Sunday Club 1st April 2018

Easter Sunday - He is Risen

We welcomed a new member today to our Sunday Club; Michael.

Today is a special day when we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead only 3 days after he died on the cross.

Christine read the story 'Jesus is Alive' (from Scripture Union) to Alfie and Michael.

Jesus's friends were very sad because Jesus had died. They lovingly put his body into a cave and rolled a big stone in front. Early on the Sunday morning, just as the sun was rising in the sky, a lady called Mary and her friends went to the cave to see where Jesus was buried. They knew there was a huge stone in front of the cave and wondered how they were going to move it. When they reached the cave, they couldn't believe their eyes. The heavy stone had been rolled away from the doorway. What has happened they wondered!

Then they saw an angel who told them, "Don't be afraid. Jesus isn't here anymore. Have a look for yourselves. Jesus isn't dead. He is alive. Go and tell all His friends what has happened.

Mary and her friends were amazed and excited by the wonderful news. Quickly they went to tell Jesus's disciples. They weere so happy that Jesus was alive.

Following the story Alfie and Michael assembled and decorated a tomb; each to depict this amazing event. (shown below)

                                                    

Easter eggs had been hidden in the Vestry prior to the session; a number of which contained clues from the Easter story. The children had to find an egg and on answering the clue were able to search for more.

There was a little time before leaving the Vestry for the children to complete a wordsearch and decorate their parents an Easter card.

Closing Prayer:

God made you and God made me.

He made the world for us to see.

God loves you and long ago, He sent his Son to tell us so.

Jesus showed us many things, To love and share and dance and sing.To learn and pray and help and care.

He promised he'd always be there.

He died but then came back to life.

Let's celebrate for He is Alive. Amen

On leaving Michael and Alfie decorated the edges of a large Easter poster which is on display in the Childrens Corner.