This Sunday: May 22

Beulah Land: Adventures of Paul

  • Memory Verse: Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4
  • Summary: Last week children learned about the conversion of Paul.  This week they will learn about Paul’s missionary journeys with Barnabas and Silas. You can find the accounts in Acts 13-16.
  • I Wonder… : why some people thought the Good News was scary? what it feels like to ‘hear the good news and let it change you’? how someone can know and love Jesus if they never met him before he died on the cross?
  • Additional Followup: Sing songs like Paul and Silas did in prison! Take out a map and see where all Paul went on his missionary journeys. Pray for our church supported missionaries as they seek to take the Good News to the world.

Godly Play I: Missionary Focus- The Cordells

  • Memory Verse: How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? For it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15
  • Summary: Today’s story is about the Cordells, a family from RMC who is serving in Ukraine.
  • I Wonder…: what living in another country is like? what makes people want to go tell others about Jesus? how you can pray for missionaries? how you can be a missionary in your own town?
  • Additional Followup: Make an effort to talk about missions at home this month! What are they? How can you pray and support missionaries? Check out our RMC Kids bulletin board with the latest update from the Cordells for ways to pray and offer encouragement as a family!

Godly Play II: Ukrainian Eggs

  • Memory Verse: As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord. Romans 14:11
  • Summary: Today’s story is a little different from our typical Godly Play stories. Children will learn about the legendary origins of the Pysanky Eggs of Ukraine and the use of them today. From Godly Play, “Our culture’s Easter eggs have little to do with the Easter that is celebrated in churches, but the eggs of Eastern Europe do.” This is a story that goes hand-in-hand with our study of missionaries supported by RMC.
  • I Wonder…: which of the eggs was your favorite? which color and which design? which designs and colors are about you? which ones are about the church? which ones are about Jesus?
  • Additional Followup: Learn more about the Pysanky eggs and their symbols! They are beautiful. There are some pinned HERE. If you feel ambitious, try to make some! Here are some instructions, but you can always draw them on paper or paint them onto a wooden egg.

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