As we say goodbye to Tex and Cookie, we wanted to leave you with this…
Tex explains the final step in the Trail Boss’ bizarre list of instructions…the Prairie Dog Dance Of Doom. Little did she know that it would cause a massive prairie dog stampede that played into the Trail Boss’ grand plan to divert the rustlers so Cookie could move the cattle into the beautiful land!
SpringTown & Treehouse (Preschool)
Need to Know: God Has Great Plans for Me! Motions: God (reach to heaven) Has Great (two thumbs up) Plans (walk in place) for Me (thumbs to chest). Bible Story: The Fall of Jericho (Joshua 6), The Beginner’s Bible Memory Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5
Review This was our last week On the Trail. We have had so much fun learning about the journey of God’s people as they were led to the promised land under the leadership of Moses, and then Joshua. Sunday, we celebrated the fall of the walls of Jericho and the joy God’s people experienced as they entered into the promised land. God had great plans for His people and He has great plans for each one of us!
In large group, Cowboy Billy told Tex about a crazy list of instructions that the Trail Boss had her complete. Even though the instructions didn’t make any sense, Cowboy Billy obeyed and completed everything on the list, including the prairie dog dance of doom! Come to find out, the Trail Boss had designed an elaborate plan to stir up a prairie dog stampede that would run off a band of rustlers. Since Cowboy Billy obeyed the instructions, the rustlers were gone for good! Everyone, including the cows, arrived to the beautifully awesome land that the Trail Boss had promised!
This Week At Home Read the story of Joshua and the Wall of Jericho. Use objects you have at home (building blocks, stuffed animals) to reenact the story by building a wall and marching around it together seven times.
ImagiNation, Jump Street & Shockwave (Elementary School)
Need to Know: God Has Great Plans For Me When I Obey Him! Bible Story: The Fall Of Jericho (Exodus 6) Memory Verse: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (4th & 5th graders continue) In those days, when you pray, I will listen. When you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.’” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Review God has great plans for everyone! Our goal this week was to teach your children that in order to experience the great plans God has for them, they must obey Him. Our Bible story centered around the Fall of Jericho in Joshua 6. We learned that even when God’s instructions don’t make sense to us, we need to obey because He has great plans!
In large group, Tex told Cookie about a crazy list of instructions that the Trail Boss had her complete. Even though the instructions didn’t make any sense, Tex obeyed and completed everything on the list, including the prairie dog dance of doom! Come to find out, the Trail Boss had designed an elaborate plan to stir up a prairie dog stampede that would run off a band of rustlers. Since Tex obeyed the instructions, the rustlers were gone for good! Everyone, including the cows, arrived to the pasture land that the Trail Boss had promised!
This Week At Home Talk with your child about what plans they think God has for them—what they feel like God wants them to do in the future. Remind your child that no matter what God wants us to do in the future, our number one job is to obey God and tell other people about His Son, Jesus. Talk with your child about how he or she could do these two things while doing the job they think God wants them to do one day.
The best thing you can do for your family is to be an example! Reward and praise your child when he or she applies what they’ve learned. We can’t wait to see you on Center Stage, our new series beginning this Sunday!