New today: CoaH Kids worship together at 9AM. Nursery is provided at both services.
9AM Nursery: Children ages 0 -1 yrs old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. There is a separate class for 2 - 3 yr olds during this service. We provide cheerios for children over age 1 (unless specified by parents) and we try to spend a little bit of time reading the Bible story books.
11AM Nursery: Children ages 0-3 yrs old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. We provide cheerios during Bible story reading time for children 1 yr and older!
Please bring and label your child's water cup before you come or ask the check-in coordinator to print out a label for you, thanks!
***IMPORTANT*** We have severe allergies in our nursery-aged kids. We'll have a Cheerios snack (for ages 1 yrs old and up) during Bible story time, but please don't give your child a bagel or other snack when you are checking them in. We clean our toys regularly, but we don't like to take chances.
2 - 3 YEAR OLDS
September Memory Verse: Gen 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Sept Theme: God made everything! Let's start at the beginning and learn about creation. From Gen 1 & Ps 139:13-16
From the parent take-home page: Talk the different things God has made. When you talk about the trees, birds, people, and so on, tell your child that God made these things. Tell your child that God made these things because God is so big. Thank God for everything that He has made. (A Sure Foundation, 2005)
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
Memory Verse: Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Bible Passages: Matt 20: 1-16
This Week's Story: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Over the next five weeks, kids will be learning five parables that Jesus taught about God’s kingdom. The religious leaders who listened to and watched Jesus had some problems with the things He said and did. He taught about a righteousness that comes by faith rather than works, and He was friends with tax collectors and sinners. So Jesus told a parable to make clear that entering God’s kingdom was not a matter of merit but of grace.
The parable of the vineyard workers is about a landowner who hired workers to work in his vineyard. The first group agreed to work for a denarius, a fair wage for a day’s work. Throughout the day, the landowner hired more groups of workers. At the end of the day, the landowner paid every worker one denarius. The workers who had put in 12 hours did not think it was fair that those who worked just 1 hour were paid the same.
In Jesus’ parable, the second, third, fourth, and fifth groups of workers represent people who are not a part of the nation of Israel. The Israelites had been following God for generations. They faced trials, paralleling the men who worked through the heat of the day. God promised blessings to Abraham’s family, Israel. (See Gen. 12:2-3.) God kept His promise, yet He also poured out blessings on tax collectors, sinners, Gentiles.
Like the landowner and his wealth, God is free to share His grace as He desires. Jesus gave salvation to the criminal who was crucified next to Him and to Saul, who persecuted believers. Does God act fairly in saving people who have not followed Him their entire lives? The reward—eternal life—is God’s grace to those who believe, whether they believe at the first or at the last.
Christ Connection: God does not owe us anything, yet He pours out blessings on us. He makes salvation possible for us, regardless of our abilities or efforts. The last will be first, and the first last. Jesus’ parable teaches about God’s grace. God is generous, and He loves us. We deserve to die for our sins, but God gives us what we don’t deserve—salvation through His Son, Jesus.
Younger Kids Review Questions
- What is a vineyard? (A farm where grapes grow)
- Did the man hire workers just one time? (No, he hired more workers several times)
- Who did the man pay first? (The ones who had arrived last)
- Were the workers who worked all day paid more? (No, everyone was paid the same)
- BP Question: What does God give us? God gives us good gifts.
Older Kids Review Questions
- What did Jesus’ parable teach people about? (The kingdom of heaven; Matt 20:1)
- Why did the landowner need workers? (To work in his vineyard; Matt 20:1)
- How much did the landowner offer to pay the workers? (One denarius for the day; Matt 20:2)
- How many times did the landowner hire workers for his vineyard? (Five times; Matt 20:1, 3, 5-6)
- How much were the men who worked for one hour paid? (One denarius; Matt 20:9)
- How much were the men who worked all day paid? (One denarius; Matt 20:10)
- Was the landowner fair to the first workers? (Yes, he paid them what they agreed to work for; Matt 20:13)
- Why was the first group of workers angry? (They were jealous because the landowner was generous; Matt 20:15)
- BP Question: Why does God give good gifts? God gives good gifts because He is generous!
- What did Jesus say is true about the kingdom of heaven? (The last will be first, and the first last; Matt 20:16)