Monday June 22 2015

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Scripture: Psalm 145

Key verse: (4)
One generation shall laud your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.

Reflection: This week over 200 adult and youth disciples are serving at Vacation Bible School, sharing stories about Jesus with over 260 children. It’s a massive undertaking of love and faith. The children are going back in time to Nazareth and meeting Mary, as she shares what it was like to be the mother of the Son of God. There are snacks and amazing decorations and art projects. Games are being played and songs are being sung. A collection for Loaves and Fishes is being gathered. The Children’s Ministry office and the VBS team have generated a multitude of spreadsheets and nametags and permission slips. The Facilities staff has worked wonders. The Youth are here in force. Five of your seven clergy are pitching in, some even in costume. Some disciples are here all week. Others have taken a day or two off work to be here.

I am reminded every year of the baptismal vows this congregation takes whenever a young child is baptized. We promise to partner with parents as together we guide and nurture the child, and encourage him or her to know and follow Christ, and to be faithful disciples. That’s what happens at VBS, with every song, every snack, every story. We are also living out the call of the Psalmist, for one generation to laud God’s works and mighty acts to another. Keep our young members, and all the disciples serving with them in your prayers this week, that our collective faith in our good God might be strengthened, and God’s name be praised.

Prayer: Holy God, the story of your Son Jesus is one that we are privileged to tell. Keep us mindful of your call to share our faith with all generations. Equip the disciples serving with VBS this week and make your love real to all the children and helpers. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Author: Julie Hester

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].

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