This coming Sunday, our hearts will be full. This will be Rev. Stephanie’s final Sunday as Executive Minister at the Park. Please do come and offer her your prayers and support, which mean so much!
The scripture is the story of Jesus’ baptism, as we reflect on the ways we immerse ourselves. I invite you to ask: in what am I immersed?
Finally, we will have the opportunity to share in the celebration of my child’s baptism!
It promises to be a full day. Please join us - in person or online.
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17 (Year W):
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John forbade him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, yet you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it go now; for this way is proper for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John let it go. 16 Now when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God, she descended like a dove and came upon on him. 17 And a voice from the heavens said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
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Children and Youth Ministry Update
from Nordia Bennett, Children’s Minister
Hi Park Family,
Last Sunday, the 10:00 am (4th grade or older) youth explored “The Fox and Hen”, Luke 13:31-35 in the “Who Can We Be Together? A Biblical Exploration of Luke 13”. We had the opportunity to have a rich conversation about how our communities would describe us and see us. As in the narrative while Jesus was interacting with community with care and love, the higher powers involved did not see Jesus in the same light. So, perception is always at play and how the youth can begin seeing themselves as beautifully and wonderfully made. The 10:30 am (3rd grade or younger) children read the “Elijah and the Widow” narrative in the Sparks Story Bible: Spark a Journey Through God’s Word. We had the opportunity to chat about God providing for Elijah in the most subtle way, and how do we show up in our communities in the smallest way and how our favorite meals bring us closer to our community.
This Sunday, the 10:00 am (4th grade or older) youth will explore 2 Kings 4:42-44. The 10:30 am (3rd grade or younger) children will dive into the “Elisha Feeds 100” narrative in the Sparks Story Bible: Spark a Journey Through God’s Word.