Nurturing and instructing the next generation in the faith and love of Jesus Christ.
What We Do
At Portico Kids we nurture and instruct the next generation in the faith and love of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday, children are encouraged to worship God and grow in knowledge and trust through singing Gospel songs, hearing Gospel lessons, and witnessing the church body caring for them and for all of God’s family.
Check-in and Pick-up
Check-in begins at 10:15am in the lobby at the “Portico Kids Desk” and check-in closes at 10:45am. Parents should pick up their children at the conclusion of service.
Safety & Security
All Portico Kids volunteers complete a five-step security system screening process including a background check and interview by a Pastor. The security system is administered by the Pastor of Community and Families through MinistrySafe.
Family worship is an invaluable inheritance of God’s people. Parents are the primary leaders of their children’s spiritual lives and worshipping Jesus as a family will help form children into disciples who love and trust the Lord. This guide is a simple structure that will help parents connect the weekly lessons from Portico Kids to life in the home. Please use this guide at a family meal working through the framework of READ-REFLECT-SING-PRAY.
Memory Verse: Matthew 22:37
God is our provider. After God delivered the Israelites from the hand of Pharaoh, he started to lead them through the desert to get to the promised land. In the desert, the Israelites began to worry and grumble that they had been led out of the pot and into the fire. They began to grumble that God had led them out of Egypt, where they had spices and different kinds of foods, and into the wilderness where they weren’t sure where their meal was coming from. They left out the part where Pharaoh was systematically killing their children, forcing them to work long hours for no wages, and limiting their worship of God. The Israelites took their eyes off of God as their provider and forgot all that God had done for them. God proves his faithfulness to a faithless people. He knew that the Israelites would grumble and mercifully saved them anyway.
1. How does God provide for us?
2. How are we similar to the Israelites?
3. Why is complaining so bad?
4. How is Jesus our provision?
Jesus Paid it All
I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small.
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”
Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.
Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.
For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim;
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.
And when, before the throne,
I stand in Him complete,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
My lips shall still repeat.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being our provider and our provision. You give us all things for our good and to lead us closer to you. We ask your forgiveness for all the times we grumble and complain about anything in our lives. Help us to instead seek you and turn to you in times of need. Help us to remember all that you have done for us and your faithfulness demonstrated to us in Jesus, his death and resurrection. Amen.