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Friday Evenings at Covenant B-P Church
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
On Friday evenings three meetings are going on at Covenant Bible-Presbyterian Church. These meetings are held for Christian growth and fellowship—1 John 1:3.
7:30 pm – Youth Fellowship. About eighteen young people of high school and college age meet together to sing praises to the Lord, to share testimonies of the Lord’s goodness and mercies, to have Bible discussions on the subject of “Integrity,” and to listen to messages appropriate for their age level. We praise the Lord that this year two new foreign students have joined us. One of the students who was with us last year has moved to Sydney to study there. We wish him well.
7:45 pm – Junior Fellowship. About sixteen children aged from 5 to 12 years old meet together every Friday evening. The children lead the singing accompanied at the piano by one of the parents; other children lead in prayer, take up the offering, ask for the Lord’s blessings upon the offering, and lead in closing prayer. The children have been studying the life of Christ so far this year, led by speakers consisting of Pastor Ed, Mrs. Lehia Paauwe, and several of the young adults. After the Bible lesson, one of the parents guides the children in an activity such as a crossword puzzle or word search related to the Bible lesson, or leads a handcraft.
8:00 pm – While the Junior Fellowship is going on, the parents of the children and a few other interested persons watch a video entitled Shepherding a Child’s Heart. This is based on Tedd Tripp’s book entitled Shepherding a Child’s Heart, in which he gives guidelines on how to bring up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. He also prepared a series of fifteen video messages of 30 minutes each, covering the material of the book as well as some extra materials. The feedback has been very positive, and the parents have indicated that they are learning a lot about how to bring up their children God’s way. Praise the Lord! — Rev. Ed Paauwe
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