CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND FORMATION
Church School and Nursery meet each Sunday during the school year at 10:15, for children of every age, gathering 15 minutes prior to worship. Barb Keranen, a retired specialist in Early Childhood Education, leads our Sunday ministries for children, using Jerome Berryman’s “Godly Play” Montessori-based curriculum. The Sunday School joins the worshipping congregation, for communion, at the Peace. Children are always wanted and warmly welcomed at worship, and are invited to use the Activity Bags at each entrance to the sanctuary when they do.
There are other educational offerings such as Book Discussion Group, and more. Check the calendar for these occasions of Christian Formation and companionship.
The CHILDREN’S CORNER
From the committee for “Enfolding our Children into Worship”
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON
January 26 — The Parable of the Good Shepherd
Jesus’ story of the shepherd who searches for the one sheep that is lost and leaves the 99 to do so
provides the framework for all other references to Jesus as our shepherd. Today’s story is found in both Matthew 18 and Luke 15 but the presentation also incorporated Jesus’ reference to himself as the Good Shepherd, John 10 and elements of Psalm 23, perhaps the most familiar and comforting of all psalms,
The Lord is my Shepherd.
Tips for Helping Children Love Church:
Talk about why YOU love church!
What did you enjoy about worship today?
What did you learn about God’s love?