The Easter Story
While I am uncertain exactly what we will be doing in heaven, I hope to ask our magnificent God to show “reruns” of some of the most wonderful events of all times. I want to begin with a rerun of the creation, the parting of the Red Sea, the slaying of a giant by a shepherd boy, the angels speaking to Mary and then Joseph, and the shepherds. The list continues from Genesis through Revelation. However, Jesus’ birth and resurrection must be the most ‘requested’ because these two are genuinely the most miraculous and wonderful of all events!
This Sunday, we will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, as well as the events leading to Easter, i.e., Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane and the Crucifixion. We will present these five lessons to our darling children, with outlines of each event, along with an activity and a few other surprises. Of course, we are limited as to what all we can do in our present conditions. (Last Easter, we could not even meet at all, so we are very grateful to have a nice large room for children to meet in, with COVID safety precautions.)
Please consider bringing your children and worshipping with us. There is just something sweet and precious about the enthusiasm ‘in the air’ as we celebrate Resurrection Day. Join us to worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and be a part of a church family of believers. There is nothing like it!
Children’s Worship Time
Sundays – 10:30 AM
Event Hall – “The Upper Room” (Upstairs)
Each Sunday since November, we have held a children’s worship time, Kingdom Kids, for darling children Kindergarten through Grade 5. Regrettably, and with broken hearts, we do not have facilities for babies and toddlers.
“What do eggs have to do with Easter?”
Well, I have also been confused about this. Here, however, is an “eggcellent” way to explain a spiritual meaning tied to the tradition of Easter eggs.
Symbol of the Trinity
Easter is a good time to talk to children about the Trinity. Since this is a difficult concept for children to understand, use an egg as a symbol of The Trinity.
Explain that just as there are three parts—the shell, the white and the yolk—in one egg, there are three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—in one God.
Ask your children to suggest ways that God the Father is like an eggshell. (He protects us. He sent His Son so that we could have a new life.)
Ask the children how Jesus might be like the egg white. (White is the color of purity and innocence. Jesus was without sin.)
Just as the egg white contains the yolk—the food source for the developing baby chickens—so Jesus came as the source of new life for us. After He returned to heaven, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us. Ask the children how the yolk of an egg might represent the Holy Spirit. (In order to grow, the chick within the egg needs nourishment. It gets this from the yolk. If we are to grow spiritually, we need the power of the Holy Spirit within us.)