The Children’s Word: God Doesn’t Want Sadness

The Children’s Word: God Doesn’t Want Sadness

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Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck!

This week, Pres. Alexandra tells us that God does not want us to be sad! He loves us, and He wants us to be happy. She shares a story about someone who was very happy because of God. You can also learn about Saint John of Kronstadt, and you can do a word search and a coloring page.

Click here to download your free copy of The Children’s Word! Please feel free to print it out to share in your parish, church school, homeschool, or family.

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Presvytera Alexandra Houck

Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have three small children: Lydia, Paul, and Silas. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.