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What’s Happening in Children’s Ministries (Mar 11, 2018)

THIS SUNDAY, March 11, is PJ SUNDAY!!!  Since we set the clocks forward this Saturday evening and lose an hour of sleep, it can be difficult to get to church.  So, to make it easier, wear your pajamas to church-one less thing to do!  Parents are welcome to join in the fun 😊.

Also, this weekend is the annual ASP Spaghetti Dinner-take a night off from cooking!  Here is the official announcement from the St. Paul’s website:

Enjoy fellowship and fabulous food at this Appalachia Service Project (ASP) fundraiser.  This year’s Spaghetti Dinner will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Parish Hall.  Individual plates are $5.00 for children and $8.00 for adults, or feed the family for $20.00. There will also be an auction of baskets.  Join us for a fun night!  Our youth and adult volunteers will be volunteering with ASP in Tennessee during the week of June 24 – 30 this summer, and we appreciate your support.  If you have any questions about the Appalachia Service Project, please contact Kevin Swann at swann.kev@gmail.com.

Children’s Ministries News

  • The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 3, 2018.  So far we have collected $1777.28 toward our goal of $3000.00.
  • For this Sunday:  Sunday School will start at 10:10am in the Education Building and Children’s Chapel, for children ages 3-2nd grade, will be held at the 9am and 11:15am services.  Clergy-Led Chapel for children in 3rd-5th grade will be held at the 9am service.
  • Pre-EYC will be bowling with EYC this Sunday from 4-6pm at Buffaloe Lanes in Cary.  Please contact Christine Ingram if you have not already RSVPed for this event.
  • VBS Participant Registration forms are available in the Narthex.  VBS will be June 18-25 from 9am to 12noon each day.  Please email me if you are interested in volunteering or leading the Craft center.
  • Communion Class Participation Forms are available in the Narthex.  They are on the table with the children’s crayon packs.  Please return them to me by April 1, 2018.
  • We need Easter CANDY for our Easter Egg Hunt!  Please drop off any candy donations (small, peanut free, individually wrapped) candy is welcome!  The collection bin is located in the collection area by the Music Room.  Thank you!

Sunday School this Week:  Jesus’ Hour Has Come; He Prepares His Disciples at the Last Supper.

Summary: As Jesus enters Jerusalem before the Passover, a great crowd comes out to give Jesus a royal welcome, meeting him with branches of palm trees. At the beginning of Chapter 13, Jesus leads his disciples into the upper room for what we now call the “Last Supper.” Before supper, Jesus begins to wash his disciples’ feet, as a slave would do. Peter resists, but Jesus insists, showing his disciples that this act of humility and servanthood must also be done by them for others. Then Jesus gives notice that one of the disciples will betray him to the authorities, and then Judas leaves to do just that. Left with the remaining faithful disciples, Jesus begins to say his farewell to them, his friends. For children, the most important is his “New Commandment” in 13:31-35 “that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” Peter evidently perceives that Jesus is going away and insists that he will follow his Lord and will lay down his life for Jesus. Jesus then foretells that Peter will deny knowing Jesus before morning comes.

Episcopal Thread: The foot washing is one of the two great themes of Maundy Thursday, the other being the institution of the Eucharist by our Lord in the same Upper Room where the foot washing took place. As Jesus in the Gospel of John promises the coming of the Holy Spirit, so we, in our Eucharistic Prayers, pray for the Holy Spirit to come and bless the meal for us. And just as Jesus prays, in John 17:22, that “they may be one, as we are one,” so we sing in a #315 (Hymnal 1982): Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray, that all thy Church might be forever one, grant us at every Eucharist to say with longing heart and soul, ‘Thy will be done.’ O may we all one bread, one body be, through this blessed sacrament of unity.

Things to wonder with your children:

■■ What happened in our story today?

■■ What did Jesus do with his friends?

■■ What are some things that Jesus said to his friends during the supper?

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about Children’s Ministries.

See you on Sunday!


Christine Owens Ingram, SPHR
Parish Administrator and Director of Children’s Ministries

Children’s Calendar

Mar. 11 PJ Sunday/9am Clergy Chapel/Pre-EYC Bowling with EYC 4-6pm
Mar. 18
Mar. 24 Pre-EYC Volunteers at Food Bank of NC 2-4-pm
Mar. 25 Palm Sunday-No Sunday School
Mar. 30 Good Friday Service for Children 10am
Apr. 1 Easter Sunday/Easter Egg Hunt/No Sunday School
Apr. 8 Spring Break Sunday-no Sunday School
Apr. 14-15 Pre-EYC Retreat
Apr. 15 Communion Class #1
Apr. 22 Communion Class #2
Apr. 29 Communion Class #3/Pre-EYC Meets for Finale!
May. 6 Communion Celebration 9am Service
May. 13 Mother’s Day
May. 20
May. 27
June. 3 5th Grade Recognition/Note in the Pocket Sort Day
June . 10 Summer S(f)undays Begin
June 18-22 VBS
July. 1 No Children’s Chapel
July. 8 No Children’s Chapel
Aug. 26 Backpack Blessings 9am Service
Sept. 9 Sunday School Resumes
Sept. 16 60th Anniversary Celebration