This week's Children's Message is titled "Laying up treasures in heaven". It is from the book of Luke, chapter 12, verses 32-40.
Have you ever tried saving money? It can be difficult, but one idea is to save 1 penny on the first day of the month, 2 pennies on the second day, 3 pennies on the third day, and so on. By the end of the month, such as August which has 31 days, do you know how much money you would have saved? Now if you did this same thing every month for a year, figure out how much money you would have!Saving money is important for unexpected emergencies or when we want to do something special. But we have to be careful that saving money doesn't become the most important thing in our life.
In the Bible, Jesus warned His friends and the people who followed Him about making money the most important thing to them.
He said, “Don’t worry too much about building up treasures on earth.” He meant, don’t worry too much about money and things but instead, spend your time building up treasures in heaven.
What might be treasures in heaven? Heavenly treasures are doing things for others, helping others. Here are a few ideas:
All these things can be "treasures in heaven." They may not seem like much, but if we do something for someone each and every day, it is amazing how quickly they add up.
Let us pray: God, we may never have much money or very many things, but help us to be faithful each day in building up treasures in heaven. In Jesus’ name, amen.
0 to 2 years: Nursery - currently not staffed
Nursery Room - Main Floor/Education Wing
FALL FUN FAITH FORMATION for children 3 years through 6th grade begins September 18th. Please Join Us!!!
We will meet in the courtyard on the 2nd floor of the education wing every Sunday at 9:30am, concurrent with the 9:30am indoor worship service. We will focus on a different Bible story every four weeks while rotating through crafts, games, songs, and theater activities designed to reinforce the principal concepts of the story. We will finish in time to bring the children down to the sanctuary to commune with their family and participate in the conclusion of the service. Once a month we will also share a musical offering with the congregation at this time.
If you would like to assist with Rotation Faith Formation either as the required 2nd adult present (no planning or participation required) or by leading a rotation, please sign up for the Sunday of your choice on the volunteer bulletin board by the office or contact Gretchen Walter (email@example.com).
Grades 7 through 12 not yet Confirmed:
Youth Room - Lower level of our Education Wing
Youth in 7th and 8th grade study the basics of the Christian faith as well as what it means to be Lutheran in preparation for Rite of Confirmation.
The class meets on Sunday immediately following the 9:30 am worship service.
Any girl in grades K–12 can join the fun at Girl Scouts. Whether you want to be part of a troop , sign up for exciting series or events, explore the outdoors, or travel the world, each age level has something for you.
Monday evenings at 6:30 pm - September through May
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm
Cub Scouts Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm - September through May
An Early Childhood Music Enrichment program for 0 through 12 years.