Easter Sunday: May 28th

Beulah Land

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

Summary: This week’s story is a review of the Apostles’ Creed. Find it HERE. This is our last week before we begin our summer study using Long Story Short. This will also be the last week of our monthly hymns. Please continue practicing them over the summer so when your child remains in the service, he/she will be familiar with them!

I wonder… : what it means to believe in the maker of heaven and earth? who is the holy spirit? who is the father and who is the son?

Additional Followup: The Apostles’ Creed was not written by the apostles, but rather contains a summary of their most core teachings. It is often called the ecumenical creed as those summaries are very brief and very basic tenants of the Christian faith. It is believed to be the oldest creed, dating its oldest form to about 140 AD and is thought by some to have been used as a confession of faith at baptism. Remember, creeds are not scripture, and should not be treated as such. However, they are helpful expressions of what one believes. Learn more about the Apostles’ Creed HERE.

You can practice attempting to memorize it at home if you’d like!

Godly Play

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

Summary: This is our last week of Godly Play for the 2016-2017 school year. Next week, we will begin our summer catechism lessons. To close out the year, the storyteller will review stories with the kids, exploring which stories stood out most to them. The kids will help put the stories away to prepare for next week’s Catechism kickoff.

I wonder…: which story from this year you liked best? which story from this year was most important? which story you liked least? what all of these stories have to do with each other? what all of these stories have to do with Jesus? what all of these stories have to do with you and me?

Please make sure to tell your child that if he/she has “work in progress” at church, this is the last week they will be able to take it home!

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