Kirk of Kildaire

Welcome to Faith Quest

Calming the Storm

January 4 – February 1, 2004

When Jesus saw the crowd, he went across Lake Galilee.  A teacher of the Law of Moses came up to him and said, "Teacher, I'll go anywhere with you!"  Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds have nests.  But the Son of Man doesn't have a place to call his own."  Another disciple said to Jesus,  "Lord, let me wait till I bury my father."  Jesus answered, "Come with me, and let the dead bury their dead."

After Jesus left in a boat with his disciples, a terrible storm suddenly struck the lake, and waves started splashing into their boat.  Jesus was sound asleep, so the disciples went over to him and woke up.  They said, "Lord, save us!  We're going to drown!" 

But Jesus replied, "Why are you so afraid?  You surely don't have much faith."  Then he got up and ordered the wind and the wave to calm down.  And everything was calm.  The men in the boat were amazed and said, "Who is this?  Even the wind and the waves obeyed him."

Our Memory Verse is:

"You, Lord, are the light that keeps me safe.  I am not afraid of anyone.  You protect me and I have no fears."  Psalms 27:1  CEV

What we will learn:

What is happening in Faith Quest Workshops?

 Make a movie of this miracle story in Apostle's Playhouse

How did it feel to be in the storm? Ask a disciple in Good News

 Puppets will star in skits about trust in Praising Puppets

In Holywood, watch Jesus perform miracles in "The Miracles of Jesus" 

Find out the truth about Jesus and the storm in Antioch Arcade

Design a boat in the storm using wax crayons and paint resists in Creation Station

Family Time and Prayer:

Read:  Matthew 8:18-27

Reflection:  Have you ever been scared?  When you are afraid, it is good to talk to God.  We can trust that God loves us and will take care of us.

Prayer:   Dear God, thank you for being with us, even when we are scared.  Help us to do what you want, even when it is hard.  Amen.

Offering:  Your offering will go to the Presbyterian Disaster Relief Fund.  The money will be used to help families who were hurt by Hurricane Isabel.

Thank-you to our Calming the Storm Workshop Leaders:

Creation Station -  Ann Branch

Holywood – Sandra Clark

Praising Puppets –  Laura Heintschel and John Leonard

Good News – Gail Jordon

Antioch Arcade – Barry Harmon

Apostle’s Playhouse -  Catherine Devins

Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.