This week the preschoolers reviewed Catechism questions 10-13. They learned that God is everywhere and can always see them, so they are never alone, even when they are sleeping or afraid. They acted out the story of Jonah. Jonah tried to run and hide from God, but God was with him even while he was being disobedient and trying to hide.
10. Where is God? God is everywhere.
11. Can you see God? No. I cannot see God, but he always sees me.
12. Does God know all things? Yes. Nothing can be hidden from God.
13. Can God do all things? Yes. God can do all his holy will.
The children also continued learning Psalm 100 and worked on memorizing the third verse.
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
The elementary students learned questions 137-140 this week about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. They learned that the first Lord’s Supper was taken when the disciples celebrated the Passover meal with Jesus on the night before he was crucified. Once Jesus died for us He became our Passover lamb, and His broken body and blood are what save us from our sins. Right after the Christian-education hour, students joined their parents for the worship service and were able to see and experience communion firsthand.
137. What sign is used in the Lord’s Supper? Eating bread and drinking wine to remember the suffering and death of Jesus.
138. What does the bread represent? Christ’s body sacrificed for our sins.
139. What does the wine represent? Christ’s blood shed for our sins.
140. Who may rightly partake of the Lord’s Supper? Those who repent of their sins, trust in Christ, live a godly life, and profess their faith before the Church.