The Bumbershoot: February 12, 2018


February 12, 2018
The Bumbershoot
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.

1. Last chance to sign up to attend the MTSU Men's Basketball game on February 24th is this week.  Please sign up and pay for your tickets by Sunday the 18th.

2. LENT: The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday this week. Please be sure to pick up your family Lenten Guide from the table outside the sanctuary. It will help us make this journey to Resurrection together as a church family.

3. LENTEN PRAYER SERVICES: Beginning this Sunday, February 18, all adults and children are invited to join us for prayer services from 5:00-5:30 each Sunday evening during Lent. Services are not long & children are welcome and encouraged to attend as we learn how to pray together.


We often hear Christian teachers tell us that we should be telling others about who God is with our words and our lives. As children, that can be a big and confusing instruction. This passage in Luke helps us understand it. Jesus tells the disciples they are correct when they say he is the promised Savior. Then he goes on to tell them what that means. You can continue to live life the way you want it -- seeking your own desires, living to please yourself -- or you can trade that selfish life for Jesus' life -- a life of seeking God's Kingdom and unselfish ways of living. The life lived to please self will last a little while but will eventually die. But the one who is willing to trade their own desires to live Jesus' life will get to come through death and live forever with Him just as He did.  So what does it mean to show and tell others about God? It means living the way Jesus did, putting others before yourself.


Q: Why did Jesus have to die?

A. The cost of sin is death. Either Jesus pays it or we will have to.


Children's Questions or prayer requests can be placed in the box on the Children's Table outside the sanctuary.

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"The Love of Christ is Rich and Free"
 Click here to hear a demo and here to see the sheet music so you can practice it at home. The demo is a bit different from the congregational version we sing but can be helpful if you don't read music.
Have a picture for the Bumbershoot?  Submit your photos by email.  We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!
“And he said to all, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'" Luke 9:23 (ESV)

#48 Q: What is meant by the Atonement?

A: Christ's satisfying divine justice, by his sufferings and death, in the place of sinners.
#49 Q: What did God the Father undertake in the covenant of grace?

A: To justify and sanctify those for whom Christ should die.

February 14: Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent; noon -12:30 service

February 18: Sunday evening prayer service 5-5:30pm

February 18: Musical Arts class 5:30-6:30pm. Click here for a class description.

February 24: MTSU basketball game @ 6:00pm
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