VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!
We are looking forward to having a Roaring Good Time during Vacation Bible School, which will take place Monday through Friday, June 3-7, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Please encourage your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends to attend this fun week, where kids will learn through lessons, singing, games, and crafts that “Life is wild but God is good!” The week begins with a preregistration ice cream social on Sunday evening, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the preschool area (the room with the large windows facing Sutton Avenue). Come that evening to get a head start on registering your children, and enjoy some complimentary ice cream while you do!
Baby Bottle Campaign
The Mission Board has been handing out baby bottles that you can fill with loose change, bills or checks, to support the ministry of A Caring Place, a local pregnancy help center. Any amount is welcome! This will go on until Father’s Day when the bottles will be collected. If you write a check, please make it out to Mt. Washington Baptist with “A Caring Place” in the subject line. As always, we appreciate your generosity!
It’s time for those lazy, crazy days of summer! The time for soda and pretzels and singing to our God songs of praise and joy! Summertime is the perfect time to explore how we worship Him with music. It’s a little less structured time and a time to relax and focus more intently on our worship. The Chancel Choir will not be worshipping through a weekly anthem, but we will welcome several groups and soloists as they share their gifts with us. I would challenge each of us each Sunday to really worship God with our singing this summer. Take the time to prepare for worship by reflecting on the words of each song and the scriptural basis for each song. SING the songs during the service even if you think you can’t SING. God calls us to make a joyful noise; sometimes we’re on key, sometimes not! The act of worship is to actively participate, and one can only be active if you join in the worship. I would ask if you are uncomfortable actually singing, to speak the words of the songs as others sing. I think you will find as you do this active worship this summer you will grow in your walk of worship.
Jim Cagle, Minister of Music