The Bumbershoot: July 2, 2018

July 2, 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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SUMMER FUN DAYS: Bring a sack lunch/brunch and join your Trinity friends to feed the ducks, play some games, and picnic at Gateway Island next Wednesday, July 11 between 9:30 and 11am. 

PLANS FOR THE 4TH? Send a snapshot of what your family does for the 4th of July to be posted in next week's Bumbershoot.

SURVIVAL CAMP hosted by the Men's Ministry will be August 11 -12. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pleun Troost.

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. 

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS SUMMER?  Click here to send pictures of your summertime fun and/or invitations to your community or neighborhood events to share in The Bumbershoot each week. 

WHAT ARE KIDS LEARNING AT TPC? If you would like to know more about the curriculum for CE, Worship Training, or Fine Arts, or are interested in the possibility of teaching in any of these areas, please attend a meeting on July 29 after worship from 11:15 - 12:45. A light lunch will be provided and childcare will be provided if there is a need for it. Please email Dawn if you would like to attend and will need child care.

  A THOUGHT FROM YESTERDAY'S PASSAGE:

"I can't wait to be an adult so I can do what I want and no one else can tell me what to do!" 

Have you ever thought something like this or maybe even said it out loud when you were angry at your parents? I must admit I did sometimes when I was a kid. But the passage Pastor Brandon taught us yesterday from Luke 12:41-48 should change our thinking. Jesus gives some pretty severe warnings here, not just to parents, but to pastors and teachers in His Church. He warns that those who teach and lead His people need to know His Word well so that, as they are instructing, they are instructing in God's words, not their own. They can't be selfish and tell God's people to do whatever the teacher wants them to do. Rather, they have to tell them the things God wants them to do - things that will make God's world work the way He made it to work. 

Jesus also says in this passage that, not only should pastors and teachers KNOW God's Word well, they also must SHARE it well! That means, when they learn about how God forgives, they take take God's forgiveness, but must also share His forgiveness by being willing to forgive others. When they learn about how God is patient, they can't JUST be glad God is patient with them, but they must also SHARE God's patience by being patient with others.

Do you find it hard to love, forgive, show patience with sisters, brothers, friends, parents? If so, give thanks first of all that God loves, forgives and is patient with you.  Then, look to your pastors, CE teachers, parents and other teachers in Christ's Church. How do they show you these traits of Christ? Give thanks that God does not leave you to learn these things on your own and pray that God would help you to imitate your leaders as they imitate Christ. But also, PRAY FOR your leaders that they might imitate Christ well and be quick to ask for forgiveness when they fail.

Lord Jesus, thank you for giving me your Spirit to empower me to live like you. Thank you also for teachers and pastors who teach me your Word and show me by example how to live. Please be with Pastor Brandon, Pastor Monty and all of our elders and teachers, even my parents, that they might keep their eyes on You and Your Word in order to show me Christ.

CHILDREN'S QUESTIONS & PRAYER REQUESTS:

Please pray for the families in our church who are preparing to move this summer: the O'Briens, the Blacks and Catherine Betts We will miss you!


Children's Questions or prayer requests can be placed in the box on the Children's Table.

  Lucy at teaLucy was a real southern belle at at Southern Charm in Belle Buckle enjoying "Tea for Two" with her mom

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Summer is here! 
What are you up to? Send in your pictures to share with your Trinity family

HYMN OF THE MONTH:
"O Church Arise"
Click here to listen to the song by Keith and Kristyn Getty and read the lyrics.

If you have a photo for the Bumbershoot, please email it. We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!

  MEMORY VERSE:
“Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more" Luke 12:48b (ESV)
 
CATECHISM QUESTIONS:
#86
Q: What is the fourth commandment?

A: The fourth commandment is, Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, your daughter, your servants, your animals, nor the stranger that is within your gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and He rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it.
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Q: What does the fourth commandment teach us?

A: To keep the Sabbath day holy (that is, set apart).
UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

July 11: Moms and Kids' Fellowship at Gateway Island

August 11-12: Survival Camp

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 (3-4pm) and Block Party (4-7pm)

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 children@trinitymboro.com.