What the Children are Doing
We are now in The Season of Easter, the longest celebration of the church year. On the second Sunday of Easter the children observed the Liturgy of Light. This little service created for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd emphasizes the connection between Easter and Holy Baptism. As the Light of Christ burst from the tomb, so do we begin to share in it with our baptism. It grows as we share it with others. There is a bigger light as our candles are lit from the one flame of the Paschal candle and are carried into the world.
For the next several weeks we will be studying the sacraments of the church; Eucharist and Baptism. We will talk about how we participate in the Eucharist through the use of particular gestures and learn about some important symbols. There will be a presentation from the altar quild about the objects of the altar. Mother Carol will talk about the vestments that she wears. There will be “works” in the children’s spaces, the atria, for follow up work by the individual child.
We are nearing the end of the atrium year. The Feast of Pentecost is May 20 and that will be the last day for The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd until September. Pentecost will be celebrated in the atrium that day as well as in the 9:30 church service. It is another great celebration of light built around the Gifts of the Spirit.
You and all are welcome to join the children for our celebration. We will have our treats at Coffee Hour. Just watch for us to go upstairs.