by Valarie Young
Pasco, Wash., March 24, 2011 -
It's not every Sabbath that church members can watch their Adventurers do a Grand March through the sanctuary with flags and smiles. Children then wished the church a "Happy Sabbath" with a full salute and sang the Adventurer theme song. This was the first Sabbath the Pasco Takoda Eagles participated in Adventurer Sabbath. The theme for the day was "Adventurers and Their Church" and club members and leaders along with parents presented the entire church service from start to finish! Members were pleasantly surprised to see the children use sign language. The Adventurer Worship Team along with Lisa Ortiz led the congregation in seven children’s songs for the opening song service and were accompanied by the Pasco Ukulele Choir directed by Bonnie Becraft and pianist Kemunto Kakumba.
"I'm in the Lord's Army" and "Only a Boy Named David" delighted the congregation as the club provided the morning special music. Adventurer Drill Instructor Phil VanLanen provided a wonderful children's sermon to the congregation by role playing the Apostle Peter sharing what it was like to be a friend of Jesus to his "nephew" Adventurer Caleb Shirinzadeh. Adventurer Club members and leaders appreciated the presence of Richland Orcas Club Director Lori Hinger and UCC Southern Regional Director Anita Lebold and her husband Tom at the service and the numerous positive affirmations following the service.