Who are your neighbors?

From Cris Gittins:
 
Our 3 neighbor girls have been coming to help with VBS for several years. They couldn’t wait until they were old enough to assist with VBS!
 
This fall they started helping with our 3rd grade class on Wednesday evenings. They have attended some of our Lenten and Advent services since they were little. Putting together the Blessing care kits is also something they look forward to.
 
For many years this has been their church family. While it may not look like the “church experience“ many of us have, Messiah has provided ways for Sofie, Alexa and Ava to know Jesus and see faith in action. I am so thankful for the people who have welcomed and included them.

Their dad died unexpectedly in March and I am grateful that there will be people from Messiah to offer words of comfort and encouragement to them when we are all back together. Thank you for giving them the chance to be part of a family of faith.


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Second Grader Henry Leads Chapel at Home

From Wendy Borcherding, Second Grade Teacher:
We were scheduled to have our second grade class lead the chapel service in April, but because of distance learning we could not do that.

When Henry, one of our second graders, realized what day it was, and that we weren’t able to lead the chapel service as planned, he was really disappointed.

He decided he was going to write his own chapel service for his family! He spent the whole day writing Bible verses on notecards and planning what Bible story he would read.

Instead of their family movie night, Henry had a family chapel night. He shared the Bible verses he wrote with his family. He read the Bible story, “Jesus Rides into Jerusalem” and also read “The Ten Commandments”.

What a special way to have chapel!


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