Thoughts: Children are cuddly and contentious – precious and predatory – treasured and tiring. Jesus welcomed children. He hugged them and blessed them and told his listeners, “…of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Did these children shrink from a stranger? Did they pull his beard or fuss or squirm to get away? Did they sit quietly on his lap and gaze up at his kind face? Were some of them old enough to remember?
Perhaps, years later, they told their own children about it. “He smiled at me.”
Jesus loves me, this I know.
Discussion: If you were in charge of the children’s time during worship, what would you do?
Activity: Each week, learn the name of one child in our church family.
Remember in prayer this week Sam Clay, Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Wallace and Sylvia Peacock, Scot Miller and Jim Kuszmaul’s granddaughter and Barbara Strozynski’s niece, Sarah.
This Saturday is Hands4Detroit. There is still room to go. We’ll meet at the church at 8:00am to carpool.
This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. There are envelopes in the pew pads for your use.
Also this Sunday, the Trustees are having an Open House at the Parsonage from 12:00 to 3:00pm. All are welcome.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.