"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

“I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4: 12B-13

All things.  All of the things.  All of the church things.  All of the home things.  All of the school things.  All of the family things.  All things! 

If your family is like mine, your May calendar can rival the schedule we keep in December!  Concerts, end of the year activities, Spring sports, graduations, family events. . . all good things, but often enough to make us weary (and if I’m being honest, enough to make me feel unglued at times!)   Contentment can seem illusive.  Take heart!  You weren’t designed to manage on your own strength!  God is ready and waiting for us to rely on him and lean on his strength.  Take heart, lean in on God, and enjoy the ride!  It goes so fast. . . find joy as you journey!

 

In Sunday School on Sunday, May 13- 

2/3s-  The Jailer Who Believed

            Scripture- Acts 16:16-40

            Lesson Truth- Everyone needs Jesus

            Aims for the Children-  To do at least one of the following during the lesson:

1.     Tell what Paul and Silas did at midnight in the prison

2.     Dramatize the story

3.     Tell who take care of Paul and Silas

4.     Answer the question: Who needs Jesus?

5.     Tell what happened to the jailer and his family

6.     Sing happy songs to Jesus

 

4s-1st Grade and 2nd-5th Grade-  God Prepares Israel for the Covenant

            Scripture-  Exodus 19

            Lesson Goal-  Students will praise and respect God for His holiness and gracious

                                    presence.

            Lesson Objective-  Students will be able to

1.     Explain both the rules and the promise of the covenant.

2.     Explain why Israel was not allowed on Mount Sinai.

3.     List God’s commands to Israel to prepare for His presence.

4.     Describe how God showed Himself on Mount Sinai

Key Verse- “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.”  Exodus 19:5

 

            Catechism Question #34

 

Promotion Sunday is June 3.  This is the day when all children, ages 2-high school move up to the age group or grade they will be in as of September 1.  (If your child is in 1st grade now, he will join the 2nd grade class on June 3.  If your child turns 3 in July, she will enter the 3’s on June 3.)  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

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