            Benjamin

3. Paul was shipwrecked on what island?

            Malta

 

Preschool Activities:


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/240661173820557428/?d=t&mt=login

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/308567011953230432/

https://sundayschoolzone.com/activity/peter-was-rescued-from-jail-bible-craft/


Elementary Activities:


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/511158626448898179/

https://sundayschoolzone.com/activity/peters-rescue-maze-bible-activity/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/308567011953230432/


2nd-3rd Grade…………  Sword Drill Fun………………

Key Verses in this lesson:


           Acts 12:5…..                


Acts 12:5….     


                           GO…..              (prayer matters)



            Acts 12:7….                 


Acts 12:7…      


                                             GO……             (the angel, broken chains)



            Acts 12:11…                


Acts 12:11…    


                                  GO…..              (Peter understands)



            Acts 12:17….               


Acts 12:17….   


                                   GO…..              (Peter tells his story)



Encouragement Verses:  *is not in our usual books, but I know you remember that Psalms are in the very middle of your Bibles…… 😊


         *Psalms 119:105…     


          *Psalms 119:105…      


                                     GO…  (our reason to love the Bible)



            Luke 6:31…..               


            Luke 6:31…..               


                                         GO…   (the Golden Rule for good life)



            Mark 10:14….             


            Mark 10:14….             


                                            GO…    (Children are important to God)



            John 8:12….                


            John 8:12….                


                                   GO…    (Jesus, Light of the World)


Praying the blessing of our Savior for all of you and your families until we can see your shining faces again……….  Ms. Marilee and Ms. Glo

 


THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY PAGE

Activity_Page_for_51020.pdf

 

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May 3rd

Thomas Believes

 

Welcome to the first Sunday of May. This would have been our last First Sunday of this school year, so Happy Birthday to all May, June, July, and August birthdays!


Here is some Bible Trivia for you:

1. To what city was Saul traveling when he encountered a great and blinding light? 

2. What tribe is Paul from?

3. Paul was shipwrecked on what island?

Answers will be given next week!

 

The Video:

https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify/series/unitedmethodistpublishinghouse/33162-deep-blue-connects-adventure-spring-2020/33300-lessons/112485-thomas-believes

 

The Bible Story:  John 20:24-29

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.  So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”  Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

 

Many times it’s hard to believe something unless we can see it with our own eyes. But if you think about it, we actually believe things without seeing them quite often. We can’t see wind, but we can feel its force pushing against us. We can’t see germs, but we can certainly feel how sick they can make us! We can’t see God’s love, but we can feel His caring in all the many gifts He has given us. Show some of God’s love to others this week. Show them God’s Kingdom!


Preschool Activities:

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrCmmbxVKdeDyQAoAIPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=disciple+thomas+activities+for+preschoolers&fr=yhs-pty-pty_email&hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_email

 

Elementary Activities:

https://www.pinterest.com/lasan0215/doubting-thomas/


This Week’s Sword Drill Verses-- from our story:

John 20:24….

John 20:24…

            GO...            

(Thomas missed seeing Jesus)


John 20:27…

John 20:27...

GO…

(Jesus and Thomas)


John 20:29…

John 20:29…

               GO…              

(a promise we share!)


How wonderful to know that Jesus was thinking of us when He spoke kindly to Thomas in verse 29!

Other Scripture Blessings--- ** you might check your Table of Contents on these


Joshua 1:9…

Joshua 1:9…

GO…

(Courage in God’s presence with us)


Proverbs 3:5-6…

Proverbs 3:5-6…

GO…

(Trust, for a straight path)


Praying for all of you and your families while we miss you in our class times!  Ms. Glo and Ms. Marilee


There was no activity sheet published for May 3 in our current lesson series. 

 

Acts 4:20(memory verse)

“As for us, we can’t stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

 

The lesson Scripture is from Acts 4:1-22 about Peter and John. 

 

Thank you for your prayers and for continuing to be God’s helpers.

 

Mary

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April 26th

Peter and John Heal a Crippled Man

 

The Bible Story: Acts 3: 1- 16

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.  Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.  Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”  So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.  He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.  When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.  When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?  The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.  You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.  You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

 

Isn’t it interesting what the crippled man asked Peter and John? He asked them for money, but instead they healed him! Sometimes we are just like the crippled man…we ask for what we think we need, instead of what we really need. In our prayers, let’s remember that….and accept the better answer we receive! Also, Peter gave God the credit for the healing. Let us recognize that when God uses us to serve others, it is God’s power that makes the difference. Spread God’s Kingdom to others this week!

