Bible Point: Jesus’ power gives us hope.
Bible Verse: Be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:24)
Bible Buddy: Ava the Red Tailed Hawk
1. Sing and Play on ZOOM
Get your dancing shoes ready, and click here at 10:15am to join in the fun!
Meeting ID: 813 4398 5686
Meeting Password: VBS2020
2. Bible Discovery
Pull out your Tracking with Jesus Bible Book and follow along as we read the story of Paul. In today’s story, we learn how God sent Paul on a journey – an incredibly terrifying journey – but Paul never gave up hope. Not only that, he brought the Lord’s hope to the others with him, too.
Click HERE to have the story read to you, read it yourself, or have someone in your household read to you.
3. Imagination Station
Play with cool Hope ‘n’ Hovers to remind you that Jesus’ power gives us hope!
4. Chew-Chew Station
Take a break from playing with your Hope ‘n’ Hover, and make this rail-way snack! Today we’ll be making bagel tunnels. Sometimes, trains have to navigate through dark tunnels. In our lives, sometimes *we* have to navigate through dark tunnels, too…except our “tunnels” might be when we miss seeing a friend or family member, or when we don’t get to go back to school, or experience another sadness in our life. Today’s Bible verse, Psalm 31:24, says “So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord.” It reminds us of St. Padre Pio, who tells us to “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry”. Jesus’ power gives us hope!
5. Locomotion Games
Let’s play a game called Switching Lines. Often, trains need to switch lines when they’re traveling. So, you’re going to be a train today, and have to move from one line to the other as the lines are called.
After you play: It can sometimes be challenging to focus, and sometimes we make mistakes. Just like in this game, where you sometimes jumped when you shouldn’t jump, or crossed a line when you shouldn’t have crossed, we all make mistakes. But we know that with Jesus, we have the hope to be strong and courageous no matter what! Jesus’s power gives us hope – TRUST JESUS!
6. KidVid Cinema
Today you’ll get to see a video about a girl named Analiz who plays a really surprising instrument. Through the power of her music, she brings Jesus’ hope to her sick grandmother – and so many others!
7. Optional Enrichment Activities
- Watch the Bible Story Cartoon of Paul offering hope during the storm
- Meet Ava, the Red Tailed Hawk!
- Create your own rotating Red Tailed Hawk and make Ava come to life!
- Check out the Red Tail Hawks at Cornell via the Lab Bird Cam
- Follow along to the story of The Caboose Who Got Loose
- Print extra copies of the Ava coloring sheet
8. Dance and Sing Along!
We love singing and dancing to our favorite VBS songs, and know you do, too! Here are YouTube videos of some of the VBS songs from this year: