The Bumbershoot, November 20th, 2017

November 20, 2017
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.

The Pre-School class is having a class fellowship from 10-11:30 on December 9th at Monty and Shawn Lee's home.


We have been taught since we were little that Jesus loves us.  You know the song "Jesus Loves Me" right?  We've been hearing it since we were born. But sometimes being so familiar with this wonderful truth causes us to forget 2 other equally important truths. First, we don't deserve God's love.  Remember our catechism? Every sin deserves the wrath and curse of God. So when we sing "Jesus loves me" we need to take time to remember what the centurion in this passage said, "I am not worthy for you (that is Jesus) to come under my roof." But Jesus chooses to love us and therefore chooses not only to come under our roof, but to make his home with us so that we might be changed and set free from the sins that deserve God's wrath and curse. But secondly, we can get so used to knowing Jesus loves ME, that we forget this truth is just as true for the other undeserving sinners around us. There is nothing special about ME that makes me deserving of God's love. When you see people who are hurting and lost, like the widow in the second part of this passage, are you asking Jesus how you can imitate Him by showing the mercy He has shown you? The children's choir is learning a song about this that they will be sharing with the congregation on December 3 to help direct our thinking as we begin the Advent season. HERE is a link to that song if you would like to learn it as a family at home and be prepared to join in the song. Think about this passage as you hear and sing the first 2 verses and then, as you listen to verse 3, ask yourself how your family is showing the love and mercy Jesus has shown to you.

1. Give thanks for our 2nd/3rd grade CE teacher Miss Peggy  whose shoulder surgery was succesful. But continue to pray for a speedy recovery and for strength for Mr. Ron as he cares for her. If your family would like to take them a meal, please contact Marah Lange.

2. Pray for our 2nd/3rd grade CE teacher, Mis Marynelle who is taking care of her father who is very ill.


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"And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.’” Luke 7:6 (ESV)

#29 Q: What is meant by want of conformity? 

A: Not being or doing what God requires.
#30 Q: What is meant by transgression? 

A: Doing what God forbids.
Upcoming Events: 

November 26:
Children's Choir Rehearsal before Worship from 8:35-9:20 

November 26:
Hanging of the Greens during CE.

December 3: 1st Sunday in Advent. Children's choir sings in worship.

December 9: Pre-K Class Fellowship from 10 - 11:30. (Details above).

December 9: Field trip to Bethlehem Marketplace.  Meet at Cookout on Rutherford at 11:30 for lunch then caravan to Southeast Baptist. 
If you have questions about any children's events, please email Neecia Eggar at