Online Sunday School – 29th March

Online Sunday School – 29th March

Passion Sunday – Lazarus

What’s today about?

Today is Passion Sunday it is a time  we get ready for Easter, remembering Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday; Jesus being put on trial and put to death on the cross on Good Friday and (spoiler alert) him beating death and coming back to life on Easter Sunday! 

We are looking at a special story today. It is a story of when Jesus had to comfort his friends and Jesus was upset! One of his friends, Lazarus, had died. Jesus was sad that his friend had died but God had big plans. God brought comfort. 

We will hear a bible story, think about what it means to us, pray and respond to the story in a creative way! 

Hearing from the bible! 

Let’s listen to this bible story: 

You can find that story in the bible John 11: 1-45 

Questions? 

What parts of the story were your favourites? 

What were the most important parts?
Have you ever lost something or someone you loved?
What do you think this story shows us about God? 

Responding to the story

Have a go at one of these activities to help think about the story: 

Craft: Toilet Paper Lazarus

Follow the link below to find out how to make a Lazarus: 

What you Need:

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • White strips of streamer, white paper or toilet paper (use news paper or flyers in a pinch)
  • Tape or glue
  • Googley Eyes

http://rebeccaautry.com/lazarus-craft-tutorial/

Think: How did Jesus bring comfort to his friends? How do you think Jesus can bring comfort to us today? 

Game: Lazarus Cups 

Need: 

  • 3 cups 
  • A rock 
  • A figure or ball to be Lazarus (Could draw a face on the ball)

Hide each object under a cup. Quickly mix up all the cups and then ask a child to point to the cup that they think “Lazarus” might be in. They then should say, “Lazarus, come out!” Open up the lid to find out if they picked the right cup. If they didn’t pick the correct cup, have them try again. Let all your children have a turn. 

Think: Have you ever lost something then found it again.

Colouring in: Find some colouring resources linked here: 

Colouring: https://sermons4kids.com/storage/491/raising_lazarus.gif

Dot to dot colouring: https://i.pinimg.com/474x/35/ff/c9/35ffc9cc85dc888b2730d3bd01116cd5–bible-stories-for-children-childrens-sunday-school.jpg

Let’s Pray: Pray using your hand

Hands help bring comfort and safety so let us use our hands to pray, Hold up the finger for each bit of the prayer. 

Thumbs up – thank God for something good

Index finger – pray for those who look after us in church. (leaders and ministers. Bishop Cherry too!) 

Middle finger – Pray for those who look after our country (prime minster and leaders)

Ring finger – pray for your family and friends

Little finger – pray for people who are ill, anxious, or worried and need God’s care

(adapted from Mary Hawes CofE)

Song idea

My Lighthouse by Rend Collective

Comment below how you got on! 

2 Comments

    Rosy Undari

    Many thanks. My kids enjoyed the story of Lazarus this morning. Thank you for all the material.

      Matt Davis Author

      Thanks Rosy. We will be posting new material every week for your kids to enjoy!

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