Children and Youth Ministry Update from Kelsey Creech, Resident Seminarian

March 26th,2021 Categories: Latest News
Last week, our children finished our close look at the events leading from Palm Sunday to the Crucifixion. This week, we revisit the beginning of that story as we prepare to walk  the week alongside Jesus as a faith community.

At 10 AM, our older students met to read John 19:16-30. We talked about why Jesus might have let himself be killed, why the soldiers divided his clothes, and the significance of the sign Pilate made that said “King of the Jews”. We discussed the incredible, unbearable violence of the crucifixion and the ways the church can, unfortunately, become desensitized to it. We sat with the sadness of the text.

At 10:30 AM, our younger children followed this same story line. Last Sunday, we read the final section of “Jesus’ Last Days” in our Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible, which  describes Jesus’ death on the cross. We talked about the sadness of death but also the hope provided by the story as it gestures towards Easter.

This week, our students will return to the beginning of the week, to Palm Sunday. We will orient ourselves at the beginning of the story, discuss the different days of Holy Week, with which pieces of the story they align, and prepare ourselves for Easter Sunday. The older children will re-read Luke 19:28-44, and the younger ones will read  the whole “Jesus’ Last Days” story in the Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible. 

This marks the last Sunday of our Lenten Journey. As we prepare ourselves for this Palm Sunday, may our spirits relive Christ’s arrival in our own hearts.

Joyfully yours,
Kelsey Creech, Resident Seminarian

(Illustration from Page 190 of the Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible)