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Dear families,

We are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this Sunday, October 29 AND we are also presenting Bibles to 2nd graders during the first service (big day in worship!). This is a particularly timely combo of celebrations. One of tenets of church reformers and Martin Luther, in particular, was that the Gospel should be accessible to all. In Luther's day, the Bible was not yet translated into the everyday language of the people. The Bible was in Latin; Bibles were kept in churches and monasteries and read by clergy during worship services, which were also in Latin. 

Luther's life's work was to translate the Bible into German, so that all could read, learn, and experience the stories of faith. This mission continues today, as we give Bibles to our youngest readers in language they understand.

Do you find the prospect of Bible reading or nightly devotions with your child a bit daunting (all those complex, tricky Bible stories!)? Come to the Partnering with Parents Class this Sunday (details below). All are welcome!

Finally, are you a bit rusty on Reformation History? Click on link below.
It's a great, reminder-and-refresher video put out by the Presbyterian Church.


In shared ministy,

Take Home Questions 

October 29
The greatest commandment ( Matthew 22:34-46)
1. As a family, memorize this short version of the two commandments: Love God. Love neighbor.
2. How do you show that you love your neighbors or your friends?

November 5
Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees ( Matthew 23:1-12)
1. What do you think the Jewish leaders were doing that was different from what they were teaching and saying?
2. Whose words do you follow so you live in God's way? 
Partner with Parents Class
Your Child's New Bible - why? what? how? & when?
Sunday, October 29 @ 9:30 PM (room 302)
Carol Wehrheim, church member and editor of the Common English Bible, will lead this time focused on helping parents help their child learn about the book central to our faith.
  • Why do we give Bibles to children?
  • What exactly do we hope to accomplish?
  • When or how should we be using our child's Bible?
This class is offered in conjunction with 2nd graders receiving their Bibles on this Sunday. But all parents, grandparents and interested adults are invited!
Club 3-4-5 - Round #2 coming up
Friday, November 17 @ 5:30 PM
Gaga pit pic -- cramming in a lot craziness
Bring $5.00. Bring a friend (or two). This run around, game-filled night is a wonderful introduction to church and fellowship for all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. No previous church experience needed! Dinner is included in each gathering. 

Club 3-4-5 2017-2018 dates (5:30-7:30 PM except Feb. 23):
  • November 17
  • January 19
  • February 23 (Late Night Movie Night, 7:00-10:00 PM)
  • March 23
  • April 27
Music Notes from Ingrid
Dear Families,
 
Our choirs are off and running, with much planned for the coming months! Thank you for everything you do to support their being here each week. Your children are a blessing to our congregation (and to me!).
A few notes:
  • All children and youth are welcome in our choirs at Nassau.  Anytime of the year.  Please spread the word, and feel free to invite a friend.
  • All choristers in: Joyful Noise, Carol Choir, Choir 345, & Middle School Choir will prepare music for our Christmas Pageant at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Please mark your calendar!
  • If you might be interested to be cast in a speaking role for our Christmas Pageant, please fill out a pageant form found here:  Christmas Pageant 2017 Form (pdf) or pick one up in the literature rack outside the church office.  Auditions for speaking roles will take place in the Sanctuary on
    10/29 and 11/5 at 12:15 p.m.
This Sunday, October 29, our Carol Choir will be singing at the 9:15 a.m. service. Come hear them lead Worship as they teach us a response to sing!

Joyfully,
Ingrid
ingrid@nassauchurch.org



Wednesdays at 
Nassau Schedule:
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Childcare
  • 4:15 - 5:00 pm Joyful Noise and Carol Choir (pre-K/K and grades 1 & 2)
  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm Homework Hangout
  • 5:15 - 6:00 pm Choir 345 (grades 3, 4, & 5)
  • 4:15 - 5:00 pm In-Choir Bible Study
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Drop-in Dinner