This week’s Sword Drill--- How is it going everyone?  I hope you are having fun teaching your parents and siblings how to find the verses in the Bible.  Have any of you challenged your parents to find the verse first?  Have fun—and remember that the Bible is God’s message of hope and instruction for how to know His presence and His help each day… we all need wisdom and patience right now.  😊

From our story:

Acts 4:2…

Acts 4:2…

GO…………

Acts 4:12…

Acts 4:12…

GO………….

Acts 4:19…

Acts 4:19...

GO……........


Challenge Verses--- ones not in the lesson, or the Gospels, or the Old Testament Law books…

Proverbs 14:16….            

Proverbs 14:16…..           

GO….. (how can I be wise?)

Psalm 23:4….                    

Psalm 23:4…..                  

GO….  (when times are hard…)

Psalm 9:1-2….                  

Psalm 9:1-2…..                 

GO….  (reasons to Praise God)


Blessings and peace and JOY to all of you.  We still miss you bunches!   Ms. Glo and Ms. Marilee

 

 

Activities for Preschool:

http://storage.cloversites.com/communitybiblechurch4/documents/Kindergarten%20lesson%2010_6.pdf


https://www.watermark.org/blog/three-activities-for-preschool-families-a-lame-beggar-is-healed

 

 

Activities for Elementary:

https://www.pinterest.com/normacook/peter-john-lame-man-healed/


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/136796907407868334/

 

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April 19th

Walk to Emmaus


Bible Story: Luke 24:13-35

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.  They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.  As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.  He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast.  One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.  The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.  In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.  Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”  He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther.  But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.  They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”  Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

 

It may seem a little strange to us that these men walked and talked with Jesus for such a long time and didn’t recognize him! Remember though, that they were very troubled by Jesus’s suffering and death. Perhaps in their grief and trouble, they weren’t able to see things clearly. Think about that in your own life…when you are troubled, do you stop to look for Jesus? If you stop and look, you will probably discover that just like these men, Jesus was walking with you all along!


Remember to look for Jesus in all that you do and say this week. Be sure to share God’s Kingdom with those around you!


SWORD DRILL…………………………………….. We think of the 12 Disciples, but there were any others who believed.  Today’s story shows how they needed one another…as we need one another today with our unusual world events.


Luke 24:19….               

Luke 24:19…                

GO…………..

Luke 24:26…                

Luke 24:26…                

GO…………..

Luke 24:31…                

Luke 24:31…                

GO…………..

Luke 24:33-34…           

Luke 24:33-34…           

GO…………..

Challenge to find---but great encouragement for us all.

2 Timothy 1:7…           

2 Timothy 1:7…           

GO………....


We miss you all and pray for you as you are learning at home.  We pray that your family time will give you amazing blessings as you have much more time to practice kindness and patience there.  God always has things for us to learn in our hard times.  He wants to bless you then, and when we look back on hard times we can see that He was there with us every time we ask for His help and then wait patiently for Him to work things out. 


Have a beautiful Easter week!  Ms. Glo and Ms Marilee

 

Resources for preschool:

https://classroom.synonym.com/crafts-preschoolers-road-emmaus-12106381.html


https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEeSU7wJReSHsAsA8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=road+to+emmaus+activities+for+preschool&fr=yhs-pty-pty_email&hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_email

 

Resources for Elementary:

https://www.pinterest.com/lasan0215/emmaus-road/


https://ministry2kidz.com/2018/07/13/road-to-emmaus-craft/


https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrC_BzWwJRerh0AQAkPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=road+to+emmaus+activities+for+kids&fr=yhs-pty-pty_email&hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_email


This Week's Activity Page


April_19.pdf

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April 12th

EASTER SUNDAY

The Bible Story: Matthew 28:1-8


Video: https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify/video/unitedmethodistpublishinghouse/33162-deep-blue-connects-adventure-spring-2020/33300-lessons/112468-easter


Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.” And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.

 

Imagine the excitement of the women when they found the empty tomb on that first Easter morning! Jesus has risen! This is our Christian faith: belief in everlasting life with Jesus. Look all around you this week at all the signs of new life that spring brings. Give thanks for the gift of Jesus!

