Children’s Ministry: March 23, 2017

Palm Sunday is April 9, and the Children’s Ministry Department invites all Grace Children to participate in the palm processional.

Even if your family worships at the 9 am service, we hope that you will stick around for the processional at 11 am. Those interested should meet in the Narthex at 10:45 am to receive your palm and get lined up. Children are dismissed to their parents after the processional is over, and any parent who would like to process with their child is more than welcome to do so.

We’ve received “New Life” photos from the Lenten paper chain project and posted the photos on the Grace Facebook page. Make sure to check out the photos our Grace kids have taken and be inspired by the new life all around you.

We are in the middle of the Lenten journey and halfway to the cross of Easter.

Where has your Lenten journey taken you?

My prayer is that this season gives you the opportunity to connect deeply to your family and provide ways for you to be creative together and notice one another. Being creative can simply be sitting together and noticing the beauty right outside the living room window.

Did you know that recent research shows that kids who are noticed by the people who love them display more self-confidence, and have less anxiety than kids who are praised by people who love them?  As you connect with your kids in the days to come, take stock of what happens when you notice a particular expression on your children’s  face.  How would they respond if you said something like, “Look at the way you run. I notice that you laugh a lot when you are having fun.”

May new life surprise you this Easter and may you be filled with hope and joy around every turn of the journey.

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