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Welcome to an online experience unique to our normal Sunday mornings! We are glad you chose to engage with us in this manner.

Below you will see, on Sunday, video links for music and a short sermon,
Bible verses and prayers to interact with, and guided thoughts for communion and generosity.
This will be in the format of our normal service and will give you a visual of how our services are normally ordered.

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Sunday, September 13th Service

Students (Middle and High School)

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

 

This week we have 3 Bible Story videos:

 

Older Elelmentary

Ok, so you don't have to freak your child out too much, but go and hide their favorite item, but do not tell them you have hidden it. Now, ask them where that item is!! If this goes well, the idea is that they might have a moment of panic!! 

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and praise Jesus with your singing!

Scripture:

Luke 15:2, 6, 9, 30-32 Take turns reading through these verses with your child.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and enjoy the story of the Parables.

Questions:

  1. What did the Pharisees and scribes complain about? Jesus’ welcoming sinners
  2. How did the three characters from the parables react when what they lost was found? By rejoicing and celebrating
  3. Why was the older brother angry at the end of that parable? He felt his father was treating him unfairly
  4.  Do you ever feel like it’s unfair for God to love people who disobey Him? Help your child see that all people are sinners. We often try to rank our sin or compare it to other people’s sin to justify why we chose to sin. Help your child understand that all sin deserves death. 
  5. What might you say to someone who doesn’t know Jesus? Invite kids to share their ideas. Talk with your child about how they came to know and love Jesus. You could even use this time to talk about the plan of salvation and baptism. If you need guidance or have questions, I am happy to set up a time to meet with you 🙂  

 

Activity

Have your child pick out 1 of the 3 parables that they learned about today, and act it out!! Make this fun, maybe even dress up, or create a scene. Encouraging kids to act out their interpretation of things is a great way for them to learn:)

 

Craft

Make a sheep!! Find items around your house to make a sheep. Items might include; marshmallows, pillows, cotton balls, play-doh, pillowcase, white sock, yarn, etc.

 

Remember……….God promises to never leave us or forsake us!

Younger Elementary

Three Parables

Luke 15

 

Many people came to listen to Jesus teach. The religious leaders were angry that sinners came to listen to Jesus. They did not think Jesus should be friends with people who do wrong things. So Jesus told them three parables, or stories, to teach them about God.

Jesus said, “If a man has 100 sheep and one goes missing, he leaves the 99 sheep and looks everywhere for his lost sheep. And when he finds it, he tells his friends and neighbors, ‘Let’s celebrate because I have found my lost sheep!’”

Jesus told them, “In heaven, there will be more joy over one person who is sorry for his sin and turns back to God than over 99 good people who don’t need to be sorry.”

Then Jesus told a second story: “If a woman has 10 silver coins and loses one of them, she lights a lamp, sweeps the house, and searches until she finds it. Then she tells her friends and neighbors, ‘Let’s celebrate because I have found my lost coin!’”

Jesus said, “In heaven, God’s angels will celebrate when one person is sorry for his sin and turns back to God.”

Then Jesus told one more story: “A man had two sons. The younger son told his father, ‘Give me the money that will be mine someday.’ So the father gave his son what was his.

“The younger son traveled to a faraway country. He spent all his money and made wrong choices. The son had nothing left, and the country he was in ran out of food. He got a job feeding pigs, but he was still hungry.

“The son was sorry for his wrong choices. He said, ‘My father’s workers have plenty of food. I do not deserve to be his son. I will ask to be his worker.’ So he went home. His father ran to him and gave him a big hug and a kiss. The son started to say he was sorry, but the father told his servants, ‘Bring the best clothes for my son to wear! Let’s celebrate with a big meal! My son was lost, and now he is found!’

“The older son came home and asked, ‘What’s going on?’ A servant said, ‘Your brother is home. Your father is celebrating.’

“The father asked the older son to come inside and celebrate. But the older son was angry. He said, ‘I always obeyed you, but you never threw a party for me.’

“‘Son,’ the father said, ‘everything I have is yours. This is a day to celebrate because your brother was lost, but now he is found.’”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus told stories about people who were looking for things that were lost. Jesus told these stories to teach about Himself. Jesus looks for people who are lost, people who do not know Him. Jesus gave His life to save people from sin.

Activity

 

Search the Room

 

Hide a coin in the room. Tell your child a coin is lost in the room and ask them to find it. Provide flashlights to use while searching. Celebrate when the coin is found.  

Say • Jesus told stories about people who were looking for things that were lost. He said a woman would light lamps and clean the whole house to search for one coin that was lost. Jesus told these stories to teach about Himself. Jesus looks for people who are lost, people who do not know Him. Jesus came to save people who do not know Him. He celebrates when just one person comes to know Him!

Early Childhood

Three Parables

 

Bible Passage: Luke 15

 

Story Point: Jesus is our King.

 

Key Passage: Colossians 1:13

 

Christ connection: Jesus gave His life to save people from sin.

 

Bible Story 

Some people did not like that Jesus loved sinners. Jesus told a story about a man who left all of his other sheep to find the one sheep that was lost, and he celebrated. Then Jesus told about a woman who swept her whole house to look for one coin, and she celebrated when she found it. Jesus said, “All of heaven celebrates when one sinner comes to God.” Then Jesus told about a man with two sons. The younger son left home and wasted his money. When he had no more money or food, he got a job feeding pigs. He was so hungry, he wanted to eat pig food! He said, “My father’s workers have plenty of food. I do not deserve to be his son, but I will ask to be his worker.” When his father saw him coming, his father ran to his son, hugged him, and kissed him. His father said, “Let’s celebrate! My son was lost and now is found!” 

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus told stories about God’s love.

The father was happy when his son came home.

God is happy when sinners trust Jesus.

 

Activity

Make Mud

Pour a handful of dirt and a little water in a ziplock bag. Seal the bag with duct tape. Encourage your child to squeeze the bags to make mud. Talk about the Bible story as they play.

Say • Jesus told stories about God’s love. A son left home, wasted his money, and was so hungry he wanted to eat pig food! The father was happy when his son came home. God is happy when sinners trust Jesus. Jesus is our King.

 

Move Like Sheep

Invite your child to crawl on the floor, bleating like sheep. Pretend to be a shepherd gathering and counting your sheep. Exaggerate being relieved they are all there.

Say • Jesus told stories about God’s love. The shepherd was happy to find his sheep. God is happy when sinners trust Jesus. Jesus is our King.

 

Optional video links:

Prodigal Son story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xONjlDWyJ8

Worship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGRjvfjinJQ

 

Sunday, September 6th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Before you start this lesson, hide a treasure somewhere inside your home or outside your home. Give your child a clue about what the item is and then send them on a hunt! If your child is struggling, you can help by telling them they are getting hotter or colder. You can explain after they find it, that today’s story is about a man who sold everything in order to gain a treasure he thought was very valuable.

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and party in your pajamas!!

Scripture:

Matthew 13:31-32 : 44 Since there are only 3 verses this week, try and read different versions of the Bible to see if there is one that is easier to understand.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and find the Bible Story video.

Questions:

  1. Who fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy about listening and not understanding? Those who didn’t understand Jesus’ parables.
  2. How is the kingdom of heaven like a mustard seed? It looks small but grows large and provides shelter.
  3. How is the kingdom of heaven like a buried treasure? It is valuable and worth giving up everything to get.
  4. Have you ever had to give up something to follow Jesus? Talk with your child about situations they may have faced where they had to choose obedience over popularity, comfort, or another thing the world can offer. Be prepared to share your own experiences.
  5. What role can you play in growing God’s kingdom? Talk with your child about  ways they can share the gospel with others. Remind them of the mustard seed, emphasizing that even seemingly small things, such as inviting a friend to church or praying for a neighbor, can have a big impact in God’s kingdom.

 

Activity/Challenge:

Find someone you can do something nice for. Examples might include: pulling weed for a neighbor, picking up trash at a park, sweeping off sidewalks, planting flowers at a nursing home or church, washing someone’s car, etc. This is a great way to spread the love of Jesus to others!

 

Craft:

Apple paintings. If you don’t have an apple, you could use a pear or a potato. Cut the time in half, dab into the paint, and press firmly onto paper.  If you do not have paint or paper,  you could even use water and make prints outside on the concrete.

 

Remember…. God’s growing kingdom is more valuable than anything!

Younger Elementary

Kingdom Parables

 

Matthew 13

 

One day, Jesus went out and sat by the sea. Many people came to hear Him teach, so Jesus got into a boat and sat down. The people stood on the shore, and Jesus told them parables, or stories, to teach them about God’s kingdom.

Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “Why do you tell stories to teach?”

Jesus said, “Not everyone will understand what is true about God’s kingdom.” In the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah said, “Some people look, but they do not see. They hear, but they do not listen or understand.” Through Jesus, Isaiah’s words came true. Jesus told the disciples, “You are blessed because you understand.”

Then Jesus told a parable: “God’s kingdom is like a mustard seed that a man planted in his field. It is the smallest seed, but it grows taller than the garden plants. The seed becomes a tree, and the birds build nests in its branches.”

Then Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like leaven, or yeast, that a woman mixed into flour. The leaven makes the dough rise.”

Jesus told another parable: “God’s kingdom is like a treasure buried in a field. A man found the treasure and buried it again. Then he joyfully sold everything he had and bought that field.”

Then Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like a man looking for beautiful pearls. When he found one very valuable pearl, he sold everything he had and bought it.”

When Jesus finished teaching the crowds, He left that place and went to His hometown.

 

Christ connection: God’s kingdom is growing in the world. His kingdom is valuable and worth giving everything for. While we wait for Jesus to come back and set up his kingdom, we obey Him and tell others about King Jesus, who rescues sinners.

 

Activities

 

Listen and Hear

 

Go on a walk and ask your child what they hear. Challenge them to listen for hard-to-hear sounds such as a bird chirping high in a tree. Encourage them to name some of the things they hear.

Say • You had to listen carefully to hear some of those sounds! Before you thought about what you were hearing, all the sounds were just noise and didn’t make sense. A lot of people heard Jesus teach too, but they didn’t really hear and understand what He taught. In today’s Bible story, Jesus taught about God’s kingdom. Let’s pray and ask God to help us listen and understand what He has to teach us today!

Describe Pictures

 

Invite your child to draw a picture. Ask them to tell you about their picture.  

Say • Two people can look at the same picture and see two different things. Not everyone understood the stories that Jesus taught in our Bible story today either. Jesus used stories about trees and things that people could look at, but they didn’t see how it explained God’s kingdom.

 

Early Childhood

Kingdom Parables

 

Bible Passage: Matthew 13

 

Story Point: Jesus is our King.

 

Key Passage: Colossians 1:13

 

Christ connection: Jesus grows His kingdom when we trust in Him.

 

Bible Story

Jesus told stories to teach people about God’s kingdom. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed a man planted. It is the smallest seed, but when it grew, it became a tree and birds made nests in its branches.” In another story, Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure a man found in a field. In his joy, he sold everything he had to buy that field.” Jesus was saying that God’s kingdom is worth giving everything for. It is also big enough for everyone who trusts in Jesus.

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus told people what God’s kingdom is like.

God’s kingdom is worth giving everything for.

Everyone who trusts in Jesus is part of God’s kingdom.

 

Activity

Match and Sort Seeds

Before the session, cut simple seed shapes out of construction paper, using various colors and sizes. Encourage your child to sort the seeds by color and size. Retell the Bible story as they work. 

Say • Jesus said God’s kingdom is like a tiny seed that grows into a very large tree. Everyone who trusts in Jesus is part of God’s kingdom. Jesus is our King!

 

Video YouTube link

 

Video story about growing faith.  Suggested items for viewing the video with your kiddo: magnifying glass and a small seed.

Have your child look at the seed in your hand. Then have them look through the magnifying glass at the seed. Talk about how God can grow your faith into something big and beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnnxF-dg6SM--

 

Pray- Thank you that even though we are small, you hear our prayers, and together we can do amazing things. In Jesus’ name – Amen!

 

Sunday, August 30th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Take a flashlight and have a little fun with it! Start by going into a dark room and turning on the flashlight. You could even have some making a few shadow puppets. Then, take the flashlight outside and turn it on. Notice how the same light does not appear to be as bright outside. Today the story is about a time when Jesus’ light shone just about as bright as anything you have ever seen!

Music:

 

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and spend some time worshipping in song.

 

Scripture:

 

Mark 9:2-7 Read through these verses and spend some time talking about them as a family.

 

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and enjoy the video lesson of the week.

 

Questions:

 

  1. Where did Jesus show His glory? At the top of the mountain
  2. Who stood with Jesus in HIs glory? Moses and Elijah
  3. What did the voice tell Peter, James, and John to do? Listen to Jesus
  4. Why do you think Jesus chose to reveal His glory to Peter, James, and John? Discuss those three disciples’ role as leaders among the disciples. Help the kids understand that they were Jesus’ closest friends as well as some of His most loyal followers. Help them understand that showing His glory to them was a way to help them see that He truly is God’s Son.
  5. How do you feel when you think of Jesus’ return? Help the kids process through the different emotions they may feel about Jesus’ return. Remind them that everyone who has faith in Jesus will be glorified with Him and live forever with God. Focus on Jesus’ return as our source of hope.

 

Craft:

Find a picture of something that is lying around your house. It could be a photograph, a magazine, mail, etc. Tape that picture to a window where the sun is shining. Now place a white piece of paper over that picture you already taped on the window. Use the sunlight to do tracing. You could tape the white paper over the picture if your child is having trouble holding it and tracing.

 

Game/Activity:

Go on a white hunt. Walk around your house or your neighborhood, finding as many things that you can that are white! To put a spin on it, play a game of eye  spy with my little eye, but only spy items that are white!

 

Remember….You can see God’s glory all around us, if you just look:)

Younger Elementary

Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John.

Bible Passage: Matthew 17; Mark 9; Luke 9

Story Point: Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John.

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Showed His Glory Matthew 17; Mark 9; Luke 9

One day, Jesus went up on a high mountain with Peter, James, and John. The disciples fell asleep, and Jesus prayed. All of a sudden, Jesus changed. His face was shining like the sun, and His clothes were bright white. The disciples woke up and saw Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus.

Peter said, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If You want, I will set up three tents here: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

Peter was still talking when a bright cloud covered them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased. Listen to Him!” The disciples fell facedown. They were so scared!

Jesus came up and touched them. He said, “Get up. Do not be afraid.” When the disciples looked up, they did not see Moses or Elijah. They only saw Jesus.

As the friends were coming down the mountain, Jesus said, “Do not tell anyone what you saw until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”

The disciples did not tell anyone, but they wondered what Jesus meant. They asked Him, “Why do the Jewish teachers say that Elijah must come before the Messiah comes?”

Jesus told them that Elijah had already come—that is, a prophet like Elijah had come. Jesus was talking about John the Baptist. The people did not think John was a prophet, and they hurt him. Jesus said that they would hurt Him too.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John. Jesus said He would die, rise from the dead, and go back to heaven. One day, Jesus will come again in His glory to make everything new.

Activities

 

Play “Wake up, Disciples”

Have your family sit in chairs in a large circle. Leave space between the chairs. Explain that when you say, “Fall asleep, disciples,” they should close their eyes, and pretend to sleep. When you say, “Wake up, disciples,” they should open their eyes, jump up, and find a new seat. Say the phrases several times, alternating the phrases and varying the game speed. 

Say • In our Bible story today, Jesus went up on a high mountain with Peter, James, and John. The disciples fell asleep. When they awoke, they saw a most amazing sight!  

 

Count Clouds by Three

Arrange cotton balls in a pile next to a muffin tin. Set out tongs and show your child how to hold the tongs to grasp and pick up a cotton ball. Invite them to pick up three cotton balls with the tongs one at a time and put them into one of the muffin tin cups.  

Say • Our cotton balls look kind of like clouds. In today’s Bible story, Jesus took three of His disciples up a high mountain. While they were there, the three disciples saw Jesus transform in an amazing way. Then they heard God the Father speaking to them about Jesus from a cloud. Listen to the story to hear what happened.

  

 

Review

 Whom did Jesus take with Him up the mountain? (Peter, James, and John

How did the way Jesus looked change? (His face was shining like the sun, and His clothes were 

bright white.)

When the disciples awoke, whom did they see talking with Jesus? (Moses and Elijah)

What did the voice from the cloud call Jesus? (“My beloved Son”)

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

 

 

What was Jesus doing? (Jesus walked on water.)

Who also wanted to walk on water? (Peter)

Who saved Peter when he sank? (Jesus)

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

Early Childhood

Jesus Showed His Glory

Bible Passage: Matthew 17; Mark 9; Luke 9

 

Story Point: Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

 

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

 

Christ connection: One day, Jesus will come again in His glory.

 

Bible Story for Older Kiddos

One day, Jesus went onto a mountain with Peter, James, and John. Suddenly, Jesus changed right in front of them! Jesus’ face shone like the sun, and His clothes were bright and shining. Moses and Elijah appeared, and they spoke with Jesus. Peter said, “Jesus, it is good we are here! I will make a tent for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah!” While Peter was talking, a loud voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him!” The disciples were afraid. Jesus said, “Do not be afraid.” When they looked up, only Jesus was standing with them.

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John.

God said Jesus is His beloved Son.

One day, everyone who loves Jesus will see His glory.

ACTIVITIES

Make a Block Mountain

Encourage your child to make a mountain with blocks. Demonstrate how to make the base of the mountain wider than the top. Fold three index cards to make “tents.” Put them on the mountain, and then remove them as you tell the Bible story.

Say • Jesus and His friends were on a mountain. Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John. They even saw Jesus talk to Moses and Elijah! Peter wanted to build three tents on the mountain. God said Jesus is His beloved Son, and people should listen to Him. Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

 

Play “Simon Says”

Explain that you will give commands and your child should obey them if you say “Simon says.” For Talk about the Bible story.

Say • God said Jesus is His beloved Son, and people should listen to Him. Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

 

Float Boats

Provide a plastic bin with an inch of water and plastic boats. Invite your child to float boats. Gently rock the bin. Keep towels handy. Retell the story.

Say • When he walked on water to Jesus, Peter looked at the big waves and was afraid. Jesus helped Peter when he started to sink. Jesus showed He is God’s Son. Jesus showed that we can trust Him.

Sunday, August 23rd Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Halfway fill two clear drinking glasses with water. Stir three tablespoons of salt into one of the glasses. Label the salted water “faith” and the plain water “doubt”. Draw a face on an egg to use for this activity.  Talk about what would happen if you tried to walk on water. As you do this then gently drop the egg into the “doubt” water and watch it sink. Then talk about how Jesus walked on water while you drop the egg in the “faith” water. 

Music:

 

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and put some pep into your step as you worship with music.

 

Scripture:

 

Matthew 14:23-31 Take turns reading through this scripture. To add some fun, make a pretend boat to sit in as you read.

 

Video:

 

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and enjoy the story for the day!

Questions:

 

  1. Why did Jesus stay behind when the disciples crossed the lake? To pray
  2. What did the disciples think they saw when Jesus walked on the water toward them? A ghost
  3. When did Jesus save Peter from drowning? Immediately after Pete called out to HIm
  4. How can we have courage in scary situations? Remind your child of Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Assure kids that they are not alone. Jesus is with them through the Holy Spirit. Encourage kids to keep their eyes on Jesus. We can rely on Him for strength and courage when we need it.
  5. When was the last time you trusted God to help you through a hard time? Guide your child to discuss experiences they have had in which God helped them through a difficult situation. Be sensitive to any kids who may disclose abuse or neglect. Report any suspicions according to the laws where you live and your church’s policies. 

 

Activity/Game:

You can use your sink, bathtub, pool, or a small container in order to play the simple game of sink or float. Have your child or you can gather items from around the house. Discuss if they think the item will sink or float.

 

Craft:

Make a “Storm in a Bottle.” Pour water 2/3 of the way full into the bottle. Now add baby oil or mineral oil into the bottle to fill it up. Add 1 drop of blue food coloring. Screw on the bottle cap and secure with duct tape (so that it will not unscrew). Shake up the bottle and watch a storm appear! 

Remember……..Storms in our life can be God’s way of redirecting us!

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and sing some of your favorite songs.

Scripture:

Matthew 14:13-20 Take turns reading through the verses.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and click on the Bible Story.

Questions:

  1. Why had Jesus and His disciples crossed over the Sea of Galilee? To be alone
  2. What did the disciples want to do with the hungry crowd of people? Send them away to buy their own food
  3. How many baskets full of leftovers did the disciples gather? 12
  4. What does this story show about Jesus? Guide kids to think about the compassion Jesus shows. Jesus wants to meet the needs of people. He met their physical needs by healing them and feeding them, but also meets spiritual needs.
  5. How can we learn to trust Jesus more? Guide kids to discuss ways we can grow in faith, such as studying the Bible, gathering together as a church, praying, and even fasting.

Craft/Challenge:

Make a treat! This can be as elaborate or as simple as you want. Some suggestions would be make a snack mix bag, bake some brownies, make fruit salad, bake some bread, or put together a snack bag with some random pre-packaged items. The challenge is to give your creation to someone else. Doing for others is a great way to spread the love of Jesus!

Game:

Play a simple game of hot potato!! 

Remember………..Everyday miracles are all around you if you just look!

Younger Elementary

Jesus walked on water.

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Walked on Water - Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 6

Jesus had been teaching people by the sea. It was getting late, so He told His disciples to get into a boat and go to the other side of the sea. Jesus went up on a mountain to pray by Himself.

That evening, the boat was far from the shore when the wind started to blow. Big waves tossed the boat up and down. Jesus was still on the mountain alone.

In the middle of the night, Jesus walked on the sea toward His disciples. When the disciples saw Jesus, they were very afraid!

“It’s a ghost!” they cried.

Jesus spoke to them right away. “It’s Me,” He said. “Don’t be afraid!”

Jesus’ disciple Peter said, “Lord, if it really is You, tell me to come to You on the water.”

So Jesus said, “Come!”

Peter got out of the boat. He started walking on the water toward Jesus. But then Peter saw how windy it was, and he was afraid. Peter began to sink into the water.

“Lord, save me!” Peter cried.

Jesus reached out and grabbed Peter. “Why didn’t you trust Me?” Jesus asked.

They got into the boat and the wind stopped. Everyone in the boat worshiped Jesus. “You really are the Son of God,” they said.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus showed that we can trust Him. His life, death, and resurrection showed that Jesus is who He says He is. When we look to Jesus and trust Him, He will save us from our sin.

Activities 

 

Take a Trust Walk

Have your family sit in a spot.  Have your child shut their eyes. Take their hand and carefully lead them around the room and back to their spot.  

Say • You had to trust me in order to go on a walk with me around the room. In today’s Bible story, Peter had to trust Jesus in order to take a walk someplace special with Him. 

