Indian Hills Worship Service
April 12, 2020
Family Activity Option – Resurrection Rolls
A fun and delicious activity for Easter is to make some resurrection rolls for breakfast or a great afternoon snack. The story of the Resurrection is illustrated through this family activity. You just need: 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls, 8 large marshmallows, butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Combine 2 Tbsp. cinnamon and 2 Tbsp. sugar into a small bowl.
- Separate crescent rolls into triangles and give each person one. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in after he died.
- Give each person a marshmallow. The marshmallow represents Jesus’ body.
- Have each person dip their marshmallow into a bowl with ¼ cup of melted butter. The melted butter represents the oils of embalming.
- Then dip the buttered marshmallow into the cinnamon sugar. The cinnamon sugar represents the spices used to anoint the body.
- Finally, wrap the coated marshmallow tightly into the crescent roll. Don’t roll up like a traditional crescent roll, but bring up the sides to make a good, tight seal. This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body in cloth after His death.
- Place the rolls on a greased cooking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb Jesus was buried in.
- When the rolls have cooled slightly, everyone can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there. The rolls are empty. JESUS IS RISEN!
Worship Through Music
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.
Praise the Lord together. This week the online video will include a couple of songs. If you would like an additional time of worship through song, I have included a couple of links to songs that our kids enjoy for Easter or enjoy your own versions of some great songs about the Resurrection!
Like a Lion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO3ukzt-QHs
Glorious Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rp8mUwKx3sClick here to make your online offering
Message – Jim Cooper
Family Discussion Questions
1. What is your favorite thing to do at Easter…at least during a normal year?
2. What are you going to do this year to celebrate Easter?
3. Share about a time that you were afraid. How did you respond to that fear? (It could be a time when you were in real danger or just a time that you thought you were in danger.)
Read Matthew 28:1-8
4. In this passage there are two groups that responded to fear in two different ways. The soldiers passed out, and the women were “afraid yet filled with joy.” (NIV) How do you think you would have responded?
Jim shared that the difference between the two groups was context. The women had been reset by the Sabbath and reminded that God was still on His throne. In that time of rest, they were able to see the scary things around them in the context of an Almighty God.
5. How can you regularly experience the reset of the Sabbath in your life? (both now in your current situation and after the world goes back to normal)
If you picked up Communion supplies from the church or have your own available, take a moment to share in a time of Communion.
There is a certain upside-down nature to the events around the celebration of Good Friday and Easter. The one that was not guilty of the crime was arrested and condemned so that we who were guilty could be justified. The one that created life, gave his life away so that we could have life eternal. The one who brought light to the world was sealed in a dark tomb. That tomb that was meant to be a place of sadness and finality became a place of joy and of hope when it could no longer contain the Savior of the world.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. – Romans 6:5-6
As we prepare to participate in Communion, we remember the upside-down nature of salvation. His body was broken so that we could be made new. His life’s blood was shed so that we could have the abundant life.
(Take a moment of quiet reflection as you share in a time of Communion)
Take a moment to pray together. In addition to the prayer needs of your family, we ask that our entire Church family join together and uplift a few things each week in a united voice.
Since Easter is a time of hope, this week we are asking everyone to be praying for hope:
- We pray for our hope that we may all meet together for worship again soon.
- We pray for our hope in an end to the sickness and fear that has gripped the world.
- We pray for our hope that God will deliver good from the bad of these circumstances. That many will come to know Him, and others will grow closer to Him.
It is Easter and even though we can’t be together, we want to see how you marked the occasion. Send in your pictures of Easter Baskets, Easter Dinners, Easter Fashion, Easter Egg Hunts, eggcetera J. Share an example of how you celebrated this amazing day!
Once again, if you get your picture in by Wednesday, April 15th @ 11:59 PM, you will be eligible for our competition and fabulous awards and prizes. We would love to be able to share your pictures, but if you DO NOT want your pictures shared, please let us know.