The Bumbershoot: May 14, 2018

May 14, 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 3 weeks away!  We still have room form a few more campers. Click here to download the registration form.

SERVE MURFREESBORO: May 19 all ages are invited to meet at Trinity at 8 am for breakfast. At 9 am we will split up and work at different locations around the city, helping schools, businesses and ministries with yard work and repairs.

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: This Sunday will be our last Spring CE. Please be sure to let your teachers know how thankful you are for their love and the time they give to helping you learn God's Word.


The lepers in the story we heard from Luke 17:11-19 yesterday were quite desperate people. They had skin diseases that required them to stay away from everyone. They couldn't live near their families and friends. They couldn't go to the market to buy food. They couldn't live life the way it was intended to be lived. But they saw Jesus coming! And the way they reacted to seeing Jesus tells us they had heard about the kinds of things he had been doing. While keeping their distance because of their sickness, they cried out to him to heal them. Jesus instructed them and they began to obey in hopes that their bodies would be healed.  However, when they noticed that their bodies were indeed healed, only one came running back to Jesus, fell at His feet and thanked him.  Why do you think only one of these desperate men came back to Jesus? We heard yesterday it was because only that one truly wanted Jesus and all that belonged to Jesus' way of living. The other nine wanted what Jesus could do for them, but didn't really want Jesus to have anything to do with the rest of their lives.

After telling us the story, Luke turns the questions to his readers. Which one are you more like - the nine or the one? Do you listen to Jesus, love Jesus, give Jesus thanks and praise to Jesus always because He is The King who loves you? Or do you only think to talk to him when you need him to do something for you?

King Jesus, I know your ways are good.  Help me at all times and in all places to give you thanks and praise.


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

2. 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.

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!
“Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:18-19 (ESV)
Q: What do the first 4 commandments teach?
A: Our duty to God.
Q: What do the last six commandments teach?
A: Our duty to one another.

NOW:  Register for Drama Camp!

May 19: Serve Murfreesboro
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