Yesterday was a wonderful, but busy day. I filled in teaching the preschool Sunday school class. Having forgotten to stop by earlier in the week and pick up a copy of the lesson plan, I arrived a few minutes early to look it over and couldn’t find it. The plans for the entire month of October were missing. I did find some story & coloring booklets left from the spring. One had enough copies so I grabbed those. The kids are ages 3-5 so any Bible story learned is ok, right? Well, the ones I found were about a shipwreck and the coloring page illustrated the wreck with men in the water and two men reaching shore. And the story talked about them praying to God and swimming to safety on a nearby island.
Well, leave it the imaginations of a few boys to see people in the water drowning! Not swimming. I kept explaining, that, no, they prayed to God for help and were swimming to safety. Nope. The boys insisted that the men on their pictures drowned. Oops. Maybe that wasn’t the best Bible lesson to choose.
In church, we had a visiting group of Congolese musicians as part of “World Communion” Sunday. They were wonderful. Singing and playing several instruments including bongos. I was swaying in my seat enjoying the songs.
After the service, we stayed around for a quick lunch and to help with setup for the church bazaar next Saturday. It’s an annual event that I always look forward to. Trent assisted with the physical setup – moving tables & bookcases where they were needed. I co-chair the silent auction with another member. The two of us and Trent’s cousin, Laura, worked on sorting through the donations and putting together gift baskets. Each year we stress a bit wondering if we will have enough and each year we are amazed at the generous outpouring of donations. This year looks to be the same. Already we have lots and lots of goodies for the silent auction. I’ll be at church 2 more days this week finishing the prep work and then all day Saturday for the big event. But it’s so well worth it. 🙂