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Join us Thursday, March 23 from 6:30 – 7:30pm for our Kindergarten Open House at King of Kings Lutheran School. Meet our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, see the classroom, and discuss first hand what it’s like to be a part of our school family. Special tuition rates available to event attendees.
For more information, call the office at (714) 530-2152.
We hope to see you there!
Early release today at Noon!
What do you think of when you hear someone say “Easter is almost here”? Easter eggs, bunnies, and lots of chocolate probably come to mind. These are fun, tasty, and great memories that bring us temporary joy. But there is much more permanent joy to be had at Easter through knowing about Jesus and how he rose from the dead and freed us from all of our daily sins. The joy you have at Christmas celebrating Jesus’ birth is nothing compared to the joy you can have at Easter when you understand what he did for you! True Easter joy!! Bring your children to learn.
King of Kings Easter for Kids provides both a fun morning for the children and a mini-break for the parents. We offer games, crafts, singing, and the Easter story of Jesus in a quick fun-filled atmosphere. The end of the morning concludes with a family lunch so that you and your children may all leave fed and ready for the afternoon’s activities.
Classes will be dismissed after the 2:00pm Good Friday service.
The days and week before Easter, also known as Holy Week, can be a wonderful time of encouraging children to understand the significance of the days before Christ’s death and resurrection. Holy Week, also known as Passion Week, is the week before Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter – the day when Christians around the world remember the day Jesus died. Many churches have special services to remember the time when Jesus suffered on the cross. It is a time to pray, and to remember that Jesus loved us so much He was willing to die for us and save us from our sins.
Read together the Biblical account of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. (Mark 14-16) You can highlight a few verses each night during Holy Week, or read it all at once with your kids.
There are no classes this week as we observe the celebration of Easter. We rejoice in our resurrected Savior and pray you and your family have a safe and blessed Easter! Here are some fun ideas celebrating the love of Christ this Easter season:
Love Your Neighbor
Sometimes the greatest joy is in the giving. Visit a nearby hospital or retirement home and greet one of the residents with a fresh Easter lily. You may want to attach a card with some encouraging words about the hope we have in our risen Lord.
Easter Egg Hunt
Hold a neighborhood egg hunt, but award the large basket filled with candy for whoever finds the one empty egg, representing the empty tomb. When the child finds the empty egg he or she must call out, “He is not here he has risen, just as he said.” Conclude the hunt with an Easter story on the lawn. (Check out The Parable of the Lily, by Liz Curtis Higgs)
Share the Love & Some Sweets!
Help your little ones stuff hollow plastic eggs with one chocolate heart, because Jesus came to give us a new heart toward God. Then allow your little one to hand them out to friends, neighbors, or people you meet during the day. You might include a note inside with the passage from John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” – Jesus
Come and cheer on your fellow Crusaders!
More details to come.
What Is Confirmation?
“Confirmation” is a rite developed by the Church. Lutherans do not hold it as a sacrament. At confirmation, a baptized person publicly “confirms” their faith at the Lord’s altar. (Unbaptized persons are traditionally baptized at their time of their confirmation.)
In every case, confirmation involves some form of instruction. Lutherans base their confirmation instruction on Luther’s Small Catechism. The oldest catechism still in use, Luther’s Small Catechism taught six essential areas of faith (“chief parts”). These include…
1) How Christians Live (The Ten Commandments)
2) Who God Is (The Apostles’ Creed)
3) How to Pray (The Lord’s Prayer)
4) How to Forgive and Be Forgiven (The Office of The Keys and Confession)
5) What Baptism Is (Holy Baptism)
6) What The Lord’s Supper Is and Does (The Lord’s Supper)
As important as confirmation is, the ritual of confirmation is not as important as the development of faith which confirmation strives. Confirmation’s goal is to encourage, by God’s Word and Holy Spirit, a growing, dynamic, life-long expression of faith which endures until we receive the “crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).