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March 6 & 7, 2021


Age 2-6

Grade 1-5

Any Age


Age 2-6

"Love each other as I have loved you."
John 15:12  [NIV]

Grade 1-5

"Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don't lose hope. Wait for the Lord."
Psalm 27:14,  [NIrV]

Game Ideas

1. Have/help your child make a puppet to practice the verse.
2. Say the verse in slow motion, then say it super fast. Three times.
3. Make up a melody to sing the verse. Sing part, ask your child to sing the rest.
4. Write each word of the verse on cards, mix up and put words in order.
5. Toss a stuffed animal to each other, saying a word as you catch it.
6. Make up motions to act out the verse. Repeat.
7. Alternate words - parent/child/parent/child.
8. Say it in a ___voice: tiger, duck, kitten, puppy, whisper, shout, baby, dinosaur, etc.).  
9. Kids skip over a jump rope, saying a word of the verse with each jump.
10. Facetime with a friend to practice the verse. (set this up in advance!)
Give a reward for memorizing: child's picture placed on the dinner table, extra story before bed, favorite ice cream for dessert.






End your children’s church experience by praying these blessings. 
Invite kids to give God their attention and say that you are going to pray. 
You might encourage them to sit or stand palms up, showing they are ready to receive a gift as you bless them.

Ages 2-6: 
Jesus, thank you for helping my daughter (child's name) to love like you.  I bless her today to be a light.   It may not always be easy to love like you do but we trust that you will help us to.   Please help (child's name) to know that she can be a light too.   And please help all of us to shine your love into the world always.  Thank you Jesus for loving us at all times.  Amen .
Grades 1-5:
Dear Father God, thank you for my son (child’s name). I bless him to grow in patience, which is a fruit of your Holy Spirit in his life. In today’s Bible lesson, we saw how Simeon waited his whole life to see the promised Savior, Jesus!  Help (child’s name) remember there are so many things we have to wait for in life, big things and little things, but in the waiting, You are always with us - just like You were with Simeon. I pray for (child’s name) to have the strength to be patient when he has to wait. We love you, and pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If your child is ready for the life-changing faith step of trusting in Jesus as their savior and choosing to follow him, continue to lead them in prayer, helping them give voice to their decision. If you would like to talk more about this contact Karen Stefacek, children’s pastor, at [email protected]


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