8/31 Children’s Chapel
During the Summer, all children, teens and anyone interested are invited to children’s chapel. Children’s chapel is held each Sunday during the 10:30am service in the chapel except for the first Sunday of the month, when we celebrate at the family worship service. The family worship service has a youth focus with a children’s sermon and opportunities for youth to serve as readers, ushers and more! For children’s chapel, children begin in the sanctuary with their families and are asked to process with the cross to the chapel for a reading of the Gospel, prayers, creeds and fun activities. The children will return at the Peace to their families. Starting in the month of September, we will still have the family worship service each first Sunday of the month. Sunday school will return in the education building during the 10:30am service on all other Sundays of the month for children ages 4-12th grades. Nursery is provided each Sunday for children 0-3 years.
It’s great fun to play “follow the leader.” But, to walk in someone’s shoes in real life can be really hard, especially when they are Jesus’ sandals. Jesus calls us to “take up our cross,” but what does that really mean in today’s world? In Chapel this Sunday, we will carry a cross to the chapel to signify the life we lead when we follow Jesus. We may find ourselves helping a neighbor, or making a meal for someone who is sick. It may also mean going against what everyone else is doing. It may be difficult to live a life like Jesus, but in following Jesus, we are making a difference in the lives of others.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24