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:
CHILDREN'S CHOIR Children's Choir will not meet this Sunday due to Spring Break. However, if you missed the first 2 classes or would simply like to practice at home you can, click here to listen to a recording of the song we are learning for Palm Sunday.
DRAMA CAMP DESIGN CONTEST: Do you have an idea for a design that you think would look good on our Drama Camp t-shirts this year? Designs should be general fitting the basic theme of Drama Camp which is to be creative and do whatever your hand finds to do all to the glory of God. Simple designs usually make the best shirts. If you have an idea you would like considered, submit it here by email or drop a hard copy by the church office. All ideas must be submitted by March 31. We will choose an idea or possibly combine some of your ideas to create this year's Drama Camp tshirt design. If your idea leads to our design, you will recieve a discount on your camper fee. (Discount determined by how many ideas are combined to create design.)
FATHER/CHILDREN SURVIVAL CAMP: The TPC Men's Ministry is hosting Survival camp this year at Defeated Creek Campground. Activities will run from 5:00pm Friday, April 26 and conclude at 1pm Saturday. Learn survival skills, practice fishing and enjoy some delicious food with friends. Meals and drinks will be provided and bath facilities will be available. Bring a tent, sleeping gear, and weather appropriate clothing. Cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, email Paul Vitolins and be sure to tell him if you are interested in carpooling. The campground address is 140 Marina Ln., Defeated Creek, TN.
Some of our youngest family members remembered St. Patrick yesterday with lovely green dresses!
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!
Do you have questions about Lent? Click the picture to read "A Child's Guide For Lent"
After yesterday's sermon from Exodus 12, one child asked, "What did the lamb ever do?! Why could they not kill an animal that wasn't innocent?"
That is an excellent question. It does seem incredibly sad that a sweet innocent lamb had to be killed if the Isralites were to live. Though it seems so unfair, we must stop and realize that sin entering God's good world also seems unfair. God built a good world. A world that worked. A world without sin. But humans, who were charged with caring for that good world, allowed sin in; allowed sin to take control. And anytime sin takes control it leads its followers to death. There is no escape. And once you are on the path to death, it is impossible to get off on your own. No one who has sinned is strong enough to get out from under its power. Only one who is perfect, that is without sin, is strong enough to overpower sin and the death to which it leads.
In the story of the Exodus, God was telling his people this exact thing. He was telling them, by showing them, just how powerful sin is. He was telling them that the people needed to be made clean. And a guilty lamb couldn't clean them anymore than they could clean themselves.
But, He was also showing them his plan. His plan was to send a perfect, spotless human who would be stronger than death. This perfect human would allow death to beat him up, even kill him, so that he could then show the power of God by getting out from under death. And when he got out from under death, he brought with him all sinners stuck on the path to death who simply trust him or in other words, are covered by the blood of The Perfect One. So who is that perfect one? Of course it is Jesus.
Father, thank you for sending Jesus to cover me with his perfect blood. Please help me to trust him and learn to follow him,
BIBLE VERSE: “In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.” Exodus 12:11
CHILDREN'S CATECHISM QUESTIONS:
Q: Name the books of Poetry and Wisdom?
A: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiates, Song of Solomon.
Q: Name the 5 Major Prophets
A: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
HYMN OF THE MONTH:
"O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer"
by Sovereign Grace Music
Click here to read the lyrics and listen to the accompaniment.
HYMN OF THE SERMON SERIES:
"I Am The Lord, Your God"
based on Isaiah 43
Click here to read the lyrics and here to listen and practice singing.
MARCH 24: Lenten prayer service at 6pm. All ages are welcome.
MARCH 31: Children's Choir meets at 8:20 before worship; Lenten prayer service at 6pm
MARCH 31: Drama Camp t-shirt submissions due
APRIL 26-27: Survival Camp with Dad (Please make not of this date change).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.