In the Sanctuary
every first Sunday at
9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Join us for worship at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel and 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary with special guests,
Ken and Allyson Carrington.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Each week here at the Second Presbyterian Kindergarten, we have chapel. It’s a great opportunity smack dab in the middle of the week, Wednesday mornings, to center ourselves in worship and for the children to sing, learn to pray and experience the great stories of the Bible. Perrin gives a short and animated lesson, Irene Rose leads the children in singing (often with choreography) and I get to be a minor participant. Not only do I get to learn and sing and pray, but this qualifies me for high fives, firm handshakes and hugs on their way out!
We usually begin at 9:30… kind of. This particular morning, the five year olds were late – even by normal standards. So after a couple of extra “This is the day the Lord has made” choruses, they come filing in. Then after worship as they are filing out, Miss Jean tells us why they were so late. The children were asking questions about Jesus and God. So Jean invites Perrin and me to the classroom to field some theological queries!
· “How can God be in two places at the same time?”
· “How can God hear everyone’s prayers at the same time?”
· “How could God be God and be born like us?”
And I thought Princeton Seminary was tough!
We didn’t even get to Jesus and the Threefold Office. (Can you imagine? Why is it one? Where is the office? How many jobs does Jesus have? Can’t somebody else help?)
But this Sunday, we will get to the second of the three (in addition to Messiah). Jesus the Priest, and the rest of us, the priesthood as well, that is, those of us who believe!
Harps, flutes, bagpipes, fellowship – Jesus! This is what we get to do. Give the gift that keeps on giving. Invite someone to worship! See you Sunday –