Joseph helps his family

MAKING IT COUNT
I want to help and equip you to lead your children spiritually.From time to time I’m going to drop in some things that I have gleaned from a set of books about spiritual parenting at each phase of development. Every week I will give you the story and a key verse or point or prayer and activity to help you lead your children towards the weekend when the KIDS team will back you up on all that. When you tell the story first and pray with your kids they learn that they can talk to you about faith as well as everything else.

TO READ TOGETHER
Genesis 45:1-15; 50:15-21
Joseph helps his family. Joseph is now a very important man in Egypt and as he looks back he can see that God has put him there so that he can help his family survive the terrible famine. This story helps us to see that God is working for good even in the midst of terrible things.

TO LEARN TOGETHER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

(We are gradually building this up until we have the whole of the Lord’s Prayer)

SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
How can we help each other in our family?
When and why is it difficult to forgive another family member?

TO DO TOGETHER
BIG IDEA: Feed families like Joseph did. Add some extra things to your shopping cart when you are shopping with your kids and deliver them to the foodbank together.
SMALLER IDEA: Feeding people is something we do every day. Have your child help you make a meal this week.

KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN
Listen for the word “good” and when you hear it say to yourself, “God is always working for good.”

SUNDAY IS COMING
Children ages 3-10 will be at the school, kids can sign in from 9:45am so you can get over to the hall before the service starts.
Tots (born in 2015) can be signed in from 9:50am and littler ones (born in 2016/17) can be signed in at the coffee break. This gives the team time to tell a story, do an activity and sing with the slightly older children before the little babies arrive and everyone plays together.

OLDER KIDS:
(those with blue & green tags)
If your child has a bible at home can they please bring it with them to bridgeKIDS. We are going to use it to find and read the story together on Sundays.
We have a set of Hands On Bibles (NLT) that the kids can share but it is great for them to become familiar with their own.

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