But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Luke 18: 16

Trinity Kids provides spiritual guidance, education, & community for children from infancy through 5th grade. For Preschool through 5th grade, the “contemplative model”; of children’s ministry is used to provide the framework for learning about the stories of the Bible, with a focus back to the gospel & salvation of Jesus Christ. Lessons and discussions are hands-on, reflective, and open-ended. Please contact Julia Guy (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) with any questions or to learn more about Godly Play and the contemplative model.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Baptism (June 19th)

Season of the Church Year: Common Time/ “Great Green Growing” Season  (green)
Story in Scripture: Acts 2:38- 39 & Matthew 28: 18-20

This week, we learned about Baptism. Each child was given the opportunity to either remember or look forward to the day of their own baptism, while considering the words of Jesus in the Bible. In the classroom, the phrasing we used was “receiving your light,” when discussing the sacrament of baptism. By lighting the Christ candle, and then igniting individual candles from his flame, the children were able to see that the light continues to grow, not diminish as it is shared. This metaphor is used again in future lessons.

Guiding Questions for Discussion:
Now I wonder what it was like on the day you received your light?...
I wonder what it was like on the day you received your light? … or I wonder what it will be like on the day of your baptism?

“Dear Father, thank you for providing me with a way to receive the light of your love. I am so thankful for my baptism into your family/ I look forward thankfully to the day in which I will be baptized into your family. Thank you for loving me and for blessing me in so many wonderful ways. Amen.”

Looking forward:
Next week, we will learn about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, told in Luke 10: 25-37.

Please note: The Preschool/ Kindergarten class will be 
doing this same lesson on June 26th as well. 

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