Winter 2016-2017Early Childhood
“Glory to God in the highest heaven.”
—Luke 2:14a (NRSV)
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
—Matthew 5:9 (NRSV)
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”
Sessions 7–13 (The Beatitudues)
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Spring 2017Early Childhood
From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.
—Psalm 113:3 (NRSV)
Seek peace, and pursue it.
—Psalm 34:14b (NRSV)
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
—Psalm 34: 15, 17, 18
Summer 2017Early Childhood
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us.
—Psalm 34:22a (NRSV)
Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God.
—Isaiah 41:10a (NRSV)
The God of love and peace will be with you.
—2 Corinthians 13:11b (NRSV)
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.