From Pre-K to College...Blessing of the Back Packs covered a wide scope of students, parents, educators & staff. Pictured above: Students kneel at the communion rail with their backpacks to receive their tags and special prayers by parents, grandparents, school staff and the congregation.
Each luggage tag included the verse, Isaiah 41:10:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Ray Wolbrecht Shares the Children's Sermon with the Youth
On April 22nd, Ray Wolbrecht shared the Children’s Sermon with the youth. His sermon was titled:
“The Bible—What’s It Good For?”.
They Called It "OOGLA"
The Sunday School lesson on April 22nd was on being a Good Shepherd. Our first activity was leading your "sheep" thru an obstacle course while your sheep were blindfolded. Each round we added more and more distractions, to show how hard it is to be a Shepherd, and how frustrating it is to try to get them to listen and follow your lead with the distractions from the world.
Then we made a cornstarch slime the kids called “Oogla,” and spent our time trying to "herd" it, when it is constantly changing form.
Thank you, Charles and Karla Riley for making Oogla with the kiddos and for “herding” our littlest sheep towards a closer relationship with God!!