Children in the Prek-kinder and 1st-3rd grade classes will be going into worship with their parents during the summer months. During the school year, they have practiced worshiping the Lord and becoming receptive to Him in their own classrooms and during our worship days. This will give them an opportunity to participate in and enjoy worship with the larger church and with their parents. After worship, they will return to class for a story and feast time together.
Parents can help their children participate in worship by preparing them beforehand. You can say something like,
“Worship is a very special time, it is very special because it is time to be with God, to talk/sing to God, and to listen to God. During worship, we have all the time we need. So we don’t have to hurry. We can sit or stand still and quiet. And we sing to God or listen quietly to the music. We do this because the people in church may also be talking with God or singing to Him, and we don’t want to disturb them. So we need to get ready to worship God during this special time. You can get ready all by yourself. You don’t need me to tell you to get ready. But I can show you how to get ready to be with God.”
Let’s practice getting ready to worship God and listen to Him. We listen to God by becoming very quiet. Quietness comes from inside you, not from someone telling you to be quiet. You can get quiet all by yourself. We can make our bodies very quiet. This is how. Close your eyes and listen to the quietness…Now see if you can make your feet get very still….See if you can make your legs get very still...Feel your body getting very still…Now your arms are getting very still…Now your head is very still...Now your breathing is very still….You can’t hear it at all…..Breath in ….and out….in…..out. Now we are ready to listen to God and worship Him together.”
Trinity Kids Sunday Schedule:
June 2nd through July 28th
(Regular Schedule Resumes August 4th)
9:30/11:30: Check children in at Trinity Kids in the Gathering Room.
9:30/11:30 – 9:50/11:50: Children worship with parents in sanctuary (preschool - kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade)
9:50/ll:50 – 10:00/12:00: Parents return children to Trinity Kids. Children are welcomed into their classrooms.
10:00/11:00 – 10:20/12:20: Story and reflection time
10:20/11:20 – 10:30/12:30: Feast time
10:35/12:35: Parents return to pick up children.