Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday Conversations

Anne: So, E, what did you in Sunday School today?
A: We sang, 'If your name is E, stand up. If your name is Jesus, stand up.'
E: 'If your name is Nonni, stand up.'
Anne: What did you talk about in Children's Chapel?
E: We learned about Adam and Eve.
Anne: Oh, that's good. What did you learn about them?
A: They were obedient.
E: No A, they were disobedient.
A: Yes, they ate fruit from trees.
E: And they had to go out of the Garden.
Anne: The Garden?
E: The Garden of AEDAN.

On a descriptive note, I celebrated for the first time in several months, today. Not the most practical time to get back to work, given then I only have 2 or 3 weeks left before baby. I didn't fit any of my vestments, and I wasn't able to breathe particularly well, BUT, I was totally delighted to look out at the congregation and see E and A, bolt upright in the third pew from the front on the right, books open. They sat through, with the exception of children's church, all the service and came up for communion together, by themselves. And they sang loudly throughout. I haven't been able to dislodge them from the nursery, not that I have tried very hard. But they really have needed to start coming to church, particularly as the nursery is about to be filled up with babies this fall (one coming this week-not mine), and because children ought to be in church.

4 comments:

Rev Dr Mom said...

I totally agree with you that children ought to be in church.

But why don't you get to celebrate more often?

Anne Kennedy said...

:) I'm only about 3 weeks from giving birth and I really can't breathe well enough to get through the whole Eucharistic Prayer. I've been taking the easy way out and sitting in a rocking chair during the service. As soon as I can breathe, I'll be back. :)

At A Hen's Pace said...

Anne--

I got pictures of the "Midwest Anglican Awakening" service, just for you! (No, but thanks for the prompt--I don't know if I'd have remembered my camera without it.)

I have an Aiden...

:)

Jeanne

Anne Kennedy said...

My mother just wanted me to clarify that the rocking chair is in the church and that I sit in it there, not, say, at home.