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Jesus is Alive! Join us on Easter Sunday!

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Join us for an Easter Celebration at all three campuses on Sunday, April 24th, 2011!

At Midtown and East, the Easter celebration for the kids will take place during the services.  At Midtown, get ready for a big party and some great art/video projects!  At East, get ready for an "Egg"stravaganza with an egg hunt outside for kids from age 1 to grade 5 during the Easter service and another great party! At J-town, the egg hunt will take place after the service. Check out these pics of last year's egg hunt at Sojourn East!

On Easter Sunday, we will study Matthew 28:1-10 and John 20:1-23.  We will learn that:

  • God raised Jesus from the dead just like he promised.
  • Jesus has beaten death.
  • We should rejoice and not fear death, because Jesus is alive!

Here are links to all of our Palm Sunday and Easter Resources from the past several years:

Palm Sunday Resources:

Easter Sunday Resources

Proverbs Visual Arts Project: January 24th

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“Like apples of gold in settings of silver, is a word spoken in right circumstances.”

On Sunday, January 24th, elementary age kids at Sojourn's Germantown campus will participate in an art project led by Sojourn artists. The concept for the project is simple.  Kids will pick a single proverb from the book of Proverbs and illustrate it.  The biblical book ‘Proverbs’ is not only a collection of sayings and observations for wise living, it is rich in powerful visual language. Proverbs offers moving insights that confirm our own observations about the world and call us to clearer vision and action as well.  We can learn from these scriptures in a lot of different ways.  One way is by creatively responding to them. We'll have bibles available opened to proverbs.  Kids will be able to search on their own, or they can work from a print out with some especially good proverbs to illustrate.  The results will look something like what you see in the picture above (submissions by the students at Louisville's Christian Academy Southwest).

Here is a video that shows the completion of the project:

Sojourn Visual Arts — Prayer & Wisdom from Shepherd Ahlers on Vimeo.

Advent: The Light Has Come

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“The Light Has Come”: Creative Worship Sunday for Advent

The Creative Worship Sunday for Advent celebrated Jesus as the light that shines into our dark world.  You can link to the Bible lesson and musical liturgy and art project that or download the full lesson plan (PDF).   Also, check out our Jesse Tree family devotions:

We also hope you enjoy the video documentary of the project (below), which was created by our own Drew Layman.

The Light Has Come from Jared Stewart Kennedy on Vimeo.

Father's Day Music Liturgy

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Father's Day Sojourn Kids Music by Bill Bell Male singer and guitarist: "Hi, I'm Mr. (First name)"

Female singer: "I'm Ms. (First name)"

Guitarist/other instrumentalist: "I'm Mr. (First name)" Male Singer/Guitarist: Does anyone know what holiday we celebrate this month?  That’s right, Father’s Day.  Father's Day is a day that our whole country celebrates daddies.  Dads are the ones who protect their families and care for them in hard times.  When you fall and scrape your knee, it might be your daddy who picks you up and holds you while you cry.  Can you tell of other times where your daddy cared for you in hard or painful times? (take 2 or 3 stories)  Well, God the Father is like that, but even more so.  He cares for us perfectly and is always there when things are good or bad.  This song tells about this Father, who cares for all his children every moment of every day.

1. "Sovereign One" Words and Music by Zach Jones (c) 2004 Sovereign Grace Music

Female Singer: Do you all know the ultimate way that God showed his love for us?  By sending his Son to die for us.  “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were sinners Christ died for us.”  God the Father did something really loving when he sent his Son to die for sinners like you and me.  And by doing this, he invites sinners to call him Father for all of eternity—that’s a long time!  Let’s sing this song to help us remember: “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were sinners Christ died for us.”

2. “Romans 5:8 (NIV) Scripture Memory Song,” Music by Mark Altrogge, as Recored on “A Ransom For Many,” Hide The Word, Volume 2 © Forever Grateful Music Male Singer/Guitarist: Some of you may have daddies that you see every day.  Some of you don’t have a daddy who’s around very much.  Some of you may not have a daddy at all.  Whether your dad is around a lot or not, no dad is perfect because every dad is a sinner just like I am and just like you are.  Because we all sin, we fail not only to love each other perfectly, but also to love God perfectly.  When we or daddies or mommies or whoever should show love all the time, we fail and show anger or meanness or rudeness or disrespect.  But God the Father has a love that is unending.  For those that believe in him, he never turns his back, never fails, never leaves, never lets go.  His love lasts forever.

3. "Your Love" Words and music by Bob Kauflin (c) 2004 Sovereign Grace Praise

Guitarist or other instrumentalist: We are going to pray. . . fold your hands and be still and talk to God. Let's pray.

Thank you, God, for sending your Son to die on the cross so that all who believe in you can call you our heavenly Father.  And thank you for letting us see what your love and care is like through our daddies here on earth.  Help us to honor our fathers. Please show special grace to our dads as they love us.  Help them to trust in Jesus alone for salvation and hope. God, help our dads to teach us about you every day.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

4.  “God's Love Goes On Forever,” Words and Music by Chandi Plummer, © 2009 Chandi Plummer/Sojourn Music

New Kids' Song: God's Love Goes On Forever

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Listen to Kyle Noltemeyer and Chandi Plummer rock out to this new song!  We'll close out our Easter music liturgy with this one.  Here is the chord sheet as well.  Blessings!

VERSE 1: Love. God loves you. Love. God loves me. Love. God is love and God loves you and me.

CHORUS: God's love goes on forever (2x) God's love goes on for-ev-er-more!

VERSE 2: Love. Jesus came. Love. Jesus died Love. on the cross and He rose up from the dead.

REPEAT CHORUS.

VERSE 3: Love. Love Jesus. Love. Love Him first. Love. Love all people as you love yourself.

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE.

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