Lent 4 Yr B
God so loved the world 3/11/18

John 3:14-21

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.

From sermon4kids.com: “. . . Eternal life — what a gift! And all we have to do to receive it is believe . . .”

Scripture: March 11, 2018—Fourth Sunday in Lent—Numbers 21:4–9; Ephesians 2:1–10; Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; & John 3:14–21.

Collect: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Reflection: What does the light of God’s truth reveal about your life? Are there parts of your life that you want to hide from God? Can you imagine what it would be like to live completely transparent to God’s piercing light?

Image: “Crucified tree form” by Theyre Lee Elliott

Sunday School 9:15 am

Eye Candy: “The brazen serpent“, by Corrado Giaquinto; “The crucifixion” by He Qi; “Crucified tree form” by Theyre Lee-Elliott

Ear Worm: “Christ is made the sure foundation” sung by congregation: “Lift up your heads” by G.F. Handel; “Lift up your heads, O ye gates“, gospel by United Voices Choir

Brain Food: self-guided retreat by Suzanne Guthrie; results of a poetry contest on “God so loved the world”; “God so loved the world”, sermon by The Rev. Dr. J Barrington Bates

Movies/Videos: “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” (1972), story of St. Francis and St. Clare; “The Shipping News” (2001), about how a difficult childhood affects one adulthood; “Cast Away” (2000), story of deserted man forced to cope with his place in the world

 Study guide, group activity, snacks

: young elementary: activity; bulletin games; craft;
older elementary: activity; bulletin games; craft

  Video for “Why should I pray when God doesn’t answer all my prayers?”, Chapter 16

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