Kirk of Kildaire

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Psalm 23

April 22-May 20

The Lord is My Shepherd..... David was the author of this psalm and a shepherd himself. For thousands of years, this scripture passage has provided comfort, peace and guidance to people who are sad, lonely or having a difficult time. We are going to memorize the 23rd Psalm so we too can look to scripture when we need it.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside still waters;

he restores my soul.

He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I fear no evil; for you are with me;

your rod and your staff ­ they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

What we will learn:

God takes care of us like shepherd takes care of sheep.

God is with us even when we are scared.

God’s love and kindness are always with us.

God guides us to make good choices

Faith Quest workshops:

Create your own picture of “green pastures” in Creation Station.

God is the shepherd and we are the flock. Hear a shepherd’s story in Good News

Psalms are songs. Sing, move and play some psalms in Apostle’s Playhouse

In Holywood, watch as the Ingalls family of Little House on the Prairie

turn to the 23rd Psalm for comfort

Listen to God as you find your way through the maze in Antioch Arcade

Praising Puppets are afraid until they find out that God is always with them

Family Time and Prayer

Read: Psalm 23:1-6. Read about shepherds today and in Bible times

Reflection: How is God like a shepherd? How are we like God’s sheep? This Psalm promises that God is always with us. What about when I get into trouble? If God gives me what I need, do I really need the things I want?

Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for this wonderful song that David wrote. It brings comfort to us when we are sad or need help. Thank you for being my shepherd and taking care of me and giving me everything I need. Amen

Offering : Your offering will go to help Navajo Indian families through Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chinle, Arizona.  Kirk members Joanna and Kirt Hobler visited the church and it has many needs especially for Sunday School materials and supplies for their shelter for women and their babies.

Thank you to our Psalm 23 workshop leaders:

Good News ­ Mrs. Karen Fleischhauer

Holywood ­ Mrs. Angie Wright

Apostle’s Playhouse ­ Mr. Dave and Mrs. Sue Bunning

Praising Puppets ­ Mrs. Nancy Weihsmann

Antioch Arcade ­ Mrs. Virginia Anthony

Creation Station ­ Mrs. Liz Railton

Thank you to our curriculum design team: Toni Dattilo, Nancy Stokes, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins and The Reverend Joan McCarthy