Spring Family Faith Formation – March 26
Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life we have in Jesus!
Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle or find a flashlight. Take turns saying, “Jesus’ light shines in me.”
Sing Together: Baa, baa black sheep, have you any fear? No sir, no sir, God is near.
Jesus keeps me in his sight. In the dark and in the light.
Baa, baa black sheep, have you any fear? No sir, so sir, God is near.
Make an Offering: How can you give an offering today? Many of the classes are collecting for Feed My Starving Children or other food ministries during Lent.
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age.
Matthew 18:10-14 or Spray Story Bible The Good Shepherd
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
What do you know about sheep? Allow time for responses before asking the following questions. Where do they live? Are they smart? Do they have defenses? Who takes care of them? Did you know that we are a bit like sheep? Who takes care of us?
Dig Deeper: The shepherd in the story is like Jesus: patient, faithful, and nurturing. How are we like sheep? Jesus teaches us that God will always look for us and be there for us. How does God do this? What would you think if you were the shepherd in the story? Would you be okay with 99/100 sheep? When is “good enough” okay, and when must you give your very best?
Family Activity Choices
Pick activities to do together with supplies you have around your house!
Activity 1: Hide-and-go-sheep Hide a stuffed animal and ask a “shepherd” to find it. Say “baa” when the “shepherd” gets close to it.
Activity 2: Marshmallow sheep Create a sheep out of a marshmallow and pretzel sticks. You can eat this yummy snack if it’s okay with your grown-up!
“Dear Lord, we thank you for being our shepherd. Thank you for taking care of us. Thank you for giving us what we need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
One hides and call out “baa”, then the other finds you and say “I’m always here for you!”