IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE!!!
Amended Schedule: There will be a 9:00am service in the Sanctuary with Nursery for infant – 4 years old only. At 10:30am we will have Children’s Sunday School and Nursery, but no Youth Sunday School.
Join us at 4pm for a family service in the Sanctuary. We will also have our traditional 6:30, 9:00 and 11:00 services in the evening.
Next Sunday for New Year’s Eve, we will resume our regular Sunday School and Worship Service Schedules.
The Elementary Students will be having a special Sunday School lesson this week and they will all meet in room 118 to make crafts, hear a story and celebrate Jesus’ Birthday! The Preschoolers will continue their story of Jesus birth in their regular classrooms.
The Key Question for our Elementary students is: What does Christmas mean to you? The Christmas story is one of the most familiar stories in the Bible—even if you didn’t grow up in church. At some point, kids need to decide for themselves if they believe it’s true, if Christmas is more than the presents and time with family. We pray this will be the Christmas many kids will see Jesus in a new way and decide to put their faith in Him.
It’s Christmas! We head to the familiar story in Luke 2:1-18. While people expected a new king born in a palace, God had other plans in mind. Jesus was born in a place where they kept the animals. No royal robes, not much public fanfare, just Mary and Joseph cuddling Jesus for the first time. God announced His gift to shepherds helping us realize that Jesus was a gift for everyone.
Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus. Kids will get the chance to celebrate Jesus, God’s most generous gift. They’ll discover why God sent Jesus for us, as well as, what that means for how they show generosity to the people in their life.
Week four is Birthday Party Day! Preschoolers will review the entire Christmas story and celebrate Jesus’s birth!
Merry Christmas to Everyone!
This Weeks Lessons: