4th Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020
Hi guys! This weekend we’ll be celebrating the 4th Sunday of Easter!
Have you ever been in a crowded place with your parents? Maybe at the store? And you suddenly got lost or separated from them? What did you do? I bet you stopped and listened carefully for your mom or dad or brother or sister. You needed to hear their voice. If you could hear them, you could start walking in that direction—even if you didn’t see them.
Jesus tells us in this Sunday’s Gospel that he is a shepherd. Not just any shepherd, but a good shepherd. He tells us his sheep listen to his voice! Watch the video or read the story in the John 10:1-10.
What are some traits of the Good Shepherd?
How has Jesus been a Good Shepherd?
Even though we’ve been unable to be in crowded places these past few weeks, it’s easy to find our minds crowded with thoughts. When will we get to go back to church like normal? Will I get to see my friends soon? What if someone I know is sick with the coronavirus? Thoughts that worry or scare us are not from the Good Shepherd.
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
3 he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.
Every morning and every evening, take some time alone with God and listen for His voice speaking to you.
Below are some craft ideas that can help you think about Jesus being the Good Shepherd and you being His sheep in His pasture.
NOTE TO PARENTS
We have some materials and a gift bag to share with you and your child. Please come to the church on May 6, from 2:00-5:00pm to pick up your end-of-the-year packet! Thank you! Next week, will be a lesson for you here online as well.