Sunday School @ Home – Easter/April 12, 2020

SUNDAY SCHOOL @ HOME – EASTER/APRIL 12, 2020

Easter

Bible Passage (for parents)
Jesus is Alive! (Matthew 28:1-10)

After Jesus died, his body was placed in a cave and a big rock was rolled in front of it.  Early on Sunday morning, Mary and some friends went to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away and that Jesus was alive!

Watch the story together:

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1kK7tmtFUY)

Discuss

  • Why do you think they put a stone in front of the tomb?
  • Why did the angel say to Mary, “Do not be afraid!”?
  • How do you think the women felt when they saw Jesus? How would you feel?
  • Why did Mary run to Jesus’ other disciples?

Song

Craft

There are so many Easter crafts.  We are sharing a very simple one here.  We took a coffee filter, folded it in half, colored it like a sun, and spritzed some water on it.  We didn’t have construction paper, so we attached it to a yellow file folder and wrote “Jesus is Risen!”  This could be displayed in a window in your house so those outside can see it.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Look at this picture taken in Pastor Dan Fugate’s living room in Carmel, Indiana.  Count how many Easter eggs you can find.  Ask your parents to email your name, age, address, and number of eggs you found to youth@iksynod.org and we will send you an Easter prize!

 

Discuss

Jesus died on the cross, his body was put in a tomb, a rock was rolled in front of it, but through the power of God’s love, Jesus rose from the dead.  He is alive!  That is what we celebrate at Easter and we can celebrate every day.  God’s love for us is stronger than anything, even stronger than death.  God gave Jesus new life and God gives us new life here and now and forever.

  • How do you feel knowing that you have new life in Jesus forever?
  • What’s the best thing about Easter?
  • How can you live new life here and now?

Closing Prayer

The season of Easter is 50 days, from Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020) to Pentecost (May 31, 2020).  For your prayers today, consider beginning a paperchain where everyone in your house writes one thing they are grateful for.  Do this for the next 50 days until Pentecost.

Pray:  God of new life, today we celebrate that Jesus is alive!  Your love for us is stronger than anything, even death.  We thank you for these things (say the things written on the links of your paperchain).  Most especially we thank you for the gift of Jesus.  Amen.

 

Pastor Dan Fugate, Assistant to the Bishop for Discipleship in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, ELCA, put this lesson together for Sunday School @ Home.  There will be a new one for each Sunday (as well as for Holy Week) while we are unable to gather together physically in our congregation buildings.  Contact him at dfugate@iksynod.org.

 

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