We are almost to Friday-Yay! Hope all of you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend.
Children’s Ministries Information
- The 2016-2017 Children’s Collection Basket is collecting funds to host a Note in the Pocket Sort Day on June 4, 2017. So far we have collected $1067.44 toward our $3000.00 goal.
- Children’s Chapel will be held at the 9am and 11:15am services on Sunday. Children ages 3 through 2nd grade are invited to follow the children’s cross processional to the Youth Wing. Children will return to the Sanctuary during the Peace.
- Clergy Led Chapel will be held at the 9am service this Sunday. This Chapel is for children ages 3rd-5th grade. Please meet Father Carr at the door to the courtyard.
- Sunday School will be held in the Education Building at 10:10am. Looking forward to seeing everyone…it is never too late to join Sunday School and all are welcome!
- Mark your calendar for our annual Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10:30am to 12noon in the Parish Hall. This event is most appropriate for children ages birth through 2nd grade. Parents/Guardians should accompany all attendees. Please RSVP by Jan. 31 to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094da4a623a4f58-stpauls2
- Volunteer Help Needed: Children’s Ministries needs a volunteer or group of volunteers to organize, create and facilitate VBS! The sky is the limit as far as the date, functions, etc.! Please contact Christine Ingram by Feb. 15 if you (or you and your group of friends) would like to take on this unique opportunity!
Sunday School Lessons this Week: The Lesson is “Jesus Heals the Sick”
Summary: In chapters 8 and 9 in the Gospel of Matthew, we hear many stories of Jesus healing people:
· A leper (Matthew 8:1-4)
· A Roman centurion’s servant (Matthew 8:5-13)
· Peter’s mother-in-law and others (Matthew 8:14-17)
· The Gadarene “demoniacs” (Matthew 8:28–9:1)
· A paralyzed man (Matthew 9:2-8)
· A dead girl and a hemorrhaging woman (Matthew 9:18-25)
· Two blind men (Matthew 9:27-31)
· A mute man (Matthew 9:32-34)
Episcopal Thread: Episcopalians take a holistic approach to healing. We ask for healing, not curing, knowing that God’s way of healing may not be our way. When praying for someone and confused about what to ask for, we often say, “We entrust all who are dear to us to your never-failing care and love…knowing that you are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for…” (BCP, p. 831). However, the church also recognizes the need to ask God for healing, following Jesus’ ministry of healing. The sacramental rite of Unction of the Sick, also called Ministration to the Sick (BCP, p.453-461), involves anointing the sick with holy oil or the laying on of hands to summon God’s grace in healing the spirit, mind and body. This suggests a holistic approach to healing, asking God not so much to cure our disease but to make us whole. Many Episcopal churches also offer anointing or laying on of hands at regular services, including Sunday services. Special services of prayer and healing are also offered at times of critical need. For prayers for the sick or for use by a sick person see The Book of Common Prayer, pages 458-461.
Things to wonder with your children:
· What were today’s stories about?
· Who was in all of these stories?
· What did he do for all of the people?
See you on Sunday!
Parish Administrator & Director of Children’s Ministries