Trinity Kids Happenings Sunday
A Note from Rachael
We miss seeing you and your kids! We hope these resources are helpful to you as you have "home Sunday School" with your kids. This week, we travel back in time to a few days before Jesus was crucified and was, instead, praised and celebrated . . .

Keep our Trinity Kids and families safe, O God, for we have come to You for refuge. We said to the Lord, "You are our Master! Every good thing we have comes from You" (prayer from Psalm 16:1-2).
Sunday School Resources
Bible story from The Gospel Story Bible: "The Triumphal Entry" 

Object Lesson: I Am the Light
✓ small dim flashlight
✓ large high-intensity light 
✓ Bible
Darken the room. If necessary, hang dark sheets in front of the windows.
Read John 12:46 to your kids. Turn off the light and turn on the dim flashlight. (Keep the high-intensity light hidden.) Ask the kids if they think the dim light is a good representation of Jesus. (Take any answer.). Ask them if they can tell you why Jesus described himself as the light. (Light in the Bible represents purity while darkness represents sin.)
Take out the bright light and ask, "Do you think this is a better representation of Jesus?" Shine the light at the children, but move it quickly so that no child is exposed to the light for more than a split second but gets enough light to turn their eyes away. (Take their answers.)
Show them on a wall or darker part of the room how the light pushes back the darkness.
Then read John 8:12 and explain that if they put their faith in Jesus and follow Him who died on the cross for their sins, Jesus will forgive them their sins and His light will replace their sinful darkness. First, their sinful heart will be made new, without sin. Second, the Holy Spirit will live inside them and help them turn away from sin. Third, one day all sin will be removed from them and they will be given glorious bodies that cannot sin.

 
Family Devotions from  Old Story New

Practice their new  Sword Bible memory verse with them! 
For Your Littles 
Hello Nursery Families! You are loved and missed!

We are praying for you and are here to support you during this time. I hope that this story from  The Rhyme Bible Storybook and this coloring sheet bless your family and help to encourage your little ones this week.

Blessings to you!
Kimberly Schmucki, Director of Nursery Ministries: KSchmucki@trinitycc.com
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
Easter Devotional
The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross is  a gospel-centered book aimed to retell the Easter story through an overview of the Bible. You can order the book, along with supplemental materials like a coloring and activities book and a 15-day devotional and calendar on Amazon. 
We Want to See You!
Email us videos of your kids reciting their Sword Bible Memory verses or photos of them listening to the Bible story from The Gospel Story Bible, doing the object lesson, or watching our Trinity Sunday Worship Broadcast from home so we can share them on social media. Let's get connected virtually! :-) You can email videos and photos to Margaret Bowlin, Administrative Assistant for Children's Ministries, at MBowlin@trinitycc.com. (If you would rather us not share these on social media, please let us know.)
Resources for Your Family
Check our Children's Ministries page for lots of other Resources for the Family (printable inspirational coloring pages, a tutoring list, RightNow Media, and Fresno TK Resources - designed by transitional kindergarten teachers for young kiddos)!
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Rachael Lenz, Director of Children's Ministries: RLenz@trinitycc.com 
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