Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19: Small Things Can Be Big Things

Be an Example for Every Child, Week Four

Small Things Can Be Big Things

Small things, for small children, can become the big things that they will remember for the rest of their lives. At our church, we make sure to provide a worship bulletin each week for our youngest worshipers. What makes this bulletin a big thing for our smallest worshipers is that we are consistent, it is there every week, and is offered by our Deacons to them, on entering the Sanctuary. We also provide the writing utensils along with a little candy treat.  By offering a simple and small point of welcome, we hope our smallest worshipers know how important they are to our body of believers and how they can be engaged in worship. Some adults will grab them too to do alongside our youth, and help them with the different puzzles and games. It becomes an active part of worshiping together, young and old. 

And for this we pray, Oh Lord, help us provide small things, for our smallest worshipers, so that they know how welcomed they are by all. Amen

John 21:15
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

(Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.)

Resources and Links
Worship Resources for Children:

Rev. Kara R. Swartz, Minister at Hooker Memorial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Greenville, NC and a Keynoter for Created to Be Me Camp part of Just Say Know Ministries.

*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

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