The Bumbershoot: November 26, 2018

November 26, 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.

note takingADVENT CHOIR:
Our children's Advent Choir will introduce the season of Advent this Sunday morning as we enter worship. If you are in the choir, please remember to arrive by 8:30 and wear something blue.

All ages are invited to attend prayer services each Sunday evening during the season of Advent beginning this week, December 2 at 6pm. This first servce will be geared to help children understand Advent and to invite them to participate in the whole season. Advent guides will be available. Be sure to join us!

Just to the left of the sanctuary doors, on the "Tools for Young Worshippers" table, you will find sermon outlines you can use to take notes & record your questions during the sermon. After worship, turn in your notes at the same table and they will be given to adults serving in nursery and hallways who can't hear the sermon. It helps them study what they missed, AND, they will also reply to you with answers to your questions!

  preK showing ornaments
Some of the pre-schoolers showed the ornaments they made to help decorate the building for Advent.

This is the last week to work on learning "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" Don't forget to listen to it this week so you can join in our song of entrance this Sunday morning.

Click here to listen to the accompaniment and here to read the lyrics.

1 - Praise God for bringing Laura safely through surgery this morning! Pray that she will recover quickly and be back at school this week. 

2 - Pray for Caitlyn's grandmother who had a terrible fall yesterday morning. 3 - Continue to pray for Madelyn and Mikaela as they mourn the loss of their grandfather.

Yesterday’s worship training lesson was, "Church Seasons and Colors" and next week will be "Entering God's Presence." Click on the title to read the lessons for further discussion at home.

Yesterday, while preaching the Apostle Paul's words concerning contentment, Pastor Brandon asked several times, "Are you going to school?" What do you think he meant by this question? As ones who attend school, (or who will very soon) you know that school is a place where you learn about things you need to know in order to do well in life: science helps you gain understanding about the world, history helps us see how we got where we are, grammar helps us learn to communicate... In the same way, going to "school" as a Christian means studying the things necessary to live as Christ. And as we heard from Paul's letter, one of the main subjects we study is contentment. Studying contentment in the school of Christ means using every situation to see that Christ is all you need. If you have Christ, you have the promise that even if your day, week, month or year is sad, He is making all things right. So, you can have hope and joy even in those sad or hard times. But also, if you have Christ, you have a King who had everything and gave it all up to get you! Therefore, when your day, week, month, year or life is filled with good things, you are free to share that abundance with others the same way Christ did with you. So, are you going to school? Are you learning contentment in all things - both good and bad?

King Jesus, thank you for giving up everything to share the perfect home you have with The Father with me. Help me to trust you when I feel empty and also to be so thankful for the things you have given me that I can't help but share them with others.

“I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13


Q: What sign is used in baptism?

A: Washing with water.
Q: What does this washing with water represent?

A: That we are united to Christ and cleansed from sin by his blood.

DECEMBER 2: Children's Choir introduces the season of Advent in worship.

DECEMBER 2: Advent Prayer service focused on children from 6-6:30.
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