WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Classes will gather in the Heart Classroom this Sunday. Students will be studying “Holy Week” and borrowing from a German tradition, creating eggs for an “Easter Egg Tree” that will become a welcoming display on Easter Sunday.
We are always happy to have new students join us. If this is your child’s first day, we ask that parents please arrive a few minutes early to register your new student. Speak with one of the teachers – they are available to assist you.
Nursery Care is available for children ages 0 to age 4 in the Education Building.
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It is a tradition in the Episcopal Church to invite the children forward during worship service for a children’s sermon. It stems from a passage in the Gospel of Luke.
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. – Luke 18:16
This happens during mid-morning service. Children are encouraged to participate…what takes place is delightful! This Sunday Pastor Salying will be telling a story of Holy Week with the hopes of helping the children gain a deeper understanding of the week to come.
After mid-morning worship service, children and their families will have lunch and create Easter Blessing Baskets that will be picked up or delivered on Saturday, March 26th. During this time, children will also rehearse their story for the Easter Vigil which will be held on Holy Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 pm on the Plaza and proceed into the church.
READINGS – FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
The readings for he Fifth Sunday in Lent: Psalm 126, The First Reading is Isaiah 43:16-21, The Second Reading is Philippians 3:4b-14 and the Gospel is John 12:1-8.
Palm Sunday (March 20 @ 10:30 am): Children will be participating in the Palm Sunday Procession & Passion Reading from the Gospel of Luke. We also have a Lenten Project and Social Family Gathering planned after mid-morning worship service. Please join us!
Reminder to Parents: We will gather in the park for a Palm Procession to the church to celebrate Family Eucharist. There will be a reading of the Passion with adult and children participation.
Children’s Service Project (Saturday, March 26th @ 10 AM – Noon): We will build Easter Blessing Baskets for distribution to parishioners.
Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening, March 26th @ 7 PM): The children will present the Story of Creation. Join us for a fun and enjoyable evening kicked off with the lighting of the Easter Fire, storytelling and smores!
Reminder to parents: Be sure to bring your bells to the Easter Vigil to welcome its arrival!
Easter Service (9 AM) & Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday, March 27th): Gather with friends and family for a special worship service at 9:00 am followed by the annual Easter Egg Hunt. PARENTS: have your children bring their Easter Baskets to hold everything gathered!
Did you know? On March 27, 1513, the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovered Florida as he searched for the Fountain of Youth. He named the land Florida because he made his discovery on Easter Sunday (the same date 3/27 as this year) and the Easter Season in Spain was called Pascua Florida (Flowery Easter).
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