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October 6, 2008 Sarah Coggins

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. 🙂

  • noeliaevangelista October 6, 2008 at 8:27 am
    That's so funny the boys thought the men were drowning lol. I used to teach nursery, it wasn't as structured as for the pre-schoolers but my Joshua who is 4 always comes home with great Bible stories he's learned at pre-school. His teachers are great. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun at your Church bazaar! I love auctions! I'll pray that God multiplies your donations as well as funds ;)
  • emily October 6, 2008 at 9:06 am
    Kids and their imaginations! I used to teach 3rd grade sunday school...they are funny!
  • Lily October 6, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    the things that go through kids heads! Sounds like an exhausting but wonderful day!
  • Ter October 6, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    That's how I feel about putting on this walk (that I blogged about). I was feeling so stressed out and not one but two of our coordinators this year backed out. I was left with the bulk of the work and my wonderful friend helped out with the rest of it, whew, but we managed to pull it off and we had more people this year than last year so it was great! (we had a few more people who planned to come but couldn't so I know that more people are interested. :) )

    Well, good luck with your auction!!
  • Cheri October 6, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Yeah, boys have that way about them...

    Help, I'm stuck with (soon to be) THREE of them here, plus DH, who is no better!!;)
  • toners October 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    LOL...leave it to young boys to make a dramatic ending! Sounds like fun!
  • Janet October 7, 2008 at 9:22 am
    That's a cute story about the boys in Sunday School. :-) It's a fun age to teach! Good luck with your bazaar!
  • Linda October 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    Kids are really funny and so uncensored with their thoughts. Good luck with your bazaar next week.
  • Lori K October 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm
    Sounds like a fun week to come. I always love the silent auctions/fall bazzars...Too funny about the drowning men...Think that's a sign of our times?? HOpefully they got the point anyway!
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