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Sunday School @ Home-Easter, April 17, 2022

Bible Passage

Easter Sunday (Luke 24:1-12)

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Today is Easter Sunday, the day we celebrate Jesus rising from death to life. Jesus died on the cross, but then through the power of God’s love Jesus rose from the dead. Let’s watch this week’s video that tells the story of Easter beginning with the things that led up to Jesus’ death on the cross and then his rising from tomb…his rising from death to life!

Easter Sunday is the most important day of the year for Christians everywhere. The story of Easter is found in all four of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) in the Bible. It is so important because it is good news for us and for all people everywhere. It means that Jesus is with us forever. Death is not the end. Even when our lives on earth end, we will live forever with Jesus in heaven. We have so much to celebrate on Easter! When the women went to the tomb, they expected that the big stone would still be covering the entrance to Jesus’ tomb, but – surprise – it had been rolled away and Jesus wasn’t there, he had risen! He was alive! He is alive! The Easter season lasts 50 days and so our celebration is just getting started!

What’s been the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?
What would you do if you saw an angel?
Jesus wasn’t in the tomb. Where was he?
Who can you celebrate the good news that Jesus is alive with today?

Song

I Believe. Go Fish Guys.

Jesus is Alive. Kids Ablaze, Inc.

Activity

In France, it is traditional to make a lamb shaped cake at Easter. Click on the link below for a recipe to make simple, but cute, lamb cupcakes.

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/lamb-cupcakes/3d046293-a5ea-46a5-899e-98f56ea13650
Activity

Tear pieces of paper and use them to make a cross. If you don’t have construction paper, you can use white paper and color the pieces different colors using markers or crayons.

Prayer

God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, who rose from the tomb on the first Easter. We thank you that because Jesus rose from death to life we will live with you forever. Help us celebrate today! Amen.

Pastor Dan Fugate, Assistant to the Bishop for Discipleship in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, ELCA, put this lesson together for Sunday School @ Home. Contact him at dfugate@iksynod.org.