In the span of a few weeks, I have spent time with toddlers and octogenarians alike, reading scripture. While slinging concrete bricks with high school students in Nassau for our IMPACT Mission Trip, we read the gospels considering how Jesus might be calling us to live differently. While giggling with preschoolers on the floor of the Chapel, we read the Psalms at “camp” for Vacation Bible School, wondering aloud about how even the birds and the trees and the rivers and lakes praise God. While trekking through mud with fourteen-year-olds in northern Minnesota, we became theologians — people who take seriously the spiritual dimension of life — while we listened for God in Luke or Romans, Genesis or Revelation.
In worship, it is no different. Jo Forrest and I have been inviting all of you, no matter how many years young you might be, to consider how God might be made known in the ancient travel narratives of Genesis and Exodus.
There is a deep and growing hunger for scripture at Kenilworth Union Church. Continue to grow with us this Sunday as we read the story of Moses as a baby, sent down the river in a basket, traveling from danger to safety. Continue the journey this fall with new and existing Bible studies, through teaching our children the stories of faith in Sunday School, or by encountering God in music and worship. Continue the journey, join us soon.
In God’s peace,
Rev. Katie Snipes Lancaster
Associate Minister for Youth and Children