This Week in Sunday School -
Theme for Littles - Jesus Grows Up
Theme for Middles and Youth - The Seasons of the Church Year
Littles - We read the story in our Beginner’s Bible of the boy, Jesus, in the Temple (Luke 2:21-52). Luke then tells the only story that we have of Jesus as a young boy. He and his family make their pilgrimage to Jerusalem at Passover time, and are returning home when Mary and Joseph discover that Jesus is not with them. They search frantically for him for three days. Finally, they go to the Temple in Jerusalem, where they find him talking with the teachers. Jesus is amazed that his parents did not know that he would be “in my Father’s house.”
Littles Craft/Activity - Our Littles made a temple with young Jesus hiding behind one of the doors. They also have a maze and a drawing activity to do if we have time.
Middles and Youth - We talked about the church year calendar and the seasons of the church year. The church year really consists of 2 great feasts: Easter Day, a “moveable” feast whose date changes from year to year, and Christmas Day, which is always celebrated on Dec. 25th. Easter Day is always the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or after March 21. Based on these 2 feasts, the church year is divided into seasonsL Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. We discussed the meaning of each season.
Middles and Youth Craft/Activity - We colored a wheel illustrating the church year calendar including the seasons and the colors for each season.
- Feb. 10 - Littles will come downstairs. Middles and Youth will stay upstairs.
- Feb. 17 - ALL Groups will come downstairs.
- Feb. 24 - Littles will come downstairs. Middles and Youth will stay upstairs.