Sunday School has started!
Our Mother's Day program begins September 5th.
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The stage is set, the characters are in place... the dreams of Storytellers, Singing and Art in Children's Ministry are soon to come true. Through stories, songs, and hymns, and art, presented in Chapel format, grounded in the eternal prayers, creeds and commandments of our faith, the children of CTR will experience the truths of Scripture coming to life in our very midst this year on Sunday mornings.
Stories from The Old, The New, and "THE NOW" Testaments, of people living life by faith in God's truth will encourage us to reflect on our own character now while imparting God's character to our hearts, and inspiring us to take part in making God's dream for our lives come true!
Children in PreK - 5th grade are encouraged to come, grab a front row seat as the curtain is raised on the life of a great character of faith, a dreamer of dreams. We will hear the complete story of Joseph's life on the 1st Sunday of each month throughout the Fall. Mark your calendars and plan to be here for one of the greatest stories of faith, from beginning to end.
Stories fall gently on our hearts, inviting us to relax as we settle into God's grace and open our hearts to God's truth. Our year of Storytellers, Singing and Art begins before you know it. God has carefully laid the foundation for a great plan for the children of Christ the Redeemer. You will not want to miss a single Sunday!
For the first Sunday in October, we continued the story of Joseph in Genesis. We began with a recap of the first lesson, taken from Genesis 37, as well as a continuation of the story, taken from Genesis 39, 40, and 41. These latter three chapters cover the story of Joseph from the point of being overseer of Potiphar's house, being falsely accused by Potiphar's wife and sent to yet another pit (prison), where he rises to overseer of all the prisoners, ultimately to stand before the King of Egypt as accurate interpreter of the king's dreams (which involve seven years of bumper crops followed by seven years of famine) and made overseer of all Pharaoh's house as well as overseer of all the people and of all the land of Egypt. We ended our story this past Sunday with Joseph seated on his throne, while his brothers are on their way from the land of Canaan to procure food for the rest of their family. God continues to speak to Joseph as well as through Joseph as interpreter of dreams. And throughout the story we read, "But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor iin the sight of Potiphar, the keeper of the prison, and Pharaoh]."
Though we all know the story well, it is never tiring to hear of God's faithfulness to his people as it is shown through Joseph, to not only preserve their lives but to multiply them into a great nation as well. And watching the dramatic reunion of the brothers twelve, with sobs of forgiveness and love all around, is one of many highlights.
INVITATION TO PARENTS: We continue to communicate the story of Joseph through pictures without reading the scriptures verbatim. The invitation to parents over the next three to four weeks is to read Genesis chapters 39, 40, and 41 to your child(ren) [or have them read to you] and invite further discussion.
COME EXPERIENCE GOD'S DREAM
You will not want to miss a single Sunday.
October 8 Storyteller - Story of Faith in Life (Pre K -5)Jim McCoy / Lewis Weisiger / Kati Story - Music / Jennifer - facilitate
October 15 Wk. 3/God Is Lord, Part I Jessica Tetirick/Lewis -Kati/Melissa- SS Monitor
October 22 Wk. 4/God is Lord, Part II Jessica Tetirick/Lewis-Kati/Melissa - SS Monitor
October 29 Faith Through Art /TBD /Stole -(Secret Gift) Pre K-5 Sarah Pearson/Art Team/Lewis-Kati-Music