Good Friday, Communion & Kids

Hey Parents! Tomorrow is Good Friday and we have a special worship service at NMBC at 11:00am. At this special service we will be serving Communion. Since this service includes all ages I thought I'd send you a couple of resources to help you explain Communion to your children ahead of time.

As a supplement to his fantastic video series called What's in The Bible, Phil Fischer has produced the following video to help parents. The video below is a part of a larger series of Easter resources for parents that you can see here.

At our Good Friday service tomorrow, everyone will be invited to participate in a planned response activity, and also to come forward to one of 4 stations to receive Communion and / or be prayed for.

The following is from our NMBC Statement of Beliefs: "Communion is an ordinance of Christ and is to be observed by believers until Christ comes again. The bread and the cup symbolize the sacrificed body of our Lord and His shed blood. Christ is spiritually present and there is fellowship with Him and other believers. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Acts 8:38-39; 1 Cor. 11:23-28)"

Please help your children to understand what is happening during the service and please make sure that if they are going to participate that they stay with you.

As you prepare for Easter, I also want to encourage you to consider showing the Easter Story from What's in the Bible to your children. This video shows the essence of the Gospel story as clearly as I've seen! We often using clips from this series in the Orchard, and are showing part of this video on Sunday.

As always, I am praying for you as you lead your children into a fuller understanding of who Jesus is and what he has done for us! Happy Easter!