Today at the 11 a.m. service, we continued an important Church Street tradition. We presented all of our third grade students with Bibles. It's our congregation's way of honoring our commitment to raise all of the children of the church. The stories of the Bible belong to us all. They tell us who we are. They tell us that we belong to one another, for we are the people of God.
Below is the prayer we prayed with the children and their families during the service.
We rejoice in this step in your journey with God.
We pray God will guide you, your family, and us
As you use this Holy Bible in your home,
In your church school classes, and in our worship.
We wil learn together and grow in our love for God's word.