Children and Youth Ministry Update from Kelsey Creech, Resident Seminarian

May 7th,2021 Categories: Latest News
Last week, our older students read Luke 15. We talked about the similarities between the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. We left with the emphatic lesson that God will always look for us, no matter how lost we  are, and always celebrate our return, no matter how long we’ve  been gone. We talked about how sometimes it’s hard to “go into the party” and celebrate what we find irredeemable, but that God can still find ways to celebrate even we can’t. The final word offered by our students was “doing something bad  doesn’t make somebody a bad person.” And, friends, that’s a word I’ve carried with me all week.

Our younger students read  “God is Love” in Tiny Truths Wonder & Wisdom. We talked about God’s love for us and how we can show God’s love and left with the assurance that God will always love us and that God is present when we love others because God is love.

This Sunday, our students will all meet together at 10:30 with Rev. Stephanie and Mr. Trevor. Mr. Trevor’s good friend, Irving, the puppet, will lead the children in our liturgy and a discussion of mother, grandmothers, and mothering presences in their lives to celebrate Mother’s day.

I will be worshipping alongside all of you with my mother this Sunday, and I look forward to joining Rev. Stephanie and Pastor Kaji in worship next week. Happy Mother’s day to all those who do traditionally maternal work in your personal lives and in this community! I am grateful for each of you!

Joyfully yours,
Kelsey Creech, Resident Seminarian