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 was a fun-filled week of creativity! The great thing about attending camp in your own city is that you don't have to say good-bye to your new friends! Stay in touch by stopping by the church any day between 9 & 5 just to say hi, get together with new friends you made at camp, worship with us on Sundays at 9:30am, attend children's monthly fellowship events beginning in August with The Drama Camp Movie Premiere! You can stay up to date on the details of all these things by checking the TPC website weekly.
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.
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.
A THOUGHT FROM YESTERDAY'S PASSAGE:
When Jesus' disciples asked him to teach them how to pray, Jesus gave them the words we know today as "The Lord's Prayer." But then he explained these words with a story. The story was about a man who hears his friend knocking at his door in the middle of the night to ask for food for his company who has arrived unexpectedly. The man in bed is tired and doesn't want to be bothered, but simply because he doesn't want anyone to think he's not a kind and generous man, he is willing to get up and help. Then Jesus explained: this story involves a man who is still battling his sinful nature and even he longs to show kindness for the sake of his reputation. God, on the other hand, IS LOVE. He doesn't just want to show love. He loves to bless his people and give them good gifts. He CHOSE to send His Son to us and give us His Spirit before we even knocked on his door to ask; before we even knew that was what we needed! So then, Jesus is saying, when you pray, remember you are praying to this kind of Father! The kind who has staked his reputation on rescuing His people from sin and death. Ask anything of him knowing that he who takes joy in giving good gifts will provide for your every need.
This week, practice praying like Jesus taught his disciples:
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your Name. Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins, even as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
CHILDREN'S QUESTIONS & PRAYER REQUESTS:
1. Thank you Father for the new friends I made at Drama Camp
2. Please pray that God would watch over the youth as they travel to Colorado and that they would have a great time.
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.
Visit the Drama Camp page to see many more pictures of camp and be sure to make plans to attend the movie premiere on August 19!
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: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" Luke 11:13 (ESV)
#80 Q: What is the first commandment?
A: The first commandment is, 'You shall have no other gods before me.'
#81 Q: What does the first commandment teach us?
A: To worship God alone.
Though June and July are months of rest for our children's teachers, we always meet for worship at 9:30 am on Sundays. We delight in seeing you all there worshipping with us! Use the summer months to plan get-togethers in your neighborhoods, homes or local parks with friends and neighbors. Please pray for church leaders as we plan for the upcoming year.
August 12: Open House for children's Christian Education (CE) Classes
August 19: Children's CE Classes begin at 11am.
August 19: Drama Camp Movie Premiere:more info coming soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.