Our children prepare their gifts for Jesus. The gift of a smile, the gift of laughter and giggles, the gifts of their hearts, and the gift of telling the story to the Congregation held us spellbound. Our wise young people from different lands are both girls and boys, younger and older. They represent Africa, South America, Italy and the USA. They carried gold, (money in a small box), Frankincense in a censor and in a small bottle, and myrrh in the form of aromatic candles. They gave these gifts to Mary and Joseph. Mary (Jakeriya Maybin) begins by reading us the story of the gifts for the baby king that she wrote. .
Our Mary, Jakeriya Maybin 11, tells us the story of how the wise people from far away brought baby Jesus very special gifts because they knew he would be King of our hearts and bring love to the world. Joseph, Jakein John Maybin listens.
Joseph reaches out to receive a gift from Niah Battles,5.
Frankie Antonio, 7 has given a box of gold.
Keion Lewis, 11 brings the sweet smelling Myrrh.
Marcella Randazzo, 12 brings the gift of herself.
How blessed we are to receive the gifts of our children on Epiphany.
Toni Ann and Baby Courtney
What shall we give the baby Jesus? We’ll give him our hearts…
Love and Joy,
Pastor Judy Lee,ARCWP and Pastor Judy Beaumont,ARCWP, Co-Pastors