Some ot the interesting stories and events through the years are represented here either in photos or in texts!
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The legend of the dogwood
In the time of Jesus, the Dogwood tree had grown to a great size,
lust like that of an Oak tree! They used it to build the cross that
Jesus was hung on. This made the Dogwood tree very sad. Jesus,
sensing this sadness, promised the Dogwood tree that it would never
again grow large enough to build a cross. It's branches would be
narrow and crooked — not good for building at all. And now the
Dogwood tree has many traits to remember this promise.
1. The dogwood flower has 4 petals which are shaped like a cross.
2. The middle of the dogwood flower has a crown of thorns.
3. At the edge of each petal there is a nail dent.
4. The nail dents are stained with the colour of Jesus' blood.
Look carefully at the picture of the dogwood flower and see if you
can find the 4 traits to remember Jesus' promise to the Dogwood
SYMBOLS OF EASTER
EGGS: Easter eggs came into being as a symbol of new life. There is an old, old Christian legend that the Virgin Mary gave eggs to the Roman soldiers who captured her son, Jesus. In return for the gifts, she begged them not to crucify him. As she begged, and the soldiers kept refusing her request, that legend says that she cried tears which fell upon the eggs. Her tears turned into brightly coloured spots, and that's why the custom of colouring and decorating eggs remains today.
WHITE LILY: The white lily represents the clean, pure life that comes to believers through the resurrection of their Lord, Jesus Christ. Lilies were said to be found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ's agony Tradition has it that the traditional white blooms sprang up where drops of Christ's sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow. At Eastertime, many churches decorate with white lilies to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus and the hope of life everlasting.
THE CROSS: The cross is a reminder to Christians that Jesus beat death when He was resurrected from His grave. The symbolism of life over death reminds Christians of Jesus' victory over death and the new life and hope the victory brings to humanity. In the end, the cross is the ultimate demonstration of God's power.
THE LAMB: The lamb is a symbol of gentleness of character and patience uder suffering. It signifies purity, meekness and sacrifice. Easter Day, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus three days after the crucifixion, is observed with religious zeal. The lamb represents Jesus and relates his death to that of the lamb sacrificed on the first Passover. Christians traditionally refer to Jesus as the "Lamb of God."
THE ROOSTER: The rooster has been the symbol of the rising sun and the start of a new day. The symbol of the rooster may also be a reminder that the disciple Peter was told that he would deny Him three times before the rooster crowed.
THE BUTTERFLY: Butterflies are considered excellent symbols of Easter as their life cycle, according to Christian belief, mirrors the life of Jesus. The caterpillar stage of the butterfly signifies Jesus' birth on earth, while the cocoon stage signifies the crucifixion and His temporary absence from the world. The transformation of a butterfly and its flight towards the sky indicates Jesus' resurrection and His rise towards the heavens and the Holy Father.
THE EASTER BUNNY: The Easter Bunny, also called the Spring Bunny, is considered to be a symbol of new life and abundance. As Christians, we are to multiply our number by spreading the Good News. The bunny, or rabbit, represents the renewal of life and promotes the fertility of crops, animals and people.
Especially for Children. ( October 21st , Baptism of Bentley Sutton) by Debbie baxter
A gift from God Did you know that in the Bible God said Children are a gift. Do you think: that it is funny that you are a gift?
Well we are all God's Children first and God gives us to our parents.
Lets make up a little story about this gift. Here we have a green circle, something like the earth. Now lets take God's gifts out of the box. First your mom, then your dad they were God's gift to your grandparents. Now here is Hudson Sutton another gift. Here you are living on the earth with your parents Dan Sutton& Christine Caza. Are there any other gifts in this box? Well look here is Bentley Sutton, a little smaller than Hudson.
Now God gave all you children on this earth ajob. Your job is to do what your parents tell you to do. There are many things your parents tell you to do. Like in the morning your mom or dad may tell you to eat your breakfast, brush your teeth, and put on your coat if it is cold outside.
God also gave parents ajob to do, a very, very important job. Your parents job is to love you and to take care of you. That is why your parents tell you to do things, things to keep you healthy and stop you from getting hurt or hurting other children.
When all children do job God gave them to do all parents do the job God gave them to do, it makes God happy because it spreads God's love all around to world to many families just like yours.
Bible Lesson Labour day explained to children by Debbie Baxter