Family Church Night
Hear the Stories,
Learn the Stories,
Share the Stories
When: Wednesday Nights from 5:15 - 6:45 (beginning September 18)
Where: Fr. Greene Room (unless otherwise posted)
What: Lights! Camera! Action!
Beginning the fall of 2019 we will learn our bible stories by starring in, producing and publishing on YouTube our own version of these stories.
Fall 2019: Preparing Your Heart
18 –Swim and Picnic at Mill Dam (weather dependent, pool may be already closed)
25- Introduce the Parable: The Sower
Jesus’ explanation of the Parable of the Sower highlights four different responses to the gospel. The seed is “the word of the kingdom.” The hard ground represents someone who is hardened by sin; he hears but does not understand the Word, and Satan plucks the message away, keeping the heart dull and preventing the Word from making an impression. The stony ground pictures a man who professes delight with the Word; however, his heart is not changed, and when trouble arises, his so-called faith quickly disappears. The thorny ground depicts one who seems to receive the Word, but whose heart is full of riches, pleasures, and lusts; the things of this world take his time and attention away from the Word, and he ends up having no time for it. The good ground portrays the one who hears, understands, and receives the Word—and then allows the Word to accomplish its result in his life. The man represented by the “good ground” is the only one of the four who is truly saved, because salvation’s proof is fruit (Matthew 3:7-8; 7:15-20).
Activity: Prep soil and plant seed for indoor plant.
Objective: Preparing the soil for the seed is like preparing our heart for God’s word.
2-Video Making: The Sower
9-Video Making: The Sower
16- Valley Forge Hiking
23-Video Making: The Sower Presentation
6- Worshipping with Children: Intergenerational: Instructional Eucharist w/Pot Luck
13-Preparing Your Heart for God’s Word
20- Field Trip
4- Preparing Your Heart for God’s Word
11- White Gifts