Friday 10 April – Good Friday
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Today we commemorate the saddest day of the Easter Week, the day Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. Sometimes we may want to shield our children from the sad side of Easter, but if we want our children to truly know the JOY of the resurrection, we must also let them experience some of the sadness. And, in this strange world of physical distancing that we find ourselves in, Good Friday reminds us that God is always in control.
As part of the service, we will be showing a video that has been created by one of our families, a kid-friendly dramatic summary of what happened in the lead up to the crucifixion.
By now, St John’s Kids families should have received a parcel on their doorstep, which includes activity sheets to keep hands busy while tuning into the services today and Sunday, as well as a book to read and couple of activities to undertake as a family over the weekend – DIY Resurrection Eggs and some baking!
Family Devotion Time:
Following the service, or at a time that best suits you during the day, spend some time together digging deeper into the Good Friday story.
- Print Digging Deeper, Activity Sheets (Ages 4-8) and/or Activity Sheets (ages 9-12), and Game and Craft Ideas
- Pray together
- Watch this Kids’ Talk video together
- Use the Digging Deeper questions to lead a short discussion time
- Enjoy the activity sheets and game ideas
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