Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Decorating Easter Eggs

The playschool students used shaving cream and food colouring to decorate their Easter eggs in an interesting way.
 Food colouring was added to the shaving cream and then the students would mix it together with their fingers and roll their eggs in it to give them an interesting look.

The students especially enjoyed squishing the foam in their fingers.

Take a look at the finished product. The eggs were left with the shaving cream on them overnight. Any mountainous amounts of shaving cream should be wiped off to allow them to dry.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

When the Lord was in the world Judea was a province of Rome, and the Jewish people hated being under their rule.  They remembered the good old days when they ruled their own kingdom.  There were prophecies that a Messiah or saviour would someday come that sounded especially sweet while they suffered under the heavy handed rule of Rome.

John the Baptist got a lot of attention when he started baptizing in the Jordan, and he even identified Jesus as the Messiah that the people were waiting for.  But the Lord wanted to show people that, although He was a king, He was a new and different kind of king.  So He got on a donkey, which was the sign of a king (today it would be a big black limo) and rode through the gates into Jerusalem.  The people recognized the symbolism and greeted Him as a king, putting branches and garments on the road (their way of putting out the red carpet).

They expected Him to go to the palace to confront Herod and the Romans.  Instead, to show them where His kingdom really was, He went to the temple where He confronted the moneychangers and forced them out.  By doing so He showed them that He was the king of heaven, not just some little country on earth.  Unfortunately, that was not the kind of king they wanted.

Jim Cooper
Pastor, Olivet Church


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Week

Easter Week


          This is the week where we reflect on the most powerful stories of conflict in Scripture.  In order to be a big hero you need to win a big fight.  It’s our experience in life, and we see it in almost every work of literature.

          What we see in the Easter story is the epic battle between the all loving Creator God against the incredible power of the loves of self and the world. And it seems, for a time that the forces of darkness and pain have won.   Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour (Luke 23:44).

          For a time, both in the stories recorded in the Gospels, and in our own lives in times of temptation and trial, it does seem like the powers of darkness have succeeded in taking away the joy of our lives.  And that’s when we are supposed to remember the next part of the story.  On Easter morning the women found the tomb empty.  Life and joy had won out over darkness and pain.  And we are left with the assurance that if He can win this battle, He has the power to help us win all of ours, if we but ask for His help.

Jim Cooper
Pastor, Olivet Church


Playschool Drums

The afternoon playschool students decorated their very own drums and made jingly bell bracelets. Then they listened to a special story in circle with Ms. Williams that told them when to thump their drums and jingle their bells. The students enjoyed he story.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Arctic Dioramas

The Primary class spent art class applying what they've learned from studying the arctic into lovely dioramas over the past few weeks. First they were each assigned a specific animal to do a report on, and then used paint, clay and other items to create an arctic habitat for their animals. The students went even further to impress by including elements from their Inuit unit from back in January - some of them have Inuit people, modes of transportation, hunting tools and more!

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