What does Cross Training look like this year?
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To support you in teaching your children and your own learning, the Board of Family Life is providing age-appropriate resources from preschool to adult for you to use to help you and your children learn more about what God has done and is doing for you through Jesus. We will be focusing on one Bible account a month that show us how we can have hope in God through whatever may happen in our lives. We will use St. Paul's school theme verse, Psalm 28:9, which reminds us of God's blessing and salvation in our lives and for all eternity.
Start by watching the video below for the theme story, things to think about, a craft, family challenge activity, field trip, and connections to worship. Then throughout the month, we encourage you to do any/all of these activities together:
October Bible Account: Noah
More on Noah:
For Preschool, Elementary, and Junior High:
GOD'S LESSONS FOR US:
The people of the world were sinful and wicked. God called Noah to a difficult task, and Noah had to trust in God's salvation for his family. In the same way, instead of following God's plan and law, we selfishly create our own chaos. We deserve nothing but God's wrath and punishment because of our disobedience and selfishness. Yet, God washes us clean of sin and saves us from our wicked lives. The story of Noah and the Ark assure us that we can trust in the promises God gives to us.
CATECHISM CONNECTION: Baptism
In 1 Peter 3:20-21, St. Peter connects Baptism to the Flood. Just as God saved Noah and his family through the waters of the flood, God saves us through the waters of Baptism. We are saved as our old sinful self is drowned in baptism and our new self in the Holy Spirit is born. So, as we talk about Noah and the Flood we also talk about our baptism.
For Preschool and Elementary, talk about what it means to be a part of a family, and how we are a part of God's family.
LITURGY/WORSHIP CONNECTION: Confession and Absolution
The beginning of our worship services has our confession of sins and God’s absolution, or forgiveness. We are honest with God and with ourselves that we do wrong things, think wrong things, and don’t do good things that we should. But, we are completely forgiven of those sins and made right with God. This part of the service brings us back to our Baptism as we are forgiven of our sins and made righteous before God.
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October Bible Account: Noah
Connect with us:
CROSS TRAINING- Fall 2020
Streaming lessons here;
In-person temporarily suspended
Zoom Adult/High School Cross Training Bible Study
Email Barb Mertens for the link to our Cross Training Bible Study each Sunday morning on Zoom with Mike Hutcheson and other friends!
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE MONTH:
This month, take some time to thank those who teach you. You can thank your teachers, your principal, and your pastors. Below, we have some templates from Concordia Publishing House you can use. Make sure to add your own personal note to the card, and let them know what you appreciate about their work!
Baptismal Birthdays - Our baptismal birthdays are a time when we remember all the great gifts God has given to us. Find our when your baptismal birthday is. Think of creative ways for you to celebrate your baptismal birthdays!
more fun family resources
Click Here and choose route from the Prayer Walk Guide. Keep it open on your phone as you take your walk. Make sure everyone is involved!