St John’s Kids Online
Our kids’ program is focussing on Genesis 12-50 this term, to learn more about some of the people we often find referenced in the New Testament, e.g. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, and how their stories point towards Jesus and help us learn more about God’s plans, promises and blessings.
How are you going with your task to read Genesis 12-50 (or age-appropriate story adaptations) as a family?
This week, you can concentrate your reading on Genesis 13 and 18:16-19:29. God promised to bless Abraham and that he would be a blessing to others. Lot was blessed while he was with Abraham, but when he separated from Abraham and chose to live in a city full of people who did wrong things, life didn’t go so well for him. When we choose to follow Jesus, Abraham’s greatest descendant, we too can experience God’s rich blessings. Things don’t go as well for us when we choose to go our own way and rely on our own strength.
Sunday 24 October Zoom sessions:
9:00 – 9:25am Kinder/Prep/1/2
9:30 – 9:55am Grades 3/4/5/6
Join here. If prompted, Meeting ID: 827 1166 4563 / Passcode: SJKids
Note: If you join early, prepare to be in the ‘waiting room’ before being admitted.
We strive to create safe environments for children to come to know and experience the love of Jesus. Each online session will have two adult leaders and we encourage in-room parental supervision, particularly for younger children. If you would like the option of leaving your child(ren) unsupervised in our online sessions, you must complete a permission form, if you haven’t previously done so.
Services, Sunday 24 October
Join our livestream service at 10am or 5pm.
We will be sharing Communion in the 10am service, so have some bread and wine/juice ready if you would like to join in.
Bishop Kate Prowd is our guest speaker this week.
Recently we had a sermon series on prayer. We looked at Luke’s account of The Lord’s Prayer. Today, Kate will be referencing Matthew’s record, and focussing on the line ‘Give us today our daily bread’. Have your bibles ready at Matt 6:9-13.
If you would like to keep young hands busy while listening to the talk, these activity sheets are related to this week’s talk:
This week, discuss further with your kids about what it means to ask and rely on God for ‘our daily bread’. There was a video link in a recent Family Discipleship blog post on The Lord’s Prayer that could be useful to rewatch for help in explaining The Lord’s Prayer to children.
Events, this weekend and next:
Youth Unite: Friday 22 October, 7:30-8:30pm. As it’s now Term 4, Grade 6s are invited to join youth events! Head here for event info.
Grade 4/5/6 Fun & Games: Saturday 23 October, 3:30-5:00pm
Grade 2/3 Fun & Games: Saturday 30 October, 3:30-5:00pm
If you have a child in Grades 2-6 and have not yet received an invitation to one of the Fun & Games online events (a) check your inbox/junk/spam folders, and if that doesn’t solve the mystery, (b) please contact me!
Have a great week,
Kylie – Children & Families’ Minister