Scriptures for our Easter Celebration……  Jesus makes eternal life a promise with His victory.


Matthew 28:5-6….                 Matthew 28:5-6….          GO……..

Luke 24:1…                            Luke 24:1…                      GO……..

Luke 24:6-7…                         Luke 24:6-7…                  GO…….


Scriptures to remind us of God’s care…….Let’s find joy in trusting Him as we celebrate Easter!


Psalm 91:1…                Psalm 91:1…                GO………

Psalm 46:10…              Psalm 46:10…              GO……..

Romans 8:28…            Romans 8:28…            GO……..

2 Timothy 1:7…           2 Timothy 1:7…           GO……..


Easter Activities For Everyone:


https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/easter-activities-crafts/top-10-easter-activities-families


https://www.diyncrafts.com/24882/crafts/20-fun-family-easter-traditions-activities-start-year



Holy Week Trivia from last week with answers:


1. How did Jesus enter Jerusalem? On a donkey

2. Including Jesus, how many people were at the last supper? 13

3. What was the name of the river Jesus and his disciples crossed to get to the Garden of Gethsemane? The Kidron

 

 

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April 5th

PALM SUNDAY

Special Edition: April First Sunday

All your teachers miss spending First Sunday with you this week. Happy Birthday to all our April birthdays! You will get your birthday pencil when we can meet again at the church building. This is also Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, so you will find some special Holy Week activities you can do with your family.

 

Here’s some Holy Week trivia:

1. How did Jesus enter Jerusalem?

2. Including Jesus, how many people were at the last supper?

3. What was the name of the river Jesus and his disciples crossed to get to the Garden of Gethsemane?

Look for the answers next week!

 

Palm Sunday

This week’s video:


https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify/video/unitedmethodistpublishinghouse/33162-deep-blue-connects-adventure-spring-2020/33300-lessons/112480-palm-sunday


Bible Story

Mark 11: 1-11


As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’” They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?”  They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.  When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.  Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.  Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Hosanna!

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.


Today’s story is familiar to many of you, but did you ever think about why certain things happened? Why did Jesus ride a donkey? Why did people put clothes in the street? Why did they wave palm branches? Well, the donkey was to fulfill prophesy from the Old Testament. Laying clothes in the street and waving palm branches is something people would do to welcome royalty. The people on this Sunday really seemed to recognize how special Jesus was. What are some things you do to show someone how special they are to you? This week, think of something you can do for each person in your house to show them how much you care about them. 

Happy Palm Sunday!



2nd-3rd Grade

Greetings and Happy Palm Sunday!  As we continue to miss all of your smiling faces and wonderful questions, we are both praying that you are finding special ways to enjoy your time with your families, and great ways to help with things in your homes.  I hope you are enjoying the verses for the Sword Drills.  As you grow you will have favorite verses that lift your heart and help you to know your Savior, Jesus.  I am tucking a couple of my favorites in as challenges along with our story verses for today.  They will have a 😊

  • Mark 11:1….                              Mark 11:1…..                Go………
  • Luke 22:7-8…                            Luke 22:7-8…               Go…………
  • Mark 11:9….                              Mark 11:9…..                Go…………
  • Psalm 37:23-24……                   Psalm 37:23-24…         Go… 😊
  • Psalm 100:1-5……                     Psalm 100:1-5……         Go… 😊


Since we all have more time to plan our “extra hours” we can spend some of that time each day praying – to thank God for His everlasting love and all of the things that we do still have—springtime, food, homes, clothes to be warm, family to love us—so much more.  Then of course we can pray for everyone who needs wisdom and courage… including ourselves.

Praying for you all and your families….  Ms Glo and Ms Marilee

 

Preschool:

https://childrensministry.com/preschool-palm-sunday-activities/


http://www.dltk-bible.com/crafts/


Elementary

https://www.pinterest.com/esl52/palm-sunday-crafts/


https://www.messychurch.org.uk/resource/messy-palm-sunday


Holy Week Activities


Palm_Sunday.pdf


http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.com/p/holy-week-activities.html


https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/easter/15-ways-to-observe-holy-week-with-your-family-11570532.html


https://chasingthosemoments.com/holy-week-activities/


https://teachbesideme.com/a-week-of-christ-centered-easter-activities-for-families/



https://www.ldsliving.com/Ideas-to-Celebrate-Easter-All-Week-Long/s/81506

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