Children and Youth Ministry Update from Kelsey Creech, Resident Seminarian

March 12th,2021 Categories: Latest News
Continuing our series on the events that led up to Jesus’ crucifixion, on Sunday March 7, we read about Jesus’ time in the Upper Room with his disciples. We discussed foot washing and servant leadership in particular.

At 10 AM, our older students met to read John 13:1-17. We learned some of the cultural context of foot washing, then pondered the significance of Jesus’ decision to wash his disciples’ feet and what his words mean for us. We dwelled on his words, “Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”  We  talked about equality, equity, and issues of justice. We also talked about the ways these words gave us confidence that everyone’s voice matters.

At 10:30 AM, our younger children followed this same story line. Last Sunday, we read the second section of “Jesus’ Last Days” in our Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible. We talked about foot-washing, communion, and how it would have felt to be there with Jesus and his disciples. As always, we said prayers, sung, and said goodbye with a blessing.

This week, our older students will read Luke 22:39-53 and our younger students will  read the third section of “Jesus’ Last Days” in our Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible. In both groups, we will review what we’ve heard of the story so far, read the new text, then talk about where we believe the story will go next and how the story matters for our lives. We will pray, sing, and say goodbye with a blessing.

This marks the halfway point in our Lenten Study. We’ve only 3 more weeks until Easter Sunday. It is my prayer that you and yours are finding meaning in this wilderness.

Joyfully yours,
Kelsey Creech, Resident Seminarian

(Illustration from Page 195 of the Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible)