Issue #43 - December  21, 2010              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus  

 

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1) Merry CHRISTmas
2) The Story of the Birth of Christ--Paper Chain
3) Salary for Sunday School Teachers?
4) O Christmas Tree
5) Lollipop Angels
6) Narnia Discussion Guide


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1) Merry CHRISTmas 

May you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the Lord's birthday! My prayer for you is that the new year brings renewed strength and creative thought as you work in God's vineyard. I ask that you would pray the same for me!

God's blessings,
Sarah Keith <><

 
 


2) The Story of the Birth of Christ--Paper Chain

An angel (white) 

of the Lord visited Mary (pink). 

He told her 'Because of God's love (red) 

for the world you will give birth to a son (blue).

You will name Him Jesus (purple).

He will save His people from their sins (black).

So Joseph (creme) 

and Mary (pink) 

went to Bethlehem (grey).

Mary (pink) 

gave birth to her son (blue) 

and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths (white).

She placed Him in a manger (brown)

because there was no room at the inn (light grey).

There were shepherds (dark blue) 

watching their flocks (white) 

in a field (light green).

An angel (white) 

of the Lord appeared and glory (yellow) 

shown all around. Suddenly, more angels (white) 

appeared praising God and proclaiming peace (green).

Three kings (teal, orange, bright pink) 

from the East followed a star (yellow) 

and brought the Savior gifts (light purple, medium green, light pink).

A King had been born (purple)!

 
 
 

 
 
 


3) Salary for Sunday School Teachers?


Greetings from Ashar azeem A.G.R., ministry of Pakistan. My Question is very simple. why we are not paying anything to Sunday school teachers? as you know they do make a foundation of good Christians. 

--from SSTN: most churches have one or a few paid staff persons to run their individual ministries, e.g. children's, music, adult, seniors, etc. The bulk of those departments are then "staffed" by volunteers. I would venture to say that most churches could not afford to pay their volunteers. I volunteer within my church and would not want to be paid for my service, because that is my gift to the Lord, my "reasonable service, my act of worship" as Romans 12:1 admonishes. I will be interested to know what others think about this.

Your webservant,
Sarah Keith <><

 
 

 


4) O Christmas Tree

Oh
Christmas
Tree, throughout
History, You have some-
What baffled me. Where did
You come from? Why are you
Here? Why do you occupy houses
At this time of year? Your scent is so
Powerful, lively and clean. Still I wonder,
To myself, what does it all mean? Your shape,
Like a triangle, looking straight on, reminds me
Of the trinity: Father, Spirit, and Son. As I struggle
To make you stable, I realize why your branches point
Straight up - so I will look to the sky! Your needles donít
Brown, they stay green even in cold, like we will live forever
In heaven and never grow old. Your many lights, as they shine,
Bring a smile to my face, representing God living amongst His human
Race. Our gifts at your base are just another way, we can love one another
And truly celebrate Christmas Day. Thank you for being a symbol to make me
Think and focus again, on that Holy Night so long ago, when our Lord Jesus
Entered in.
Amen,
Amen,
Amen.

Copyright 2010  Piper Johnson Crisafi

 
 

  


5) Lollipop Angels

Making lollipop angels is a fun Christmas activity. Learn how at: http://www.sundayschoolnetwork.com/lollipop_angel.html 

 

 

 

  

 
 
 


6) Narnia Discussion Guide


Here is a link to a downloadable discussion guide--for parents and teachers of Children--for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: http://interpretermagazine.org/uploads/documents/Voyage_Dawn_Treader_Children_discussion.pdf

Beth Garvin

 
 
 

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