Our kids hang out on a quilt in the front of our worship space during the summer. They gather for a Children’s Sermon that may or may not introduce the activity they will share in that day. Often, it’s a coloring sheet related to the RCL. But, there are also books and playdoh and other good things for busy hands. This week, they will take the names gathered on the table during the first hymn and add those many names to a tablecloth that will set upon the table just before communion begins. Then, they will stand with me as we serve communion together.
One: We come as people filled with great expectation.
All: We come filled with hopes and dreams.
One: We come with serious questions.
All: We come with doubts that weigh us down.
One: We long for the heavens to open.
All: We need to hear the voice of God,
One: Whispering our names,
and telling us again,
All: You are Beloved with whom I am well pleased.
Submitted by the Rev. Elsa Peters, the United Churches of Olympia, WA.