Messy Church – September 2020

This month we are going to look at a BIG character from the part of the Bible called The Old Testament. The story of Moses is all about a man who God set apart as an Israelite baby making sure that the Pharaoh (an Egyptian king) didn’t get to kill him as a baby when other Israelite babies were being killed—but that’s another story.
Moses escaped Egypt as a young man after he took the law into his own hands. While running away he met 7 girls collecting water at a well for their father’s flocks. They were being bullied by some men, Moses stepped in and protected them, ended up working for their father then married one of them. But God still had a plan for Moses and one day while looking after the family flocks GOD spoke to Moses through a burning bush. God explained that the people of Israel were really suffering in Egypt and Moses needed to go back and lead his people to freedom, and the promised land. Of course Moses didn’t want t o go but God promised Moses he would be with him and that it was all part of God’s plan for his people.
You can find the story in the book of Exodus 3 verses 1– 21
Or watch it on the you tube video link below.

Burning Bush paint craft
You will need; an outline of the bush, wax crayons, red, orange and yellow paint or homemade paint (see below) paint brushes, straws.
How to make your burning bush: colour in the trunk and leaves on the template using wax crayons.
Dilute your paint until it is very runny, dip your brush in the paint and hold it over the bush picture until paint drops
Use your straw to blow the paint in different directions to look like flames
If you don’t have paint you can make your own with adult help—4 tablespoons of baking soda, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of glucose, 2 table-spoons of cornflour and red, yellow and orange colouring.

Messy Church Prayer:

Dear God, Thank you for the plans you have for us. Thank you for your promise that you will give us the strength we need. Help me to trust you and not make excuses.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen