I don’t have a rap to share with you
this comes from my heart straight to you.
You jumped right in with worship leading
And soon began the vegetable seeding.
You helped kids with crafts on Wednesdays at three
At Sunday School you sat in a teepee
You sang silly songs for the folks around the fire
You even ate bananas like a monkey behind wire.
You visited our elderly – Freda and Catherine
You delivered books and magazines and gave them cause to grin.
Preaching the word gave you little rest
You tried lots of styles but you like hip hop best.
We enjoyed our time together
It’s been a lot of fun.
We hope you come to visit us
When college degrees are done.
This is my rap of gratitude and blessings all in one.
We pray the Lord will guide your steps
Until your journey’s done.
We thank-you for your willingness to come and to learn with us this summer.
We thank your parents for their flexibility in providing transportation for you this summer and for their support.
We are also grateful for the unseen partners in this summer of learning – Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and Canadian Mennonite University all provided $1000.00 each for Rebecca’s support. This was also a gift to us.
Prayer of blessing:
We thank God for Rebecca Penner and the gifts you have given her.
Walk with Rebecca in her journey ahead.
Guide her studies and her leisure.
May she know your deep love for her.
Tune her inner ear to hear your voice.
Pour your boldness and courage into her.
May your Spirit fill her with joy and peace.
To read Ruth Boehm's sermon, click here.