It is hard to believe that another summer has come and gone. Kids are one year older and back in school. We did have some wonderful moments. We started June off with one of the best VBS weeks yet. We had Jammin Jubilee together with VBS, which brought some new challenges but we were ready and the reward was great! Jammin Jubilee continued all through June. Then on to Tuesday park day fun. We laughed, played in the mud and water and the playground as well. We had a family fun night and played in the dark with flashlights and glow in the dark balloons. We had a big splash party at Ms. Teresa’s pool with pizza and watermelon and a giant emoji float that all the boys piled onto. And last but not least this coming Sunday (19th) is Promotion Sunday. Promotion Sunday is always a bitter sweet time. We have watched our kids grow and learn so much in a year and now it’s time for them to transition to a new class as they continue their journey to become stronger and closer to God.
I found this prayer by another Pastor that I wanted to share. I asked that you pray this prayer with me as you talk to your kids this week about the importance of Promotion Sunday.
O God, you have created us as human beings who mature from infancy, through childhood and adolescence into adulthood. Today we celebrate that growth. We lift up all who move this day into new classes for learning and spiritual growth. We pray for all who teach our children and youth. We pray for all of our congregation’s classes and groups in which we mature in faith. Keep each child and youth in your care. And keep us ever mindful of the promise we make each time we baptize another in faith: That we will assist them to grow in knowledge, in spiritual practices, and in living as disciples of Jesus Christ. Amen.