God is like a dad

SUNDAY IS COMING - FATHER’S DAY
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 15:11-24
Jesus told this story to show us what the Father is like. We could call it the running father or the watching father or the waiting father. God is like a father, like the best father. On mother’s day we said God is like a mama and this weekend, God is like a dad.

TO LEARN TOGETHER
See what amazing love the Father has given us! Because of it, we are called children of God. And that’s what we really are! 1 John 3:1

SO I’M WONDERING
(Some things to think about together)
How do you think God is like a dad?

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
See if you can spot things dads do for their children. What does that tell you about God?

TO PRAY TOGETHER
Thank you, Father God, for those who love us, our dads and everyone else. Thank you that you show your love for us in LOTS of different ways. Amen
Pray the prayer that Jesus taught his friends:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.



TO DO TOGETHER
I know you’ll be doing this anyway but try and find a way to show your dad how much you love him in your actions as well as in gifts.

GREEN GROUP BUDDIES
Buddies are go! If you are in the green group and you would like to be a buddy to one of the younger children then talk to Sarah when you sign in.

(you don’t have to but we’d love you to help by helping them and being a buddy to a littler person

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