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More Children in Worship -- Oct 7

...we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4

As I was getting ready to leave the sanctuary on Sunday morning a first grader came up to me with an offering envelope. Inside the envelope was one dollar, but the real gift was on the outside of the envelope. She drew a picture of a cross on a hill with clouds around the cross. Over the picture she wrote:

"I like to go to church. I do it difrint today. I go to big church. I love you God!"

I put the dollar with the other gifts received in the morning and put the envelope in my bible as a reminder of what we are about as a church.

Three observations and three questions:

She talked to me. I like adults talking to me after the service, but I love it when children and students are comfortable talking to "Pastor Mike."She knew something was difrint. Her parents prepared her for "big church" and made it special.She gave of herself. The picture…