This year we will be sharing the lesson plans around God Provides Judges and a King, Jesus Teaches about God’s Kingdom, and Jesus Dies and Rises to Save Us. And an offering will be collected each Sunday for mission efforts, which you can find noted in the “Welcome to Good Shepherd” section of the weekly News and Notes.
Jesus Teaches about God's Kingdom
In our sin, we are lost from God and doomed to die, but God, in His love, sought and found us and keeps us with Him forever. Today’s Bible story is, “Jesus Seeks the Lost” as recorded by St. Luke (Luke 15). Talk about, “How does God the Holy Spirit work through the the Word and the Sacraments?”
This week in Sunday School we will learn about Palm Sunday and Jesus’ victorious entry into Jerusalem. As a family, talk about, “How did the people welcome Jesus to Jerusalem? How can we praise and honor God today?”
Students in Sunday School will learn about the Passion of Christ as Jesus ventured to the cross for you and me, the Empty Tomb, and the Resurrection of Jesus. Discuss with your children, “Why was it necessary for Jesus to die? What benefit do we gain from the death and resurrection of Jesus?” “How did Jesus’ followers react when they discovered the empty tomb? How can we share the message of the resurrection?” and “Why is the bodily resurrection of Jesus important? How is each Sunday a celebration of Easter?”
In Sunday School today, the children learned, “Jesus Heals Ten Lepers.” Jesus forgives and heals us from the sickness of sin and death. Discuss, “What does it mean to be healed of our sin-sickness? How do we thank God for His grace?”
The Sunday School lesson for this week focuses on the story of “Jesus and the Little Children.” In our sin, we are like small children: helpless, dependent, and needy. So Jesus came to bestow His love and eternal gifts upon us. Parents could discuss, “How did Jesus show His compassion on these little children? How does Jesus shower His compassion on us?”
Our Sunday School Staff
Jerika Perrin, Parish Education Chair
Jessica Theewen, Sunday School Superintendent
Jerika Perrin, Anne Duchek & Matt Duchek, Preschool (Rm 06)
Shirley Green & Kristin Wegner, Kindergarten – 2nd Grade (Rm 107)
Megan Lichtenfeld & Joanna Sherrill, 3rd & 4th Grade (Rm 22)
Lori Krilloff, Aaron Wagner, Adam Hiles, & Marilyn Meyer, 5th – 7th Grade (Rm 106)
The Youth Group, grades 8th – 12th, meet in the Youth Room on the 3rd Floor. The Youth are led by our Pastoral staff and/ or our Vicar and do not follow the Sunday School lesson plans.