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February 23, 2016 -- Issue #6






In today's newsletter:

1) Colors of Christ to China

2) Easter Exhibit

3) Egg-actly Children's Sermon

4) Share Your Great Idea!

Celebrate Passover Feasts of the Lord


1) Colors of Christ in China

My 15 year old niece is going with a group of home school young people to inland China for a 10 day convention. Her assignment is to teach the wordless book. She would like to use your Colors-of-Christ Cross for the craft activity. We are going to make packets up in glassine bags so that she does not have to count out the beads and the cording during class time. That also makes it so that I can help her make them up and get them packed for her before she goes. I would like to print the colored instructions on a 3 x 3 card and put it in bag with the beads and on the back put the words to the Wordless Book song so that they have the meaning of the beads.

Do I need permission to print the pattern on the cards. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

--from SSTN: How exciting! Our copyright page explains the use of our activities: 

I would love to hear how it goes for her, and would love to post pics in the site and newsletter! Fantastic!

Please tell her I will be praying for her as she takes the message of Christ to China!

God's blessings,
Sarah Keith <><



Easter Story for Children's Ministry



2) Easter Exhibit

Regarding the teacher who wants an Easter Exhibit, you might try one of the skits at, such as Hosanna to the King.


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3) Egg-Actly Children's Message

“God doesn’t look at things like humans do. Humans see only what is visible to the eyes, but the LORD sees into the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7(CEB).

God looks at the heart, from Sermon in a Sack Focus
God Sees the Heart

Bible references
1 Samuel 16:7 

Bible; plastic eggs*; small crosses; plate; candy.

*Before presenting, make a mixture of something rotten to look at, such as dirt mixed with ketchup, soy sauce, oil, gravel, etc. Spoon “rotten” mixture into half of one of the colorful plastic eggs, and then tightly close the egg. Place one of the crosses inside a second plastic egg. You can cut your own crosses from red foam fabric. Make sure the egg colors are different so you can remember which one contains the cross! Keep the two eggs separate from the other eggs in the sack (see the Home Connection, below).

(Remove the two separate eggs and the plate from the sack. Place the eggs on the plate.)

Say, “What do you suppose is in these eggs?” (Receive answers.)

“I sure do hope my favorite chocolate is in them! Let’s take a look!” . . . 

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4) Share Your great idea:
Easter Bible Games?

Have you created a Bible game for the Easter season? Please share your great idea with the other teachers here on SSTN! Use the "SHARE" link, below.

Easter Craft for kids, resurrection eggs


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