Sunday School News
This fall, we are doing live online interactive prayer and story time for children each Sunday, 9:45-10:15 a.m. There is an online group with links to crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, parent pages, videos, and other resources. If you do not have a link to access online Sunday School materials and live sessions but would like access, let the church office know.
To begin the year, our Sunday School children studied the Book of Genesis. The lesson descriptions for September 2020 and the accompanying Scriptures were:
- September 13: Handmade – Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26–2:25).
- September 20: A Sign and a Promise – God’s Covenant with Abram (Genesis 15:1–6; 17:1–21).
- September 27: A Laughable Promise – Isaac Is Born (Genesis 18:1–15; 21:1–7).
In October, we will study events in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The lesson descriptions and accompanying Bible verses are:
- October 4: A Merciful Substitute – Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1–19). This week, we learn how God provided “A Merciful Substitute.” God had blessed Abraham with the son he had waited for his entire life; yet now God asks the seemingly impossible—sacrifice your son to Me. By faith, Abraham takes Isaac to the mountain, trusting God, who was able to raise his son from the dead. Abraham completes the test, and God provides the sacrifice.
- October 11: A Servant’s Mission – Isaac and Rebekah (Genesis 24:1–4, 10–28, 50–67). This week’s lesson is “A Servant’s Mission.” Abraham tasks a faithful servant with finding a wife for Isaac from Abraham’s homeland. The servant prays for a sign and waits at a well outside the city of Nahor. Rebekah appears, offering to draw water for both man and beast—the sign the servant had asked for. Rebekah invites the servant to come to her family home. Having received gifts from Abraham, Rebekah’s family sends her to Isaac with their blessings.
- October 18: Twin Troubles – Esau and Jacob (Genesis 25:19–34; 27:1–45). The account of Esau and Jacob serves as today’s lesson, “Twin Troubles.” When Isaac is sixty years old, Rebekah gives birth to very different twin boys—Esau and Jacob. Isaac ignores God’s promise to Jacob and favors Esau. Esau’s hunger gets the best of him as he sells his birthright for a bowl of stew. Rebekah enables further deception as she plots with Jacob, her favored son, so that he receives Isaac’s blessing. When Esau vows to kill Jacob, Rebekah sends Jacob away for his own safety.
- October 25: A Family Grows – Jacob’s Family (Genesis 29:1–30). Today, we will study Jacob’s family in “A Family Grows.” Jacob experiences love at first sight when he meets Rachel at the well. Welcomed into his uncle Laban’s household, Jacob agrees to work seven years in order to marry Rachel. When the wedding celebration finally arrives, Laban tricks Jacob into marrying Rachel’s older sister, Leah. Realizing the deception, Jacob confronts his uncle, who gives him Rachel’s hand for another seven years of service.