The purpose of children's ministry at TPC is to give specific thought and attention to the way children grow in their understanding of Christ's Kingdom and what membership in that Kingdom entails.
THINGS TO NOTE:
ELEMENTARY GRADUATION: Our 5th graders are making a move out of the children's ministry and into the youth department. Please plan to stay after CE on May 19 for a brief ceremony to commission them for their new stage of life followed by a celebratory light lunch. So that we prepare enough food, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people in your family who plan to attend.
DRAMA CAMP: Drama Camp registration is now open! Click here to download a registraion form and get registered today. You can also click here to print postcard invitations to give your friends and neighbors.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY'S MISSION TO MURFREESBORO: Did you know that the children's ministry of Trinity hosts a mission project every summer? As Christians we are all sent by God into the places we live with the job of showing Christ's love, forgiveness, and beauty to those around us. One of the ways the children's ministry focuses on this task is through Drama Camp each summer. The main purposes of camp are:
1) encourage children in their God-given creativity
2) give youth the opportunity to pursue in their God-given interests
3) be a blessing to the community
Prayerfully consider how you would like to be involved in this mission project?
It is always fun to see older kids help younger children. Some youth and children enjoyed an Easter-egg hunt together!
Interested in Drama Camp? Have friends you would like to tell about it? Click the picture above to watch a video telling about camp and share the link with others!
The Resurrection season began last Sunday with Easter, the day we remember that Jesus came out of the grave. We celebrate the Resurrection for 50 days - the longest of any of the church holidays. Do you know why it is so important? It is because Jesus' Resurrection is the foundation for our faith. It is the reason we follow Him and listen to God's Word. If our King did not beat death, we would have no hope at all and no reason to follow him.
This week's sermon was from Exodus 19. And even way back when the Israelites were being shown the way to the land God promised them, He was showing just exactly why the Resurrection was so important. When God gives instructions to the Israelites on how to go about preparing to receive his Law, he tells them to prepare and be ready for the THIRD DAY. Does that sound familiar to you? What else happened on a third day?
Jesus was raised from the dead after 3 days in the tomb. When God was leading the Israelites out of slavery and into a new home, he was posting signs for his people then and for all the people who would come after them. The signs he was posting were pointing us all to Jesus. They were signs for all humans saying, "The sin that rules your heart has you enslaved to death! You need a deliever to set you free to live in the land of life!" And when God instructs his people to prepare for 3 days to receive His Law, he does so to make sure we understand that Jesus, who would wrestle and defeat death in 3 days is that deliverer. He is the ONLY one who can lead us out of sin and death, clean our hearts (like the Isralites spent 3 days preparing their bodies) and bring us into a land of the Good Law of Life!
God has posted his signs all through His Word. Let us love his Word well by searching it daily and finding all the ways He points us to Jesus!
Father, thank you so much for your Law that helps me understand that my heart is controlled by sin. Thank you for giving your Son to rescue me from that sin that controls me and lead me into Your ways of life. Holy Spirit, strengthen me to follow Jesus every day, putting my sin to death and living according to God's Law of Life.
BIBLE VERSE: “...'Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.'" Exodus 19:5-6
HEIDELBERG CATECHISM MEMORY WORK:
Q9: Does God do us an injustice be requiring in His Law what we are unable to do?
A9: No, God created human beings with the ability to keep the Law. They, however, provoked, by the devil, in willful disobedience, robbed themselves and all their descendants of these gifts.
Q10: Does God permit such disobedience and rebellion to go unpunished?
A10: Certainly not. God is terribly angry with the sin we are born with as well as the sins we personally commit. As a just judge, God will punish them both now and in eternity, having declared: "Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the things written in the book of the Law."
------------------------------------------ HYMN OF THE MONTH: "His Mercy is More" by Matt Boswell Click here to listen.
HYMN OF THE SERMON SERIES: "Christ Arose!/Low in the Grave He Lay" by Robert Lowry Click here to listen to aversion that is a bit different from the way we sing it but still lovely and fun!
MAY 19: Last CE of the Spring Semester
MAY 19: Elementary Graduation Lunch after worship
MAY 19: Register for camp by this day to ensure your preferred T-shirt size.
JUNE 3-8: Drama Camp 2019
If you have questions about anything pertaining to children's ministry at TPC or would like more information on any events, please email Neecia Eggar at email@example.com.