Children’s Ministry: A Preview of Coming Attractions

A Letter from Jordan Fash, Children’s Ministry Director

“Let the little children come,”

Were the words of Christ about The ones who play, laugh, or run,

And come to church with a shout.

When is it that we forget How to feel their kind of joy,

Clouded not by tax and debt, Willing still to share our toys?

I’m reminded every week To see the world through their eyes,

These ones who love hide and seek Yet of God’s love are quite wise.

To balance both play and rest These children do not forbid.

And don’t forget life’s real test:

How to live just like a kid.

It’s hard to believe that this summer is quickly drawing to a close yet here we are! We trust that the past few weeks have been restful for you and your families. Carol and I have missed getting to spend Sunday mornings with the children but we hope they have enjoyed the activity bags that have been given out during service. However, as it usually goes, when one thing ends we turn our focus to what is ahead. With that in mind, we want to take a moment to give a brief overview of what is to come for Luther Memorial’s children’s ministry over the next few weeks as we conclude summer and prepare for fall.

Vacation Bible School will last three days this year, beginning on August 8th and running through August 10th. It will take place at the church in the evening starting at 5:00 and includes a meal, music and worship, arts and crafts, and activities. We have been working hard to create a program that is strongly rooted in our theology but also engaging for a wide variety of ages. That said, Pastor Russ will also be leading a lesson for adults each night that pairs with what the children will be learning. It is our hope that this makes VBS an enriching experience not only for your children but for you as well. We look forward to seeing the ways that God will be using this time to continue growing the faith of Luther Memorial’s children and providing them with a transitional period as they prepare for school to resume.

We will soon be returning to our regular Sunday School time after the children’s sermon and, while some of our fall plans are still forming, we hope to provide more programming for our children than ever before. This will include utilizing our amazing space and the resources that we have to continue bringing our children, families, and congregation together in times of learning and fellowship. We thank you for all your support and hope to see you and your children at VBS and everything else that is to come.


Jordan Fash & Carol Mattes