Written by Lake City Presbyterian on July 1, 2016
TO: All Kids and their Adults at Lake City Presbyterian
FROM: Leena and Sandy
RE: Summer Sundays, July 3 through September 4, 2016
This summer, we are designing worship to include every person of every age for every part of the service. After the Time for Young Disciples, kids will rejoin their families, using an interactive bulletin to help them more fully understand what happens throughout our time together. The tables in the chapel area will have quiet activities for kids set out that fit the worship theme of the day. This is an experiment for the summer, a way for kids to learn the rhythms of worship from caring adults around them, and for adults to experience worship through the faith actions of children.
Each week you can take home a sheet with ideas for conversation following worship or to use while you are on the road and not able to be in worship you can access it online when you miss a Sunday.
Leena prepped children in Sunday school about this change the past few weeks – some are ok with it and others are not as thrilled (including her younger daughter) but we have asked for their help in trying it out. We will open up the classrooms and youth ministry room downstairs for children play in after worship so they still get to have time with their friends. Plus, we are looking for ways that kids and their adults can hang out together after leaving the building. If you’ve got an idea, make the suggestion and invite others along!
If you, your children – or entire family! – have a talent to share for special music, please contact Doug Prindle and he will get you on the schedule. Contact him to be on the worship singing team as well (grade 6 and older).
The themes and scripture for the summer are inspired by an “Illustrated Earth” series created by Rev. Adam Walker-Cleaveland of www.illustratedchildrensministry.com :
|July 3||Water 3: Baptism of Jesus||Matthew 3:13-17|
|July 10||Animal: Creation||Genesis 1|
|July 17||Animal: Jonah & the Whale||Jonah|
|July 24||Animal: Balaam||Numbers 22:22-35|
|July 31||Animal: Lost Sheep||Luke 15:1-7|
|August 7||Plant/Food: Manna/Quail||Exodus 16|
|August 14||Plant/Food: Rest for Land||Leviticus 25:1-7|
Thank you in advance for your consideration, understanding, and cooperation as we gather all ages together to share in the fullness of our worship service this summer.