Topic

Ruth Enns had the members of the Intermediate Sunday School class introduce themselves by name and age. Michael (age 12) then read Luke’s story of Jesus (age 12) going to the temple to mark his coming of age. In many faiths, children entry into the teens is marked by some rite of passage such as baptism or confirmation, but we tend to ignore such things. Ruth then reflected on growing up within the church, from attending as a very young child (no choice), or as a teenager (still no choice), as a university student (go where the music is the best) and now (by choice). Whether we realize it or not, we need reasons to take the time to attend church, and those reasons will vary as we get older. For children, Sunday School is fun, the Children’s Stories give them a good feeling about the little chapel, cookie time is a BIG hit, hallways and a nice yard for expending excess energy, and pot lucks–well, just how good can church get! Without developing friends at church, or participating in some of the social events, it is easy to see why some adults have less interest in taking the time to meet weekly to worship. Even the most faithful among us likely do not come only to worship. Mark Northey then had the children create a body by attaching arms, legs, etc., reminding us of the passage Laura read from Ephesians saying that we are all members of one body, even the children. [JEK]

Service Details

Passage: Eph 4:25

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Ruth Enns

Worship Leader: Ken Friesen

Song Leader: Ann Marie Neudorf

Pianist: Angela Ekkert

Usher:

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers:

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: Janice Kreider