The mission of the nursery has been modified. To be sure child care will continue to be a focus but another focus is to be added. That new emphasis will be on early children education. The children will be exposed to biblically based activities and ex the joy of learning our Lord’s love for them.
Parents and a dedicated group of ladies will participate in this new ministry. Please support this ministry by bringing your 4 and under children.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Do you remember the finger play our children enjoyed by placing their hands in a praying position and saying, “Here is the church, and here is the steeple, open the church and here are God’s people!”
Yes, we are God’s people! Everyone of us! The only qualification to be God’s people is that we believe in Jesus, God’s own Son. (Jn. 3:15). In Matt. 28:19-20, Jesus commands His people to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything, and surely I am with you always.” In Luke 18:16, our Lord Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
For some time, we have not had a functioning children’s Sunday School program. This September we are excited to be kicking off a new Sunday School program at Hope Lutheran Church!
We have a committee who has been praying for volunteers to help with Hope’s new Sunday School. We need people with a heart to spread God’s Word to all of our youth. You do not need teaching experience. We will show you some cool, fun techniques of teaching. You present the lesson and the Holy Spirit does the rest! Please don’t think you are too old or too young. Jesus said to bring and teach but did not set an age limit. Also, please do not think you already have a full schedule; there again trust the Lord to open time on your schedule to teach.
Where do we need volunteers? Teachers, of course, also snacks, art supplies, Sunday School attendance surprise box, substitute teachers, music, sometimes we may ask you to be an actor. Pray and ask the Lord where you can serve in Hope’s Sunday School as our church has a very real need for your participation and support to succeed!
As God alone brings growth to His Church through the means of grace, we give thanks to Him for those He calls to serve in special ways. So if you are willing to answer the call to help with our Sunday School in some way or are interested in seeing what we are planning to do, please pray about it and let us know by August 12th. We hope you will be like Isaiah 6:8 and say, “Here am I. Send me!”
In Christ Jesus,
Pastor Conger, Lisa Frey, Carolyn Choate,
Joyce Moore, Cathi Barrington, Dianne Womack