Sunday Club 27th October 2019

Halloween

 

Adapted from Sermons4kids - The Pumpkin.

We began today’s session talking about Halloween traditions. - Dressing up. Trick a treating and pumpkins. We talked about how to make a pumpkin lantern, who had made one and what happens when we light the candle inside?

Yes, the light will shine out for everyone to see.

You know, I was thinking. This is a pretty good picture of what happens when we invite Jesus into our lives.

When we become a Christian Jesus picks us up and cleanses our life from sin. He removes all the yucky thoughts and the seeds of doubt, hate and selfishness that we have inside. Then he puts a smile on our face and puts his light inside us so that we might shine for all the world to see.

Isn’t that great? Well, last week I bought a pumpkin and decided to make a special Christian pumpkin lantern this year for Halloween.

Talk about all the different symbols on the pumpkin and what they represent. -  The star eyes represent the star that shone on Baby Jesus and the one that the wise men saw in the east. The nose is the cross on which Jesus died to save us from our sins and the happy mouth shows we are ready to tell the world what God’s love is all about. The candle inside the pumpkin, of course, represents the light of Jesus shining in us.

I don’t know what you think of when you see a lighted, carved pumpkin but I hope that this Halloween you will think of Jesus. Think about how he came to take away the sin of the world and put his light inside our hearts to shine for him.

 

Prayer.   Dear Jesus help us to let our light shine so that others may see our good works and glorify our Father in Heaven.  Amen

Activities

Decorate pumpkin biscuits

                                     

Make a “pumpkin etching” or design their own pumpkin cut-out

Colouring picture