February 16, 2021
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
For & About Children
Faith Together at Home
Who is my Neighbor?

The lesson for this week's lenten packet is The Good Samaritan, found in Luke 10. I've always thought it was important to have good neighbors and I've been very lucky to have had good ones through the years. I have had neighbors that invited the new person on the block to their firepit conversations, who brought over a ladder to help trim a tree. There were neighbors who came and helped clear a driveway or who helped with childcare after school. There were neighbors who were someone to talk to during a pandemic when we ran into each other outside and who even, yes, popped out from behind my couch and shouted "Happy Birthday" when my young daughters, unbeknowst to me, invited them for a surprise party!

A good neighbor can be relied on. They come through. And in turn, we come through for them. Or hearts are warmed by the memories of good neighbors. With good neighbors friendship develops through the year to the point where we have had neighbors (friends) I have known for over sixty years and through three generations. But, you have to be willing to invest the time to be a neighbor; to give of yourself, to be generous with your care.

Jesus says that the world is our neighbor. And what a wonderful world it would be if we all lived that way every day.

Parable of the Good Samaritan (watch the animated story here)

Love Your Neighbor (animated song)

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Tunes &. Tales

Sometimes friends can work together to accomplish something really good. Join us Thursday to hear about a time when this happened in The Forever Tree. This is based on a true story not too far from here. You can visit the Forever Tree in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Boyce & Ms. LeAnn Malecha are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting AT 9:00 am on THURSDAY, February 18.
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Gather Round

TIME: Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm.

FOR: Kindergartners - Third Graders (or anyone that just likes a good story).

WHAT: Could Jeffrey's birthday party be the worst birthday party in the history of the world? Join us this week and find out.

ENJOY: Enjoy talking to and keeping up with your church friends. We look forward to seeing you!
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First Presbyterian Church of Libetyville 847.362.2174 www.firstpreslibertyville.org