This Sunday in Preschool our Gospel Project question is Why did God require a blood sacrifice?
Why did God require a sacrifice of blood? Simply, God is holy and because of that His forgiveness requires a sacrifice. The Book of Romans teaches us that the penalty for sin is death. The ultimate example of a substitution for sin is, of course, Jesus Christ. Christ died so that sinners wouldn’t have to die for their sin.
This is the last Sunday of our school year. The next Sunday, June 2 will be our Promotion Day. Our Preschool classes are based on the age of your preschooler in June. If your child’s birthday is in June you may choose to promote now or wait until our January promotion. Preschool Church is for preschoolers ages 3-Kindergarten. If your child is promoting to the 3′s age group remember to pick him/her up after Sunday School, attend worship together, then help your child connect with the Preschool Church teacher on the patio when the children are dismissed. If your child will be beginning 1st Grade this fall then your child is now a part of the children’s ministry and will begin attending Sunday School and Children’s Church in the children’s building.
Another reminder – please be sure to check your child in each morning using the security stickers at the welcome window. We need you to fill one out each time you are at church. The large sticker with your child’s name and your phone number go on your child’s back. Then whomever will be picking up the child needs to have the small sticker with the number to match your child’s number. Please help us keep our little ones safe.
Why is the Passover important? God saved His
people at the first Passover.
God rescued His people from the hands of the Egyptians by the shedding of blood. The sacrifice of a lamb and its blood over the doorpost was the only thing that kept the family inside safe from the wrath of God. Through the shedding of Jesus’ blood, we no longer have to face the punishment of eternal separation from God because of our sin. Jesus died so we wouldn’t have to.
Parents will worship through communion this Sunday in worship remembering God’s provision for sin. Our preschoolers will be answering the question Why is the Passover important? Have some great home conversations in preparing for Sunday.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is June 23-27 from 6:15-8:30pm and is for all 3 year-completed 6th graders. Preschoolers who are 2 1/2 years old and regularly attend Church on Mill are invited to attend. VBS is free and friends are welcome.
You may also volunteer to serve at VBS at the registration site. Crew leaders, snack helpers, photographer, staff meal providers, registration helpers, AV techs are needed.
Easter Weekend for Preschoolers and Kids
On Good Friday preschoolers and kids will join their families for a soup dinner at 6:00 in the worship center. Then at 6:25 before the service begins at 6:30 child care will be offered in the preschool building room 1 for all babies-2 year olds. Preschool Church for 3 year – Kinders will begin then too on the preschool playground. Please walk your child over to meet Lesley Murphy. All 1-6 graders will have a special children’s church on the 7 things Jesus said on the cross beginning at 6:30 on the preschool playground. Please have these children meet Andrea Heaton on the preschool playground. Note that 5-6 graders are included at this time.
Easter morning Worship Care for babies-2 year olds will open at 10:30am. Preschool Church (3year-Kinder) and Children’s Church (1-4 grade) will be dismissed to regular classrooms prior to the sermon.
Following the worship gathering we will have Easter Egg Hunts for all preschoolers and children. Preschoolers and parents need to gather around the preschool playground wall. Babies-toddlers egg hunt will be first, then the 2-3 year olds, ending with the 4-Kinders. Each preschooler needs to pick up a blue egg hunt bag when they begin the hunt. Children 1-6 grade will meet on the main lawn and be given a blue egg hunt bag and instructions. Their hunt will be around buildings 7, 8, 9.
In March during Gospel Project we move from the introduction of God’s covenant with Abraham to bless all people to seeing how the covenant is renewed with Isaac and again with Jacob. Through the line of the patriarchs, God brought His ultimate plan for salvation.
Despite difficult circumstances, God remained faithful to the people to whom His promise was given, in preparation for the salvation that would come through Jesus Christ.
This month’s Big Picture Questions include:
- How did people know God’s plan?
- What can stop God’s plans?
- What new name did God give Jacob?
- Who is always with us?
- Why did God send Joseph to Egypt?
Be sure to spend to some each week with your preschooler going over the Big Picture Question and discover the answer together. Help your preschooler make the Christ Connection.
Last Sunday in Gospel Project our preschoolers has the question: Why did God choose Abraham? This question opened the unit on God’s covenant with people. God chose Abraham to be a par tof HIs covenant plan to send Jesus to earth to bring us salvation.
This Sunday’s lesson is God Tested Abraham. The question this week is: How can we show we believe God’s plan? We obey God even when He asks us to do things we don’t understand.
And next week is the last lesson in this unit – The Sons of Abraham with the question: Who always keeps His covenant? God is always faithful to keep His covenant; people should always trust God.
If your preschool has missed a week in Gospel Project please talk with the preschool church teacher about getting the Big Picture Card from the week you missed.
Gospel Project this Sunday - Job
The Book of Job speaks volumes to the problem of human suffering. It is also an important picture of how a suffering person should relate to God. Though Job sometimes doubted God, he never turned away. Job’s suffering actually brought him closer to God.
God is all-powerful, sovereign, and good. We can trust Him when we don’t understand the pain we experience. At the cross, God used the ultimate pain to bring about the ultimate good: our future and final salvation from sin.
Our question this week is who is in control?
Gospel Project – The Tower of Babel
Even after God had destroyed all life on earth through the flood, and graciously saved Noah’s family and the animals, it wasn’t long before people disobeyed God again. Instead of bringing glory to God by following His plan, people decided to ignore God’s plan and glorify themselves.
When God confused the languages of the people, they moved away from one another and into people groups and nations bound by single languages. Eventually one of these nations would become God’s chosen people. Through the nation of Israel, Christ would come to save the world.
Prepare your preschooler for this Sunday’s question – What happens when people choose to sin?
“You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.” Psalm 104:20
Did you know that some animals stay awake all night long?! God designed them that way so they can get the food they need. It also keeps the food chain in balance… isn’t God smart! At Wednesday night Preschool Beginnings on Jan. 23, 6:30pm, we will explore the forest and nocturnal animals with Hide n Seek glow lights, forest animal art, a forest diorama, puzzles and play-doh.
We will also find out that not only does God bring darkness at night, but He also brought it during the day when Jesus died on the cross for our sins… a little talk about the darkness of our sin and the glorious gift of God to erase it.
Hope to see you there!