Monday, April 12, 2010

Celebration of Gifts

by Scott Dalen

Last night my church hosted an event that was geared as a fund raiser for our new educational wing. It was called the Celebration of Gifts. The meaning of this name is that we need to celebrate the gifts that God has bestowed on us. In reality, it would probably be best described as a talent show. But there was also a lot of tasty desserts there as well, and if there's one thing that Lutherans do well, its food.

The vast majority of the performers last night were young, ranging from 3 and 4 years old up to a few high schoolers. Our oldest performer shared the fine art of the harmonica, a skill he'd picked up during World War 2.

The highlight of the evening for me was to see my son team up with another little guy a few months younger to create an epic battle between Yoda and Darth Vader. Now, those of you that know Star Wars know that this never happened, making it extra exciting.

In the end, no winner emerged...but I guess that just sets it up for a sequel.

The other highlight, watching my daughter (the little blondy in the pink shirt) socialize with 3 or 4 other little girls that are all in her Sunday School class. She's going to be dangerous when she's a teenager.


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