Monday, October 10, 2005

Liturgical Weightlifting

Yesterday at church I spent the first part of the sevice in Church School with the kids. We are in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign (one of those lesser-known Episcopal feasts: October is Stewarship month!), and we had some activities in Church School related to stewardship. A member of the committee came and talked about stewardship, then I told a story, and we had a treasure hunt and some crafts. It was fun, typical Church school stuff.

After the classes split into their own rooms for the treasure hunt, I went upstairs to get vested for when we all joined the service at the offertory. After I put on my alb, stole, and microphone, I went back down to the classrooms, to give them the 10-minute warning and see how things were going. When I walked into the first grade room, a little boy looked up from his coloring and said "You look strong and mighty now!"

Huh. I guess thats why we get dressed up for church.


frog said...

Reminds me of that kids' song:

My God is so big,
So strong and so mighty,
There's nothing my God cannot do.
[clap, clap]

Emily said...

What a great story.

Reminds me of a cartoon. Woman preacher in pulpit. The hangings and her vestments have dollar signs on them. She remarks, "The national church has added Stewardship Sunday to the liturgical calendar."

Lorna said...

oh yes :)

peripateticpolarbear said...

This is going to seem out in left field, but I think it's funny how kids associate us with whatever they know us as wearing....I used to teach swimming lessons. In fact, I believe I taught half of one particular Chicago suburb how to swim. I was at the grocery store once when I saw a kid I knew from lessons....I called him by name and he stared at me as if he didn't know me. His mom nudged him to say hello to me and reminded him who I was, which is when he said in a very loud voice...."Oh, I didn't recognize you with your clothes on!"