Kirk of Kildaire

Welcome to Faith Quest

Moses and the Burning Bush

January 6 - February 3, 2002

God has a plan and the powerto make it happen!  In this story about Moses and the burning bush, we learn about the special job God called Moses to do.  Our Faith Quest workshops will teach us that God calls us also and gives us the ability to do God’s work.  As our memory verse reminds us, when we go out into the world to do this work God goes with us.  God is with us always!  

One day Moses was in the desert near Mt. Sinai watching his father-in-law’s sheep and goats.  Suddenly Moses saw a bush that was burning, but did not burn up.  Moses thought this was very strange and went to investigate.  As he approached the bush, God spoke to Moses and gave him instructions to lead the Jewish people, who are God's followers, out of Egypt.  God chose Moses to help the Jewish people escape from slavery in Egypt.  Moses argued with God, though, and said that he was not good enough to do God's work.  But God said to Moses, "I will be with you."  Finally Moses understood that God had a plan and the power to make it work through the leadership of Moses.

Our memory verse is Matthew 28:20b

"I will be with you always, even until the end of the world."


What we will learn:

Faith Quest Workshops:

Make a burning bush in Creation Station.

Experience the burning bush as Moses did in Good News.

Praising Puppets discover that they can do hard tasks they thought they could not do.

In Holywood, we'll watch the story of Moses’ birth and life in the palace of Pharaoh.

Act out the story of Moses and the burning bush in Apostle's Playhouse.

See how much you know about Moses in a fast-paced game in Antioch Arcade.

Family Time and Prayer

Read:  Exodus 3:1-4:17, with emphasis on Exodus 3:1-15.

Reflection:  What does it mean to be called by God?    What can you do to be more open to God's call? 

Prayer:  Dear God, Thank you for your gift of Moses so that we can know that you will be with us as we try to do your work.  Help us to know what we are to do.  Amen.

Offering:  Your offering will go to Loaves and Fishes to purchase needed school supplies for children who cannot afford them.  Please bring your offering to the jar in the Great Hall.

Thank you to our Moses and the Burning Bush workshop leaders:

Holywood - Lisa Porter

Antioch Arcade - Robin Morris

Good News - Lisa Van Genderen

Praising Puppets - Vivian Doelling

Apostles Playhouse - Heather Weisz

Creation Station - Laura Heintschel and John Leonard.

Thank you to our curriculum design team:  Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Mike Wright, Nancy Stokes, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Susan Mazzara and Marcia Hale.