  

Make waves

Get out a beach towel and have each person hold a corner.. Guide your to make waves by moving the towel up and down. Lead them to make big waves and small waves by moving the towel up and down quickly or slowly. For added fun, toss foam balls on the towels and challenge them to bounce a ball up and down while keeping it on the towel. 

Say • We made big and little waves with our beach towels. The disciples were in a boat at night on the sea. The wind started to blow, and the waves tossed the boat up and down. At midnight Jesus came walking toward the disciples on the water, and He didn’t sink. When Jesus saved Peter and got into the boat with him, the wind and the waves stopped. Jesus can do things no one else can do. Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God. 

Review

What did Jesus tell His disciples to do while He went to pray? (get into a boat, go to the other side of the sea)

In the middle of the night, who did the disciples see? (Jesus)

What was Jesus doing? (Jesus walked on water.)

Who also wanted to walk on water? (Peter)

Who saved Peter when he sank? (Jesus)

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

 

Early Childhood

Jesus Walked on Water

Bible Passage: Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 6

 

Story Point: Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

 

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

 

Christ connection: Jesus showed that we can trust Him.

 

Bible Story for Older Kiddos

People followed Jesus everywhere. Jesus told His friends to get in a boat and go across the sea. Jesus sent the crowds home and went on the mountain to pray. When it was nighttime, Jesus walked on the water to His friends. The friends were scared! People cannot walk on water! Jesus said, “It’s Me! Do not be afraid.” Peter said, “Lord, if it is You, tell me to come out to You.” Jesus said, “Come!” Peter stepped out of the boat. He was walking on water to Jesus! When Peter looked at the big waves, he began to sink. “Lord, save me!” he cried. Jesus took Peter’s hand and brought him back to the boat. Then the storm stopped. His friends said, “You really are God’s Son!”

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus walked on the water to His friends.

Jesus rescued Peter when he started to sink.

Jesus’ friends believed He is God’s Son.

 

ACTIVITIES

Paint with Water

Provide colorful construction paper, paintbrushes, and small cups with a little water. Encourage babies to “paint” with water, assisting as needed. Talk about the Bible story as your child paints. 

Say • Jesus walked on the water to His friends. People cannot walk on water. Jesus’ friends believed He is God’s Son because Jesus showed He is God’s Son. Jesus did what only God can do.

Float Boats

Provide a plastic bin with an inch of water and plastic boats. Invite your child to float boats. Gently rock the bin. Keep towels handy. Retell the story.

Say • When he walked on water to Jesus, Peter looked at the big waves and was afraid. Jesus helped Peter when he started to sink. Jesus showed He is God’s Son. Jesus showed that we can trust Him.

Sunday, August 16th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Have a food pantry hunt at your house, BUT…….with a twist. Start by finding a food item within your home. Then the next person must find a food item that starts with the last letter of the food item before it. Example would be: Bread, then the next person would find doughnuts or a drink.

 

Music:

 

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and sing some of your favorite songs.

 

Scripture:

 

Matthew 14:13-20 Take turns reading through the verses.

 

Video:

 

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and click on the Bible Story.

Questions:

  1. Why had Jesus and His disciples crossed over the Sea of Galilee? To be alone
  2. What did the disciples want to do with the hungry crowd of people? Send them away to buy their own food
  3. How many baskets full of leftovers did the disciples gather? 12
  4. What does this story show about Jesus? Guide kids to think about the compassion Jesus shows. Jesus wants to meet the needs of people. He met their physical needs by healing them and feeding them, but also meets spiritual needs.
  5. How can we learn to trust Jesus more? Guide kids to discuss ways we can grow in faith, such as studying the Bible, gathering together as a church, praying, and even fasting.

Craft/Challenge:

Make a treat! This can be as elaborate or as simple as you want. Some suggestions would be make a snack mix bag, bake some brownies, make fruit salad, bake some bread, or put together a snack bag with some random pre-packaged items. The challenge is to give your creation to someone else. Doing for others is a great way to spread the love of Jesus!

Game:

Play a simple game of hot potato!! 

Remember………..Everyday miracles are all around you if you just look!

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and sing as loud as your little heart desires!

Scripture:

Mark 4:39-41 Read and write out this scripture with your child

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then click on the video lesson for the week.

 

Questions:

  1. What was Jesus doing when the storm hit? He was sleeping
  2. How did Jesus calm the storm? By speaking
  3. How did the disciples react? They were terrified and asked who Jesus was
  4. What would you have thought if you had seen Jesus sleeping through the storm that day?
  5. What can you do when you are afraid of situations going on around you?

Game:

Play the freeze game with a twist.  You can either play music or just call out random things for your child to do and then just say “Be Still” meaning to freeze. Ideas might include; hopping on 1 foot, running in place, marching in a circle, spinning, clapping, dancing, etc. Be creative and have fun!

Activity:

Write out a prayer with your child for times when they are feeling afraid.  You could even take time to write this on their bathroom mirror or a note card so that they can take it to school or maybe write inside their notebook that they will use for school. Talk with them about how God is with us always and he hears us whenever we call out to Him.

Remember……..God is with you ALWAYS!!!!

Younger Elementary

Jesus Fed a Crowd

Bible Passage: Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9; John 6

Story Point: Jesus fed a crowd.

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Fed a Crowd - Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9; John 6

Jesus’ disciples had been healing people and teaching them. They were working so hard, they did not even have time to eat! So Jesus said, “Let’s go to a quiet place and rest.”

Jesus and the disciples got into a boat to cross the sea, but people ran along the shore and followed them. A crowd of people was waiting when Jesus and His friends got to the other side of the sea. Jesus saw the crowd, and He cared about the people. They needed someone to help them and show them how to live. So Jesus taught the people about God and His kingdom, and He healed people who were sick.

Now it was getting late, and Jesus’ disciples came to Him and said, “Tell the people to go get something to eat.”

But Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.”

The disciples were confused. “We can’t feed this many people!” they said. “It would cost a lot of money to buy enough bread for them to eat.”

“How many loaves of bread do you have?” Jesus asked.

One of Jesus’ friends said, “A boy here has five loaves of bread and two fish, but that is not enough.”

Jesus told the disciples to tell everyone to sit down. So all the people sat down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves of bread and two fish. He looked up to heaven, and then He blessed the bread. Then Jesus broke the bread and fish into pieces and gave it to His disciples. They gave the food to the people, and everyone ate until full.

Then Jesus told the disciples to collect any leftover food. They collected 12 baskets full of bread and fish! Jesus fed about five thousand men that day, plus women and children.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus gave the people food so they would not be hungry. The next day, Jesus said that He is the bread of life. (John 6:35) Only Jesus can give us everything we need. Jesus gives us forgiveness, peace with God, and life forever with Him.

 

 

Activities

Gather “Bread” in a Basket

Give each person in your family several pieces of paper.  Have them crumple their papers up into wads.  Let children pretend the paper wads are pieces of bread. Guide them to take their “bread,” and toss it into the basket.

Say • We pretended to toss bread into a basket. Jesus fed a crowd of over 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. He fed the people so that they would not be hungry. All the people ate until they were full, and then Jesus’ friends gathered 12 baskets of leftover food. Jesus did an amazing miracle that only He could have done. Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show that He is the Son of God. Jesus is the bread of life. He gives us everything we need.

 

Make a Chenille Stem Fish

Take chenille stem and a few beads provided. Show your family how to bend their chenille stem at the middle to make their fish’s nose. Then guide them to thread pony beads on each end of the chenille stem. Help children tightly twist the ends of their stems together about an inch from the end of the chenille stems. Bend out the wire ends to create the tail of the fish. Use tape to cover any sharp points.

Say • Look at all the fish you made! A boy offered Jesus two fish and five loaves of bread to feed the hungry crowd of people. That was not enough food for so many people. But with that little bit of food, Jesus fed a crowd of over 5,000 people. Only Jesus can give us everything we need. Jesus gives us forgiveness, peace with God, and life forever with Him. 

 

  

 

Review

 

What did Jesus teach people? (about God and His kingdom)

How much food did the boy give to Jesus? (five loaves of bread and two fish)

Would five loaves of bread and two fish be enough to feed a crowd? (no)

Was five loaves and two fish enough for Jesus to feed a crowd? (yes)

How many people did Jesus feed? (more than 5,000)

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

 

Early Childhood

Jesus Fed a Crowd

Bible Passage: Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9; John 6

 

Story Point: Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

 

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

 

Christ connection: Only Jesus can give us everything we need.

 

Bible Story for Older Kiddos

Jesus and His friends went to a place to be alone. Many people followed Jesus. When Jesus saw the people, He loved them and healed them. At dinnertime, His friends said, “Send the people away so they can eat.” Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” His friends said, “We do not have money to buy them food. A little boy has five loaves of bread and two fish.” Jesus told the friends to tell the people to sit down. Jesus thanked God for the bread and the fish, and then He tore them into pieces and passed them around. All the people ate until they were full. The friends picked up the leftovers—enough to fill 12 baskets! Jesus fed five thousand men, plus women and children. 

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus loved people and healed them.

Jesus fed a crowd with five loaves and two fish.

Jesus provides for people.

 

ACTIVITIES

Toss bread in the Basket

Provide a basket and toy loaves or slices of bread. Hold the basket and invite your child to toss the bread into it. As they play, review the story.

Say • A crowd of over five thousand people followed Jesus. Jesus fed a crowd with five loaves and two fish! Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

 

Pinch and Tear Bread

Provide brown construction paper cut into bread shapes for your child to pinch and tear. Do not allow the them to eat the “bread.” Count the pieces of bread when they have finished tearing it. Talk about the Bible story.

Say • Even with all of us working together, we did not tear enough bread to feed a crowd. Jesus fed a crowd with fives loaves and two fish. Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

Sunday, August 9th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Have some fun with doing a little experiment. You will need a clear cup, baking soda, vinegar, and oil. Ask your child to pretend that the clear cup with the vinegar represents them. The white powder represents the things that scare us. The oil in the other cup represents Jesus. Sprinkle the white powder into the large cup. While you watch what happens, think about how you feel when you’re scared. Then pour in the oil and watch what happens.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and sing as loud as your little heart desires!

Scripture:

Mark 4:39-41 Read and write out this scripture with your child

 

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then click on the video lesson for the week.

Questions:

  1. What was Jesus doing when the storm hit? He was sleeping
  2. How did Jesus calm the storm? By speaking
  3. How did the disciples react? They were terrified and asked who Jesus was
  4. What would you have thought if you had seen Jesus sleeping through the storm that day?
  5. What can you do when you are afraid of situations going on around you?

Game:

Play the freeze game with a twist.  You can either play music or just call out random things for your child to do and then just say “Be Still” meaning to freeze. Ideas might include; hopping on 1 foot, running in place, marching in a circle, spinning, clapping, dancing, etc. Be creative and have fun!

 

Activity:

Write out a prayer with your child for times when they are feeling afraid.  You could even take time to write this on their bathroom mirror or a note card so that they can take it to school or maybe write inside their notebook that they will use for school. Talk with them about how God is with us always and he hears us whenever we call out to Him.

 

Remember……..God is with you ALWAYS!!!!

Younger Elementary

Jesus calmed a storm.

Bible Passage: Matthew 8; Mark 4; Luke 8

Story Point: Jesus calmed a storm.

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Calmed a Storm - Matthew 8; Mark 4; Luke 8

One day, Jesus taught crowds of people for a long time. They were near the sea. When the day was almost done, Jesus wanted to go to the other side of the sea. So Jesus and His disciples got into a boat and began to cross the sea.

The disciples steered the boat, and Jesus fell asleep on a cushion. All of a sudden, a storm came. The wind blew strong, and the waves crashed into the boat. Even though many of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen, they had never seen a storm like this before. Water from the sea splashed into the boat, and the disciples were afraid. If the boat filled up with water, it would sink. Then Jesus and all His friends might drown!

The disciples looked at Jesus. If anyone could help them, it was Jesus. But Jesus was still fast asleep at the back of the boat! Did He even notice the storm? Did He feel the strong wind and the wet waves on His skin?

Jesus’ disciples woke Him up. They said, “Lord, save us! We are going to die!”

Jesus opened His eyes and saw that His friends were afraid. He got up and spoke to the wind. Then He spoke to the sea. Jesus said, “Silence! Be still!”

When Jesus spoke, the wind stopped blowing. The waves stopped crashing. Everything was calm, and Jesus’ friends were safe.

Then Jesus looked at His disciples. He asked, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Did Jesus’ friends not trust Him to take care of them?

The disciples were amazed. They said, “Who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus’ disciples knew He was a good man and a good teacher. But when Jesus calmed the wind and the waves, He showed His friends that He is the Lord. Jesus has power over everything He made.

 

Activities

Play with Water

Lay out a large towel. Fill a small shallow bin with a couple of inches of water and place it on the towel. Invite your child to play in the water using  boats, cups, and plastic people figures. 

Say • Playing with toy boats in the water is fun! In today’s Bible story, Jesus and His disciples were in a boat on the sea. Jesus was very tired, and He fell asleep. Something incredible happened after Jesus’ frightened disciples woke Him.  

 

Draw or Paint Jesus with You

Have paper and either markers or watercolor paints for your child. Encourage them to either draw with the markers or paint with the watercolors pictures on their paper of things that make them afraid. Then guide them to draw Jesus in their picture.  

Say • Jesus’ friends were in a boat when a big storm came. The Bible tells us that the storm scared Jesus’ friends. Jesus’ friends woke Him because they were afraid. Jesus spoke to the wind and the sea, and everything became calm. Jesus calmed a storm! That was a miracle! Jesus showed His friends that He is more than just a good man and a good teacher, He is the Son of God. Jesus has power over the things that scare us too. When we are afraid, we can tell Jesus about it. He will be with us and help us. 

 

Review

What was Jesus doing in the boat? (sleeping)

What came while Jesus was asleep? (a storm)

Why did Jesus’ friends wake Him? (They were afraid.)

What did Jesus say to the wind and the waves? (“Silence! Be still!”)

What did the wind and waves do after Jesus spoke to them? (The wind stopped blowing, and the waves stopped crashing.)

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to show He is the Son of God.

 

Early Childhood

Jesus Calmed a Storm

Bible Passage: Matthew 8; Mark 4; Luke 8

Story Point: Jesus showed He is God’s Son.

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

Christ connection: Jesus has power over everything He made.

 

Bible Story for Older Kiddos

Jesus and His disciples got into a boat. Jesus was tired, so He laid down and went to sleep. A great windstorm came, and the waves were tossing the boat. Jesus’ friends were afraid, and they woke up Jesus. They said, “Lord, save us! We are going to die!” Jesus got up and said to the waves, “Be still!” The wind stopped blowing and the waves were calm. Jesus asked His friends, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Jesus’ friends were amazed. They said, “Who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!”

 

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus and the disciples were in a boat during a storm.

Jesus told the wind and waves to be still.

Jesus showed His friends that He is the Lord.

 

ACTIVITIES

Blow Bubbles

Provide bubble solution for your child to blow bubbles as you hold the wands. Place a small fan out of reach to show them how the “wind” moves the bubbles. Keep towels handy. Retell the Bible story as they play.

Say • Jesus and the disciples were in a boat during a storm. The wind was strong and scary. Jesus showed He is God’s Son by calming the storm. 

 

Spray a Boat

Place a plastic boat in a small bin with an inch of water. Give your child spray bottle of water to mist the boat. Keep towels nearby. Tell the Bible story.

Say • Jesus showed He is God’s Son. Jesus told the wind and waves to be still. Jesus has power over everything He made.

 

 

Sunday, August 2nd Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Start today’s lesson by hard boiling an egg for each of your children. Now if you are feeling crazy, you don’t have to hard boil it..LOL:) For 1 whole day, your child will take care of this egg. If you want, your child can even decorate the egg with a face, wrap it in a towel or a small blanket, etc. The idea is that they go all day without cracking the egg. 

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and jam to the beat!

 

Scripture:

John 10:3-4, 10-15 It might be fun to have your child bring some of their stuffed animals during the scripture reading and video.

 

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and click on the video for the week.

Questions:

  1. How will sheep know their shepherd? By his voice
  2. Why does a thief come? Only to steal, kill, and destroy
  3. What does a good shepherd do? Lay down his life for his sheep
  4.  How do you feel knowing that Jesus knows each of His sheep personally—by name?  Talk with your child how each person is created in the image of God. He knows us each by name. Jesus said that no one can take His sheep from Him. He knows us and cares about us. 
  5. What can you do when you feel lost and God feels far away? Talk with kids  how lost sheep react.  They cannot find their way back on their own, but when they cry out, the shepherd hears and rescues them. We can cry out to God, seeking Him through prayer and His Word. He will bring us back to Himself.

 

Activity/Game:

Take one of your child’s stuffed animals and play a simple game of hide and seek. You could even use the terms “hotter” or “colder” to give clues about where the animal is hidden. Talk with your child about how God knows when HIs sheep get lost and comes searching for us no matter the time of the day.

 

Craft:

Find craft items around your house in order to make a sheep and a shepherds hook. Suggestions might be, play-doh, marshmallows, clay, paper, pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, etc. Talk about how they are alike and how they are different. 

 

Remember………….God loves you even when you go astray!

Younger Elementary

The Good Shepherd - John 10

Story Point: Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

Key Passage: The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 CEV

Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus told a story to the Jewish leaders: “If a person climbs into a sheep pen, he is not the shepherd; he is a thief,” Jesus said. “A shepherd comes in through the gate and calls his sheep by name. When the sheep hear the shepherd’s voice, they follow him. If the sheep hear a stranger’s voice, they run away.”

The people did not understand Jesus’ story. God’s people are like sheep, and Jesus is the Shepherd.

Jesus said, “I am the gate for the sheep. They come in through Me and are saved.” Jesus was saying that He is the way to true life. Jesus warned, “A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Jesus was talking about the devil, who does not want people to follow God. Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life—extraordinary life.”

Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gives up His life for the sheep. He said, “I know My sheep, and My sheep know Me.” Like a shepherd risks his own life to protect his sheep from wolves, Jesus was willing to die for His people. Jesus came to do His Father’s plan, and He was going to die on the cross and rise again.

The Jews started to argue. Many said, “Do not listen to Him; He’s crazy.” Others said, “He does not sound crazy. Can a crazy man give sight to the blind?”

The Jewish leaders asked Jesus, “Are You really the Messiah? Just tell us.”

Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. My miracles prove who I am. You are not My sheep.” Jesus reminded them that He is the Good Shepherd. “My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. I give them life forever. No one will take them out of My hand. The Father and I are one.”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus is the Good Shepherd. God sent Him to save sinners. Jesus gave up His life so His people could be forgiven and have life with God forever. Those who trust in Jesus are His sheep. They listen to Him, follow Him, and obey Him.

 

Activities

Practice the Key Passage 

Write each word of the key passage on a separate piece of paper, crumple them, and scatter the paper wads around the room. Place the key passage marker at John 14:26. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Ask them to gather the “sheep” and bring them back to you. Read each word aloud as you open the wads, and help your child place the key passage in order. 

Say • The people did not understand Jesus’ story about sheep. But after Jesus died and rose again, God gave the Holy Spirit to believers. The Spirit teaches us and helps us understand Jesus’ words. 

 

Pretend to Care for Pets

Set out a variety of toy animals, blocks, washcloths, paper shreds, and play dishes for children to play out caring for pets. Children may build fences or barns for the animals with blocks, “bathe” them with washcloths, and “feed” them with paper shreds on dishes. Talk about how to care for animals well while they play.

Say •  A shepherd is someone who takes care of sheep. He makes sure they have food and water, and he keeps them safe and clean. In our Bible story today, Jesus said He is the Good Shepherd.  

Listen Carefully

Have your child be the thief and close their eyes. The rest of the family are sheep and will crawl on their hands and knees. Explain that you are the shepherd. When the thief says “sheep,” all the family should bleat and move away from the thief. The thief will try to tag the sheep by following the sounds they make. If someone is tagged, you will lead them into the “pen” (a corner) until the next round. 

Say • Jesus told a story: “If a person climbs into a sheep pen, he is not the shepherd; he is a thief,” Jesus said. “When the sheep hear the shepherd’s voice, they follow him. If the sheep hear a stranger’s voice, they run away.” Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Those who trust in Jesus are His sheep. They listen to Him, follow Him, and obey Him.

 

Make a Sheep Handprint

 Invite your family to color a grassy scene on blue construction paper. Trace their handprint onto the scene having the fingers as the legs. Add some glue to the handprint and place cotton balls on the sheeps body. 

Say • Your handprint is not like anyone else’s. God made each person different, and He knows everything about you! Jesus is the Good Shepherd who calls His sheep by name. Those who trust in Jesus are His sheep. He said, “I know My sheep, and My sheep know Me. My sheep hear My voice, and they follow Me. I give them life forever.” I pray that each of you will trust and follow Jesus!

 

Review

Who is the Good Shepherd? (Jesus

Who are Jesus’ sheep? (those who trust in Him)

What do sheep do when they hear the shepherd’s voice? (follow him)

What did Jesus come to give His people? (life with God forever)

How does Jesus give His people life with God forever? (Jesus gave up His life so His people could be forgiven from sin.)

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

Early Childhood

The Good Shepherd

Bible Passage: John 10

 

Story Point: Jesus taught about God.

 

Key Passage: John 14:26

 

Christ connection: Those who love Jesus listen to Him and obey Him.

 

Bible Story for Older Kiddos

Jesus told a story to the Jewish leaders. Jesus said, “A thief sneaks into the sheep pen. A shepherd comes in through the gate and calls his sheep by name. When the sheep hear the shepherd’s voice, they follow him. If the sheep hear a stranger’s voice, they run away.” The Jewish leaders did not understand Jesus’ story. So He said, “The thief comes only to steal and destroy. I have come so they may have life. I am the Good Shepherd. I give up My life for the sheep.” Jesus was saying that He was going to die on the cross and rise again to rescue people from sin.

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd.

Jesus knows His followers, and they know Him.

Jesus gave up His life to rescue people from sin.

BABIES ACTIVITIES

Look in the Bible

Provide hand-size Bibles for babies to handle. Open your Bible to John 10.  

Say • Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd. Jesus knows His followers, and they know Him. Jesus gave up His life to rescue people from sin. Jesus taught about God.  

Sing a Bible Story Song

Sing to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”:

“Jesus came to teach people all about God’s kingdom!

Jesus taught about God [Clap each syllable, repeat 3x.]

And how to live in His kingdom!”

Say Jesus taught about God. Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd. Those who love Jesus listen to Him and obey Him.

Make sheep art

Take a half sheet of green construction paper to make a pen for your baby. Help them glue cotton balls inside the “pen” to represent sheep. Set aside to dry. Write the first gospel gem or story point on each child’s art. Talk about the Bible story.

