CELEBRATE THE WIN
As we seek to energize kids to love God, love others and make disciples, it’s also important that we celebrate “the wins”—those times when we see people/kids living out our mission.
God loves to celebrate, and we should too. Where have you seen “wins” in your family this week? I encourage you to be on the lookout for them, big and small, and celebrate them all. I’ll be doing the same here and keep you posted.
Have fun celebrating the “wins” in your family this week!
KIDS QUEST OFFERINGS
Our offering this past Sunday came to $92.78, bringing our new total to $777.46. Wow! We are off to a fantastic start!
Next time you’re in the Kids Zone, check out the Offering Meter on stage. We’ll add birdseed every week to match our offerings. Once we reach our first $1000, we’ll add another Offering Meter to track our next $1000! Yay God!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN KIDS QUEST - JOIN US!
We’re doing something just a tad different this year on Wednesday nights. We’re splitting up our preschoolers and elementary kids to give each more of an age specific experience. The only difference for parents is to check in and pick-up your preschooler (3 years thru Kindergarten) by the 4s classroom. Elementary kids will still be checked in and picked up by the Kids Zone.
While our programs are splitting up, our focus will be the same—the book of Acts. Jesus gave every person who loves and follows Him a mission—to share the Good News with everyone! We’ll be looking at the early church and how God used them to see how we can continue living God’s mission today. Our theme verse for the fall is Mark 16:15—“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”
We hope your kids can join us!
WEEKLY SUNDAY LESSONS:
Elementary Lesson September 17th–God is Worthy of Worship
Genesis 11-12; 15
God designed each of us with a natural desire to worship, but it’s what or whom we worship that defines us. God is worthy of our worship, and He created us to worship Him.
Much has happened on the earth since God made Adam and Eve. Sin had entered the world, and God promised to send a Rescuer. Adam and Eve had many children who grew up and forgot God. This made God very sad (Gen 6:6), and He sent a flood to destroy the earth and everyone in it—except for Noah, his family and the animals on the ark (Gen 7:7-21).
After the flood, Noah’s sons had children, who had children. Genesis 10:32 says “From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.”
The people in Genesis 11 worshipped the sun, moon and stars—but they didn’t stop there. In verse 4, we read that the people said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we can make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
This made God angry, so He confused their language and scattered them over the whole earth.
A man named Abram lived in a city nearby. In Genesis 12, God told Abram to leave his country, his people and his father’s house and go to a land that He would show him. God singled out Abram and his family so He could have a people for Himself, who would worship only Him, and through who He would send the Rescuer.
Elementary Verse for September – Isaiah 40:28
Preschool Lesson for September 17th – God Keeps His Promises
Genesis 1-2:1-9; 15; 17:1-8
Last week we learned how Adam and Eve sinned, and their relationship with God was broken. But God loved us so much that He made a promise to Adam and Eve—to send a Rescuer who would make a way for all of us to have a relationship with God once again.
This week, we see how God keeps His promise and chooses a man who lived in a land that worshipped other gods, to have a relationship with Him. His name was Abram. God called Abram to leave his country, his people and his father’s house, and go to a place that He would show him. You see, God wanted to establish a holy nation—where the people would live in such a way that other nations would know that the God of Abraham was the one true God—the holy God.
Jesus, our Rescuer, would come through this chosen people.
Preschool Verse for September – Psalm 145:13b
2 Year Olds – God Made Our World (Genesis 1-2:3)
Foundational Truth: God Made Me
We’ll spend two weeks on each of the concepts we’re learning from God’s Word. This means we get to explore more of God’s amazing creation! Kids love animals and bugs, birds and plants. Help them discover some new things in our world this week, and be sure they know Who made each one of them—God!
Thank you for choosing to worship with us at Oakwood!
Children’s Ministries Director
Energizing the Next Generation to Love God,
Love Others and Make Disciples