The Bumbershoot: July 9, 2018

Isaac & Charles flying
July 9, 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.

SUMMER FUN DAYS: Bring a sack lunch/brunch and your friends or neighbors and join your Trinity friends to feed the ducks, play some games, and picnic at Gateway Island this Wednesday, July 11 between 9:30 and 11am. 

SURVIVAL CAMP hosted by the Men's Ministry will be August 11 -12. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pleun Troost.

COMMUNITY GARDEN: If you are interested in helping with our new community garden, email Piet Grove. He would love to help your family get involved.  

WHAT ARE KIDS LEARNING AT TPC? If you would like to know more about the curriculum for CE, Worship Training, or Fine Arts, or are interested in the possibility of teaching in any of these areas, please attend a meeting on July 29 after worship from 11:15 - 12:45. A light lunch will be provided and childcare will be provided if there is a need for it. Please email Dawn if you would like to attend and will need child care. 

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS SUMMER?  Click here to send pictures of your summertime fun and/or invitations to your community or neighborhood events to share in The Bumbershoot each week.


When Pastor Brandon taught us yesterday from Luke 13:10-21, we heard that when Jesus healed a woman from the misery of a crooked back, the religious leaders got angry because he had done it on the Sabbath. They accused him of breaking God's Law to rest on the Sabbath day. Jesus knew that those who were angry had completely failed to understand the point of God's Sabbath Law which was to see that God's Kingdom was one that brings rest to the weary and makes the broken and crooked places straight. In order to teach those who were listening, Jesus told 2 parables about the Kingdom of God. Let's consider the second of those stories.

Jesus said that the Kingdom of God was like leaven. Leaven is the stuff bakers use to make dough rise. When a baker mixes just tiny bit of leaven in a large measure of flour, and gives it time and patience, it will cause the whole batch of bread to rise. Jesus wanted his listeners to understand that God's Kingdom grows like this in those who are members of it. We may not see a whole lot of change all at once but, those who are citizens of God's Kingdom will eventually have their entire being changed. He will make the broken and crooked parts of their lives straight.

Where do you see Christ working his Kingdom ways into you the way a baker works leaven into dough? Maybe you consider your siblings or parents' feelings when you used to think only of what you wanted? Where do you see places in your life that need to look more like God's Kingdom? Do you get angry easily? Are you slow to obey your parents? Talk about these questions with your parents and as a family this week as you reflect on the passage.

Father thank you for the way you are working your Kingdom ways into my life. Lord Jesus, help me, by your Spirit to see the places where my thinking and my actions need to look more like you and help me to be patient as you are at work.


Please pray for the families in our church who are preparing to move this summer: the O'Briens, the Blacks and Catherine Betts We will miss you!

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

  Lindsay & Miss BanjiLindsay enjoyed some laughs with Ms. Banji at a small group gathering

Isaac & Charles flying
Isaac went flying with Mr. Charles

"O Church Arise"
Click here to listen to the song by Keith and Kristyn Getty and read the lyrics.

If you have a photo for the Bumbershoot, please email it. We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!

"He said therefore, 'What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.'”   Luke 13:18-19 (ESV)

Q: What day of the week is the Christian Sabbath?

A: The first day of the week, called the Lord's day.
Q: Why is it called the Lord's day?

A: Because on that day Christ rose from the dead.

Though June and July are months of rest for our children's teachers, we always meet for worship at 9:30 am on Sundays. We delight in seeing you all there worshipping with us! Use the summer months to plan get-togethers in your neighborhoods, homes or local parks with friends and neighbors. Please pray for church leaders as we plan for the upcoming year.

July 11: Moms and Kids' Fellowship at Gateway Island

August 11-12: Survival Camp

August 12: Open House for children's Christian Education (CE) Classes

August 19: Children's CE Classes begin at 11am

August 19: Drama Camp Movie Premiere (3-4pm) and Block Party (4-7pm)

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