God loves everyone, always and no matter what!

SUNDAY IS COMING
We are running our regular plan this weekend.
Sign in for kids happens between 9:45 and 10:15 - the earlier the better though as the kids have activities set up to start at 9:45am.
If you get there after 10:15 you’ll find us all together in our worship space, sign your kids in and come and join us.

TO READ TOGETHER
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
The story of the Prodigal Son is told in Luke 15. Every story in Chapter 15 is about lost things — a lost sheep, a lost coin, a lost son! In each of the stories, the “lost one” is searched for or waited for, even when that searching or waiting seemed like a waste of time. This is how God loves us — searching for us with longing and determination, loving us no matter what.

TO LEARN TOGETHER
Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.” Luke 15:31

SO I’M WONDERING
(Some things to think about together)
How do you know when somebody loves you?
How do you show someone that you love them?
How is the father in this story like God?

TO DO TOGETHER
Have a Lost and Found party! Play Hide and Seek, eat party food, and dance. Make party favours that say “God loves you always and no matter what!” and then use them to surprise someone.

KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN
Whenever you see a heart, remember that God loves everyone - always and no matter what!

TO PRAY TOGETHER

Thank you, God, that we are never far away from you even if we feel like it. Thank you for finding us and loving us always and no matter what! AMEN. 

This week pray for every family who is on Spring Break whether they are at home or away.


WHAT IS LENT? Part 4
Some parts of the body of Christ (people in some churches) fast from meat on Fridays during the season of Lent. They do this to honour Jesus, who died on Good Friday and also as a reminder that we are all joined together - people who have plenty and people who have very little. Your family could join this practice in the last four Fridays leading up to Easter and perhaps give the money you would have spent on meat that day to the foodbank instead.

Categories: Family Time, For Parents, Memory Verse, Story