We’re no less the church when we’re scattered than we are when we’re gathered. While there’s nothing good in and of disease itself, we want Cedar City Church to embrace the interruptions and inconveniences that come along with the coronavirus as a sacred disruption in our personal discipleship. The Father longs for his people to worship him, not merely in a certain city, on a certain mountaintop, or in a certain building, but everywhere in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-24). May we demonstrate that in our homes and wherever we can (or can’t!) go over the coming weeks.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
– Hebrews 10:23-25
What you’ll find below is by no means a replacement for the body being together in the flesh. However, we do hope to stir you up to love and good works for one another and your neighbors, that in this season you might be spurred to confess Christ as your hope all the more in the midst of sickness and uncertainty.
The family and the mission go on – through your family and your mission as disciples each day.
Order of Gathering
Cedar City Church Video
I Am Set Free
Nothing But The Blood
What A Beautiful Name It Is
Focal Passage: Exodus 12:33-51
Prayer & invitation to respond with reflective questions
Announcements & Benediction
Hello Cedar City Church!
I hope your families are doing well during this week of anticipation of the Easter holiday. I’ll be reaching out to parents and caregivers soon to connect. We’ll be will be switching up the way we provide kids ministry in this season, so we can better equip and support parents and caregivers. For this special Easter week, I wanted to provide some family discussion questions, prayer, and fun, creative activities to do together this week. I hope you enjoy!
Easter: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection
Matthew 26:36–28:10; John 18:1–20:18
If the video is not playing for some reason, try clicking here to watch it.
Family Bible Time
Together as a family, read the Bible Passages.
Why do we celebrate Easter?
Jesus is alive! Do you know where He is today? (See Hebrews 10:12)
Why is the news that Christ died and was raised from the dead the most important thing that ever happened?
Have you trusted in Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
Prayer: Who are some people in your life that you could tell about Jesus’ death and resurrection? Pray for the people listed and tell them this week that Jesus is alive! Pray for missionaries who serve around the world to tell people the good news about Jesus.
Toddlers – big kids: cross watercolor paining
Materials: painters or masking tape, cardstock or cardboard, watercolor paints, paint brush
Instructions: use the tape to make the cross. Kids can paint all over, and when the paint dries, remove the tape to see the cross outline. Talk about what the cross means.
Preschoolers – big kids: retell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
Be creative! You can do this through art (draw a picture), through verbal storytelling, acting it out, or writing it down as a news story.