Palm Sunday Faith Formation – March 28
Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings!
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!
Start by picking a Welcome Video from Miss Karla for Grades 1-4
or Miss Renee for littles-Kindergartners or watch both!
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: Light a candle or find a flashlight. Take turns saying, “Jesus shows the way.”
Littles: Ho ho ho Hosanna, Ha ha ha halleluia, He He He has saved me, I’ve got the joy of the Lord!
Grades 1-4: Hosanna! Hosanna! This is a special day! He’s coming. He’s coming. The king is on his way. Did you hear? Can it be? Riding on a colt is He. Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed be our Lord.
Make an Offering: Put an offering in your Lenten “Piggy” Bank & bring it church for our Palm Sunday Drive Thru 10am-Noon!
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age.
Spark Story Bible – Palm Sunday pg 358
Bible – Luke 19:29-44
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
We are finishing the season of Lent. It is Palm Sunday, one week before Easter. Jesus was traveling to Jerusalem, like thousands of other Jewish people to celebrate the Passover. It was a very exciting day! Big crowds of people cheered for Jesus as he rode into town on a donkey. They laid down their cloaks on the road and waved palm branches and shouted, “Blessed is the king, who comes in the name of the Lord!”
They called Jesus a king. What is the difference between a regular human king and Jesus? Did Jesus live in a castle? Did Jesus wear a crown with jewels or command armies of soldiers? I haven’t read anything like that in the bible. What did Jesus do with his great powers?
Dig Deeper: It also says in our bible verses that Jesus was sad and cried about the future of Jerusalem because they did not recognize God coming to them. Even after seeing Jesus in person and knowing all about his miracles, the people switched from happy cheering to angry shouting in less than a week. Jesus knew this would happen and he gave his life to save those people, and all of us, anyway. He was a servant king, he used all of his power to help others!
Family Activity Choices
Pick activities to do together! Supplies are provided in our Monthly At-Home Kits you picked up at our drive thru events or ask to have delivered to your home.
Activity 1: Palm Parade: Drive to church to join our Palm Parade and deliver your Lenten Piggy Bank, anytime between 10:00-12:00 on Sunday, March 28.
Activity 2: Superpowers: During the pandemic, we’ve heard all about ordinary people being heros! Jesus would definitely approve! Create a sign using the HERO letters:
“Dear Jesus, thank you for reminding us that our power can be used for good! Every act of kindness makes a difference! Thank you for forgiving us when we forget and make mistakes. We love you! Amen.”
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Using your finger, draw a little cross on your forehead. Say, “God loves me. God forgives me.”