Tween Time is for students in the fifth through eighth grades. We meet in the Youth Room at 9:00. Students are dismissed in time to join their families for the worship service at 10:00. This week our scripture is Mark 1:29-39. A rhythm is surfacing in Jesus’ life. Out to teach or to heal – then in to pray and listen. Jesus goes to Simon’s house after the first teaching in the synagogue to find Simon’s mother-in-law ill. He takes her by the hand and helps her up. Right back into the kitchen she goes to cook supper. By evening, the whole town was crowding around – many in need of healing, and most were healed. Jesus gets a little rest and then long before dawn goes inward – to a lonely place to pray. We see the balance in which he lives.
Our game this week will be Paper Plate PowerBall. The 1990’s hit TV show (later relaunched in 2008) American Gladiators, had a game called “PowerBall”. In this high energy-game, contestants pushed, wrestled, and went all out to get their ball in the can before the gladiator tackled them. This is a much safer version of that game.
I’ll look for you Sunday!