This week in Preschool we thought about waiting. Waiting is hard! Sometimes, we are waiting for presents, waiting for our birthday, waiting for grandparents to come. In advent, we were waiting for the Rescuer. We weren't the only ones waiting for the Rescuer... two people named Anna & Simeon were waiting too. Their people, God's people, had been waiting for the promised Rescuer for many years. Anna and Simeon both went to the temple (like church) every day hoping to see the Rescuer. The day that Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple, both Anna and Simeon were overjoyed. They prayed to God thanking him for sending the Rescuer and letting them live to see that baby, Jesus.
Our music, with Mark (thanks Mark!), was Go Tell It On The Mountain and He Came Down That We May Have Love. We used shakers and other rhythm instruments to show how joyful Simeon and Anna were to have seen Jesus.
For craft, we decorated a simplified version of Simeon's prayer to remind us to thank God for sending the Rescuer: Jesus.
Next week, Lydia will lead Sunday School in the story of Jesus returning to the temple, now as a grown boy.