This children’s sermon was written for March 22, 2020, and offered during the coronavirus pandemic, when our congregation was with us over livestream.

Good morning, girls and boys! How are you doing out there? Before I say anything else, I want to tell you how proud I am of you. Your parents have never been a kid in a weird time like this-your grandparents haven’t either! But you’re doing it! No matter how it’s going, you’re trying, and that makes me proud. I’m proud of your parents too, and all of us, really. God is with us, yes, thank goodness- but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. I’m glad God helps us do hard things, and I’m so glad you’re hanging in there while it’s all so strange.

I want to share a book with you that helps us think about how connected we are with each other and with God, even during this time, when we might not feel very connected at all. I’ll warn you. It doesn’t mention God one time- but I think it’s dripping with God. I hope after worship is over, you will talk with your family- and adults, you too- figure out what this story has to do with God. It’s like a puzzle, okay? Here goes.

(Share parts of The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst.)

You are good at puzzles, so I’d love to hear how your family figures out how God is part of this story. If you want to write me, I promise to write you back.

Let’s pray. Dear God, thank you for all the people we’re connected to and the love we have for them and for you. Help us figure out ways this week to make all of our connections even stronger. We love you, God. Amen.