There are a handful of scriptures that are staples in every Christian Children’s program: Noah’s ark, Daniel in the lion’s den, the crossing of the Red Sea. And this Sunday’s story of Zacchaeus makes many a Vacation Bible School lesson plan. It’s a tidy story of a bad guy transformed by an encounter with Jesus. More than that, he’s short (like kids). He climbs a tree (like kids). And there’s the handy children’s song: Zacchaeus was a wee little man. A wee little man was he. (Raise your hand if you, like me sang that as a Sunday morning staple?) Kids can relate to the indignity of not being able to see Jesus and the humiliating but also kind of fun lengths Zacchaeus goes to to catch a glimpse of Jesus.
Join us this Sunday as we ask together what we can learn about faithfulness from Zacchaeus’ child-like game plan for encountering Christ.
We will also have the opportunity to make Valentines for those who are not able to get to DHPC as much as they’d like. And our youth will collect the Souper Bowl of Caring offering to benefit ICM.
- Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
- Sermon: “Faces of our Faith: Zacchaeus”
The Saints may not have made it into the Super Bowl, but this Sunday, God welcomes all of us – saints and sinners – to gather in worship . . . to praise, to pray, to be made new.
See you in in the pews,