Church Together- Even from Home
Sent in by St. Paul Lutheran in Auburn, NE
As this pandemic continues and we continue to social distance, congregations continue to find ways to worship, have Bible studies, and be a community all while staying safe. St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Auburn did not want their youngest members to miss out on Church School just because the building was not open.
They decided to create care packages for the kids. Each box contained class room Bibles, five weeks of lessons, activity sheets, kids sermons notes (to use along side listening to the radio or live streamed sermon), the book- God Gave Us So Much, coloring pages, a box of play dough in several different colors, and a cake mix. There was also a message inside from the Church School that read- Jesus Loves You and We Miss You.
As you can see in the photos, the kids loved receiving their special packages. The parents were glad to have something for their kids to do and that St. Paul didn't have to completely cancel the Church School. This new way of keeping the children connected to the congregation also inspired another idea. Rev. Ken Miller, pastor at St. Paul shared that if social distancing continues into the summer, then the congregation plans on creating care packages with activities for their vacation Bible school as well.
This is a great example of how we can all still be church together, even from home.