Say Jesus taught about God. Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd. Jesus gave up His life to rescue people from sin.

Older Kiddos ACTIVITIES

Make a handprint sheep

Trace your child’s hand on paper. Glue Cotton balls inside the handprint to make it look like a sheep. Stick googly eyes on the thumbprint to represent the sheep’s head. Write the story point or first gospel gem on the art. Tell the Bible story.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd who knows His sheep. Those who love Jesus listen to Him and obey Him.

 

Gather the Sheep

Scatter cotton balls throughout the room. When you say go, encourage your child to gather the sheep and lead them back to their pen (a basket). Play several rounds as time allows. Tell the Bible story.

Say Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. Some people were confused about who Jesus is. Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd. Sheep do not follow just anybody who calls them. They follow their shepherd! Jesus knows His followers, and they know Him.

Listen and Follow

Invite your child to crawl and baa like sheep. Explain that when they hear you call their name, they must crawl behind you. Talk about the story as they play.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd. Did you know sheep know their shepherd’s voice? Those who love Jesus listen to Him and obey Him.

Sunday, July 26th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Have a fun house hunt for wants vs. needs. Ask your child to find items around the house , then put those items in piles of things we want and things we need. If you have a couple of hula hoops, you could even lay those out on the floor, or use tape circles, or draw it out with sidewalk chalk.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and sing your little heart out!

Scripture:

Luke 12:20-24, 31-34 Read together as a family

 

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and enjoy the story.

Questions:

  1. What happened to the rich man who stored up his possessions? He didn’t get to use them because he died.
  2. What did Jesus say about the birds? They don’t plant or harvest food, but God feeds them
  3. What treasure did Jesus tell people to seek? The kingdom of God; heavenly treasure.
  4. What do you think treasure in Heaven will be like? Have fun talking with your child about this one. Make sure they understand that earthly treasure can’t compare to Heavenly treasure.
  5. How can we avoid greed and selfishness? Help kids understand that to overcome greed we must understand Jesus’ generosity displayed on the cross. As we better understand the extravagant generosity of Christ, our love for Him will move us to show generosity as Jesus did.

 

Craft/Challenge:

Have fun as a family, making a care package for someone. Simply take a box of any kind and find things around your house to fill it with. Ideas might include: Band-Aids, water bottle, gum, pen/pencil, paper, snack item, candy, etc. Make sure you include a card. Now the challenge is to mail it to someone or even hand deliver it. 

 

Game:

Play a family game where you need to use a ball. You can even make it harder where you aren’t allowed to talk while playing it. Discuss after the challenges you faced. Talk about how if only 1 person had kept the ball the whole time and hard that would have been to continue to play. Discuss how it is important to not be selfish and how God wants us to share what He has so graciously given.

Remember………….Nothing of this earth will last forever!

Younger Elementary

Jesus Taught About Possessions

Bible Passage: Luke 12

Story Point: Jesus taught people not to worry.

Key Passage: The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 CEV

Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Taught About Possessions Luke 12

A very large crowd came to learn from Jesus. Someone in the crowd said, “Teacher, tell my brother to share our father’s money and possessions with me.”

Jesus said, “Do not be greedy. Life is not about what you own.”

Then Jesus told the people a story: “A rich man owned land that produced many crops. He did not have anywhere to put them all, so he said, ‘I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then, I will have so much stored up that I can stop working and relax.’ But God told the man, ‘You are a fool! You could die tonight, and then what good is everything you have?’” Jesus told this story to warn people who store up treasures on earth and are not generous toward God.

Then Jesus told His disciples, “Do not worry about what you will eat or what you will wear. Do birds plant grain or collect it? No. Yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than birds?”

Jesus also said, “Think about the wildflowers. Do they work or make clothing? No. Yet they are better dressed than a great and rich king in his fancy clothes. If that is how God takes care of grass—which grows today and is cut down tomorrow—how much more will He do for you?”

Jesus told His disciples to not worry. “Seek God’s kingdom,” He said. “God will give you what you need.” God is happy to give His children the kingdom.

Finally Jesus said, “Sell what you have and give to the poor. A thief can take away treasure on earth, but treasure stored in heaven lasts forever. Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is too.”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus is our greatest treasure. Jesus came down from heaven to live on earth with nothing. He obeyed God to set up His kingdom. We can give cheerfully and trust God to give us everything we need.

 

Activities

 

Practice the key passage 

Before the session, place the key passage marker at John 14:26, hide the Bible in the room, and create a treasure map to find it. Surprise your child with the map instead of the Bible. Guide your child on a treasure hunt. When they find the Bible, invite them to open it to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud.

Say • The Bible is a treasure because it tells us about our greatest treasure—Jesus! God gives the Holy Spirit to remind us of what Jesus taught about His kingdom.

 

Guess Who Has It

Have your family sit in a circle on the floor. Choose one person to sit in the middle with a small Bible behind their back. The person in the middle will close their eyes, and you will choose another person to silently take the Bible and return to their spot in the circle. Once the Bible is hidden, tell the person in the middle to open their eyes and guess who has the Bible. Reveal the person with the Bible after three guesses and play again.

Say • That was a fun game, but it would be sad if someone really did take my Bible. Can anyone take away God’s words that I have memorized though? No! People might take things that are special to us on earth, but there is a kind of treasure that no one can take away from us. Jesus taught us to seek that treasure and not worry about other stuff.  

 

Go on a Nature Walk

Lead your family on a walk outside looking for flowers and birds. Pause to admire the beauty of the flowers and remind your family what Jesus said about them. Watch what the birds do and remind them that God provides for them. Praise God for the reminders of Himself in His creation.

Say • Jesus taught people not to worry. He reminded people how God cares for His creation—that includes us! We can give cheerfully and trust God to give us everything we need. He already gave us everything we need to trust Him! God shows His love for us through Jesus, His Word, and creation. Thank you, God!

 

Decorate envelopes

Provide art supplies and three envelopes for each child. On the first envelope, print 1. GIVE and explain that the first thing we do with the money God gives us is give part of it back to God. On the second envelope, print 2. SAVE and explain that the next thing to do with our money is save some of it for important expenses. On the third envelope, print 3. SPEND and explain that the last thing we do with our money is spend it on what we need or want. Invite your child to decorate their envelopes with pictures to help them remember what each envelope is for. Give each child several coins to practice with.  

Say • Jesus saw how much people worried about what they had or didn’t have. Jesus taught people not to worry. He said, “Seek God’s kingdom. God will give you what you need.” Jesus told His disciples to give to the poor, and they will store up treasure in heaven. We can give cheerfully and trust God to give us everything we need! 

 

Review

What were the people who followed Jesus worrying about? (Money, possessions, food, clothing

Who feeds the birds? (God)

Who dresses the flowers? (God)

Who can we ask to give us all we need? (God)

Where does treasure last forever? (in heaven)

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

Early Childhood

Jesus Taught About Possessions

 

Bible Passage: Luke 12

Key Passage: John 14:26

Story Point: Jesus taught about God.

Christ connection: Jesus is our greatest treasure.

 

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus taught about the things we own.

Jesus said to seek God’s kingdom first.

When we treasure Jesus, He gives us what we need.

 

Bible Story

One day, Jesus taught His friends about the things we own or want. Jesus said, “Do not worry about your life. Do not worry about what you will eat or what you will wear. Look at birds. They do not plant seeds or gather crops, but God feeds them. You are more important than birds! Look at the wildflowers. They do not work or make clothing, but they are better dressed than King Solomon in his fancy clothes. Your Father knows what you need. Seek God’s kingdom first, and God will give you what you need. Give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is too.”

Activities

Sing a Bible Story Song

Sing to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”:

“Jesus came to teach people all about God’s kingdom!

Jesus taught about God [Clap each syllable, repeat 3x.]

And how to live in His kingdom!”

Say Jesus taught about God and how God loves to take care of us. Jesus is our greatest treasure because He died to rescue us from sin.

 

Play out Caring for a Baby

Provide baby dolls and blankets for your child to play out caring for babies. Talk about the Bible story. Remind them that Jesus said God knows what we need.

Say • Jesus taught about the things we own. Jesus said to seek God’s kingdom first, and He will take care of us. Jesus taught about God.

 

Make flower art

Provide construction paper, paper muffin liners, glue, and crayons for your child. Help them glue muffin cups to their paper. Draw simple stems and leaves with a green crayons to make the muffin liners into wildflowers. Write the story point or Christ connection on the artwork. Tell the Bible story.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus said not to worry about the clothes we wear. God makes the flowers beautiful, and He gives us clothes too. When we treasure Jesus, He gives us what we need.

 

Look at Birds

Use an electronic device or smartphone to show videos of sparrows or robins flying and searching for worms. Talk about the Bible story.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus said to seek God’s kingdom first, and He will give us what we need like He provides for the birds. 

 

Go on a Nature Walk

Go on a nature walk outside, if weather permits. Point out flowers, trees, birds, and other creatures. Tell the story.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus taught about the things we own. Jesus knew people worry about what to eat or wear. When we treasure Jesus, He gives us what we need.

 

Sunday, July 19th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Start this lesson off with a simple challenge! Place a cookie on your forehead. The idea is to get the cookie to your mouth without using your hands. Of course, if your cookie drops, then use your hands to pick it up. Please play along with your child and remember, you are leading by example. The point of this is to lead into the story of the day about God asking us to never give up on prayer.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and then put a little pep into your step to dance to the beat.

Scripture:

Luke 11: 8-12, Luke 18: 4-5 Read through these verses with your child, then pick a verse to put motions to.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and get ready to be blessed by the story.

Questions:

  1. Why did Jesus say the friend would help his neighbor even late at night? His neighbor asked boldly
  2. What did Jesus say a father would not give his son? A snake, a scorpion.
  3. Why did the unjust judge do the right thing for the widow? She kept asking.
  4. Why do we pray? Answers may vary, but we pray so that we can talk to God.
  5. Talk about a time when you prayed for something specific.  What happened?

Activity

Have everyone walk around the house to find a photo of a family member. Once everyone has one, then pray specifically for that person.

 

Craft/Challenge

This week we are going to make a card for an elderly person in our church family. Now, you can pick someone you specifically know, or email me for an address to a special lady at our church who just recently had surgery. Your challenge is to actually take it to their house or mail it to them, but before you do either, take time to pray over whatever you made. Calling out that person by name in your prayer.

 

Remember…….Prayer changes everything!

Younger Elementary

Jesus Taught About Prayer

Bible Passage: Luke 11; 18

Story Point: Jesus taught people how to pray.

Key Passage: The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 CEV

Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Taught About Prayer Luke 11; 18

One of Jesus’ disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” So Jesus told the disciples, “Pray like this: Father, Your name be honored as holy. We pray that Your kingdom will come. Give us the food we need every day. Forgive our sins like we forgive people who have done wrong to us. And do not let us be tempted.”

Then Jesus told the disciples a story. “Imagine one of you goes to a friend at midnight and says, ‘Friend, let me borrow some bread. A friend came to visit me, and I don’t have anything to offer him.’ The friend shouts, ‘Go away! My family is in bed. I do not want to get up.’ Even though the man does not want to help his friend, he will get up and give his friend bread because he asked boldly.”

Jesus told this story to teach about prayer. He said, “Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.”

Jesus asked, “When a son asks for a fish, does his father give him a snake instead? Or if the son asks for an egg, does the father give him a scorpion?” Earthly fathers know how to give good gifts to their children. God is an even greater Father! He gives His Spirit to those who ask.

Jesus told another story to teach the disciples to pray without giving up. “In a town was a judge who did not care about God or people. A widow went to the judge again and again, asking him to protect her from being mistreated. The judge did not want to help, but he said, ‘I will give this widow what she wants so she will stop bothering me.’”

Jesus pointed out that the unjust judge did what was right because the widow did not give up. Jesus asked, “When people cry out to God day and night, will He ignore them? No! He will quickly make things right.” Jesus wanted His followers to have faith that doesn’t give up.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus taught us to pray. Because of Jesus, we can pray and ask God for everything we need. God is good and loving, and we can trust Him to care for us and to do what is right.

 

Activities

 

Practice the key passage 

Place the key passage marker at John 14:26. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Invite them to repeat after you as you say the verse in a silly voice. Tell them, “say it like this,” and continue with various voices as desired.

Say • Jesus told the disciples how to pray and gave them words to use when talking to God. Repeating after someone is a great way to remember, but even if you forget, the Holy Spirit will teach you and remind you of Jesus’ words!

 

Play Out Day and Night

Ask your child what they do when they wake up in the morning and invite them to play it out. Pretend to brush teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, and so forth. Continue with other segments of the day, finishing with bedtime routines. Pretend to go to sleep, then awake children by knocking on a door or table.

Say • Have you ever had a friend come to visit in the middle of the night? That would be strange. Nighttime is for sleeping! People don’t usually wake up their friends in the middle of the night unless they really need help. But a good friend is willing to help, even at night. Jesus taught that we can ask God for help in that way. He is always willing to help us! Listen to today’s Bible story to find out more. 

 

Play Catch

Form a circle. Toss a ball to someone and encourage them to catch it. Then invite her to toss it to someone else to catch. Praise all attempts and encourage everyone to keep trying even if they don’t catch the ball. Emphasize not giving up.

Say • Good job practicing catch without giving up! Jesus taught people how to pray without giving up. He said that even people who do not care about God or others will respond when someone keeps asking. But God is good and loving, so we can trust Him to care for us and to do what is right! Because of Jesus, we can pray and ask God for everything we need.

 

Make a prayer chart

Draw lines to divide a large piece of paper into quadrants. In the first quadrant, write a large A as you explain that the first thing we do in prayer is adore God. Ask your family what is awesome about God (He is holy, He is good, and so forth) and write down their answers under the A. In the second quadrant, write a large C as you explain that the next thing we do in prayer is confess sin. Ask children if they’ve made any wrong choices they need to ask forgiveness for and write down their answers under the C. Next, write a T for thanksgiving and ask children what they would like to thank God for. Finally, write a S for seek. Remind children that if we seek our needs from God, we will find what we need. Ask children what they need God’s help with and write down their answers. Then pray, modeling gospel-centered prayer. Invite others in your family to pray as desired.

Say • Jesus taught people how to pray. He taught us to adore God, confess sin, thank God, and seek what we need from Him. Because of Jesus, we can pray and ask God for everything we need. God is good and loving, and we can trust Him to care for us and to do what is right. We may not always get the answer we want, but God always gives us what we need.

 

Review

What did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them? (Jesus taught people how to pray.

Can we call God our Father? (yes)

Is it OK to ask God for what we need? (Yes, we can ask God for everything we need.)

Will God ignore us or give bad gifts? (No, He will always do what is right.)

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

Early Childhood

Jesus Taught About Prayer

 

Bible Passage: Luke 11; 18

Key Passage: John 14:26

Story Point: Jesus taught about God.

Christ connection: Because of Jesus, we can talk to God.

 

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus taught His disciples how to pray.

Prayer is talking to God.

God wants us to ask Him for what we need.

Bible Story

One of Jesus’ friends said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Jesus said, “When you pray, say ‘Father, Your name is holy. Let Your kingdom come. Give us the food we need every day. Forgive us for our wrong choices like we forgive others. And do not let us be tempted.’” Then Jesus told a story. Jesus said, “What if you went to a friend’s house in the middle of the night to ask for bread? Your friend shouts, ‘Go away! We are all in bed!’ But he will get up and give you what you need because you asked boldly. Ask God for what you need, and it will be given to you. Look for it, and you will find it. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.”

 

Activities

Sing a Bible Story Song

Sing to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”:

“Jesus came to teach people all about God’s kingdom!

Jesus taught about God [Clap each syllable, repeat 3x.]

And how to live in His kingdom!”

Say Jesus taught about God. God wants us to ask Him for what we need. Prayer is talking to God. Because of Jesus, we can talk to God anytime and anywhere.

Make Prayer Hands

Fold construction paper for your child. Place their hand on the paper so that their wrist is on the fold and fingers are close together with his thumb out. Trace  hand and cut along the lines. Show them that their hands can open and close in prayer. Provide stickers to decorate their hands.  Talk about the Bible story.

Say Jesus taught about God. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. Because of Jesus, we can talk to God.

 

Knock to the Beat

Play music and invite your child to tap the door or floor to the beat. Talk about the Bible story. Remind tham that Jesus said to ask, seek, and knock!

Say • Jesus taught about God. Prayer is talking to God.

 

Play a Listening Game

Invite your child to play freely with favorite toys. Explain that when you knock on the table or play a doorbell sound, they must stop. Ask them to give you something they are playing with. Do not worry if they resist. Ask nicely until they give it to you. Play again as time allows.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray without giving up. Prayer is talking to God. God wants us to ask Him for what we need. We sometimes get grumpy when others ask us for things, but God is always happy to hear our prayers. Because of Jesus, we can talk to God.

 

Create a Fingerplay About Prayer

Perform hand motions to a simple fingerplay. Invite your child to do them with you.

“God is listening, God is listening [Point up to heaven.]

to every word we say. [Point to your lips.]

He will hear us, He will hear us [Point to your ears.]

Every time we pray.” [Fold hands in prayer.]

Say Jesus taught about God. Prayer is talking to God.

Sunday, July 12th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Who is ready to play a little game of “The Price is Right’?  You can do this 1 of 2 ways. You can set out items and have your child guess the cost of the items, or if you are feeling a little crazy, you can actually ask your child to purchase the items. For example: Give your child $5 or $10, BUT they must pay for their meal, electricity, water, etc. Our story today is about the cost of following Jesus and how following Him is worth the cost.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then put your praise pants on and praise some Jesus!!

 

Scripture:

Matthew 8:20, Matthew 16:24, Luke 14:31 Read and write these 3 verses out.

 

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and get ready for a special guest speaker. Some of you may not know him, but he is very popular in younger elementary.

Questions:

  1. Jesus said the son of man had no place to what? Lay His head
  2. What did Jesus say a person must take up to follow Him? His cross
  3. What did Jesus say about a king going to war?  He must consider whether his army can win.
  4. Why is it important to understand the cost of following Jesus? It is important to recognize that following Jesus without understanding the cost may make it difficult to persevere in trials. Emphasize that though Jesus does not offer us an easy life, He offers us Himself. He is better than anything the world offers. 
  5. How can we encourage others who aren’t sure if following Jesus is worth it? Talk with your child about  the importance of praying for others.  How the Holy Spirit gives us strength to follow Jesus. Kids can also point others to Jesus, by remembering that suffering is temporary and one day Jesus will make all things right.

Game:

Play a fun game of the Follow the Leader!  Have everyone take a turn in leading and since you are at home, you can be even more creative with things!! If you want, you could even throw in some things that you know are not good ideas. Use those moments to teach how we should not always follow things of this world, but how we should follow Christ.

Craft:

Have fun finding different ways to make crosses. You could draw one on paper, find different items around the house to make one, use sidewalk chalk to create one outside, a dry erase marker to draw one on a widow or a mirror, print one off to color, create a edible cross, or even make a family one by laying on the floor and using your bodies. I would love to see your creations, so please send them to me!:)

 

Remember……….You will always be going the right direction, if you are following Jesus!

Younger Elementary

The Cost of Following Jesus

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, for Bible story and music videos.

Bible Passage: Matthew 8; 16; Luke 9; 14

Story Point: Jesus taught that following Him is not easy.

Key Passage: The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 CEV

Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

The BIBLE Story

The Cost of Following Jesus Matthew 8; 16; Luke 9; 14

Many people wanted to follow Jesus. Large crowds followed Him around. One man said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus told the man, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lie down.”

Another disciple said, “Lord, I will follow You, but first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus replied, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Jesus told the crowds that following Him would not be easy. “Anyone who comes to Me must be willing to leave everything,” he said. “You must love Me most of all—more than your own life! Anyone who thinks life should be easy cannot follow Me,” Jesus said. 

Jesus wanted the people to choose carefully. He told them a story: “If you wanted to build a tower, you would first sit down and see what you would need to make the tower. If you did not, you would build the foundation and could not finish. People would laugh at you.”

Then He told them another story: “If you were a king, you would not go to war against another king without thinking about if your army is great enough to win the war. If you don’t have enough men to fight, you would send some men to ask for peace before the fighting even started.”

Jesus wanted people to think about the cost. “If you are not willing to give up everything you have, you cannot follow Me,” Jesus said.

Jesus said, “Whoever gives up his life for Me will find true life. What good is it to have everything you want in the world if you give up life with God forever?”

 

Christ Connection: Following Jesus is not easy, but He is worth it. When we trust in Jesus, we give Him complete control of our lives. Jesus gave up His own life to rescue people from sin and give us life with God forever.

Activities

 

Practice the key passage 

Place the key passage marker at John 14:26. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Challenge them to say the key passage from memory, promising to teach and remind him as much as necessary. Prompt him with words or using the motions you created last week. Praise any attempts and encourage them to keep trying.

Say • Memorizing Scripture is hard, but it is worth it! Jesus taught that following Him is not easy, but He is worth it. And when we trust in Jesus, He gives us the Holy Spirit to teach and remind us of His words!

 

Play “Mirror, Mirror” 

You and your child stand facing each other an arm’s distance apart. Pick who will be the leader and the other will be the mirror. Explain that the mirror must copy the movements of the leader as if the leader is looking in a mirror. Play for a given amount of time then switch roles and play again.  

Say • Was it easy or hard to copy the leader’s motions when you were the mirror? People who follow Jesus look and act more and more like Jesus the longer they follow Him, but Jesus taught that following Him is not easy. Trusting Jesus means giving Him complete control of our lives. Jesus gave up His own life to rescue people from sin and give us life with God. Following Jesus is not easy, but He is worth it. 

 

Would You Rather?

Give your child to options; would you rather eat pizza or ice cream?, etc. Encourage them to pause and think about their choice before they answer. Then invite them to answer.  Come up with several different choices.

Say • Sometimes we have to give up even good things so we can get something better. Jesus is always the better choice, even if we have to give up the whole world. Jesus taught that following Him is not easy, but He is worth it. He gives us life with God forever! When we trust in Jesus, we give Him complete control of our lives. Jesus gave up His own life to rescue people from sin. 

 

Review

Did many people want to follow Jesus? (yes)

Did Jesus teach that following Him is easy? (No, Jesus taught that following Him is not easy.) 

Why would Jesus teach that following Him is not easy? (He wanted people to think and choose carefully.)

Is following Jesus worth it? (yes, always)

What did Jesus promise to those who give up everything to follow Him? (life with God forever)

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

Early Childhood

The Cost of Following Jesus

Bible Passage: Matthew 8; 16; Luke 9; 14

Key Passage: John 14:26

Story Point: Jesus taught about God.

Christ connection: Following Jesus means knowing He is in charge.

