The Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 10, 2020
During this time of physical distancing, the Godly Play teachers wanted to offer families some additional tools to tell Bible stories at home, together, and to remind the children of their time together in Godly Play. Parents and guardians: please feel free to adapt these guidelines to whatever works for your child(ren) and family.
This material, part of a weekly series, is intended to supplement, not replace, worshiping together as a family on Sundays. As such, the Godly Play team thought that Saturdays might be a good time for Godly Play-like story time, but feel free to do what timing works for your family.
Light a candle
Say: Long ago, God told us, “I am the Light of the World.” So, we light a candle together to remind us that God is always near to us.
Sing or listen to a song together. We loved hearing your voices as you sang with the congregation here. Sing it again; we will be singing too.
Everyone is welcome to simply read together or re-tell the Gospel lesson for this week, John 14:1-14.
THIS SUNDAY, MAY 10, IS MOTHER’S DAY. ON MOTHER’S DAY WE DO NOT HAVE GODLY PLAY. WE ALL LOVE TO ATTEND THE MOTHER’S DAY YOUTH RECITAL WHERE OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH SHARE THEIR GIFTS WITH US. THIS YEAR IS NO DIFFERENT. A LINK TO THIS YEAR’S VIRTUAL RECITAL CAN BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SUNDAY WORSHIP MATERIALS THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE TOMORROW MORNING. WE HOPE THAT YOUR FAMILY WILL JOIN THIS VIRTUAL RECITAL.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Please know that Mount Olive’s Youth & Families committee is here to support you. Don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.