Friday, March 15, 2024

Sunday School Update: Pageants, Singing and More

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It's just one week until Palm Sunday.
What's with the 
Christmas and Epiphany photos?

Answer 1: The photoblogger is a procrastinator. 
Answer 2: We are blessed to have curious, bright children as partners in worship, and seeing their involvement in Eucharist services in person and in pictures is a blessing. 
Answer 3: Both of the above. 


During Advent and Epiphany, Trinity's children learned about the birth of Jesus and the visits of shepherds and Magi. We held a traditional Christmas Pageant celebrating the Baby Jesus in December and followed up with a visit to "Toddler Jesus" in January when we acknowledged the arrival of the Magi to Jesus's home, not to the stable in Bethlehem. 

What's been happening since then? We've had a lesson about 12-year-old Jesus in the temple, sitting among the teachers and astonishing them with his intelligent questions. Kids enjoyed this excerpt from "The Chosen" which portrayed the story well. Click HERE to view it. We followed that with lessons about Jesus's temptation in the wilderness and the calling of the disciples.

The children learned a classic camp praise song, "Lord. I Lift Your Name on High" on Sunday, February 25, when Danny Hyde visited Trinity to talk about Beaver Cross and deliver a sermon message. Steven Roy brought his guitar into the Sunday School room, and he and Maria Baughn helped teach the lyrics and hand motions. The congregation joined in as Stevie and Dave Jones provided accompaniment. Click HERE to see a YouTube video of a duo performing "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High." Lyrics are shown, and the gestures are almost exactly the same as the ones we used.

What's next? During the rest of March 2024, we'll talk about some of the miracles of Jesus and briefly cover the events of Holy Week and Easter.  This Easter, two of our kids are going to be baptized. That will be reason for more celebration and more photos. 

Christmas Pageant - December 17, 2023

On Sunday, December 17, 2023, we observed the birth of the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Luke 2:11-12 "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”