 

Babies Gospel Gems

Many people wanted to follow Jesus.

Jesus told people they must love Him most of all to follow Him.

People who follow Jesus will have life with Him forever.

 

Bible Story

Many people wanted to follow Jesus. A man told Jesus, “I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus told the man, “Foxes have dens, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lie down.” Another man told Jesus, “I will follow You, but first let me bury my father.” Jesus told the man, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury the dead.” Jesus told His friends, “Anyone who comes to Me must be willing to leave everything and follow Me. Whoever gives up his life for Me will find true life. What good is it to have everything you want in the world if you give up life with God forever?” Jesus was telling His friends that His followers must love Him most of all.

 

Activities

 

Sing a Bible story song

Sing to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”:

“Jesus came to teach people all about God’s kingdom!

Jesus taught about God [Clap each syllable, repeat 3x.]

And how to live in His kingdom!”

Say Jesus taught about God. Jesus told people they must love Him most of all to follow Him. Following Jesus means knowing He is in charge.

 

Make Cross Art

Cut a cross shape out of heavyweight paper for your child. Provide squares of colorful tissue paper or pieces of colored paper for them to glue on the cross. Make sure they do not put the tissue paper in their mouths. Write Jesus said, “Follow Me!” on each their cross. Set aside to dry. Talk about the Bible story.

Say • When Jesus taught about God, many people wanted to follow Him. Following Jesus means knowing He is in charge.

 

Make JESUS Art

Write the name JESUS in large letters on construction paper for your child. Provide heart stickers for them to stick to their paper. Older kids may be able to trace Jesus’ name with the stickers. Retell the Bible story.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus told people they must love Him most of all to follow Him. Following Jesus means knowing He is in charge.

 

Build with Blocks

Guide your child to build houses with blocks. Provide people figures to play out family scenes. Talk about the Bible story as they play.

Say Jesus taught about God. Many people wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus said following Him meant they would not always have a place to stay or family around them. Jesus told people they must love Him most of all to follow Him. People who follow Jesus will have life with Him forever.

 

Perform a Fingerplay About Homes

“Here is a nest for a robin. [Cup palms together.]

Here is a hive for a bee. [Clasp hands together.]

Here is a den for a bunny. [Make a hole with clasped hands.]

Here is a home for me.” [Make a roof shape with both hands overhead.]

Say Jesus taught about God. Many people wanted to follow Jesus, but they did not want to leave home. Jesus told people that they must love Him most of all to follow Him. 

 

Leave Everything Behind

Invite your child to play freely, but explain that when you say, “Follow me, [child’s name],” they child must stop and follow you in a walk around the room. Repeat several times. Then retell the Bible story.

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus said we must be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus. Following Jesus means knowing He is in charge.

Sunday, July 5th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Fill a jar with half water and half oil. If you have food coloring, feel free to add some. It is easier to see what happens, but the experiment will work without it. Put the jar to the side for now. You can shake it at the end of the lesson to show your child what happens.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and put your patriotic body in motion!

 

Scripture:

Matthew 5:1-4, 13-17 This scripture might be fun to read while you stand on top of something, or build a mountain out of pillows.

 

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then click on the Bible story for a special guest teacher.

 

**Take the jar that you started with and give it a good shake, or let your child shake it.  Then set the jar down. Watch how the oil and water mix, but then separate back out. Explain how we are to live IN the world, but be separate from the world. Just like the oil and water are both IN the jar, but yet separate. **

Questions:

  1. Why does Jesus say those who mourn are blessed? They will be comforted
  2. What did Jesus compare believers to? Salt and Light
  3. What did Jesus come to do with the law? Obey it perfectly and not get rid of it.
  4. What are some differences between God’s Kingdom and the worldly kingdom? In God’s Kingdom we love our enemies, consider ourselves blessed in difficult circumstances, we give generously to those who can’t repay, we trust God over ourselves, and we do good things in order to glorify God, not ourselves.
  5. What blessings come to those who follow Jesus? Talk with your child about recognizing that God’s blessings do not necessarily mean gaining prosperity on earth. Earthly blessings are good gifts, but they do not last forever and are not guaranteed. God does promise to bless us in the greatest way by giving us Jesus. 

 

Activity/Game:

Play a game of opposites. You can do this 2 different ways. You can actually do one thing and have your child do the opposite or say 1 thing, then let them say the opposite. Here are some examples: fast/slow, happy/sad, stand/sit, outside/inside, open/close, up/down, light/dark, cold/hot, backward/forward, etc. Be creative and have fun:)

Craft/Challenge:

Salt Dough

2 cups of flour

1 cup of salt

1 cup of cold water

Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Slowly mix water, a few tablespoons at a time, into flour mixture until dough is smooth and easy to handle. Knead dough for 10 minutes and let rest for 20 minutes.                 Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).                            Form dough into desired shapes/use cookie cutters if you prefer and arrange on a baking sheet.                                                                      Bake in the preheated oven until dry and hard, about 2 hours. Allow to cool completely.                                                                                           If you want to, you can even paint your creation!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After you complete the activity, take one of your creations to a neighbor or a friend to brighten their day:)

Remember…...be who God wants you to be, not what the world wants you to be!

Younger Elementary

The Sermon on the Mount

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, for Bible story and music videos.

Bible Passage: Matthew 5–7

Story Point: Jesus taught people about God’s kingdom.

Key Passage: The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 CEV

Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

The BIBLE Story

The Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5–7

Crowds of people followed Jesus wherever He went. One day, Jesus went up on a mountain. He sat down and began to teach about God’s kingdom. Jesus said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the humble, for the earth will be theirs.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for what is right, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called God’s children.

Blessed are those who are mistreated for doing what is right, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.”

Then Jesus taught how people who believe in Him should live. Jesus said that believers are a light in a dark world. “Let your light shine so that others may see the good things you do. Those who see what you do will praise God,” Jesus said.

Then Jesus talked about God’s law. Jesus did not come to take away the law, but to obey it. He said that a person can’t go to heaven just because he does the right things, like the religious leaders. Why a person does those things is just as important.

Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for them. When you give to people who are poor, give in secret so others do not see you.” Jesus also taught the people how to pray.

Jesus said, “Forgive others. Then God will forgive you too. If you do not forgive others, God will not forgive you.”

Jesus said, “Do not collect treasures on earth. They can be destroyed or stolen. Collect treasures in heaven instead. Wherever your treasure is, that is where your heart will be too.” Jesus taught that God provides for His people. He taught the people many things.

When Jesus finished teaching, the crowds were amazed. Jesus did not teach like the other religious leaders; He taught like He was in charge, like He really knew what He was talking about.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus taught people what it means to follow Him. He taught how people should live, how they should treat one another, and how to love God. People who trust in Jesus live to honor God and lead others to know Him.

 

Activities

Practice the Key Passage 

Place the key passage marker at John 14:26. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Create motions for them to use as they say the key passage.  

Say • Remembering everything you learn can be hard, but God’s Word is too important to forget! So Jesus didn’t just teach us about God, He gave us the Holy Spirit to help us remember. Let’s pray and ask the Holy Spirit to teach and remind us of God’s Word!

 

Obey Happily

Give your child a fun command to obey. Encourage them to respond with “Yes, ma’am” or “Yes, sir” and obey quickly. Reward quick and happy obedience with a sticker or something you have on hand. 

Say • When Jesus lived on earth, the religious leaders thought a person could go to heaven if they did all the right things. In today’s Bible story, Jesus said that why a person does the right thing is just as important as doing the right thing. Doing the right thing is hard, but doing the right thing for the right reason is even harder!  

 

Shine a Light

Give each person in your family a flashlight and dim the lights. Play “I Spy” by shining your flashlight on an object as you describe it. Guide everyone to point their flashlight at the object when they guess it. Once everyone has his or her light shining on the correct object, allow them to take a turn spying. Continue playing as time allows. Finish by “spying” a Bible.

Say • Jesus said that believers are a light in a dark world. He taught how people who believe in Him should live to show people what God and His kingdom are like. What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom. We read Jesus’ teachings in the Bible. The more we read the Bible, the brighter our lives will shine for God’s glory!

 

Review

Who taught people about God’s kingdom? (Jesus

Where did Jesus teach His sermon? (on a mountain)

What word did Jesus repeat at the beginning about people who follow Him? (blessed or happy)

Did Jesus promise good things for those people? (yes)

True or false: if you trust in Jesus, how you live doesn’t matter. (false)

What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

 

Early Childhood

The Sermon on the Mount

 

Bible Passage: Matthew 5–7

Key Passage: John 14:26

Story Point: Jesus taught about God.

Christ connection: People who trust in Jesus live like Him.

 

Babies Gospel Gems

Jesus taught about God’s kingdom.

Jesus said believers are blessed even when bad things happen.

Jesus’ followers show other people what God is like.

 

Bible Story

Jesus went up a mountain to teach about God’s kingdom. Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for God’s kingdom belongs to them. Blessed are those who are sad because they will be comforted. Blessed are the humble, for the earth will be theirs. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for what God says is right, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called God’s children. Blessed are you when people punish you for doing what is right, for God’s kingdom belongs to you. You are the light of the world. Let your light shine so people will see you and praise God your Father.”

Activities

Practice the Key Passage

Invite your child to hold the Bible.  Read the key passage and guide your child to say it after you. 

The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 CEV

 

Say • Jesus taught about God. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would help us remember Jesus’ words. People who trust in Jesus live like Him.

Sing a Bible story song

Sing to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”:

“Jesus came to teach people all about God’s kingdom!

Jesus taught about God [Clap each syllable, repeat 3x.]

And how to live in His kingdom!”

Say Jesus taught about God. Jesus is a King, and people who trust in Jesus live like Him. Jesus’ followers show other people what God is like.

 

Build with blocks

Provide blocks for your child to build a castle. You may show pictures of castles.  Talk about the Bible story.

Say • Jesus taught about God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom is very different than kingdoms of this world. Jesus said believers are blessed even when bad things happen. Jesus taught about God.

Play Out a Picnic

Invite your child to play out a picnic with toy food and dishes. As they play, retell the Bible story. Mention that Jesus said those who hunger and thirst for what God says is right will be filled.

Say • Jesus said believers are blessed even when bad things happen. Jesus’ followers show other people what God is like. When we do what God says is right, we point people to Jesus. Jesus taught about God.

Sunday, June 28th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Go through your house searching for things that have different tastes. Then blindfold your child and have them taste, feel, or smell the food item. After they have had a reasonable amount of time to do so, then let them guess what it is. Our story today is about a man who could not see.

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and have a family worship session right inside your home.

Scripture:

John 9:3-7,34 Have your child sit quietly with their eyes closed while you read over these verses.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, AND BE READY FOR A SURPRISE!!!!!!

QUESTIONS:

  1. Why was the man born blind? So God’s work might be displayed with him.
  2. How was the man healed? Jesus mixed spit and dirt to make mud and told the man to put it over his eyes and then wash it off.
  3. What did the religious leaders do to the healed man? Threw him out of the synagogue.
  4. Why do you think Jesus calls Himself the Light of the world? Explain  the ways in which Jesus “lights up” our life, such as helping us see and understand God’s truth, giving us joy, and helping us walk in obedience to God. 
  5. What are some things you could share about your story in order to lead others to Christ?

 

Craft:

Make some mud!! Have your child go and  dig up some dirt. Then mix it with water in order to make some mud. Take turns placing the mud over your hands or feet or legs and then washing it off. How did it feel? Did you like it? How do you think the blind man felt putting mud over his eyes?

 

Game:

Give your child a piece of paper and a pencil or a pen or whatever you have to draw with. Tell them that they are going to draw a picture! Sounds easy enough, right? Now tell them that you are going to blindfold them AND you are telling them what they need to draw. You can make it as elaborate or as easy as you want. It is fun to see them draw without actually seeing what they are drawing. If you are feeling extra generous, let them do it to you.

 

Remember…...It is easier to find your way in a dark room when you have light to show you the way.

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and show some of your best dance moves!

 

Younger Elementary

Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Blind

Bible Passage: John 9

Story Point: Jesus healed a man who could not see.

Key Passage: Surely he took up our pain..; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Blind - John 9

Jesus was walking with His disciples when He saw a man who had been born blind. The disciples asked, “Teacher, why was this man born blind? Did this happen because he sinned or because his parents sinned?

Jesus answered, “Sin did not cause this. This man was born blind so that people could see God’s power.” Jesus also said, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Then Jesus spit on the ground. He made mud and put it on the eyes of the man who was blind. “Go and wash in the pool of Siloam,” Jesus told him. The man went and washed. When he came back, he could see!

The man’s neighbors were amazed. They took the man to the religious leaders. “How did this happen?” they asked.

“The man called Jesus put mud on my eyes,” he said. “I washed, and now I can see.”

The religious leaders did not want to believe that Jesus could give sight to people who were blind. Again, the man who was healed told the religious leaders what happened. He believed Jesus must have come from God. But the religious leaders threw the man out of the synagogue.

Jesus found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

The man answered, “Tell me who He is so I can believe in Him.”

“You have already seen Him,” Jesus said. “The Son of Man is talking to you now.”

The man said, “I believe, Lord!” and he worshiped Jesus.

 

Christ Connection: Sin keeps us from seeing what is true about God. Jesus came as light into a dark world. He helps us see what is true so we can know God. Those who trust in Jesus are freed from sin and worship Jesus as Lord.

Activities

Practice the Key Passage 

Place the key passage marker at Isaiah 53:4-5. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Have your child try to  say the passage from memory. Offer assistance as needed. 

Surely he took up our pain..; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

 

Say • Our key passage is about Jesus. Sin keeps us from seeing what is true about God, but Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin. Those who trust in Jesus are freed from sin and worship Jesus as Lord.

 

Say if You Believe

Tape a green piece of paper and a red piece of paper to opposite walls. Ask questions that include a statement that may or may not be accurate. Instruct your child to move to the green paper if they believe the statement and to the red paper if they do not believe the statement. Use the following questions or create your own. 

Do you believe the sky is purple? 

Do you believe a whale would make a good pet? 

Do you believe broccoli tastes good? 

Do you believe I am the tallest person in the room? 

Do you believe I can count to 100? 

End with, “Do you believe Jesus is God’s Son?”

Say • In today’s Bible story, Jesus asked a man, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” The Son of Man is a name that Jesus often called Himself. Jesus is fully God and fully man. Jesus was asking the man if he believed in Him.  

 

Build Blindfolded

Set a few blocks in front of your child. Invite your child to build with the blocks either wearing a blindfold or closing their eyes. When the child is finished with their structure, encourage them to remove the blindfold or open their eyes.  Ask if the structure looks the way they wanted it. 

Say • The man in our Bible story today may have had a hard time doing things he wanted to do. After Jesus’ disciples asked why the man was blind, Jesus healed a man who could not see to help them understand that the man’s blindness was to show how powerful God is. Like the man’s eyes when he was blind, sin makes the world a dark place. Jesus came to be a light in a dark world, and He helps people see what is true. 

 

Guess the Item 

Gather an assortment of small items. Place each item in a paper lunch sack and fold down the top. Invite your child to take turns feeling each item without looking in the bag. Encourage them to guess each item. Reveal the contents of the bag after your child has guessed. 

Say • It’s not easy to know what something is when you can’t see it. Jesus healed a man who could not see. Sin keeps us from seeing what is true about God in our hearts. Jesus helps us see what is true so we can know God. 

 

Review

Why did Jesus say the man was blind? (so people could see God’s power)

What did Jesus do with the mud that He mixed together? (Jesus put it on the blind man’s eyes and told him to wash it off.)

What happened after the man rinsed the mud off his eyes? (The man could see.)

What did the man do after he learned that Jesus was God’s Son? (The man believed and worshiped Him.)

Why did God create people? God created people to love Him and give Him glory.

Nursery

Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Blind

 

Bible Passage: John 9

Key Passage: Isaiah 53:5b

Story Point: God created people for His glory.

Christ connection: Jesus helps us see what is true about God.

Bible Story

Jesus saw a man who was born blind—unable to see. His friends asked, “Jesus, who sinned to make this man blind, him or his parents?” Jesus said, “This man cannot see so people can see God’s power.” Then Jesus spit on the ground, made mud, and put it on the man’s eyes. He said, “Go and wash.” The man obeyed, and he could see! People asked the man who had helped him see. The teachers were upset because Jesus healed him on the Sabbath. The man said, “One thing I know is that I was blind, but now I can see.”

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer- Jesus, you can heal us.  You can make us see.  Jesus helps us see what is true about God.  Thank you for your power and healing.  AMEN!

Activities

Song:  (tune of Happy and You Know it)

 

God created people for His glory, clap your hands(XX)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

Jesus heals us from our sin when we choose to trust in HIM(point up)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

 

Finger Paint in “Mud”

Get a smock or bib, heavyweight paper, and a dab of chocolate pudding for your child. Help them to spread the “mud” on the paper. Wipe hands. Write Jesus healed a man who could not see on the art. 

Say • Jesus healed a man who could not see by putting mud on his eyes. The mud did not have power; Jesus did! God created people for His glory, or praise. Jesus helps us see what is true about God.

 

Make Face Art

Draw a circle on paper to represent a face. Provide yarn, crayons, googly eyes, glue, and other supplies for your child to decorate the face. You may use a non-breakable hand mirror to help them examine their faces.  

Say • Jesus healed a man who could not see. God created people for His glory. God made each of you. Jesus helps us see what is true about God.

 

Go on a Color Hunt

Lead your family on a color hunt. Show your child how to make binoculars with their fingers. Guide them to point out colorful items. Talk about the Bible story.

Say • Jesus healed a man who could not see since he was born. After Jesus healed him, he could see colors for the first time! God created people for His glory. Jesus helps us see what is true about God.

Sunday, June 21st Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Older Elelmentary

Happy Father’s Day!

 June 21st

Have some find playing a little mind game on your child. Grab a ball or a crumpled up piece of paper. Tell your child to watch the item you chose and count how many times you throw up in the air and catch it. Once they get focused on watching you, hold up 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 fingers with your other hand. Feel free to stop tossing the item in the air whenever you want and then ask your child, how many fingers you were holding up. If this goes correctly, hopefully they will not be able to answer your question. Talk about how the story today is about a group of people who were so focused on the laws, that they missed out on something important Jesus was doing. 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and show some of your best dance moves!

Scripture:

John 5:2-18 Take the time read and write out the scripture this week.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then click on the Bible story.

Questions:

  1. Where was Jesus when He saw the man who could not walk? At the pool call Bethesda
  2. Why were the religious leaders upset at the man who had been healed? He carried his mat on the sabbath
  3. Who is Jesus’ father? God
  4. Are we similar to the man who could not walk? Why or why not? If your child does not understand, guide them to talk about how we are trapped in sin. We need Jesus to rescue us and give us new life.
  5. How can we gain salvation and healing from sin? Talk with them about how we are saved by grace through faith. We cannot earn salvation, but only when we have faith that Jesus died for our sins and rose on the third day. 

Craft/Challenge:

Think about one of your best friends and why you like that friend. Maybe even take the time to write down things that you like about that friend. Now take it a step further, write a note or a letter, or send a card, or even make a phone call to that friend and tell them why you appreciate them. 

Game:

Take turns racing as a family, but here is the tricky part…….Have races crawling on your hands and knees, crawling by using your arms only, hopping on one foot,  or hopping by tying your 2 legs together. Make sure you take a video so I can enjoy watching...LOL:)

Remember…..Whatever we focus our attention on is what will dominate our thoughts

Activity/Challenge

Put together a first aid kit. You could use a sandwich bag or a container. Use items from around your own home. You can put as much or as little as you like. Now, you can keep it as a family first aid kit, or give it to a neighbor. If you decide to give it to a neighbor, pray over the bag and include a nice note inside.

Remember……..God may not answer your prayers the way you want Him to, but He answers them in a way that is best for you.

Younger Elementary

Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Lame

Bible Passage: John 5

Story Point: Jesus healed a man who could not walk.

Key Passage: Surely he took up our pain..; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Lame - John 5

Jesus went to Jerusalem and stood by a pool called Bethesda (buh THEZ duh). Many sick people were lying by the pool. Some could not see, others could not walk, and some were paralyzed. Jesus saw a man who could not walk. The man had been there a long time. Jesus asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

The man answered, “Sir, I have no one to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up. Someone else always gets in before me.” The man thought if he could get into the water, he would be able to walk again.

Jesus said, “Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.” Right away, the man was healed. He picked up his mat and started to walk.

This happened on the Sabbath, so the Jews told the man who was healed, “It is against the law to pick up your mat on the Sabbath.”

The man said, “The man who healed me told me to pick up my mat and walk.”

“Who was the man?” the Jews asked. But the man who was healed did not know who had healed him. By this time, Jesus had slipped away into the crowd.

Later, Jesus found the healed man in the temple area. Jesus said to him, “See, you are healed. Now stop sinning so that something worse doesn’t happen to you.”

The man went to tell the Jews that Jesus had healed him. So the Jews tried to stop Jesus because He was healing people on the Sabbath. Jesus told them, “My Father is always working, so I am working too.”

Now the Jews hated Jesus even more. Not only did He break their rule about not working on the Sabbath, He was saying that He is God’s Son. Jesus is God’s Son, and He always did what God said was right.

Christ Connection: The man at the pool needed help. Jesus healed him, and he obeyed Jesus. In a similar way, we are sinners who need Jesus’ help. Jesus wants us to trust in Him. Jesus can free us from sin so we can follow Him and obey Him.

Activities

Practice the Key Passage 

Place the key passage marker at Isaiah 53:4-5. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Have your child to say the passage while sitting down but to jump up to say the reference. Repeat several times. 

Say • We are sinners who need Jesus’ help. Jesus took the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. When we trust in Jesus, He gives us peace with God.

Use Your Legs 

Place a long piece of painter’s tape down the center of the room. Give commands related to legs for your child to follow. Use the following or create your own. 

Jump over the line.

Walk on the line.

Hop on top of the line. 

Tiptoe next to the line.

Stand on one foot on the line. 

Straddle the line. 

Say • You used your legs to do what I asked you to do! The man at the pool was able to use his legs to do what Jesus asked him to do because Jesus healed him! Jesus healed a man who could not walk, and the man obeyed Jesus. In a similar way, we are sinners who need Jesus’ help. Jesus wants us to trust in Him. Jesus can free us from sin so we can follow Him and obey Him.

Play in Water

Fill a large plastic container with about two inches of water. Set towels nearby. Provide funnels and cups. Remind your child to be careful to keep the cups above the tub to prevent messes and encourage them to wipe up water when spills invariably happen.

Say • Look how the water is sloshing in the tub. The man in our Bible story thought that if he could get into a pool while the water was stirred up, his legs would work. The man never got into the pool; he met Jesus instead. Jesus healed a man who could not walk, and the man obeyed Jesus. In a similar way, we are sinners who need Jesus’ help. Jesus wants us to trust in Him. Jesus can free us from sin so we can follow Him and obey Him.  

Review

Whom did Jesus meet by the pool? (a man who could not walk

What did Jesus do for the man? (Jesus healed him.)

What did the man do after Jesus healed him? (obeyed Jesus; got up, picked up his mat, and walked)

Why were the Jewish leaders angry with Jesus? (He broke their rule about not working on the Sabbath and said that He is God’s Son.)

Why did God create people? God created people to love Him and give Him glory.

Nursery

Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Lame

 

Bible Passage: John 5

Key Passage: Isaiah 53:5b

Story Point: God created people for His glory.

Christ connection: Jesus takes away our sin and heals us.

 

Bible Story - John 5

Jesus went to Jerusalem and stood by a pool called Bethesda.  He saw a man who could not walk.  Jesus said, “Do you want to get well?”  The man said, “ I have no one to put me in the water.  Another person always gets in the water before me.”  

 

The man thought if he was the first to get into the water, he would be healed.  Jesus said ...get up/pick up your mat/go home.  The man obeyed Jesus-he could walk!

 

Jesus said, “My father is always working, so I am working too.”  Jesus is God’s Son.  

 

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer- Thank you for your healing.  Jesus, you take away our sin.  You are God’s Son.  AMEN!

 

Activities

 

Song:  (tune of Happy and You Know it)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands(XX)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

Jesus heals us from our sin when we choose to trust in HIM(point up)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

 

Roll up a Mat and Walk

Provide a towel for your child to sit on as you review the Bible story. When you say, “Pick up your mat and walk,” guide them to roll up the towel and stand up.

Say • Instead of praising Jesus, people were upset that Jesus healed the man. Jesus said He is God’s Son. God created people for His glory.

 

March and Move

Invite your child to line up behind you. March around the room, pumping your knees and arms. Encourage them to mimic your movements. Touch your head, flap your arms, or do other motions.  Tell the story.

Say • Jesus healed a man who could not walk for a long time. The man could walk after Jesus healed him! God created people for His glory.

Sunday, June 14th Service

Main Service

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Start this lesson by talking about a time you have had to wait in a line for something. Why did you wait? How long did you wait? Did you ever give up? Was the wait worth it? Would you do it again?

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and enjoy time singing/dancing with your kids.

Scripture:

Mark 5:22-40 This is a lot of scripture. If you would like to, play it on your phone and listen to it together.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then click on the Bible Story video.

Questions:

  1. Who was Jarius? The father of the dying girl
  2. How long had the woman been suffering with her illness? 12 years
  3. How was the woman healed? By touching Jesus’ clothes and by her faith.
  4. How did the people react when they heard Jesus say the girl was not dead? They laughed
  5. What can we do when we know people are sick or hurting?

Game:

Take turns being blindfolded and then allow someone to touch your back with different parts of their body. Examples would be: arm, foot, ear, finger, head, knee, toe, etc. Your job is to try and guess what part of their body touched your back. If you have multiple children, you could even try to guess who touched you and what part. Talk about how Jesus knew when the lady who was sick touched him. Sometimes it is hard to know when someone might touch you, but Jesus knew after the woman had touched him because he felt that power had gone out of HIm.

Activity/Challenge

Put together a first aid kit. You could use a sandwich bag or a container. Use items from around your own home. You can put as much or as little as you like. Now, you can keep it as a family first aid kit, or give it to a neighbor. If you decide to give it to a neighbor, pray over the bag and include a nice note inside.

Remember……..God may not answer your prayers the way you want Him to, but He answers them in a way that is best for you.

Preschool

Jesus Healed a Woman and a Girl

Bible Passage: Mark 5

Story Point: Jesus healed a woman and brought a girl back to life.

Key Passage: Surely he took up our pain..; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Healed a Woman and a Girl - Mark 5

One day, Jesus was teaching people by the sea. A large crowd gathered around Him. Suddenly, a man named Jairus (JIGH ruhs)—who was a ruler in the synagogue—fell at Jesus’ feet. Jairus begged Jesus to help him.

“My daughter is very sick,” Jairus said. “Please come touch her so she will be healed and live.” Jesus went with Jairus, and the crowd followed.

A woman in the crowd needed Jesus’ help, too. She had been bleeding for many years, but no doctors could help her. The woman believed Jesus could heal her, so she reached out and touched His clothes. All of a sudden, the woman’s bleeding stopped. She was healed!

Jesus turned around. “Who touched My clothes?” He asked. The woman came forward and fell before Jesus. She told Him what had happened.

Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace. You are healed.”

While Jesus was talking to the woman, some men came from Jairus’ house. “Your daughter has died,” they said. “Leave Jesus alone.”

Jesus heard this news and told Jairus, “Do not be afraid. Just believe.”

Jesus went to Jairus’ house. People there were crying loudly. “Why are you crying?” Jesus asked. “The child is not dead. She is sleeping.”

The people laughed at Jesus because they thought He was wrong. Jesus took Jairus and his wife into the room where the child was. He held the girl’s hand and said, “Little girl, get up.”

The girl got up and began walking around. Jairus and his wife were amazed! Jesus told them to give the girl some food and to not tell anyone what had happened.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus showed His power as the Messiah. Jesus can heal and give dead people life! Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save people from sin and death. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sins and changes us to be more like His Son.

 

Activities

Practice the Key Passage 

Print the words of the key passage on heart shaped pieces of paper. Place the key passage marker at Isaiah 53:4-5. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read through the key passage and have your child put the hearts in order.

Say • Sin makes our hearts sick. Sin keeps us from God, but Jesus took the punishment we deserve for our sin. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sins and changes us to be more like His Son.

 

Touch Room Items

Have your child move around the room and touch something that is blue. Next instruct them to find something with legs and touch it. Locate something that is square-shaped and move to touch it. Continue describing various items located throughout the room for your child to touch.

Say • Nothing special happened when we touched the items in our room, but something very special happens when Jesus touches people.   

 

Write in a Journal

Fold paper together to make “My Journal about Jesus” for your child. Set out crayons or markers. Have your child draw or write things that they have learned about Jesus.

Say • A journal is a booklet where people write or draw things they think about.   Drawing pictures or writing of things you have learned about Jesus is one way to help you love God more. Why did God create people like you and me? God created people to love Him and give Him glory. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sins and changes us to be more like His Son. Jesus loves God perfectly and always gives Him glory. 

 

Examine Fingerprints 

Set out washable stamp pads and paper. Show your child how to gently press a finger into the ink and then press it on the paper to reveal their fingerprint. Wipe off remaining ink from their finger. Encourage them to repeat the process with other fingers and ink colors. Have the rest of your family do the same. Examine one another’s fingerprints to find the differences.  

Say • I wonder what Jesus’ fingerprints look like. After Jairus’ daughter had died, Jesus held the girl’s hand in His hand. Jesus told her to get up, and He made her alive again. She got up and began to walk around! Jesus healed a woman and brought a girl back to life. Jesus showed that only He is powerful enough to save people from sin and death when they trust in Him. When God forgives our sins, He changes us to make us more like Jesus. 

Review

What did Jairus ask Jesus to do for him? (Jairus asked Jesus to come to his house and heal his daughter.

Who in the crowd touched Jesus’ robe? (a woman who had been sick for many years)

What happened to the woman when she touched Jesus’ clothes? (The bleeding stopped; Jesus healed her.)

What happened to Jairus’ daughter before Jesus got to the house? (The girl died.)

What did Jesus do for the girl? (Jesus took her hand, told her to get up, and she became alive again!)

Why did God create people? God created people to love Him and give Him glory.

 

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer- Jesus shows His power as the Messiah.  Jesus can heal and give people life.  God created people for His glory.   AMEN!

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Happy and You Know it)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands(XX)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

Jesus heals us from our sin when we choose to trust in HIM(point up)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-

A man named Jairus said to Jesus, “My daughter is very sick.  Come and touch her so she can live.”  Jesus went with Jairus, and a big crowd went too.  A woman in the crowd was sick.  She touched Jesus’ robe and was healed!  Jesus stopped.  “Who touched my clothes/robe?”  Jesus asked.

The woman told Him what she had done.  “Daughter, your faith has saved you.”  Jesus said.  Just then, a messenger came and said that Jairus’ daughter had died.  Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid.  Only believe.”  Jesus went to Jairus’ house.  Jesus went to the little girl, took her hand, and said, “Little girl, get up”  She got up and walked around.  She’s alive!!!

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

Color page of favorite character

Then add bandaids to help heal them

Sunday, June 7th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

O God, you pour out the spirit of grace and love.
Deliver us from cold hearts and wandering thoughts,
that with steady minds and burning zeal
we may worship you in spirit and truth. Amen.

 

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Nathan finish our study on Colossians.  Watch as he takes us through the final two encouragements in Colossians; the best life lived is fully engaged and our relationships will either be a catalyst or hindrance. Watch to hear him bring the Word.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

O Creator and Mighty God,
you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way,
grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.
O Creator and Mighty God,
help us to continue in your promise. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Provide your child with something to eat, but tell them they have to eat it without using their hands. You can make this as hard or easy as you like. The idea is that the story today is about people that nobody wanted to touch. 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and get ready to sing together as a family.

Scripture:

Luke 17:17-19 Sing this scripture with your child or to your child

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and click on the Bible Story video.

Questions:

  1. How many men to Jesus heal? Ten
  2. How many people returned to Jesus to thank Him? One
  3. Why did Jesus say the one samaritan was saved? Because of his faith
  4. Why might it be difficult sometimes to show God you love Him and are thankful ? Discuss how sometimes we go through hard things. This might be a good time to talk about COVID 19 with your child. Even when we are going through hard or difficult times, God is doing it for our glory and for good. He loves us and He continues to work through us even in the bad times.
  5. Give some examples of how to show God we are thankful.

 

Craft:

Make a paper chain of things you are thankful for. Have your whole family write on strips of paper things you are thankful for, share those ideas, and then create a paper chain to hang somewhere in your house for the week. You could even add things to it as the week goes on.

 

Activity/Challenge:

Write a “THANK YOU” card. Now I know we have done something similar to this, but this one is to your state or local government. They do a lot of things for us, and work hard to make decisions that they feel is in our best interest. So, I want to challenge you and your family to write a thank you note or send a card to one of your representatives. You can choose who you would like to send it to. It does not have to be elaborate!

 

Remember…...We are to be thankful in all circumstances, even when things do not go our way!

 

SUNDAY FUNDAY!!

Start this lesson with giving your child something salty or something they can eat that will make them want a drink. Of course do not offer a drink, only set out the item and let them eat it. The idea is that they will eventually ask you for a drink. After they ask you and you give them one, then ask if they have any idea what the story may be about this week:)

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and get your groove on:)

Scripture:

John 4: 7-24 Have your child read or you read to your child in your best Jesus voice.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then look for the Bible story video.

Questions:

  1. What did Jesus ask when he first saw the woman? A drink of water
  2. What did Jesus say would happen to a person who drinks from the living well? They will never thirst again
  3. Where did Jesus say people will worship God? Anywhere, in spirit and truth
  4. What does it mean to worship God in spirit and in truth? To worship in spirit means,  we are worshipping God with everything that we have in us, even our emotions. To worship in truth means, we understand the wonderful truth of God and what He has done for us.
  5. What are some ways you can show love to others?

Game:

Play a game of charades. After the game, talk about how some things may have been easier to guess and some things were harder.  Explain how Jesus knew about the woman at the well and her sins without even asking her.

Craft/Challenge

Create a “Blessings Jar”. This is a great way for families to sit down and think about ways that God has blessed them even through times of hardship. Depending on how big you want your jar or container, can determine how many things your family will write. After you write them, place them into the jar, and pull them out throughout the next days, weeks, or months to come. Remind them that we all have days of sorrow or disappointments, but how we need to remember how good God is even on days when we feel He is not.

Remember……..Blessings can be found in rainbows and in storms.

Preschool

Jesus Healed Ten Men

Bible Passage: Luke 17

Story Point: Jesus healed ten men, and one was saved.

Key Passage: Surely he took up our pain..; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

The BIBLE Story

 Jesus Healed Ten Men Luke 17

Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem when He entered a village. Ten men cried out to Him, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” The men did not come close to Jesus because they had a skin disease called leprosy.

Jesus saw them and said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” Jesus wanted the men to follow the law God had given to Moses. The law said a person who had a skin disease had to go to a priest to be examined when the disease was gone. The priest and the person had to follow certain rules so the person could live a normal life among people again.

As they went, the ten men were miraculously healed. One of the men, seeing that he was healed, went back to Jesus. He praised God and fell facedown at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him over and over. This man wasn’t a Jew; he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked the man, “Weren’t ten men cleansed? Where are the others?” Only this man—a foreigner—had returned to give thanks and praise to God.

Jesus told him, “Get up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus healed the ten men who cried out to Him. The one who had faith was saved. When we trust in Jesus by faith, He heals us from something greater than a disease; He saves us from our sins. We can give Him thanks and worship Him for making us new.

Activities

Practice the Key Passage 

Place the key passage marker at Isaiah 53:4-5. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Create motions to use as they say the key passage. 

      Say • Our key passage comes from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet and   

                 told God’s words to the people. Isaiah wrote these words about Jesus long before Jesus   

                 came to earth. Isaiah said Jesus would be punished for sin to save people.

 

Count and Gather

Cut 10 paper strips. Print the number 1–10 on each strip and place them in a basket or bag. Ask your child to choose a strip. Say the number and have your child gather items from around the room to coincide with that number. Count the items. Call special attention to the numbers 1, 9, and 10. Relate these numbers to their significance in today’s Bible story.

Say • Thank you for gathering 10 [item name]. In today’s Bible story, Jesus healed ten men with a skin disease. You gathered 9 [item name]. This reminds me that 9 of the men Jesus healed who did not come back. You have one [item name]. One man returned to Jesus to thank Him and give glory to God.

 

Everybody Move

Call out actions taken by people in today’s Bible story for your child to play out. Suggested actions include moving away from one another, coming back together, falling down, hopping back up, or waving arms in praise to God.

Say • Let’s say, “thank You, Jesus!” Jesus healed ten men with a skin disease, but only one of them came back to thank Him. Jesus asked where the other men were. Jesus said the man who returned was saved because he had faith. When we trust in Jesus, He heals us from something greater than a disease; He saves us from our sins. We can thank God and worship Him for making us new.

 

Make Bath Bombs

Combine equal parts lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. In a large bowl, add equal parts baking soda and Epsom salt. Invite your child to take using a large wooden spoon to stir the mixture. Shake the spray bottle. Allow them to spray the liquid mixture onto the dry mixture one spray at a time. Mix after each spray. Continue until the mixture reaches the consistency of wet sand and is malleable. Add essential oils or food color if desired and stir to combine. Help your child press the mixture into lined muffin tins to mold. Remove the bath bombs and store in ziplock bags.

Say • Once your bath bomb dries, you can put it in your bathwater. The salts and the oils will dissolve in the water and make your skin feel smooth and soft. When Jesus healed ten men with a skin disease, I wonder if their skin was softer than ours will be. Jesus healed the men’s skin disease, but He also heals people from something greater than sicknesses: He saves us from our sin. Let’s pray and thank Jesus for taking the punishment for our sin so we can be made new when we trust Him. 

Review

Why did the ten men cry out to Jesus for help? (They had a skin disease and wanted Jesus to help them.) 

Jesus healed the ten men, but how many came back to thank Jesus? (One man came back.)

What did the man do when he returned to see Jesus? (The man praised God, fell down at Jesus’ feet, and thanked Him.)

What did Jesus tell the man? (Jesus told him to go on his way and that he was saved because he had faith.)

Why did God create people? God created people to love Him and give Him glory.

 

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer- God you created us for YOUR GLORY.  When we trust in Jesus, He heals us from sin.  Thank you for saving us.  AMEN!

 

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Happy and You Know it)

 

God created people for His glory, clap your hands(XX)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

Jesus heals us from our sin when we choose to trust in HIM(point up)

God created people for His glory, clap your hands, (XX)

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-

 

Jesus was traveling to Jerusalem when 10 men with a skin disease met Him.  They stood far away and cried out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  Jesus said, “Go and show yourself to the priest.”  Jesus wanted them to do what God’s rules said for people who had a skin disease.

 

While they were going to the priest, they were healed!  One of the men ran back to Jesus and praised God.  He thanked Jesus for healing him.  Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men?  Where are the others?”  Only one man came back to thank Jesus.  Jesus told the man, “Go on your way.  You are saved because you have faith.”

 

Jesus saves us when we believe in HIM!

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

Create a kids doctor kit to use for sharing Jesus and to care for others

 

Sunday, May 31st Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

O God,
by your power may we, with all the saints,
comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,
so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Kevin continue our study on Colossians and this week he talks about prayer and how it aids in proclaiming the Gospel clearly and in maximizing the opportunities God puts in front of us.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

Father, help us go out into the world in peace: having courage;
holding on to what is good; returning no one evil for evil; helping the suffering;
honoring all; loving and serving You, Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
With Your help we will.
And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be upon us, and remain with us forever. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
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Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

SUNDAY FUNDAY!!

Start this lesson with giving your child something salty or something they can eat that will make them want a drink. Of course do not offer a drink, only set out the item and let them eat it. The idea is that they will eventually ask you for a drink. After they ask you and you give them one, then ask if they have any idea what the story may be about this week:)

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and get your groove on:)

Scripture:

John 4: 7-24 Have your child read or you read to your child in your best Jesus voice.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then look for the Bible story video.

Questions:

  1. What did Jesus ask when he first saw the woman? A drink of water
  2. What did Jesus say would happen to a person who drinks from the living well? They will never thirst again
  3. Where did Jesus say people will worship God? Anywhere, in spirit and truth
  4. What does it mean to worship God in spirit and in truth? To worship in spirit means,  we are worshipping God with everything that we have in us, even our emotions. To worship in truth means, we understand the wonderful truth of God and what He has done for us.
  5. What are some ways you can show love to others?

 

Game:

Play a game of charades. After the game, talk about how some things may have been easier to guess and some things were harder.  Explain how Jesus knew about the woman at the well and her sins without even asking her.

 

Craft/Challenge

Create a “Blessings Jar”. This is a great way for families to sit down and think about ways that God has blessed them even through times of hardship. Depending on how big you want your jar or container, can determine how many things your family will write. After you write them, place them into the jar, and pull them out throughout the next days, weeks, or months to come. Remind them that we all have days of sorrow or disappointments, but how we need to remember how good God is even on days when we feel He is not.

 

Remember……..Blessings can be found in rainbows and in storms.

Preschool

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Bible Passage: John 4

Story Point: Jesus loves all people.

Key Passage: John 3:16

 

The BIBLE Story

 

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

John 4

 

Jesus had been teaching in the land of Judea. When it was time to leave, Jesus and His disciples traveled toward the land of Galilee. They traveled right through Samaria. He stopped at one of the towns where there was a well. Jesus stayed at the well, and His disciples went into town to buy food.

A woman who lived in Samaria came to the well to get water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

The woman was surprised. Jews did not like Samaritans! “Why are you talking to me?” she asked. “I am a Samaritan.”

Jesus said, “If you knew who I am, you would have asked Me for a drink. I would give you living water.”

The woman was confused. Jesus did not have any water with Him. He did not even have a bucket to get water out of the well.

The woman asked, “Sir, where do You get ‘living water’?”

Jesus said, “Anyone who drinks the water from this well will be thirsty again, but anyone who drinks the water I give will never get thirsty again!” That sounded wonderful! But Jesus wasn’t talking about actual water. He was talking about God’s Spirit. Whoever has God’s Spirit will have eternal life. 

The woman did not understand. “Sir, I want living water,” she said. “Then I will not have to keep coming to this well to get water with my bucket.”

“Go get your husband,” Jesus said.

The woman replied, “I do not have a husband.”

Jesus knew she was telling the truth. Jesus knew everything about the woman. The woman could tell Jesus was wise, so she asked Him a question about worshiping God. Then she said, “I know the Messiah is coming. He will explain everything to us.”

Jesus said, “I am the Messiah.”

The woman left and told the people in her town what had happened. Many people believed in Jesus because of what the woman said. Jesus stayed in the town for two days, and many more people believed in Him. The people said, “We have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus is different from other people. Jesus loves everyone, and He came to give people a free gift: salvation from sin. When we trust in Jesus, we worship Him as our Lord and Savior.

 

Activities

 

Build a Well

Punch holes near the rim of a cup and thread a long string through. Explain that a well is a hole in the ground often surrounded by rocks or bricks. In Bible times, people got water from a well by using a bucket. Invite your child to build a well with blocks and practice lowering and retrieving the cup from the well.

Say • Before we had pipes and faucets, people got their water from a well with a bucket. Usually, women did this hard job. One time, Jesus stopped at a well, but He didn’t have a bucket to get water. He was waiting to talk to a certain woman there.  

 

Practice the Key Passage 

 

Place a marker at John 3:16. Hide the Bible somewhere unlikely. Have your child find it, giving specific directions. Invite him to open the found Bible to the key passage. Read it out loud.

Say • Our key passage tells us that God sent His Son to the world to give everyone who believes in Him eternal life. Most people in Bible times thought only Jews could have life with God. But Jesus is different from other people. Instead of avoiding the woman like other Jews, He went looking for her. Jesus came to offer God’s free gift of salvation to everyone.

 

Travel Various Ways

Name a mode of travel and invite your child to act it out.  

Say • We have so many ways to travel! Usually, we take the shortest and easiest way to get from one place to another. But the Jews took a longer way around Samaria because they didn’t like the people there. Jesus didn’t avoid anyone though. He walked straight through Samaria because Jesus loves all people

 

Review

Where did Jesus stop to rest? (a well in Samaria

Why was the woman surprised Jesus talked to her? (Jews did not like Samaritans.)

What is the living water Jesus told the woman about? (God’s Spirit.)

Who did Jesus say He is? (the Messiah)

Nursery

Sunday, May 24th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Come among us, living Lord,
we come to hear your living Word.
We meet together in the name of Christ
to share your mission and your sacrifice;
to receive the power that only you can give, that we might live!
Come fill this time of silence. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Kevin continue our study on Colossians.  This week he reminds us that we are a representation of Jesus, so whatever we do, do it in His name.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

May the grace of Christ, which daily renews us,
and the love of God, which enables us to love all,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, which unites us in one body,
make us eager to obey the will of God until we meet again, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Are you ready for a challenge? Here is what you need to do. Place 2 pieces of tape on the floor inside or outside. Make sure the tape is far enough apart that kids can not jump across to the other side, but wide enough for you to lay down in order for them to cross to the other side walking on you. Yes, I said walking on you.LOL:) Now, tell your child to get to the other side without touching the tape or falling into the middle. Let them think for  a minute or attempt it by themselves, then you offer to lay in the middle to bridge the gap. The idea being that you can not get to Heaven by doing it on  your own. You need Christ to bridge that gap. (Please note, I am not responsible for any injuries that occur..LOL)

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and rock it out inside your home.

