A GLORIOUS EASTER and PALM SUNDAY
Thank you so very much to all who helped make the Easter season with our Covenant Kids such a beautiful experience. This most important time in our church year was illustrated in so many ways to our children, and we couldn’t have done it without help. First, thank you to all the Sunday School teachers who helped make our Palm Sunday Program happen. They spent many hours rehearsing, costuming, and encouraging our children. Thanks also to Albert Herrington for working so hard to inspire our children and help them worship and praise God through song. And our incredibly successful Palm Sunday Potluck (with attendance around 200) would not have happened without Cheryl Heeth who came through once again in everything from prep to clean up. You are a blessing, Cheryl. And to our youth who helped with everything else and our members and friends who attended and brought all the delicious food: thank you!
Now, to Easter Sunday: thank you to all who brought flowers for the transforming of our cross and all who helped lead our children in the decorating. Another big thanks goes to Cheryl for this one. Thank you to the Sunday School, Children’s Choir, and Children’s Church leaders and helpers who powered through the organized chaos of fitting everything in. Thanks to Steven Herriott and the youth for a record breaking time in hiding candy filled eggs in 5 minutes so the chocolate wouldn’t melt before the kids found the eggs and to all our members who brought the candy, trinkets, and eggs. (And did I mention the nursery staff and the youth who spent time stuffing all these eggs?) Thanks to all who escorted children in the hunting of the eggs. Thanks to all our members who pitched in to direct the many parents, grandparents, and other family members through our myriad of events. And most of all, thank you to all the members and visitors who made such a fuss over our wonderful children in their Easter finery as they celebrated the resurrection of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in so many ways. And finally, glory be to God in the giving of his son to save us all.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – VICTORY BY THE GO FISH GUYS
Vacation Bible School is just around the corner and we need volunteers. The dates are June 5-8 from 9:00am – noon. The theme this year is from The Go Fish Guys and is entitled VICTORY and has a pep rally feel. Our kids will learn about Victory through Courage, Obedience, Faith, Unity, and Jesus through stories from the Bible and some awesome music from The Go Fish Guys. If you’ve never heard The Go Fish Guys you have been missing out. They have some great faith-based music for kids and have long been one of my favorites. A sign up board is in the children’s hallway. Sign up is going well but we still need you! This year our directors are Lori Daniel and Robin Derrick and they are excited to get the ball rolling. If you have some sports-related decorations you would like to loan or donate please let Cyndy Sarkisian know.
VBS POTLUCK PEP RALLY COMING ON JUNE 4
Mark your calendars and dig out your favorite tailgate, picnic, or sports-themed recipes for a Potluck Pep Rally on Sunday, June 4th, at 5:00pm. (I plan to have The Colonel cook mine.) This will be an official kickoff for our Victory VBS. All church members are encouraged to attend and please, invite a friend or two. You might be surprised to find cheerleaders and a pep band to get us in the spirit. In fact, we need some band members and cheerleaders to join the team. Please contact Cyndy Sarkisian at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of the entertainment. We will meet and eat in the Fellowship Hall and get our kids in the spirit of a wonderful VBS experience.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADERS AND HELPERS NEEDED
Our school year leaders do a fantastic job all season long but they have earned a much needed rest for the summer months. Our last regular year Sunday School class will be May 21st and we will have a party on the playground during Sunday School on May 28th. We will shift gears beginning June 4th and have some fun lessons and activities for the summer. We need leaders and helpers to make it happen. Lessons and equipment will be provided. This is a great opportunity to get to know our super kids better. You might even have some fun and learn something you didn’t know along the way. A sign up sheet will be located in the children’s hallway beginning April 30th. Please take a moment to check your calendar and sign up for this awesome experience. Summer Sunday School will run through August 13th for our children. You can sign up for one Sunday or more and be guaranteed a great time serving in the name of our Lord.