March 14, 2021

At-home resources for the Fourth Sunday in Lent
Today’s Reading:

Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”
–John 3:14-21

Children's Chapel

For Pre-K – Grade 1: God Goggles

The verdict is this: The Light has come into the world (John 3). Today, we learn all about how how God comes to us through the simplest and ordinary stuff: seeds, light, bread. We just need to have our eyes open to see it, or need to be on some googles that change our perspective. Today we also learn a new song “All God’s Creatures Have a Space in the Choir” and a prayer you can sing as before mealtime.

For Grades 2-5: Bread of Life

In our Opening Prayer (BCP, 216) we learn that Jesus is the bread of life. What does that mean? Where have you seen bread in church and what does it mean for us? Today we learn that God can be found everywhere in the world–from plants, to seeds, to bread, to light. Our path as Christians is to look for these things and to delight in them. We also learn a new song “Seek Ye First” and a fun prayer you can sing as a family at meal time.

Craft Activity

Good in the Everyday and Everyplace 

In Chapel today we learned that we can see and experience God in some of the ordinary parts of our days: plants that grow, bread that rises, light that shines. Put your “God Goggles” on this week and see where you find God in the natural world today. Maybe in the baby plant you got at the lenten drive-thru, or maybe in baking some lenten pretzels (follow recipe here), or signs of spring outdoors.