Scripture:

John 3:1-6, 14-18 -Read the scripture to your child this week and then have them tell you what they remember about the scripture after.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and BE READY for a special treat this week with the Bible Story.

Questions:

  1. How did Nicodemus know that Jesus had been sent by God? Because of the miracles Jesus had performed
  2. What did Jesus say must happen before a person to see the Kingdom of God? The person must be born again
  3. Jesus said he had been sent by God not to punish the world, but to? Save the world
  4. What does it mean to have eternal life? Discuss the idea that eternal life is not like our regular life , it is a life filled with joy, obedience, and love that goes on forever with Jesus.
  5. Can a person get to Heaven by doing good things? Why or why not? Emphasize that the only way into Heaven is through Jesus. While he wants us to obey Him and do good things, our good things will not get us to Heaven.

 

Game:

Hoping you have bubbles for this one! Have a stopwatch ready, then blow bubbles one at a time and see how long they last. Whoever can get their bubble to last the longest time, we will win the game. The idea behind this is how bubbles are like our life here on Earth, they do not last forever. However, with Jesus, we can have eternal life through Him.

 

Craft/Challenge:

Make a prayer path. Have your child write down several things to pray for or about on pieces of paper. One prayer on each piece. You could even write a few yourself. Then allow your child to lay a path out with the paper around your house or your yard. Then walk along the path, stopping to pray at each piece of paper until you get to the end.

Preschool

Jesus and Nicodemus

Summary

Bible Passage: John 3

Story Point: Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s great plan.

Key Passage: John 3:16

 

The BIBLE Story

  

Jesus and Nicodemus

John 3

 

One night, when Jesus was in the city of Jerusalem, a man named Nicodemus came to visit Jesus. Nicodemus was a religious man. He studied God’s law, tried very hard to obey it, and taught it to others. Nicodemus wanted to know more about Jesus.

“Teacher,” Nicodemus said, “we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. No one could do the miracles You do unless God were with him.”

Nicodemus was right. Jesus was a good teacher. Jesus came to earth from heaven, and God was with Him.

Jesus decided to teach Nicodemus an important lesson. Jesus said, “A person cannot see God’s kingdom unless he is born again.”

Nicodemus was confused. He thought that a person got to go to heaven if he was good and obeyed all of God’s laws. Jesus’ words did not make sense.

“How can anyone be born again when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. Nicodemus knew that babies are small when they are born. How can a grown man be born again?

Jesus told Nicodemus that when a baby is born, the baby gets life from his parents. But that kind of life does not last forever. Jesus said that people can get a better kind of life from God. This kind of life means people can live with God forever.

Nicodemus still did not understand. “How is it possible to get life from God?” Nicodemus asked.

Jesus said, “When I tell you about things we have seen on earth, you do not believe Me. Will you believe Me when I tell you about things I have seen in heaven?”

Then Jesus reminded Nicodemus of the time when God’s people disobeyed God and got sick. The people were healed when they looked at the bronze snake on the pole. Jesus said that He would be raised up like the snake so that everyone who believes in Jesus will be healed from their sin and have eternal life.

Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s great plan. Jesus said, “God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus was talking about Himself; He is God’s one and only Son!

 

Christ Connection: Nicodemus wanted life with God, but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift. God showed His love by sending His one and only Son to rescue people from sin. Everyone who believes in Him receives God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus.

Activities

Make Play Dough Snakes

Encourage your child to roll a ball of play dough into a long cylinder to form a snake. Guide them to use the end of a toothpick to draw designs on their snake. Show your child how to wrap her playdough snake around a straw like the snake on the pole. Review the Bible story of “The Bronze Snake” from Numbers 21:4-9. 

Say • Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s great plan. Jesus reminded Nicodemus of the time when God’s people disobeyed God and got sick. The people were healed when they looked at the bronze snake on the pole. Jesus said that He would be raised up like the snake so that everyone who believes in Jesus will be healed from sin and have eternal life. Everyone who believes in Jesus receives God’s gift of eternal life.

 

Try Hard

Challenge your child with various exercises, increasing how much you challenge them to do after each successful completion. Encourage them to try even if they think they cannot do it. Finish with an impossible request, such as lifting the roof off the house. This time when they say they cannot, respond, “You are right, but God can!” Repeat with different challenges.

Say • Trying hard and getting better at things is good, but knowing when we can’t do something by ourselves and need God’s help is good too. Some people try really hard to obey all of God’s laws because they think doing that will get them into heaven. Obeying God is good, but it doesn’t get us into heaven. Getting to heaven is not something we can do for ourselves, no matter how hard we try.

Practice the Key Passage 

Place the key passage marker at John 3:16. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. See if they can recite the verse from memory.  

Say • Did you hear our key passage in the Bible story today? Jesus spoke these words to Nicodemus! Jesus said that God gives eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. Nicodemus couldn’t earn God’s gift by obeying all the rules. He just had to trust Jesus!

Nursery

Sunday, May 17th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Loving God,
you take care of all our needs
and love us more than we can imagine.
You have given us everything,
and we always need you.
Thank you for never leaving us.
Thank you for guiding us as we worship you
and for speaking to us through Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Kevin continue our study on Colossians as he teaches about Living in Christ.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

O God, who in Jesus Christ
called us out of darkness into marvelous light,
enable us always to declare your wonderful deeds,
thank you for your steadfast love,
and praise you with heart, soul, mind, and strength, now and forever. Amen

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Start this lesson with some silly offers to your child. Your child has the right to reject or accept the offer. Some suggestions might be: I will eat your breakfast, I will let you clean the floor, I will let you give me some of your allowance, I will let you take a nap, etc. The idea behind this is that they are super silly and your child will more than likely reject them. However in our story today, Jesus made a wonderful offer to people, yet they rejected it.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and then get your groove on with some great music!

Scripture:

Luke 4:16-28 - Have fun reading this together or to your student.  Get creative, maybe read while your student holds a plank, or does jumping jacks, or marches in place or even you do the activity while your student reads:)

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and click on the video for the story.

Questions:

  1. Where did Jesus grow up? Nazareth
  2. From  whose scroll did Jesus read? The prophet Isiaah
  3. What does it mean to accept Jesus rather than reject him? To accept him means we want to obey Him and serve Him
  4. What can we do if someone decides to reject Jesus? We can pray, and treat others with kindness and respect.
  5. ***Will Jesus always answer our prayers for healing? Why or why not? Jesus always answers our prayers, but not always in the way we want.  We do not understand why He chooses to do things the way He does, but we do know He loves us and He does what is best!

 

Game:

Use the letters in the word, W-E-L-C-O-M-E, and have your child find things around your home to represent each letter. After,  explain ways you can make others feel welcome inside the church. Talk about how Jesus was not welcome inside his hometown of Nazareth, but He will never turn anyone away.

 

Craft/Challenge:

Create a “welcome” invitation to our church. You can make a card, or a word document, or just a note. Include things on your invitation like: Where, Why, Who is inviting them, etc. We can’t add a day or time yet, but you can save this so that when we can all be back at church, you can send it out. Put it away somewhere safe so you don’t lose it!

 

Remember…...God’s way is the right way!

Preschool

Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Summary

Bible Passage: Luke 4

Story Point: Jesus taught that He is the Messiah.

Key Passage: John 3:16

 

 The BIBLE Story

 

Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Luke 4

 

Jesus went to the town of Nazareth where He lived when He was a young boy. Now Jesus was grown up. He traveled all around and taught people about God.

On the Sabbath day, Jesus went to the synagogue. The synagogue was a building where Jews met together to pray, worship God, and learn about the Scriptures. One of the ways people worshiped God was by listening to God’s Word.

Jesus stood up to read God’s Word. He opened a scroll. The scroll had words on it from the prophet Isaiah long ago. Jesus read: “God’s Spirit is on Me. He has chosen Me to tell good news to the poor. He has sent Me to tell the captives that they are free, to help the blind people see, to free people who have been treated badly, and to announce that God’s favor is on us.”

Then Jesus rolled up the scroll. He gave it to a man who worked in the synagogue, and then He sat down. The people in the synagogue stared at Jesus, waiting for Him to say something. Jesus said, “These words came true today.”

Yes, Isaiah’s words came true because Isaiah’s words were about Jesus! God was with Jesus, and God had chosen Jesus to tell people good news. Many of the people in the synagogue were happy. Jesus was saying wonderful things!

Jesus knew the people in Nazareth would not accept Him. “No prophet is accepted in his hometown,” He said. Jesus told the people about times when God used prophets to help people who were not Jews. When Jesus was done talking, the people were angry. They made Jesus leave Nazareth. They wanted to hurt Jesus, but Jesus walked away.

 

Christ Connection: Long before Jesus was born, Isaiah the prophet talked about God’s plan to send a Messiah to earth. Jesus is the One God promised to send. Jesus would bring good news and help people who were hurting.

Activities

 

Decide true or false

Place a Bible at one end of the room and a large X drawn on paper at the other end. Tell your child that you will say something, and if they think it is a truth from God’s Word, they should move to the Bible. If they think you’ve said something false, they should move to the X. Encourage your child to return to the middle of the room between statements. Use the following statements or create your own:

Isaiah’s words were not about Jesus. (false)

Jesus taught that He is the Messiah. (true)

God sent Jesus to make poor people rich. (false)

Jesus came to tell good news to people who were hurting. (true)

Only good people are special to God. (false)

All people are special because God made us in His own image. (true)

Say • Good job deciding what was true and what was false! Knowing what God’s Word says is important so we can know when someone is saying something that is not true. When Jesus taught that He is the Messiah, people in Nazareth did not think He was telling the truth. But He was! Jesus is the one God promised to send.

 

Practice the key passage 

Before you begin, write each phrase of the key passage on a strip of paper. Place the strips all throughout a Bible. Place the key passage marker at John 3:16. Invite your child to open the Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. Have your child remove the strips from your Bible. Place the strips in order as you find them. 

Say • The whole Bible teaches us about God’s plan to send a Messiah. Jesus taught that He is the Messiah, the one God promised to send. Our key passage explains how Jesus saves us like God promised!

 

 Review

Which Old Testament prophet wrote the scroll that Jesus read from? (Isaiah)

When did Isaiah write these words? (long before Jesus was born)

What did Jesus teach about the Messiah? (Jesus taught that He is the Messiah.)

How did the people of Nazareth respond to Jesus? (They were angry.)

What makes people special? People are special because God made us in His own image.

 

Nursery

Sunday, May 10th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Come among us, living Lord,
we come to hear your living Word.
We meet together in the name of Christ
to share your mission and your sacrifice;
to receive the power that only you can give, that we might live!
Come fill this time of silence. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Kevin continue our study on Colossians.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

May Christ, the Son of God,
be manifest in us,
that our lives may be a light to the world;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

May 10th - Happy Mother’s Day!!

Start this lesson by showing your child a magic trick! I have included a couple of easy examples, but if you have your own, feel free to use them. Talk about how these are just magic tricks and it was not real, but in today’s lesson there was no “magic” and everything is true!

https://youtu.be/toPmanguQZo

https://youtu.be/TeYCxH8EnXs

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then sing loud and proud!

Scripture:

Mark 1:21-41 Read to your student, have them read, or take turns reading in your best robot voice.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and find the Bible story for today.

Questions:

  1. Where was the synagogue in which Jesus taught? Capernaum
  2. Why did Jesus say He had come? To teach
  3. Why did Jesus heal the man with leprosy? Jesus had compassion on him

4.Do we need to see miracles to believe in Jesus?

  1. Do miracles still happen today? Why or why not?

 

Game:

 

Come up with a silly or hard task for your child to do.  Ask them if they are willing to do whatever task that you come up with. Examples might be: 30 push ups, memorize the Lord’s Prayer in 2 minutes, run around the house in 1 minute, sing Happy Birthday to someone, stand on your head, etc. Talk about how a man in our story today believed Jesus could help him if Jesus was willing to. Often Jesus asks us to do things that we might feel are silly or hard, but how we need to be willing to do whatever Jesus calls us to do. 

 

Craft/Challenge:

 

Write a prayer for someone you know is sick. If you can not write, then draw a picture of how God can heal them. Your challenge is then to mail that letter or picture to the person you were thinking of. 

Remember, that if anyone needs proof of a miracle, just have them take a look themselves!

Preschool

Jesus’ Early Miracles

Summary

Bible Passage: Mark 1

Story Point: Jesus’ miracles helped people.

Key Passage: John 3:16

 

The BIBLE Story

 

Jesus’ Early Miracles

Mark 1

 

Jesus and His disciples traveled to a town called Capernaum (kuh PUHR nay uhm). Jesus went into a synagogue and started teaching. The people there were very surprised. Jesus was not like other teachers. He spoke with power, like someone in charge.

Suddenly, a man with an unclean spirit shouted, “Why are You here, Jesus? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” Jesus commanded the spirit to be quiet and come out of the man. The spirit came out.

Everyone was amazed! “Who is this Jesus?” they asked. “He teaches with power, and the unclean spirits obey Him!” People all across the land were talking about Jesus.

Next, Jesus and His disciples went to Simon and Andrew’s house. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever. Jesus went to her, took her hand, and healed her. She got up and began to serve them. That evening, large crowds of people came to the house with others who were sick or bothered by evil spirits, and Jesus healed them too.

Early the next morning, Jesus went out by Himself to pray. Simon and the other disciples found Him and said, “Everyone is looking for You.”

Jesus said, “Let’s go on to the nearby villages so I can preach there too. This is why I have come.”

Jesus traveled throughout the land. He preached and drove out demons. One day, a man with a skin disease came to Jesus. He got on his knees and begged Him: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus was willing, and He healed the man.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus cares about people. Jesus’ miracles helped people and showed that He is the Son of God. Through Jesus, God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. He provides forgiveness and life with God forever.

 

 

Activities

 

Practice the key passage 

Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage John 3:16. Read the key passage aloud. Create motions to use as they say the key passage.  

Say • Jesus healed people because He cares about them. But He didn’t just help the people we heard about in our Bible story today. He gave His life to provide forgiveness and life with God forever to everyone who trusts in Him as the Son of God!

Guess who

Describe a job in simple terms and invite your child to guess whom you are talking about. You may describe a teacher by saying “someone who helps a class of children learn things,” or describe a doctor by saying “this person helps you stay healthy.” End the activity by describing Jesus as “the Son of God who came to save us.”

Say • You knew exactly whom I was talking about! The people in our Bible story today knew that Jesus was the Son of God by the things He said and did. Let’s listen to find out how exactly they knew who Jesus was!

Can you, will you?

Ask your child if they can do something challenging. They may answer, but advise them not to do it until you ask “will you?” Create your own, switching up when you add “will you” to keep the children’s attention.

Say • Being both willing and able to do something is important. You might want to drive a car, but you cannot. Or you might be able to clean your room, but not want to. A man in our Bible story today knew that only Jesus could heal him, but he did not know if Jesus would be willing. Do you think Jesus helped the man? 

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer- Thank you Jesus for teaching us about God.  You are so good to everyone.  You heal us and take away our sin.  You are God’s Son.  AMEN!

 

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Jesus Loves Me)

Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so

Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but, He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me x2

The Bible tells me so

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-Jesus and His friends went to the synagogue in Capernaum. Jesus began to teach. Everyone was amazed because Jesus spoke like someone who was in charge. While Jesus was preaching, Jesus helped a man who had an unclean spirit. Everyone heard about what Jesus did, and they were amazed. Then Jesus went to Simon and Andrew’s house with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was sick. Jesus held her hand and healed her! The whole town came to Jesus, and Jesus healed many people who were sick. Jesus healed a man with sore places on his skin. Jesus’ miracles showed He is God’s Son.  Please sing above song again

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

  1. Draw family hand prints-use stickers and bandaids on pictures
  2. As a family, draw out places you have traveled to onto a map or globe.  -show where Jesus cared for you and add more play with bandaids!
  3.  Explain how Jesus cares specifically for your family...ask them how Jesus cares for them

Sunday, May 3rd Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

God, our Rock, our refuge, our resting place, we come to you.
Out of another busy week of work,
out of our struggles to be meaningful in our world,
out of our desire to meet you and know you
as the center of our being,
we come to you, O unmovable Rock of our security. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Nathan continue our study on Colossians and  remind you that your life is meant to be full in Christ.   Watch to see the four things we discover when uncovering spiritual fullness.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

God the Sender, send us,
God the Sent, come with us,
God the Strengthener of those who go, empower us, that we may go with you
and find those who will call you
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Begin this lesson with telling your child 1 thing that you consider VERY important in your life and how you are going to give it up for 1 day. Maybe that is: internet, TV, coffee, sweets, etc. THEN, ask your child to give up 1 thing. Explain how the disciples in this story gave up things in order to follow Jesus.

 

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then get ready to sing and dance!

Scripture:

Matthew 4:19-22, Matthew 9:9-10 Read the scripture to your child and then have them repeat it back to you as you read it.

Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, then watch the Bible Story.

Questions:

  1. What did Jesus say He would teach his disciples to do? Fish for people
  2. What were some things Jesus’ disciples left behind in order to follow Him? Nets, boats, families, jobs, etc.
  3. With whom did Jesus eat and spend his time with? Sinners and Tax collectors
  4. What are some things we might have to give up or lose in order to follow Jesus?
  5. What can we gain by following Jesus? We gain unending joy and eternal life. 

 

Craft

Allow your kids to find some items that might be lying around your home in order to make a boat. You might have to help the younger ones with this. Examples might be aluminum foil, sponges, plastic bottles, etc. Then see if the boat will float. You could even add items to your boat to see how much weight it can hold.  Talk about how many of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen and how they left their boats behind in order to follow Jesus because He was going to teach them a new way to fish.

 

Challenge

This is a 2 part challenge. Think of someone who you do not like. Maybe they were mean to you, or took something that did not belong to, or maybe you just think they are a bad kid. Now, remember that item your parents challenged you to give up. Everytime you want or think of that item, pray for that person. At the end of the week, what is 1 thing you can do in order to bring that person closer to Jesus? Then do it!!!!

 

REMEMBER, God is only 1 prayer away!

Preschool

Jesus Called Disciples

 

Summary

Bible Passage: Matthew 4; 9; Mark 1–3; Luke 5–6

Story Point: Jesus chose disciples to follow Him.

Key Passage: John 3:30

 

The BIBLE Story

 

Jesus Called Disciples

Matthew 4; 9; Mark 1–3; Luke 5–6

 

Jesus’ ministry had begun. Jesus taught people about God and His Kingdom. People started talking about Jesus and the things He was saying. They wanted to know more, so big crowds of people followed Jesus to hear Him teach.

One day, Jesus was walking along the sea. He saw two brothers: Simon—who was called Peter—and Andrew. Peter and Andrew were fishermen. They were throwing nets into the sea to catch fish.

Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will teach you to fish for people!” Peter and Andrew dropped their nets right away and followed Jesus.

Later, He saw two more brothers: James and John. James and John were in a boat with their father. The men were fixing their fishing nets. Jesus talked to them and they got up, too. James and John left their father and their boat, and they followed Jesus.

Jesus traveled further, and He saw a man named Matthew, also called Levi. Matthew was a tax collector, sitting at an office where people paid taxes. Some people didn’t like tax collectors because they often took more money than they were supposed to and kept it for themselves. Jesus said to Matthew, “Follow Me!” So Matthew got up. He left everything behind, and he followed Jesus.

Matthew had a big party at his house for Jesus and His friends. Tax collectors and other sinners came. The religious leaders did not think Jesus should be friends with people who did wrong things. They asked Jesus’ disciples, “Why does Jesus eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

Jesus heard the leaders and said, “People who are healthy do not need a doctor, but sick people do. I did not come to help good people; I came to help sinners turn back to God.”

Later, Jesus chose 12 of His friends to be His disciples. That meant Jesus was going to give them a special job to do. They would work with Jesus and tell others about Him.

These are the men Jesus chose: Simon (who was called Peter), Simon’s brother Andrew, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus (al FEE uhs), Thaddaeus (THAD ih uhs), Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot (iss KAR ih aht).

 

Christ Connection: Jesus came to earth to show what God is like and save people from their sins. This is very good news! Jesus told His disciples to tell people about Him, and we are Jesus’ disciples when we trust in Him. Everyone in the world needs to hear about Jesus.

 

Activities                                                                                           

 

Draw your friends

Give your child paper and markers. Encourage Them to draw a picture of himself and his friends. 

Say • You drew your friends. It is good to have friends. Today in our Bible story we will hear about Jesus choosing twelve men to be His helpers or disciples. Jesus called these men His friends. They traveled with Him as He taught about God and helped people.

Practice the key passage 

Place the key passage marker at John 3:30. Ask your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud.

Say • Jesus is most important of all. Everyone in the world needs to hear about Jesus. That’s why we say He must increase, but we must decrease. God made us to show how great Jesus is, not how great we are!

Pretend to fish

Use tape to make an outline of a boat on the floor or turn a table over to serve as a boat. Invite your child to pretend to fish by playing out casting a fishing rod or net overboard.  

Say • Pretending to fish is fun! You probably use a fishing rod when you go fishing. You cast the hook into the water. Then you wait for the fish to bite on the hook so you can reel it in. The people in our Bible story today had boats and large nets to catch fish. They would throw the net over one side of the boat and wait for many fish to swim into the net. Then they pulled the net closed and took the fish to shore to sell. We will learn more about several fishermen today in our Bible story.

Play a “follow me” game

 Walk around the room and call different person’s name and say, “Follow me.” Move in circles and back and forth so they have to pay attention.  

Say • Jesus had begun His ministry. Jesus chose disciples to follow Him. He said to each of those twelve men, “Follow Me.” Jesus told His disciples to tell people about Him. Jesus came to earth to show what God is like and save people from their sins. Everyone in the world needs to hear this good news! 

 

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer-Jesus, we are your friend.  Help us to tell others about You.  Today, we learn how Jesus taught His disciples about God’s plan.  AMEN!

 

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Fishers of Men)

-I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men, fishers of men

I will make you fishers of men, If you follow Me

-I love Jesus/tell all of Him, tell all of Him, tell all of Him

I love Jesus/tell all of Him, I will give you rest.

