April 13, 2022 | Sossi Essajanian
During the weeks of Lent the children listened to stories about the life of Jesus. After hearing each story, children have the opportunity to reflect. During this process they draw their prayers where they represent the story they heard or process their ideas or feelings.
During these days of Holy Week, the children have the opportunity to bring the story to life.
First, the Preschool participated in a live Palm Celebration marking Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Next the Trees Class told the worship story of the Foot Washing and the Last Supper. On the feast of the Passover, Jesus washed each of their feet. Afterwards, they sat down together and Jesus broke the bread and blessed the wine, saying ‘do this in remembrance of Me.’
Then it was the Rivers Class’ turn to tell the story of the Prayer in the Garden. Jesus’ disciples cannot stay awake while he goes and prays. After praying and returning three times, he is betrayed and arrested.
Finally some Trees Class children helped tell the story of the Way of the Cross. Guards stand in front of Jesus’ tomb. An earthquake knocks them down! An angel came to push away the stone and tells the woman to go and tell the disciples that Jesus is alive…