SUNDAY IS COMING
With the better weather we are doing lots of playing outside and having our story outside too whenever we can. Woohoo!
Pick up will be back in the children’s group rooms to make it easy for you to find them at the end.
TO READ TOGETHER
Jesus often taught by saying, ‘You have heard it said but I say to you…’ He taught this way about lots of God’s rules, often taking them further than when they were given or putting a new spin on them. The Sabbath is different though, Jesus doesn’t say anything about it but He teaches a whole new way to live it by His example. There are lots of stories of things that Jesus did on the Sabbath that ticked off the Pharisees and that show a whole new way to live. Int his passage Mark gives us two of them.
TO LEARN TOGETHER
“The Sabbath day was made to help people. They were not made to be ruled by the Sabbath day.” Mark 2:27
(To help you explain: Sabbath means ‘day of rest’)
SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
What gives you the most rest?
When does your family rest together?
What do you like to do?
TO PRAY TOGETHER
Jesus, help us to follow your example of doing good on the Sabbath and help us to find a way to connect with You and with each other. In Your lovely name, Amen.
TO DO TOGETHER
Take a look at your schedules. Find the times when you connect with each other as a family, with others in our community and with your Creator? Draw up a chart for this week and block out some times for your family to rest, connect and play.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
Notice the times when your child is refuelled by an activity as opposed to tired by it. Unstructured play is often a great way for children to ‘rest’ but it is different for everyone. Help them notice it in themselves.
JULY & AUGUST
To give the team a break through July and August I am looking for volunteers to hang out with the children during the sermons. If you can play with the babes&tots (up to age 2) or the kids (ages 3&up) please talk to Sarah or message in some way - contact Sarah