Moms and Dads,
We invite you to join us for worship today. We want you to know that your children are a welcomed addition to the Redeeming Grace Church family! When you enter through the church doors with children in your arms you are joining with church family who loves you. We must never forget that the Scriptures declare that children (of all ages) are a blessing of God (Psalm 127:3). In Matthew 19:14 we see Jesus correcting his disciples by telling them, Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
With a heart to promote the health and safety of our children we have temporarily suspended our Sunday School and Nursery. You might be wondering what to do with baby Betty or Toddler Tommy. You will notice that many of our children worship alongside their parents. This is by design. We believe God has much to say to every member of your family. As your children join in our corporate worship they learn to sing and pray to our holy God.
We love your children. We realize they are in the process of being trained, and we don’t consider children a distraction. We are here to encourage you. If we hear a baby cry we consider it an “amen!” If you need to attend to your children and remove them from the service we see a faithful parent carrying out their role of discipleship. I recently read, a church without crying is a church that is dying.
Inside your Kids’ Activity Bag, we will provide your children with some items that will encourage them as you worship together. As a help for parents, we also offer ideas and resources under the Resource link on our web page.
May your whole family be blessed as we worship together our Lord!
Pastor Don Thomas