Club 45 At Home
Week 12, May 28 - June 3
Club 45 now has 3 weekly gatherings
Normally around this time of year, we do a "Moving on Up Party" and our 5th graders graduate from Club 45 and join the Well, our middle school group. At this point, we are postponing that until a later date, and our soon-to-be 6th graders are welcome to keep journeying with us in Club 45. If you'd like to get connected to the Well, though, let us know! We'd be happy to get you hooked up with what's going on with middle school. You're welcome to hang with either group...or both! With all of us separated physically, building real Jesus-centered community is so important!
With our first worship practice under our belts last Friday, we now have 3 Club 45 Zoom online gatherings each week! If you're not receiving the Zoom links each week, and would like to, just email or text.
Here's a rundown of what happens at each weekly gathering.
- Sundays at 9:45, we open up our regular Sunday gathering with chit chat and fun. At 10am, we start our regular gathering, which includes a fun game or opening activity, reading the Bible together, worship, and prayer.
- Thursdays at 4:15, we begin gathering for our 4:30 midweek group. This group is often a chance for us to play games together, share fun things going on (like movies we made at home), and just build friendship.
- Fridays at 4:30, we gather for our completely new and developing worship team practice! All singers, uke players, pianists, and other musicians are welcome. This group has weekly practice assignments, and will share in the leading of worship on our Sunday gatherings.
Your weekly Club 45 lesson is below.
Love your Club 45 team,
Aaron, Andrea, and Tom
Alright everyone, time to begin! Answer the following questions with your family:
- Your name
- Your number from 1-4 that tells us how you are...1 is not so good, 4 is great.
Tell about an awesome gift you've received.
This is your time to just stop and sing to Jesus with your family. You can play a favorite worship song on your instrument or stream it and sing along. This is a time for you and your family to enjoy Jesus and meet him through song. Below are the two songs we are going to be working on in worship team practice. Why not sing one of them together? Or try one of Andrea's favorites sung by the awesome Kramer family.
Time for our Bible Story!
Remember when we talked at Easter about Jesus’ death and resurrection? How God told us ‘I love you’ to us by sending His son, Jesus, who, out of love for us, willingly offers Himself and dies on the cross to offer us forgiveness and reconnection with God? We read about how Jesus was resurrected, that death couldn’t hold Him and that He returned to His friends. However, Jesus’ friends were a little bit confused- Jesus returned to heaven, but He also said that He would never leave His friends. How could this be? Let’s read today’s story and find out!
Let's think about that a little bit!
- What did Jesus say to his friends before he went to heaven?
- How did Jesus’ friends feel after he left? What did they remember as they prayed?
- What was it like when the Holy Spirit came? How did Jesus’ friends feel?
- How did the Holy Spirit help Jesus’ friends
- How did Jesus’ friends respond?
Quiet time - just you and Jesus
The Bible sometimes calls the Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of Jesus” (Acts 16:7) or the “Spirit of Christ” (Romans 8:9). Either way, when Jesus’ friends received the Holy Spirit, it’s like Jesus was living IN THEM. Once Jesus’ friends felt Him living in their hearts and could hear Him speaking to them, they could never be the same. They had to share who Jesus is with other people, as well as what He was doing in them. In today’s story, we heard about how they shared their stories, but there are other ways that we can share Jesus’ love. As we go into our quiet moment, here’s a really simple invitation and prayer: “Come, Holy Spirit.” It is one of the ancient prayers of the church and it is our invitation for Jesus to come and speak to us. Listen after you give that invitation to Jesus and see what He says or shows to you: maybe it’s an encouragement for you; it could be a word or picture that He wants you to share with someone; it could be a direction that He gives you to obey. And Jesus loves to hear from us, so you can tell Him anything or ask him anything because He’s listening.
Going forward, as we engage with Jesus, keep in mind that we are part of a global family, which includes people who are in desperate need, especially right now. Do you remember those awesome gifts we talked about from our name game? What if we began to share some of the awesome words, acts, and things we’ve been given out of God’s heart? Is there anyone specifically whom Jesus is calling me to love? What does He want me to give that person?
Communion is the family meal where we get together and remember that Jesus is our forever Passover lamb. Like the Israelites in the Old Testament, who lived because of the shed blood of the lamb on their doorpost, we live forever with Jesus because of his finished work on the cross.
Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and then take the elements (usually a cracker and juice, but do whatever works!) with your family. Do this in memory of the Jesus who’s paid the greatest price for you, his greatest treasure.
Pray for each other
- Take a risk with your family members: ask them if they want to feel Jesus in their hearts the way that his friends did, and then invite the Holy Spirit to come. See what God does!
- Ask if anyone in your family needs healing in their bodies? Sick, allergies, cuts, bruises, runny nose, etc. God wants to heal them!
Get in Touch!
We miss you all and would love to hear from you by phone or email.
aka "Tom Cat"