Kirk of Kildaire

Welcome to Faith Quest

The Good Samaritan

January 5 - February 2, 2003

One day a man asked Jesus, "What must I do if I want to live with God after I die?"  Jesus answered the man with a question, "What does it say in the scriptures?"  The man replied, "Love God with all your heart. with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as much as you love yourself."  "That's right," Jesus said, "Do that and you will live with God forever."  Then the man asked, "Who is my neighbor?"  so Jesus told him a story about a Samaritan.  In the land where Jesus lived, people didn't like Samaritans. 

A man was walking down a road all by himself.  Suddenly some robbers came and grabbed the man and beat him up.  They took his money and left him lying on the road.  He was seriously hurt.  A priest came down the road.  When he saw the man lying on the road, he walked by on the other side.  Later a temple helper walked down the road.  But when he saw the man, he too walked by on the other side of the road.  Then a man from Samaria (a Samaritan) came along, he saw the wounded man and treated his wounds.  Then, he put the man on his donkey, took him to an inn and paid the innkeeper to take care of him.

Then Jesus asked, "Which of these three people were being a neighbor to the man who was robbed?"  The man replied, "The person who was kind to him."  Jesus said, "Go and be like that kind person."

Our Memory Verse is Luke 6:27-28

"Love your enemies, and be good to everyone who hates you.  Ask God to bless anyone who curses you, and pray for everyone who is cruel to you."

What we will learn:

Faith Quest Workshops:

Create a collage to illustrate who our neighbors are in Creation Station.

Make a musical video of the Good Samaritan parable in Apostle's Playhouse.

In Holywood, watch a video on the Good Samaritan story and then make a plan to be a  Good Samaritan means.

Hear the story of Barrington Bunny and make a wall mural of the Good Samaritan story in Good News.

Play a fast paced quiz game about the Good Samaritan and see how much you know and play the Excuses, Excuses game in Antioch Arcade.

Praising Puppets will discover what the Good Samaritan parable says about who our neighbors are.

Family Time and Prayer:

Read: Luke 10:25-37

Reflection: It's easy not to help others.  It's easy to make up excuses to what we don't want to do. What about the phrase about "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?"  What does God wants us to do as Christians? 

Prayer: Lord, Help us to know your will in all that we do and help us do it.  In your name we pray. Amen.

Offering:  Your offering will go to the Alliance Medical Ministry who serves the working poor by providing needed medical and dental care to our neighbors.  Please bring your offering to the jar in the Great Hall.

Thank-you to our Good Samaritan Workshop Leaders:

Holywood - Lisa Porter

Good News - Gail Jordan

Antioch Arcade - Pam Kellogg

Praising Puppets - Ginger Espino

Apostle's Playhouse - Sara Ridings

Creation Station - Jennifer Cameron

Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team:  Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, Lori Houck and Marcia Hale, Interim Director of Children's Ministry.