This week in DIG, 4/2

New to the Library!

Take advantage of these brand new titles in our collection!

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Found: Psalm 23 by Sally Lloyd Jones

This recently released board book uses the text of Psalm 23 from the Jesus Storybook Bible and combines it with sweet new illustrations. Kids of all ages will love it.

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The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laferton

A great pre-Easter read, this picture book explains the problem of sin and God’s redemptive plan. Brightly illustrated, for children PreK and up.

March’s Memory Verses

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In tomorrow’s DIG moment we’ll enjoy a video of our elementary aged children worshipping in DIG, and children will be invited to recite March’s verse for the congregation.

Toddlers-4th Grade: Matthew 16:24-25

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” (“Follow Me,” Seeds of Purpose, Track 6)

5th-8th Grade: The Lord’s Prayer (from Matthew 6:9-13)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

7th-8th Grade: Philippians 4:8

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

April’s Memory Verses

Toddlers-4th Grade: Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

(“Trust in the Lord,” Seeds of Purpose, Track 5)

5th-8th Grade: The Lord’s Prayer (from Matthew 6:9-13)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

7th-8th Grade: John 20:22-23

Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Infants

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Toddlers: The Miracle of Easter

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During April toddlers are learning about Christ’s Resurrection. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Act out the story with your child using plastic or wooden figures.
  • Create a box of Resurrection Eggs for children to explore. 
  • Read the accounts of this story from Sally Lloyd Jones’ Tiny Bear’s Bibleor Jesus Storybook Bible.

Preschool: Jesus the King

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Preschoolers are now hearing about Christ’s Road to Jerusalem.

  • I wonder what it was like to see Jesus riding on the donkey towards Jerusalem?
  • I wonder why all the people put their palms and coats on the ground?
  • I wonder what it means that Jesus is our King?

K-1st Grade: A Dark Night in the Garden

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Younger elementary children are now focusing on Christ’s Passion.

  • I wonder why Jesus’ friends kept falling asleep? I wonder how that made Jesus feel?
  • I wonder why Jesus had to take on all the “brokenness of everyone’s hearts” (294)?
  • I wonder why Jesus would have to lose his Father?
  • I wonder why Peter cut off the guard’s ear?

2nd-4th Grade: Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-56)

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Older elementary students are now focusing on Christ’s Passion.

  • I wonder how it felt for Jesus to accept “the cup” that God had for him in dying for everyone?
  • I wonder why Jesus was arrested when he had done nothing wrong?
  • I wonder if anyone understood what Jesus meant when he said “this has all taken place so that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled” (v. 56)?
  • I wonder how Jesus felt when all his friends ran away?

5th-6th Grade: Jesus’ Last Supper (Matt. 26:1-30)

Younger middle schoolers have finished their study through the EFCA’s Statement of Faith and will spend April focusing on Christ’s passion and resurrection.

  • Why do you think Jesus talks about his coming death with his disciples?
  • Why do you think Jesus used bread and wine to signify his life being given for the sins of the world?
  • Reflecting on today’s passage, what steps might you take to make communion a more meaningful experience between you and God? (prayer, confession, etc.)

7th-8th Grade: God’s Provision (Philippians 4:10-23)

Older middle schoolers are reflecting on the epistle of Philippians during the winter/spring semester.

  • Did God speak to you today as you were studying Philippians?
  • What verses were particularly meaningful to you?
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One thought on “This week in DIG, 4/2

  1. Joel Waechter

    Love the new book additions (and the chance to read our kids lots of books without having to buy a whole collection). Great job on announcements–thank you!

    Joel

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