…for the 5th graders in children’s ministry that is. What? Did you think I meant I was done with this blog? Today the 5th graders made their exit from children’s ministry. In a couple of weeks they will officially enter student ministries as junior high students. Being Memorial Day weekend didn’t help though as there were a few who didn’t make it due to traveling, though fortunately not too many. The Junior high pastor (I think? I don’t remember the other one leaving) came in with a couple other leaders and spoke with them about the welcome night, things to expect in junior high, etc. The kids were prayed over and given certificates- a sort of graduation I guess. Of course, some won’t really be in junior high/middle school if they go to a public school in the area where 6th grade is still elementary, but at the church 6th grade is junior high even for them.
So, kids I have been working with for the last two years are now gone and in two weeks the third grade moves up to take their place. They should recognize me though, at least Saturday night kids, as I have been in the kid’s drama. This is supposed to be the time then to heavily advertise camp, but the early bird discount will be over by then as camp is one short month away, and unless things change significantly, yours truly will be joining them for the week. I have said before that that one week last year was very powerful for me spiritually, and I hope it will be the same for me this year- and for whoever will be in my cabin this time around.
Going back to drama, the headline applies here as well. It is done for the season, not to start again until next fall with a new theme. My usual exit line, to tell the audience to be sure to tune in next week, reflected this as well, instead telling them to be sure to trust Jesus since He’s the only one who can make us super human. I also added a line for the third graders- that they would see me (“someone who looks like me”) in two weeks. Heh, heh… So at the end, we added cast bows, and on reflection, I should have walked over to the puppet as well, since the puppeteer couldn’t very well step out and take a bow too. Oh, well.
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I did wonder if you were done with the blog… I was looking thru the recent posts – I play catch-up after not looking at the site all weekend – and couldn’t find one from you! Then I found this one and it’s days old… busy with our new computer, are we? 🙂
“Days old”..? I guess two whole days does qualify for that comment 🙂