It’s officially Fall, however, it doesn’t seem so, since we’ve not yet been able to gather for Sunday School in person. We have started gathering for worship and it has been awesome to see some familiar “eyes” in the sanctuary – I have seen Joanna, Calleigh, Rizzo, Reggan, Rikker and Addison in worship! I hope everyone is off to a good start with their distance learning and have also had an opportunity to check our new One Room Sunday School Bible stories with your families during September. Let’s look at what is coming in October.
I will make of you a great nation and will bless you. Genesis 12:2 is October’s Bible verse. The theme of our second unit is Genesis – God’s people and we will move from the stories of Abraham and Sarah to the continuation of Abraham’s family through the stories of Isaac, his wife Rebekah, and their twin sons.
October 4: Isaac and Rebekah, Genesis 24. We are reminded that God answers prayers. Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac. How did the servant find Rebekah? How did Abraham’s servant ask for God’s help. Remember we can ask for God’s help whenever we need it! Maybe this week you can spend some time with your family looking at wedding pictures from weddings of your parents, grandparents or friends! Find something to celebrate this week!
October 11: Jacob and Esau, Genesis 25:19-28. God makes different people is the key point of this lesson. Jacob and Esau were twins, but they were very different from each other. What were some of the ways you heard that they were different from each other? Spend time with your family this week talking about your similarities and differences.
October 18: The Birthright, Genesis 25:29-34. This lesson show us that God loves each of us, even when we do wrong. Esau did something that was foolish. He traded his birthright for a bowl of stew. Jacob did something very tricky as he tricked Esau out of his birthright. This week your family is encouraged to make a meal together and share a favorite recipe.
October 25: The Blessing, Genesis 27:1-46. Today’s key point is God has plans for people. What did you hear in today’s story? Rebekah and Jacob did something that was not very kind. Both Isaac and Esau were tricked. Though you may do some kind of Trick or Treating this month with your family try and give each other a special blessing!
In closing, don’t forget our Outdoor Fall Bazaar on October 3rd. I will miss the activities associated with the Mummer’s Parade this year and trust you are each being safe in all you do. I would love to hear which of the family activities you enjoyed the most this month.