-Hear Christ calling “Come unto Me’, come unto Me, come unto Me

Hear Christ calling “Come unto Me, I will give your rest

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-

 

When Jesus was ready to teach, Jesus chose disciples, or special friends who learned from Him. As Jesus walked near the sea, He told two fishermen named Simon and Andrew, “Follow Me, and I will make you fish for people.” Right away, they followed him. He called to James and John while they were helping their father fix fishing nets. James and John left their father with the nets and followed Jesus! Then Jesus called Matthew—a tax collector. Jesus chose twelve men to follow Him: Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, another James, Thaddaeus, Simon, and Judas. These twelve friends followed Jesus, listened to Him teach, and saw Him heal people and do many miracles.Please sing the song above again-don’t forget motions

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

  1. Fish with items in a glass bowl-use a glass cup
  2. Make a fish
  3. Use Fish craft and attached to a stick -fly fish around like a kite
  4. Make an ocean in a bag with favorite waterproof items

Sunday, April 26th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

O God,
by your power may we, with all the saints,
comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,
so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Nathan continue our study on Colossians and  remind you that your life is meant to be full in Christ.   Watch to see the four things we discover when uncovering spiritual fullness.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

O Creator and Mighty God,
you have promised strength for the weak, rest for the laborers, light for the way,
grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.
O Creator and Mighty God,
help us to continue in your promise. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Share a special talent that you have with your children. Try to think of one that maybe they did not know about you. If you are feeling a little crazy, maybe even demonstrate your talent!

Music

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and get ready to be loud and crazy with your child!

Scripture

John 3:22-35 - Take turns reading in a funny voice or you read it to your child a funny voice.

 

Video

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and ENJOY!  (this Bible story is a little different and a surprise)

Questions

  1. What were Jesus and his disciples doing in the countryside? Teaching and baptizing people
  2. Why did they start to argue? People were starting to follow Jesus and not John
  3. What did John want to happen? He wanted Jesus to get the glory and not him
  4. Who should receive the fame or glory in our lives? Jesus because he gave us the talents or abilities that we have.
  5. Is that hard? Why or why not?

Discussion

Spend some time talking about your child’s different gifts or talents. Allow them time to share with you what talents/special abilities they have, but also be encouraging by pointing out some. Explain how God equips us with these abilities in order to point others to Him. Pray over and with your children about ways they can use their talents to show Jesus’ love and direct others to Him.

 

Activity/Game

Alphabet praises. Start with the letter “A” and continue through the alphabet with a trait or a reason why God deserves all of our praise. Example might be A is for Almighty, B is for blessing, C is for caring, etc. Yes, it will get harder, especially when you get to Q or X. Be ready to bend the rules with maybe a word that has that letter in it. For the younger ones, this may be a little challenging, so you could look up words or even write them down together. End with talking about how important it is to love and praise Jesus because He paid the ultimate price for us by dying on the cross.

 

Craft/Challenge

Find a way to others about Jesus. You can send a card, draw a picture to mail, bake a tasty treat to drop off, drive by a person’s house to just wave from your car, make a phone call, facetime someone, send a text, or send an email. Showing others you care is a great way to show others the love of Jesus. It does not have to be elaborate. We can ALL do things that point others to Jesus:)

 

Remember that Jesus’ love NEVER ends!

Preschool

John Pointed to Jesus

Summary

Bible Passage: Matthew 3; John 1; 3

Story Point: John told people to follow Jesus.

Key Passage: John 3:30 

 

The BIBLE Story

  

John Pointed to Jesus

Matthew 3; John 1; 3

 

Jesus and His disciples were in the countryside. People came to see them, and Jesus taught the people about God. Many people were baptized.

John the Baptist was nearby. He was baptizing people too. Some of the people who followed John began to argue. John had talked about Jesus, so they went to John.

“Teacher,” they said, “Jesus’ disciples are baptizing people, and people are starting to follow Him.” 

John answered, “I told you that I am not the Messiah. I am the messenger who goes before the Messiah to tell people that He is coming.” It was good that people were being baptized and following Jesus. That’s what they were supposed to do! Jesus is the Messiah God promised.

John said, “Think about a wedding. When two people get married, the man who married the bride is called the groom. His friend stands with him at the wedding, and the friend is happy to be there and to hear the groom’s voice.” John also knew that a wedding is the groom’s special day. The groom’s friend should not make it about himself.

This was how John felt—like a groom’s friend—and Jesus was the groom. John was happy that Jesus, the Messiah, had come. John said, “Jesus must become greater, and I must become less.”

Why was Jesus more important than John? Well, John was from the earth, and he could only tell people about things on earth. Jesus came to earth from heaven, so He could talk about things in heaven because He had seen them!

God sent Jesus to earth, and Jesus speaks God’s words. Everything Jesus says is true because God always tells the truth.

God the Father loves His Son. He has given Jesus power over everything. Whoever believes in Jesus will live forever with God in heaven, but whoever does not believe in Jesus will not live forever.

 

Christ Connection: John the Baptist told people to get ready for Jesus. Now Jesus was here, and John’s job was finished. Jesus was greater than John, and John was happy to step aside for Jesus to begin His work.

 

Activities

Activity page

Have your child connect the dots to complete the picture.

Say • A few weeks ago, we heard the Bible story of how John baptized Jesus. When Jesus came up from the water, the sky opened and Jesus saw God’s Spirit coming down on Him like a dove. Then God’s voice came from heaven. “This is My Son,” the voice said. “I love Him, and I am very happy with Him!” Today’s Bible story is about how John told people Jesus is most important.

 

Practice the key passage 

Place the key passage marker at John 3:30. Invite your child to open your Bible to the key passage. Read the key passage aloud. 

  Say • Our key passage is in today’s Bible story. John said these words about Jesus. John’s job was to tell people to get ready for Jesus. Jesus was greater than John, and John was happy to step aside for Jesus to begin His work.

 

Play a follow directions game

Give your child a direction to follow, such as “Walk over and touch the door” or “Jump three times”, etc. 

  Say • John knew his job was to tell people that the Messiah was coming. That is what God wanted him to do, and John followed God’s directions. God had a different job for His Son, Jesus. John saw that Jesus was following God’s directions too.  

 

Play a guessing game

Describe something in your room. Encourage your family to guess what you are describing. Open the Bible and read Isaiah 40:30. Comment that the verse is in the Old Testament and is a prophecy that described John.

Say • You guessed what I was describing! Do you think the people who heard John preach in the wilderness knew that the prophet Isaiah had described John many years before he was born? This verse tells us that John the Baptist had a special job to tell people to get ready for Jesus. John told people to follow Jesus. 

 

Review Questions

Who were the two men teaching and baptizing? (John the Baptist and Jesus

What did John say his job was? (to be the messenger who told people the Messiah was coming)

Who sent Jesus to earth? (God)

Where do people who believe in Jesus live forever? (with God in heaven)

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer-Jesus, You obey God’s Plan.  You are greater than anything and anyone.  Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.  

We praise and love Jesus.  AMEN!

 

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of London Bridges)

We can point to Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

We can point to Jesus...in His Word...to obey and see His good works

Read the Bible every day 

We can point to Jesus ...in His Word

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-John was teaching people about God

Jesus was teaching people about God too.

People thought that since John baptized Jesus, John was the special king.

John said he was the one to help people get ready for Jesus, the Special King and Messiah.  

John knew Jesus was more important than him.  Jesus is greater than anything and anyone!  

How powerful do you think Jesus is?…(show your parents strong -using your muscles) 

This is how important and powerful Jesus is!!!  

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

  1. Step into water barefoot or in rain boots to show their path to Jesus
  2. Act out John preparing the way...place arrows or some kind of marker item to reach the Bible(pile) and have them pick up sticks/leaves into that pile...they can be like John to point to Jesus + sing song listed above while doing the activity

Sunday, April 19th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

O Lord, our God,
you are always more ready to give your good gifts to us than we are to seek them,
and you are willing to give more than we desire or deserve. Help us so to seek that we may truly find,
so to ask that we may joyfully receive, so to knock that the door of your mercy may be opened to us
through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch Nathan and Kevin continue our study on Colossians and talk more about Paul's vision for the church along with FC's vision..

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

Grant, O Lord,
that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts,
and that what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Temptation

Before you begin this week, lay out a special edible treat! Explain to your child that they can have the treat at 7 PM or you set a time that works for you. NOW , here is the fun part! You get to eat the treat right in front of them. Make sure you make lots of references of how yummy the treat is, or how good it tastes right now.

Music

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and rock it out at home!

Scripture

Matthew 4:1-10

Video

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and ENJOY!

Questions

  1. Why was Jesus in the wilderness? To pray and fast
  2. What 3 things did Satan tempt Jesus to do? Turn stones to bread, jump off of the temple, and worship Satan
  3. How did Jesus fight against temptation? Jesus quoted scripture
  4. How do we resist temptation?  By learning, memorizing, and keeping scripture in our heart/mind.
  5. Why should we resist temptation? It is dishonoring to God

Talk with your child about temptation. List some things you might struggle with and then have them share some things they struggle with. Make sure they understand that temptation is a normal part of our life and that no matter what we do, we can not lose Jesus’ love for us!

Game

Put your game face on for this one. I will give you some examples of true things and things that are a lie. You can even come up with your own. Maybe change 1 word of what you are saying in order to trick your child.

Examples: The Bible has 65 books (false it has 66), Genesis is the first book of the Bible (true), Plants only need sunlight in order to grow (false, they need sunlight, water, and soil), The president’s name is Donald Duck (false, it is Donald Trump),  Slime can not be made without glue (false, you can use borax, shampoo , or even shave cream), You Tube was started by 3 men (true), Methuselah was the oldest living man in the Bible who lived to be 969 (true), There was a talking donkey story in the Bible (true), or John the Baptist and Jesus were brothers (false, they were cousins).

Challenge

Find a rock and paint or write an encouraging scripture verse on it, then place it somewhere outside. No rocks? No problem, take a washable marker (with your parents permission) and write an encouraging scripture verse on a window . Make sure it is in a place where someone can see it. If you do not have the first 2 options available, then write an encouraging scripture verse on a mirror or even on a piece of paper and then display somewhere inside your home for encouragement all week! Don’t forget to take a picture of what you have done and share it with me::)

 

Remember, God is always listening even when you think he isn’t !

Preschool

Jesus’ Temptation

Bible Passage: Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4

Story Point: Jesus was tempted and never sinned.

Key Passage: John 3:30

The BIBLE Story

Jesus’ Temptation

Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4

After Jesus was baptized, God’s Spirit led Him into the wilderness. Jesus stayed in the wilderness for many days. He prayed to God and thought about God’s plan for His life. Jesus did not eat anything while He was in the wilderness, and He was very hungry.

The devil came to tempt Jesus. He tried to get Jesus to do wrong things. The devil said, “If You are really God’s Son, tell these stones to become bread.”

If Jesus used His power to turn the stones into bread, He could eat the bread. Then He wouldn’t be hungry anymore. But Jesus said no. He trusted God to give Him what He needed. Then Jesus said, “This is what the Bible says: Man must not live only on bread, but on all the words that God says.”

Jesus did not sin, so the devil tried again. He took Jesus to the top of the temple in Jerusalem. The devil said, “If You are really God’s Son, prove it. Jump off the top of the temple. God will protect You.”

Then the devil said, “The Bible says God will order His angels to keep You safe, and they will protect You so that You will not even trip on a stone.” That is what Psalm 91 says in the Bible. 

Again, Jesus said no. Jesus knew the devil was trying to trick Him by misusing God’s words. The devil was being foolish. Jesus said, “The Bible also says, do not test God.”

Finally, the devil took Jesus to a high mountain where they could see land stretched out far and wide. The kingdoms in the land were great. The devil said, “Look! I will give You all the money and power of these great kingdoms. All You have to do is fall down and worship me!”

Jesus said no! “Go away!” He said. “The Bible says, only worship God and only serve God.”

So the devil went away. Angels came to help Jesus and serve Him. In all of these things, Jesus never sinned.

Christ Connection: The devil tried to get Jesus to sin, but Jesus never sinned. Jesus always did the right thing. Jesus died on the cross to rescue us from sin. When we are tempted to sin, we can ask Jesus to help us say no to sin.

 

Activity page

Invite your child to complete the maze to lead Jesus into the wilderness.

Say • After Jesus was baptized, God’s Spirit led Him into the wilderness. Jesus stayed in the wilderness for many days. He prayed to God and thought about God’s plan for His life. Jesus did not eat anything while He was in the wilderness, and He was very hungry.  

List sins on a chart

Encourage your child to name things that are sins. Write sins on chart paper or a dry erase board. Offer suggestions as needed. Be sure to include inward sins as well as external behaviors. (List sins in a generic way such as hitting other people instead of Mia hit Jeremiah.) 

Say • Sin is anything we do, say, or think that goes against God. Sometimes sins hurt other people, sometimes they hurt us, but all sin makes God sad. We all sin. We make wrong choices such as disobeying our parents. We hurt our friends by saying or doing mean things. We think things that are angry and wrong. Jesus was tempted and never sinned. The devil tried to get Jesus to sin, but Jesus never sinned. Jesus always did the right thing. Jesus died on the cross to rescue us from sin. Because Jesus never sinned, God can forgive us for our sin. He can help us say no to sin when we are tempted too.

Talk about yes and no

Write yes on a green sheet of paper and no on a red sheet. Tape the two papers on opposite walls. Point out each sign to your child. Suggest situations where they should say “yes” and “no.” Suggested situations include when you want to take something that belongs to someone else, when you want to share a toy with a friend, when you want to hit your brother or sister, when you want to do what your mom or dad tell you to do, when you want to talk when your teacher is telling the Bible story, or when you want to pray to God. Encourage them to move to the correct sign to answer.    

Say • Sometimes we really want to do something that we know is wrong. We call that being tempted. In our Bible story today, we will hear what Jesus did when He was tempted.

Build a temple

Guide your child to use the blocks to build a temple. Search on a smart device for images of the temple in Bible times to show your child. 

Say • The devil took Jesus to the top of the temple in Jerusalem. The devil told Jesus to jump off the temple and that angels would keep Him safe and protect Him. Was that a good idea? No! Jesus told the devil the Bible says not to test God. The devil tried hard to get Jesus to sin, but Jesus never sinned. Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to rescue sinners. We can ask Jesus to help us say no to sin, and He will help us. Jesus died on the cross so we can be forgiven when we do sin.

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer-Thank you Jesus for always doing what is right.  You Jesus obeyed God’s plan. You set the best example.  AMEN!

 

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Row Row Row Your Boat)

Jump, Jump, Jump Right Up

Jump Right Up Today

Worship God, Praise The Lord, And 

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!  Repeat 3x

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-After Jesus was baptized, Jesus went into the wilderness.  He didn’t eat for days so he was hungry! The devil said, “If you are God’s Son, turn these stones into bread.”  Jesus said, “ Man needs God’s Words more than bread!” The devil took Jesus to the top of the temple. The devil wanted Jesus to jump down.  Jesus said, “ God’s Word says, ‘Do not test God!’ The devil took him to a mountain and showed Him the earth. The devil wanted to give him all of that but Jesus said, “Go away!  God’s Word says only to worship God!” The devil went away and God sent angels to take care of Jesus. The devil wants us to do wrong. What do we say to that? Sing this song below

Song:  (tune of Row Row Row Your Boat) 

Go, Go, Go away 

We just worship God

Read the Bible, Pray today

Praise and trust our God!

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

  1. Play with bread like playdoh
  2. Build a temple with sticks outside
  3. Clean rocks of sin with brush or sponges and water

Easter Sunday, April 12th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

God of life,
we praise you for the miracle of Easter.
We pray for great joy for ourselves and for all who come
to worship today to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.
We pray especially for those who will join us for worship
and whose lives are filled with pain, loss, or deep sadness.
May they sense how the resurrection is a source of great hope. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch the 3rd week of our Colossians series, where Nathan reminds us that Jesus exchanges our past, present, and future. Watch to learn how.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

As Christ burst forth from the tomb,
may new life burst forth from us
and show itself in acts of love and healing to a hurting world. And may that same Christ, who lives forever
and is the source of our new life,
keep your hearts rejoicing and grant you peace
this day and always. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Music:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and rock it out at home!

Something Fun:

Make a cave out of pillows, blankets, etc and tell the story this week from inside. If you want, you could even ask your child to tell you what they know about the Easter story or just retell the story in their own words before you begin or after you finish the lesson.

Scripture:

Matthew 26-28 . This is a long scripture reading this week. Other options might include; listening to it or taking turns reading it or break down the reading into smaller portions.

Watch the Video:

Click the drop down above, Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and ENJOY!

Discussion:

  1. What did the religious leaders want to do with Jesus? Kill him
  2. What are some things they did to Jesus? Placed a crown of thorns, nailed his hands and feet, pierced his side, mocked him, and beat him.
  3. Who went to the tomb on the 3rd day? Mary and Mary Magdalene
  4. Who spoke to them? An angel of the Lord
  5. Why is this story so important? This story is important because Jesus died for our sins so that we may have eternal life with him forever if we choose to.

Game:

Have your child come up with some silly rules that you have to follow or you come up with some silly rules your child has to follow. Examples might be: They can not move their fingers, no bending of their knees, they can not blink their eyes, etc. Come up with silly consequences if they are broken. Examples might be; Hold your hands up in the air for the next 2 days, no talking for the next week (you might actually implement this one..LOL:), crawl everywhere for the rest of the day, etc. 

Talk about how silly those rules and punishments were. Then discuss how Jesus’ punishment was very serious, even though He did not even commit a crime.  Ask why you think they did that to Jesus?

Craft:

Go outside and draw pictures with chalk of the story today, or if you do not have any chalk, draw it out on paper.  Be sure to share your work with me via email, text, or social media. Explain how it is our job to tell others about this story and the good news that it brings. 

 

We pray your Easter was filled with happiness and lots of joy!

Preschool

Bible Passage: Matthew 26–28; 1 Corinthians 15

Story Point: Jesus gives us life with God forever.

Key Passage: John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to rescue sinners.

 

The BIBLE Story

 

Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

Matthew 26–28; 1 Corinthians 15

 

An angry crowd took Jesus away to the religious leaders. They wanted to find a reason to kill Jesus, but Jesus had done nothing wrong. They took him to Pilate, the governor. Pilate’s soldiers made a crown of thorns and put it on Jesus’ head. They put a purple robe around Him and pretended to bow down to Him. Then they led Jesus away.

Jesus was nailed to a cross. They put a sign above Jesus’ head that said: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two criminals were put on crosses next to Jesus.

Darkness covered the land. Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?” Jesus died and was buried in a tomb. A large stone was rolled in front of the tomb, and Pilate’s soldiers guarded the tomb so that no one would steal Jesus’ body.

On the third day, two of Jesus’ friends, both named Mary, went to the tomb. They were very sad. Suddenly there was a big earthquake as an angel came down from heaven. The angel rolled away the stone and sat on it. The guards fainted.

The angel spoke to the women, “Do not be afraid! Jesus is not here! He has risen from the dead, just as He said He would.”

The women were so happy! Jesus was alive! They left the tomb to tell Jesus’ disciples the good news. Just then, Jesus greeted them. The women worshiped Him. Jesus said, “Do not be afraid. Tell My brothers to go to Galilee. They will see Me there.”

Jesus appeared to Peter and then to His other disciples. Then Jesus appeared to more than 500 people who followed Him. Many people saw with their own eyes that Jesus is alive! 

Christ Connection: The most important thing that ever happened is that Jesus died and was raised from the dead. We can believe that Jesus is alive! When we turn from sin and trust in Jesus, we have hope and new life. Jesus brings forgiveness and life with God forever.

Activities

Name important things

Encourage your child to name important things that have happened to them. Prompt as needed to be sure they include their own births, births of siblings, starting school, changing babysitters, playing on a ball team, and so forth. Consider encouraging them to choose one of those important things to draw. 

Say • We celebrate important things that happen in our lives. You might have a birthday cake or even a party to celebrate the day you were born. Today is Easter. Easter is the day we celebrate the most important thing that ever happened: Jesus died and was raised from the dead.

 

Find a doll

Hide a small doll or action figure somewhere in the room. Encourage your child to find the doll. Repeat several times. 

Say • When we hid the doll, you had to look for it. You found the doll right where the person who hid the doll left it. Two women in our Bible story today went to Jesus’ tomb because that was where a man named Joseph had put Him. But when the women arrived, Jesus was gone!  

 

Decide true or untrue

Direct children to hold their thumbs up if what you say about the Bible story is true and down if what you say is not true. Use the statements below or create your own.

Jesus never sinned. (up

Jesus was put on a cross. (up)

Six criminals were put on crosses next to Jesus. (down, two criminals

Jesus was buried in a tomb. (up)

A large door was locked on the tomb. (down, a large stone was in front of the tomb

Two women named Ava went to the tomb (down, Mary

The angel said, “Do not be afraid! Jesus is not here! He has risen from the dead.” (up

The women saw Jesus and worshiped Him. (up

Say • Good job remembering! The most important thing that ever happened is that Jesus died and was raised from the dead. We can believe that Jesus is alive! When we turn from sin and trust in Him, Jesus gives us life with God forever. 

 

Review Questions

What had Jesus done wrong? (nothing

What was rolled in front of the tomb? (a large stone)

Who went to Jesus’ tomb on the third day? (two of Jesus’ friends, both named Mary)

What made the women happy at the tomb? (Jesus had risen. He was alive!)

What did Jesus tell the women to do? (tell His friends to go to Galilee to meet Him)

Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to rescue sinners.

 

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer-Thank you for bringing us forgiveness and life with God forever.  You, Lord, sent Jesus to rescue us. Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin.  

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Farmer in the Dell)

-Jesus is alive, Jesus is alive

He died on the cross/rose again ...Jesus is alive

-Roll the stone away, Roll the stone away

He died on the cross/rose again...Jesus is alive

-Tell the good news today, tell the good news today

He died on the cross/rose again

Jesus is alive

Chapel Lesson/Story-God sent Jesus to rescue us.  Jesus died on the cross and people buried Him.  On the 3rd day...count 1-2-3...God make Jesus alive again.  Jesus was seen by many. The good news of “Jesus is alive” was told.  Jesus was sent to rescue us.  

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

  1. Play in your rock gardens or driveways
  2. Finger or water paint on larger rocks to retell the Easter story
  3. Make treat bags for your local fire houses, homeless shelter, or friends you are missing….add an Easter craft in it!

Sunday, April 5th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Dear God, we come to worship you today. We come to sing, pray, and listen. You always hear us...help us to hear you. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch the 1st week of our Colossians series where Nathan shares about how all of creation is  worshipping its Creator.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

Father, as we go about this coming week, by the power and promise of your Holy Spirit,
Open our ears to hear what you are saying to us in the things that happen to us and in the people we meet.
Open our eyes to see the needs of people around us.
Open our hands to do our work well, to help when help is needed.
Open our lips to tell others the good news of Jesus and bring comfort, happiness, and laughter to other people.
Open our minds to discover new truth about you and the world.
Open our hearts to love you and our neighbors as you have loved us in Jesus. Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome! Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) for Zoom info.
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or here for a short worship service led by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

This week’s lesson is on Baptism. Before you begin or even after you finish this lesson,
please share your story of salvation and baptism with your child.

