This week in Sunday school our pre-school through kindergarten students will hear about Daniel and the Lions (Daniel 6:1-28). The children will learn that God is with Daniel in the lions’ den and that God is with them every day, too, even in hard times.
This week, Kathryn Welter will meet with our preschool through 3rd grade students in the big Little Dove room for ten minutes at the start of class.
Our 1st grade through middle school students will hear about a time when Jesus’ first followers were given the Spirit to help them spread God’s love to others (Acts 2:1-21). This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, a day to recall how God gave the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ followers and helped the Christian church to begin. Pentecost was a Jewish festival held fifty days after Passover. When Jesus’ followers gathered together to celebrate Pentecost, they were in a house with open windows and their voices could be heard outside. Our children are the church now, part of a diverse body (diverse in language, needs, abilities, etc.) called to live out Jesus’ boundary-breaking love. Together we will celebrate the church’s birthday on Sunday and grow in appreciating God’s gift of the Holy Spirit within and all around us.
Red is the liturgical color for this day, recalling the tongues of flame in which the Holy Spirit descended on the first Pentecost. Let’s fill the church with red on Sunday morning. I’ve attached a flyer for you to print as a reminder (the kind of reminder I need in my own household).