Clergy & Kids (Sabbath Intro Day) 


Rev. Sandra Fischer sat with the children of Kaleidoscope Corner this morning and spoke about Sabbath.  She related it to "recess" for the children to understand the concept.  Then she continued and re-introduced "prayer fingers" as Sabbath is about rest, prayer, and reflection on previous week.  Each finger, when clasped together for prayer, has a meaning to help a children to remember who to pray for.   

  • The thumb - those closest to you (family)
  • Point er finger - those near to you (friends)
  • Middle Finger - points to God, so things we are thankful for (air, water, shelter, animals)
  • Ring Finger - is the weakest finger - so that that are in need that need our prayers (those sick)
  • Pinky Finger - you
  

After Sandra left the group, Stacey Kroninger, continued to speak about Sabbath.  We discussed what God created and why he created Sunday as Sabbath.

Stacey asked the children to share what they did Monday - Saturday.  She wrote down on a chart and then after she wrote what God did Day 1- 6. 

  

  • Day 1 - God created light and separated the light from the darkness, calling light "day" and darkness "night."
  • Day 2 - God created an expanse to separate the waters and called it "sky."
  • Day 3 - God created the dry ground and gathered the waters, calling the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters "seas." On day three, God also created vegetation (plants and trees).
  • Day 4 - God created the sun, moon, and the stars to give light to the earth and to govern and separate the day and the night. These would also serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years.
  • Day 5 - God created every living creature of the seas and every winged bird, blessing them to multiply and fill the waters and the sky with life
  • Day 6 - God created the animals to fill the earth. On day six, God also created man and woman (Adam and Eve) in his own image to commune with him. He blessed them andgave them every creature and the whole earth to rule over, care for, and cultivate.
  • Day 7 - God had finished his work of creation and so he rested on the seventh day, blessing it and making it holy.
Finally we discussed Sunday, Sabbath and how it was difficult to create all the God had done and that he wanted a day of rest and reflect.  She read Genesis 2:2-4 to the children. 

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.  Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.


We completed the intro to Sabbath by listening to the song "This is the way... " Mulberry Bush to relate to how children would remember all that they had to do each day and how the song helped them to remember their daily chores.
 
The children made a prayer hand diagram using the outline of their hands and wrote on each finger what they wanted to pray for.  They then brought those home and were encouraged to hang the diagram somewhere they would see everyday to help them remember those they wanted to pray for.
 
 
Sunday at Kaleidoscope Corner we learned...


  
K-1 Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality using artwork today. Art is one the healthiest ways to express our emotions. It is also a traditional way of communicating sacred stories. When few people could read the scriptures, they learned the stories of faith in stained glass windows, statues and paintings. The children took a look at the church service and noted the individuals who contribute to the success of the service including the Greeters, the Ushers, the Readers, the Choir Director, etc. The children made cards to say "thank you for giving hospitality" to these resources. The cards will be mailed out to the recipients. We encourage you to offer a prayer of thanks with your children for all those who make us feel welcome, especially God who is always welcoming us.

2-3rd Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality through the use of Food today. They were reminded that hospitality starts with how we treat people in our lives. Whether they are visiting our home, church, school we provide hospitality through our words and what we may offer them. The lesson included creating cookies for Coffee Hour for our family, and friends. We spoke about the story of Abraham and Sarah's hospitality to the angels in Genesis 18:115.  The children were asked to give examples of showing hospitality in their own lives.

  

4-6th Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality through the use of Computers and Video today. They were reminded that computers and video can provide us with information, but faith is formed best in personal relationships when people talk to and help each other. During the workshop, the children watched the "Be our Guest" scene from the Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" as an example of people giving hospitality. Then, the children made their own videos to demonstrate ways of giving and receiving hospitality that they see in their families and day-to-day lives. The children read Genesis 18: versus 1-8 which discusses the Lord appearing to Abraham while Abraham was camped near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. Abraham invited three men to stop, take a rest, eat some food and have their feet washed by Abraham's servants. We discussed how Abraham demonstrated hospitality to these men through his actions.

 
 
Sunday at Kaleidoscope Corner we learned...


  
K-1 Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality through the use of Food today. They were reminded that hospitality starts with how we treat people in our lives. Whether they are visiting our home, church, school we provide hospitality through our words and what we may offer them. The lesson included creating cookies for Coffee Hour for our family, friends and today, our guests. We spoke about the story of Abraham and Sarah's hospitality to the angels in Genesis 18:115.

2-3rd Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality through the use of Computers and Video today.  They were reminded that computers and video can provide us with information, but faith is formed best in personal relationships when people talk to and help each other.  During the workshop, the children watched the "Be our Guest" scene from the Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" as an example of people giving hospitality.  Then, the children made their own videos to demonstrate ways of giving and receiving hospitality that they see in their families and day-to-day lives.  The children read Genesis 18: versus 1-8 which discusses the Lord appearing to Abraham while Abraham was camped near the oak grove belonging to Mamre.  Abraham invited three men to stop, take a rest, eat some food and have their feet washed by Abraham's servants.  We discussed how Abraham demonstrated hospitality to these men through his actions.

4-6th Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality using artwork today. Art is one the healthiest ways to express our emotions. It is also a traditional way of communicating sacred stories. When few people could read the scriptures, they learned the stories of faith in stained glass windows, statues and paintings. The children took a look at the church service and noted the individuals who contribute to the success of the service including the Greeters, the Ushers, the Readers, the Choir Director, etc. The children made cards to say "thank you for giving hospitality" to these resources. The cards will be mailed out to the recipients. We encourage you to offer a prayer of thanks with your children for all those who make us feel welcome, especially God who is always welcoming us.

 
 
Sunday at Kaleidoscope Corner we learned...


  
K-1 Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality using artwork today.  Art is one the healthiest ways to express our emotions.  It is also a traditional way of communicating sacred stories.  When few people could read the scriptures, they learned the stories of faith in stained glass windows, statues and paintings.    The children took a look at the church service and noted the individuals who contribute to the success of the service including the Greeters, the Ushers, the Readers, the Choir Director, etc.  The children made cards to say "thank you for giving hospitality" to these resources.    The cards will be mailed out to the recipients.   We encourage you to offer a prayer of thanks with your children for all those who make us feel welcome, especially God who is always welcoming us. 

2-3rd Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality through the use of Computers and Video today.  They were reminded that computers and video can provide us with information, but faith is formed best in personal relationships when people talk to and help each other.  During the workshop, the children watched the "Be our Guest" scene from the Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" as an example of people giving hospitality.  Then, the children made their own videos to demonstrate ways of giving and receiving hospitality that they see in their families and day-to-day lives.  The children read Genesis 18: versus 1-8 which discusses the Lord appearing to Abraham while Abraham was camped near the oak grove belonging to Mamre.  Abraham invited three men to stop, take a rest, eat some food and have their feet washed by Abraham's servants.  We discussed how Abraham demonstrated hospitality to these men through his actions.

4-6th Graders

The kids learned about Giving and Receiving Hospitality through the use of Food today. They were reminded that hospitality starts with how we treat people in our lives.  Whether they are visiting our home, church, school we provide hospitality through our words and what we may offer them.  The lesson included making cookies for Coffee Hour for our family, friends and today, our guests.  We spoke about the story of Abraham and Sarah's hospitality to the angels in Genesis 18:115.