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 play is this Saturday, June 9 at 11am. The entire community of Murfreesboro is invited to attend the play whether you have attended camp or not. All will be admitted to the play at no cost but, if you would like to stay for lunch, tickets are $5 and must be reserved by noon Tuesday. You can RSVP for lunch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A THOUGHT FROM YESTERDAY'S SERMON
Yesterday, we heard the story of "The Good Samaritan." Because this is familiar story, it is easy to forget that the story itself was a parable Jesus told in answer to a question. A Jewish lawyer - that is, someone who was responsible for defining the Law of God to the Israelites - tried to trick Jesus because he didn't really like the things Jesus was teaching. He did not like that the way Jesus was living was making it look like God's Kingdom was open to everyone. So he questioned Jesus. He knew that The Law of God commanded that he love his neighbor so he asked Jesus, "who exactly is my neighbor?" Or in other words, "Jesus, who do I HAVE to love?" Rather than answering the lawyer's question, Jesus tells this story. In the parable, Jesus is pointing out that God is the one who has come along and found all of us beaten up by sin. We - yes, even the lawyer - are in need of someone to help us, to care for us, and to pay the cost of the new clothes we need. Once we realize that we have been like the man on the side of the road who fell among robbers and Jesus was like the Samaritan who came and helped us, it changes the way we see things. No longer should we be asking, "who MUST I be help" but rather, "who CAN I help?"
Even as you are at home, God has put you in a place to practice seeing everyone as your neighbor. How can you show the love Christ has shown to you to your parents, your siblings, people at school or places you go during your week? Jesus, please remind me that you have helped me when sin had left me for dead that I might be willing to show Your kindness to those around me.
CHILDREN'S QUESTIONS & PRAYER REQUESTS:
1. Give thanks for the safe delivery of Baby Ezra!
2. Pray for the Drama Camp team as we serve the children of our city this week.
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.
HYMN OF THE MONTH: "Streets of the City" Click here to read the lyrics and here to hear a demo of the song.
If you have a photo for the Bumbershoot, please email it. We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!
MEMORY VERSE: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, new creation! The old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
#78 Q: Is God pleased with those who love and obey him?
A: Yes; he says, "I love them who love me."
#79 Q: Is God displeased with those who do not love and obey him?