The Bumbershoot: May 21, 2018

May 21, 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.

DRAMA CAMP: Only 2 weeks away!  (June 4-9) We still have room for a few more campers. Click here to download the registration form. YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE JUNE 1st.

PRAYER GUIDES: If you would like to take part in praying for our Muslim neighbors, we have 30-day prayer guides available on the Missions table outside the main office.

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.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:  CE is out for the summer. In addition to providing rest for teachers, we hope this enables families to use the time after worship to fellowship and share meals together. Be sure to express your gratitude for your teachers over the summer months.


In the story of Zacchaeus, Luke tells us that moving in, not visiting is what Jesus came to do. 

Zacchaeus' whole life, not just his house, was in disarray (that means it was not working well). Zacchaeus was running his life on the belief that getting lots of money would make him happy. He cared more about being powerful than showing care and love for his neighbors. And he didn't really ever think about the world as God's that should operate according to God's rules. But then Jesus came to town. Zacchaeus was curious, so he went to see if he could catch a glimpse of this man he had heard so much about. But Jesus had other plans. Jesus didn't want to just let Zacchaeus see him. In fact, he didn't want to just visit Zacchaeus. Jesus wanted to move in and turn Zacchaeus' disarrayed life into one that works like God intended. And that is exactly what Jesus did. He spoke to Zacchaeus. He showed him that money wouldn't make him happy, that power couldn't save him and that people were more important than both. And Zacchaeus heard, listened, and reordered his life according to God's way of living. Jesus had come to stay with Zacchaeus and because he was there to stay, Jesus saved Zacchaeus from his own way of life that was leading only to death. 

Has Jesus come to stay in your life? Are you ordering things yourself or letting Jesus teach you the proper order of things? Do you love God more than anything and people more than your stuff and your ways?

Jesus please stay in our lives and teach us to live by your order and not our own.


1. Continue to pray for Adam & Nora Smith and Nora's doctors as they prepare for baby Ezra's arrival this week. 

2. Pray for the Drama Camp team as we prepare to serve the children of our city this summer.

3. Pray for families who travel on vacation during summer months and be sure to let us know how we can pray for you and your family.

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

Don't forget to signup for Drama Camp!
Do you know anyone who would like to help teach our pre-schoolers during Drama Camp? Have them contact Neecia. All materials are provided.

"Thine Be the Glory"
 Click here to see the sheet music and learn the words.

If you have a photo for the Bumbershoot, please email it. We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!
“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, 'Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.'” Luke 19:5 (ESV)
Q: What is the sum of the ten commandments?
A: To love God with all my heart and my neighbor as myself.
Q: Who is your neighbor?
A: All my fellow men are my neighbors.

NOW:  Register for Drama Camp!

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