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Sunday School Parent Connection: Apr 20 - Easter Sunday

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Sunday School Parent Connection: Apr 20 - Easter Sunday
Mount Olive's Sunday School Parent Connection
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Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!  Today in Sunday School we reinforced earlier lessons by watching a full-length movie about Christ's journey to the cross and his resurrection;  including popcorn, fresh fruit, cookies and crafts.  To kick off the morning, however, we viewed a short video clip about what kids think Easter is all about.  The Easter bunny "hopped" into our discussion which was a great opportunity to re-emphasize the real meaning of Easter.  
Did you know?  Easter Sunday marks the beginning of the Easter season.  It lasts not only for a day or for a week, but for a "week of weeks" (7 weeks)!  Easter is a continuous celebration of the resurrection which marks the defeat of sin, death and evil by Risen Lord Jesus.  Christ’s resurrection fills us with confident hope that as Christ has been raised from the dead and that we, too, will rise bodily to eternal life with Him in heaven.  
Thank you to Mrs. Massier (Bronsyn & Holynd's mom) for treating us with melt-in-your mouth Resurrection Cookies.  Again, the kids inhaled these cookies - it was hard to stop at just one.  This Easter season, why not make a batch with your kids!  The ingredients tell the story of Jesus' resurrection.  Attached are 2 different recipes - the easiest (and very tasty) is made from Pillsbury crescent rolls.  The other more traditional Empty Tomb Cookie is a meringue cookie -- a little trickier to make with kids.
  • To the parents of new children:  all Sunday School lesson updates may also be found on Mount Olive Lutheran Church's website on the Sunday School Blog (scroll down for past lessons).    There are excellent resources on our website, including JC Playzone for kids where younger children can play Christian games, videos, puzzles and more.  Right now, The Easter Story is a featured video.   
Join us again next week!