Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Porcupine Fall Christian Carnival

The end of October our Mission service at Porcupine was a very interesting event. The first hour or so was taken with our Vicar Sutton, also a Electrician, fixing the lights by the light of the sun through the door. Our electricity comes from a generator also brought by Vicar Sutton. At least we have a building that we can use.


Helper Jim and Rev Utecht watch and add support as Vicar Sutton works high on a ladder to fix the lights.

Lights are fixed and everyone is ready for the Church service to begin. Led by Pastor Utecht and Vicar Sutton.
After the Worship Service, Larry had a very interesting Magic trick to explain REFORMATION. The disappearing skunk was to let everyone know that paying and buying our way to heaven "STINKS"


The Sunday school hour was very different this Sunday. Everyone was given 6 tickets to use for the Christian Carnival. The first ticket was used to get their bag to hold all the goodies.
There were 5 fun booths set up with a prize at each booth, win or loose. Each booth or game had a Christian theme as you will see. Everyone not only got a prize but a copy of the Bible lesson from each booth.

Here Sarah reviews the lesson 3 Men in the fiery furnace with 2 of our regular boys.

Sarah making sure that each person gets a copy of the Bible lesson to take home to review or share with others. You can see the "Fiery Furnace" with the paper flames at the bottom right.

This is the long line waiting to get their bag with their first ticket. They also got a name tag on their bag. No getting these bags mixed up!

Donna Utecht was at the Color booth where each got a small pkg of crayons and a fold up Bible lesson of either Jesus calms the storm or Jesus and the children.

As you can see from this booth, it's David and Goliath. Each got a copy of the Bible lesson and an opportunity to shoot Goliath in the head with a Nerf gun. They also got a fall pencil for their bag.
This little guy was a very good aim!
Sorry if some of these pictures are on here twice, the Blog has changed and I have not yet figured out how to move or delete a picture.
This is the 3 men in the fiery furnace and the children got 3 soft cloth balls to toss in the bucket with paper flames. They got a small candy bar and copy of the Bible lesson for their bag.

The next booth was the pumpkin toss, using glow in the dark bracelets to toss over the stem of one of the pumpkins. Each got a copy of the Pumpkin Prayer that could be used as they carved their Halloween pumpkin and they also got to keep the glowing bracelet or another small toy.

Good toss. This was not as easy as it looks.

A ticket for the popular Fishing Booth.
The lesson here was Fishers of Men from Matthew 4.

You can see that even these teen boys were enjoying the fishing booth. Each got a copy of the Bible lesson and got to keep the stuffed toy pulled from the fish booth.
Many stuffed animals had been donated or given to our mission so this was such a fun way to give these out and not be partial or have a hard time to choose who got what. They were all surprised and pleased with their stuffed toy and not a single one was left behind.

It was a great turn out with approximately 60 in attendance. This was a good way to get the word of God into their homes.

This little guy had to check out his bag!

After the fun, there was a hot meal prepared by Doris Belitz for all. Cold juice and another candy treat was enjoyed by all.
The day went well, we enjoyed seeing all the big smiles and hearing all the cheers, giggles and laughs. God loves these people on the Reservation and has sent us to let them know about His great love through Jesus His Son.

Matthew 28:13 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

John 3: 16. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.