Scripture reminds us that teachers are a gift from Christ himself to the church. Together with apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastors, our teachers equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up, find unity, and mature in faith until we attain ‘the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.’ That’s no small task! Therefore, today we say THANK YOU. Thank you, teachers and leaders, for answering Christ’s call; we honor your service and offer our support, our prayers and our heartfelt gratitude.
Let us pray:
For helping the congregation fulfill our baptismal promises, may God richly bless you.
For sharing your love of Christ with God’s children of all ages –from toddlers to teens to retirees -may God richly bless you.
For inviting your students to dive into Scripture with both head and heart, may God richly bless you.
For preparing lessons that spark curiosity and stimulate discussion, may God richly bless you.
For challenging us to ask the hard questions and have courageous conversations, may God richly bless you.
For crafting activities that spur creativity and allow talents to grow, may God richly bless you.
For late-night lesson plans and last-minute substitute teaching, may God richly bless you.
For lock-ins, mission trips, escape rooms and bounce-house duties, may God sustain you!
For equipping us to be sent out into God’s world to share the love of Christ, may God richly bless you.
For living lives that in and of themselves teach us so much about what it means to be a disciple, may God richly bless you.
Bless you for being just who you are -men and women of faith who teach us to love God, our neighbors and ourselves. We thank you, we love you, we honor you and we pray God’s blessings on you this day and always! And all God’s people said: AMEN!
Submitted by Jerie Lukefahr