Music:

Click above on Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, and  get ready to sing and dance!

Activity:

Take a few moments and come up with a secret handshake. It could be a family handshake or an individual one. Be creative and make it fun! Then talk about different ways that people communicate without using their voices. (waving, hugging, saluting, email, texting,body language). Explain how baptism is a symbol of what it means to follow Jesus.

Video:

Click above on Kids Bible Story and Music Videos, after the music videos, you should see the Bible Story video to click on.

Scripture:

Matthew 3:1-17

Be creative with this! Try reading a verse in a funny voice, sing it, say it quietly, repeat it, be loud, etc. Reading scripture can sometimes be boring and just not fun. Find ways to engage with your kids. Don’t be afraid to be silly!

Discussion:

  1. What did John the Baptist eat? Grasshoppers and honey
  2. What was John the Baptist telling people? To confess their sins and repent
  3. How did John the Baptist respond to Jesus at first when he asked him to baptize him? He did not want to, said he needed to be baptized by Jesus.
  4. What happened after Jesus was baptized? He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove.
  5. Why is Baptism important? It is an act of obedience and shows the world we trust and believe in God.
  6. When is the right time to be baptized? 
  7. Why does obedience to God bring Him glory? Hopefully, they will give you some great answers for this one. If they are struggling, explain how obedience is a sign of trust. God is glorified when we obey his commands and love others as he has loved us.

Craft:

Paper Dove Airplanes! Take some paper and create paper airplanes. Kids can decorate or draw on them to make them look like doves. Talk about how the Spirit of God descended like a dove from the sky. Have paper airplane races, or see who can get theirs to go the highest, or who can be the most creative in decorating.

 

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK AND REMEMBER………

GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS!

 

Preschool

Bible Passage: Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1

Story Point: John baptized Jesus.

Key Passage: John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to rescue sinners.

 

The BIBLE Story

Jesus’ Baptism

Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1

John the Baptist lived in the wilderness, far away from the city. His clothes were made out of camel’s hair, and his belt was made of leather. When John was hungry, he ate locusts and wild honey.

John began telling people, “Repent and be baptized! God’s kingdom is coming. It is almost here!”

“Who are you?” the people asked.

John said, “I am not the Messiah.”

Many years before John was born, Isaiah the prophet said, “Someone is shouting in the wilderness. He says, ‘Get ready for the Lord; make way for Him!’” Isaiah had been talking about John! John had a very important job. He was supposed to get people ready for Jesus—the Messiah God promised.

People listened to John, and they started to repent; they were sorry for their sins and asked God to forgive them. Then John baptized them in the Jordan River.

John said, “Someone greater than me is coming. I am not good enough to even untie His sandals. I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with God’s Spirit.”

Now Jesus was in the land of Galilee. He went to see John the Baptist at the Jordan River. Jesus asked John to baptize Him. John was surprised. He didn’t think he should baptize Jesus.

John said, “I need You to baptize me. Why do You want me to baptize You?” John only baptized people who were sorry for their sins. Jesus never sinned!

Jesus said, “Let Me be baptized. God says this is the right thing to do.”

So John baptized Jesus. When Jesus came up from the water, the sky opened and Jesus saw God’s Spirit coming down on Him like a dove. Then God’s voice came from heaven. “This is My Son,” the voice said. “I love Him, and I am very happy with Him!”

 

Christ Connection: Jesus never did anything wrong, but He was baptized like sinners are baptized. Baptism reminds us that Jesus died and came back to life. People who know and love Jesus are baptized to show they are following Jesus.

 

Activities

Activity page

Ask your child to circle the pictures that show the clothes they would choose and then the foods they would choose.

Say • Did you choose clothes that you have on today? A man in today’s Bible story wore clothes made of camel hair! Did you choose honey? What about the locust? The man in our Bible story ate honey and locusts. This man’s name was John. We learned about his birth a few weeks ago. John was born to get people ready for Jesus. 

 

Draw someone strong and powerful

Take a piece of paper and crayons or markers. Encourage your child to draw someone strong and powerful.

Say • The Jewish people knew that God had promised to send a Messiah, or Savior. They thought God would send someone strong and powerful. They had been waiting for many years for this Messiah to come. They were probably very excited when they heard John say that his job was to get people ready for the Messiah. John said Someone greater than him was coming. 

 

Make a paper plate dove

Take the dove body and two paper plate pieces. Have your child glue the points of their triangles to the back of their dove body to create wings. Encourage children to draw eyes and a beak on the dove’s body. Older preschoolers may wish to cut the paper plate wings “fringe-style” to give dimension to the wings. Read the text written on the doves and review the Bible story.  

Say • When John baptized Jesus, the sky opened and Jesus saw God’s Spirit coming down on Him like a dove. Then God’s voice came from heaven. “This is My Son,” the voice said. “I love Him, and I am very happy with Him!” Baptism reminds us that Jesus died and came back to life. People who know and love Jesus are baptized to show they follow Jesus.

 

Play out the Bible story with water

Spread a towel on a table and cover the floor around the table with additional towels. Place a plastic bin on the table. Fill the bin with a couple inches of water to represent the Jordan River. Set out several plastic people figures and a plastic bird. Lead your child to play out the Bible story. 

Say • John taught and preached. Many people came to hear him. When the people said they were sorry for their sins and asked God to forgive them, John baptized them. John was surprised when Jesus asked to be baptized, but John baptized Jesus. Then God’s Spirit came down on Jesus like a dove. God’s voice came from heaven. “This is My Son. I love Him, and I am very happy with Him!” John knew Jesus was God’s Son.

 

How old was Jesus in today’s story? (12 years old)

What did Mary and Joseph realize after they were on their way home to Nazareth? (Jesus was not with them; they couldn’t find Jesus.)

Where did Mary and Joseph find Jesus? (the temple)

Why did Jesus stay at the temple? (to listen to the teachers and ask questions, to be in His Father’s house)

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet. Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer
-Thank you Lord for Jesus. Jesus shows us how to obey God perfectly. Everything Jesus does makes God happy. Let us work towards making you happy too . AMEN!!!

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions
Song: (tune of Mulberry Bush)
With Jesus’ help, I can do my best, do my best, do my best
With Jesus’ help, I can do my best,
Lord, I want to make you happy!

***Show them a video/picture of your baptism-share that people are baptized to show they follow Jesus***

Chapel Lesson/Story-John the Baptist was a messenger for God. John told the people before being baptized that they should say sorry for their wrong choices. When the people went under the water, they showed that God had forgiven them. Jesus asked John to baptize Him. Jesus never makes wrong choices but God wanted John to baptize Jesus. A voice from heaven said, “You are My beloved son. I am happy with you.” sing song from above to reinforce story points

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together:

Reenact a figurine or make a stick person--yes out of real sticks and some cloth for clothes- being baptized to show how others follow Jesus

Finger or water paint on sidewalks/sidewalk chalk elements from the story: clouds from heaven, happy faces, water, crosses, stick people-John and Jesus

Simply play a fun game: Gather items to place in a water bowl ...Will it sink or float?

Sunday, March 29th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Heavenly Father, you are the source of all true and lasting joy. We praise you for your power which is beyond compare. We worship you for your wisdom which is beyond understanding. You can meet all our needs. You restore the brokenhearted and heal the wounded. You have revealed yourself to your people and are building your church, against which the gates of hell can not prevail. How great you are Lord! Fill our hearts with love as we respond by singing praises to you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch the 1st week of our Colossians series where Kevin and Nathan talk about Paul's prayer for the church.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

Father, may our worship be acceptable before you. Let the peace that surpasses all understanding be with us as we finish this time. Help us to make a difference in the world this new week. Let our words and actions align with your word. Help us to practice what we have learned here today. Bless us and help us to be a blessing to everyone that we meet and interact with this week, whether in person or online. Help us never to forget that you’re with us always. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Students (Middle and High School)

  • High School girls online Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen discussion and study.  Contact Lacey Poag (lpoag@fcnewburgh.com) if you are interested.
  • Student's Sunday 9am on Zoom .  All Middle and High Students are welcome!
    http://us04web.zoom.us/j/6189272864
  • Small groups are virtually connecting in different ways.  
  • Sunday night at 5pm, check out the church's Facebook page or  here for a short worship service led  by our youth.
  • Two more free online opportunities that anyone can use on their own...
  1. The Bible Project videos and studies.  https://bibleproject.com/about/
  2. Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen     https://www.jennieallen.com/gooyh enter your email on page to...
    GET THE FREE GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK CLUB KIT
    AND READ IT WITH YOUR PEOPLE!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Fun Activity:

Take some time to measure or even weigh your child. Have your child say some ways in which we can grow. If they don’t mention wisdom, then explain how this is one way we can grow!  Ask them how we can do that? Tell them today we will learn how Jesus wanted to grow in his wisdom even at a young age of 12!!!

Scripture:

Have your child read Luke 2 :41-52 or you can read to your child

Watch the video! 

Follow this link and then click on Kids Bible Story and Music. Scroll down to the Bible story that is posted:

https://www.fcnewburgh.com/worshipathome/

Discussion questions:

  1. Why did Jesus’ family go to Jerusalem? For the passover
  2. How old was Jesus in the story? 12
  3. How long did it take for Mary and Joseph to realize Jesus was not with them? 1 full day
  4. How long did it take for them to find him? 3 full days
  5. Where was Jesus? Jesus said he was in his Father’s House
  6. Have you ever been lost?
  7. How did it make you feel?
  8. What are you doing to grow in wisdom?

Challenge

Read one verse of the Bible for the next 5 days! At the end of the 5 days, share your favorite verse with me through email!!! 🙂 callen@fcnewburgh.com

Preschool

The BIBLE Story

Jesus as a Child

Matthew 2; Luke 2

After Jesus was born, wise men came to Bethlehem to worship Him as King. When they left, an angel told Joseph in a dream to leave Bethlehem because King Herod wanted to hurt Jesus. So Mary, Joseph, and Jesus went to Egypt until Herod died. Then they went back to Israel and lived in Nazareth. Jesus grew up in Nazareth.

Every year, Jesus’ parents took a trip to Jerusalem for a special celebration called Passover. On Passover, the Jewish people got together to remember when God saved His people from slavery in Egypt. They celebrated all the things God had done for them.

When Jesus was 12 years old, He went with Mary and Joseph to Jerusalem. After the celebration, Mary and Joseph started to go home. They traveled with a large group of people, but Jesus was not with them. Mary and Joseph thought that Jesus was somewhere in the group, but He had stayed behind in Jerusalem.

Mary and Joseph walked for a whole day. Then they started looking for Jesus. They searched among their friends and family, but they could not find Jesus anywhere! Mary and Joseph hurried back to Jerusalem. They looked for Jesus, but they could not find Him. Jerusalem was a big city, and Jesus was just a boy.

Finally, Mary and Joseph found Him in the temple. Jesus was listening to the teachers and asking them questions. The people were surprised at how much Jesus understood. Jesus’ parents were surprised too. Mary said, “Son, why have You done this? Your father and I were worried. We’ve been looking everywhere for You.”

Jesus asked, “Why were you looking for Me? Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”

Mary and Joseph did not understand what Jesus was talking about. Jesus went home with Mary and Joseph. He always obeyed them, and Mary remembered these things. Jesus grew taller and wiser. God was happy with Him, and so was everyone who knew Him.

 

Christ Connection: Jesus came to earth to do God’s plan, and even as a boy, Jesus knew that. Jesus got ready to do what God sent Him to do. God sent Jesus into the world to die on the cross and rescue people from sin.

Activities

Activity page

Guide your child to use the key to find and circle Jesus. Then circle Mary and Joseph.

Say • Jesus was 12 years old when He went to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration with His parents. After Passover, Mary and Joseph realized that Jesus was not with them. They found Him in the temple, listening to the church teachers and asking them questions. 

 

Play “Where Is It?”

Look around your house and choose an item. Describe the item to your child, mentioning its color and shape. Give additional clues and ask them if they know where the item is. Guide them to walk over and point to the item. Allow your child to take turns describing items and guessing where each item is. Be prepared to offer assistance as needed.

Say •  When Jesus was 12 years old, He went with His parents, Mary and Joseph, to Jerusalem. After the celebration, Mary and Joseph started traveling home with a large group of people. Later, they discovered Jesus was not with them! They did not know where He was. 

 

Measure height

Have your child to stand tall with their back against the wall. Place a ruler horizontally on top of their head to determine their height. Print their name on a strip of tape and attach it to the wall to mark how tall they are. Have your child stretch a tape measure and read the numbers to see how tall they are.

Say • The last two weeks, we heard Bible stories about when Jesus was a baby. In today’s Bible story, Jesus was 12 years old. The Bible says Jesus got taller, just like you are getting taller! 

 

Review

Why did Jesus’ family travel to Jerusalem? (for a special celebration called Passover

How old was Jesus in today’s story? (12 years old)

What did Mary and Joseph realize after they were on their way home to Nazareth? (Jesus was not with them; they couldn’t find Jesus.)

Where did Mary and Joseph find Jesus? (the temple)

Why did Jesus stay at the temple? (to listen to the teachers and ask questions, to be in His Father’s house)

Nursery

Touch your ears and get really really quiet.  Now let’s bow our heads and fold our hands to talk to God

Prayer-Jesus came to Earth to do God’s plan.  Jesus IS God’s plan for you. Help us to know, worship, and praise Your Name.  AMEN!!!

Get your sway on by rocking side to side with your children/create your own motions

Song:  (tune of Frere Jacques)

-Where is Jesus, Here is Jesus!

Growing up, Growing up...

Going to the temple, Going to the temple

He is 12, He is 12

-Where is Jesus, Where is Jesus?

Is he lost, Is he lost?

Everyone is looking, Everyone is looking

Where is he, Where is he?

-In the temple, In the temple

He is there, He is there...

Talking to the teacher, talking to the teachers

In God’s House, In God’s House!

 

Chapel Lesson/Story-When Jesus was 12 yrs. Old, He went with His family to the temple to celebrate Passover.  After Passover, Jesus’ family went home. Mary and Joseph thought Jesus was with them, but He was not.  They couldn’t find Jesus so they were worried. They ran back to the city and looked everywhere for Jesus.  

Do you know where they found Him???  Sing  highlighted part of the above song and ask the same question afterwards!

They found him in the temple, talking to the teachers about God.  Jesus said, “I had to be in My Father’s house.” Jesus went back home with his family to grow wise.  He knew God was with Him!

 

After Chapel Activities to enjoy together

  1. Make a card/poster with art supplies to send to a family member or hang in your window 
  2. Play out driving to church as a family only allow your kiddos to be in the driver’s seat!--pretend only...ha ha
  3. Go for a nightly walk around the yard with a flashlight and shine light on Jesus and what he created

Sunday, March 22nd Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Father, we thank you for uniting us with Your Holy Spirit, which allows us to be connected to you and each other in spite of our location. Your presence is among us and we pray You would speak to us in amazing ways. Now, we draw close to you, ask You to bring peace, and speak life to us today. May all we do be glorifying to you. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch the 4th week of our Big Blocks series where Kevin talks about what the end looks like.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

God we pray you send us into our community to speak Your Name and Good News. We pray for the courage to love You with all our lives and to practice that love with action.  As we conclude this time, we ask you to guide our hearts with expectation to see You move among us this week.  In the name and power of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen!

Kids Bible Story and Music Videos

Elementary

Before you start this week’s lesson, set out a food item or a special treat that your child can have AFTER the lesson. Make sure it is something that they really would like to have.

 

Read through Luke chapter 2

 

Next watch the video (you will find the video on our church home page)

Questions

  1. Who was the man who waited a long time to meet Jesus? Simeon
  2. Who appeared to the shepard’s to tell of Jesus’ birth?  Angels
  3. Did Simeon obey God? Yes
  4. Who else was in the temple the day Simeon met Jesus?  Anna
  5. How old was Anna? 84
  6. How hard is it to wait for something you really want?
  7. Is it easier to wait for it if you can see the item you want? Why or why not?

Please give your child the item you had laid out for them.

  1. Was your treat worth the wait? How did it make you feel?

Discussion

Talk with your kids about a time you had to wait for something. Explain how sometimes it is hard to wait for things, but how important it is that we learn to wait. We are going through a time right now, where waiting is the new normal. Remind your child that God’s timing is ALWAYS BEST! HE IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL!! No matter what we are going through or how long we are going through it. We must trust and have faith in God ALWAYS! 

 

GameTime

Use a ball or a balloon to praise Jesus. Depending on how many people you have to play, toss the ball or attempt to keep the balloon off of the floor. Whoever drops the ball or allows the balloon to touch the floor, then they must say , “God I praise you because…”

Simeon and Anna praised God when they finally got to meet Jesus. We should take time to praise Jesus daily for the many things he has provided, but for most of all the gift of salvation.

 

Challenge

Make a phone call, send a text, send an email, or face-time someone to tell them what you learned today. Then end the conversation with a praise that you might have. Be sure to ask them for a praise they would like to share:)

Please let me know how your challenge went by having your parents post a picture on the church FB page, sending me an email, or write a letter/draw a picture!

Have an AWESOME week and remember ….

 

God is good all the time, all of the time God is good!!!!!

 

Preschool

Bible Passage: Luke 2

Story Point: Simeon and Anna worshiped Jesus.

Key Passage: John 1:1

Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

The BIBLE Story

Jesus Was Dedicated

Luke 2

Jesus came to earth as a baby. He was born in Bethlehem. Jesus’ parents on earth were Mary and Joseph. They took care of Jesus.

One day, when Jesus was still a baby, Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple. The temple was the place where people went to pray and worship God. Many years before, God had given special rules to all the people of Israel. One rule was, “When a woman’s first son is born, his parents must present him to God.” Another rule was that the child’s parents should give an offering to God. Mary and Joseph obeyed God and brought two birds as an offering.

A man named Simeon lived in Jerusalem, and he loved God. He knew that God had promised to send someone special to save people from sin. God had told Simeon that he would not die until he saw the Messiah who would rescue people from their sins. Simeon trusted God.

That day, God told Simeon to go to the temple. Simeon saw Jesus there, and he picked Jesus up in his arms. Simeon was so happy! Simeon knew that Jesus was special. Simeon praised God. He prayed, “God, I am ready to die. You kept Your promise, and I have seen the One who will save people from sin.”

Mary and Joseph heard Simeon say those important words. Jesus was going to save people from sin! Simeon talked to Mary and Joseph. He said being Jesus’ mother would be very good, but it would be very hard. Some people would love Jesus, but other people would not like Him at all. Some things would happen that would make Mary very sad.

Another woman was in the temple, a prophetess named Anna. Anna was very old. Anna did not have a family, so she stayed at the temple all the time and worshiped God.

Anna walked toward Simeon, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. When Anna saw Jesus, she thanked God. People had been waiting a long time for God to send the special One who would save people from sin. Anna told other people the good news: Jesus the Savior is here!

Mary and Joseph did everything they were supposed to do at the temple. Then they went back home. Jesus grew up, and He was strong and healthy and wise. God was happy with Jesus.

Christ Connection: God had promised His people that a Savior was coming. When Simeon and Anna saw Jesus, they knew He was the Savior. Jesus came to save people from sin. We can trust Jesus to save us from our sins; and like Simeon and Anna, we get to tell others the good news.

Activities

Play “Which Church?”

Before the session, gather four sheets of construction paper in four different colors. Draw or cut out a basic church outline on each paper. Tape each church to a wall in different locations in the classroom. Tell your child when you close your eyes, you must move to one of the churches. Before opening your eyes, call out a color. Open your eyes to see which church they chose to stand by.

Say •  Jesus’ earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, obeyed God by taking Jesus to the temple. While they were there, they met two people who had been waiting a long time to meet the Messiah. 

Wait for it

Suggest a simple action, such as run in place, pat your head, or shake a friend’s hand. Instruct your child to wait to begin moving until a signal is given. Watch a clock’s second hand as they anticipate beginning to move. Build excitement and finally give the signal for themto move. Continue playing and emphasize the waiting, pre-movement time.

Say • Simeon and Anna waited a long time to meet Jesus. God promised Simeon that he would not die until he saw the Savior who would rescue people from sin. How happy he was when he met Baby Jesus! When Anna saw Jesus, she thanked God and told people that Jesus the Savior had been born. Simeon and Anna worshiped Jesus and told others the good news. 

Make worship streamers

Tape one end of the streamer to a craft stick to serve as a handle. Provide markers and allow your child to decorate a streamer. Play worship music and encourage your child to wave their streamer, sing, and worship Jesus.

Say • Simeon and Anna worshiped Jesus when they saw Him. Anna thanked God, and Simeon was happy. Simeon talked to Mary and told her about what it would be like for Jesus as He grew. Simeon and Anna knew Jesus was the One who would save people from sin. We can trust Jesus to save us from our sins; and like Simeon and Anna, we get to tell others the good news.

Sunday, March 15th Service

Main Service

Gathering Prayer

Father, we thank you for uniting us with Your Holy Spirit, which allows us to be connected to you and each other in spite of our location. Your presence is among us and we pray You would speak to us in amazing ways. Now, we draw close to you, ask You to bring peace, and speak life to us today. May all we do be glorifying to you. Amen.

Word

Watch our service below.  Please sing along and encourage those around you to as well.  We sing because we are a people of hope, and display that by standing tall on His word and promises.  After the singing, make sure you catch the 3rd week of our Big Blocks series where Kevin talks about what you can expect from a life with Jesus.

Table

This point in our service, we remember Christ's sacrifice for us by taking and giving.

Communion - When we read in the book of Acts, each time the believers got together they "broke bread and ate together" (Acts 2:46). We encourage you and your family to do the same; feel free to use bread or crackers with juice to represent Jesus' body and blood poured out for us. Read a few of the following verses and reflect on them during this time. Isaiah 53, John 6:32-40, 1 Peter 3:18. After praying God's blessing over your elements, partake in communion.

Generosity - God's presence is active no matter our location. God's Kingdom moves no matter our circumstances. Our generosity is not bound to a building or a perfect set of circumstances. Our generosity is expressed everyday in every season. One way you can show God your generous heart is by giving back to Him, and you can click here to engage in generosity this morning. You can also mail in or call the office to find a time to drop off you gift in person.

Sending Prayer

God we pray you send us into our community to speak Your Name and Good News. We pray for the courage to love You with all our lives and to practice that love with action.  As we conclude this time, we ask you to guide our hearts with expectation to see You move among us this week.  In the name and power of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen!

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