This week we’ll use an art practice called “messy church” to think about and respond to the story of Samuel anointing David. Often, the best, most interesting conversations we have happen when our hands our busy. Maybe we’re driving or cooking dinner, and these activities relax us enough that our minds are free to range far and wide and reach insights we couldn’t reach otherwise. This is what messy church is all about. By drawing and painting and keeping our hands busy, we free our minds to wonder.
The story of Samuel and David is the second story about shepherds this year. Last week we learned about how Moses was minding his father-in-law’s sheep when God spoke to him out of a burning bush. We’re learning about shepherds because we’re spending the autumn focusing on all the different types of people who appear at the Nativity and gather around the infant Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem. As we come to understand these different groups of people, we’ll think about how they might fit into the drama that we’re creating for the Christmas Eve family service.
The youth group will go for a hike in High Banks Metro Park after church on Sunday. We’ll be leaving from the parking lot at 12:30 and coming back at 3:00. We’ll stop to eat lunch on the way. No need to RSVP, just show up!
Last Sunday someone lost a stuffed koala bear and someone else lost some money. If the koala bear is yours, let Karl know on Sunday. If you lost money, let Karl know the denomination and it’s yours!