Sunday Night Mind Dump

The Vacation Bible School (VBS)  supply display was a big hit! Tracy cut out HUNDREDS of fireflies and got the display going. It’s fun to see how people like to give supplies to help kids know Jesus this summer. I had a fun conversation with Marj Wirth who I think is a “Silly String kind…

What’s in a confirmation verse?

Confirmation Sunday is this week! Nineteen eighth graders will stand and confirm their faith. I am a small group leader for Cornerstone (which is our Confirmation program). Jason does the upfront teaching, then there are five small groups. Generally, our small groups stay together over both years of Confirmation study (7th – 8th grade). My…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

So many great things about today…I’m headed to bed a grateful girl. 🙂 Lots of people in church today. Lots of visitors. Rally Day was absolutely the best since I’ve been here. The volunteers were so great, especially the Kingdom Quest Leadership Team. The model worked: 30 minutes of “wandering” time for people to meet…

In common…

Greetings from Indianapolis! I am meeting with the KINDLE Program team at Carmel Lutheran Church where my friend and colleague Melissa Christian Luepke is a DCE. It’s a beautiful facility–much larger than First Trinity. When Melissa was giving me the tour today, I had to laugh…so many things that our church’s have in common: The…

Different, but good.

Jason and I both wrote about Sunday’s confirmation service and today Pastor Chuck, Jason and I worked on ideas for next year (Eric will chime in, too). It was fun to talk about–so many things that we want to do again, so many great stories from families, God making Himself known all over the place. …

Sunday Night Mind Dump

Here goes…what a fun First Trinity day! Pastor Chuck always has a smile on his face when I first see him on Sunday morning, but this morning there was a special sparkle, which I know came from the fact that his son Jon was confirming his faith today. One of the things I love most…

Experiment: Up to the Minute Pics

OK…I’m going to try an experiment. I have a new toy called an “Eye-Fi” card. It should automatically upload photos to my web album as I take them of the prep and the Confirmation Banquet tonight. If you keep coming back to this blog post and clicking on it, let’s see if you can follow…

One Great Day Off

Friday is my day off. This was a great one: Meeting two beautiful boys and their mom at the airport. We’ve been praying these adopted boys home from Haiti for two years. Oh my…the abundant grace of answered prayer makes for pure joy. As their mom shouted, in tears: “Thank You, Jesus! Thank You, Jesus!”…

Cool kids.

Our kids at First Trinity are often doing things to help others, without much notice (which is cool, because they AREN’T doing it to be noticed). I feel like you should know how cool some of our cool kids are! They are not the church of tomorrow…they are the church TODAY! There’s Jake Ferrante. Senior…