Baptism

BAPTISM

We now enter the lessons on the sacraments, beginning with baptism.

Home Activities:

  • Show your child pictures of his baptism, his cross, his candle, his garments if you have them.
  • Visit your godparents to reminisce; send a thank-you card for their love and care.
  • Color the picture. Post on your refrigerator.
  • Review the baptism of Jesus; put the icon of Theophany back in the icon corner. Use the icon to review the characters and their roles in the baptism of Jesus.
  • Role-play a baptism at home,with your child wearing the baptismal robe made in Church School.
  • Visit the new baby of a parishioner (with permission, of course).

Prayer: Lord, make my life new each day with the ongoing miracle of baptism with You.

 

     We are also entering Lent. Review fasting with your children; some may be too young to fast fully but still can understand the concept. Come to as many Lenten services as you can.

     Make an egg tree: blow out eggs for several weeks before Lent and let them drain and dry. Then decorate them as prayer requests – as members of your family, friends, travelers by land, sea, and air, your government, etc. – one for each day of Lent. As you add the egg to the tree, pray for the person or intention; your intercessory prayers will lengthen as the 40 days continue.

 

BAPTISM WORD SEARCH

 

A S G T M A N Y P A S H A V M 
E B O H E E N B R A P T I O Z 
E D D E I N T O O C H R T I S 
T H P O A V E P C U T H O N C 
H B A P R W A T E R E T N O F 
I A R H S T N T S R M S K C T 
F P E A F Z R R S C U W E R X 
R T N N T I R E I P A S C G N 
O I T Y N S B S O N C N N E P 
Q S S I T O E K N I Z C D O G 
K M T K R J E I B U R I A L T 
L Y F A T H E R R L W H I Q E 
T I R I P S O I X P I C O R X 
P Y V P H U N Y E W K O E L F 
U Z Q G J B G L A U J N A P Y 

 

BAPTISM  BURIAL  CANDLE  FATHER  FONT  GODPARENTS  HOLY  MOTHER  OIL  PRIEST PROCESSION  ROBES  SON  SPIRIT  THEOPHANY  TONSURE  TRINITY  WATER
 
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