Following last year’s initial participation, it was decided that the children of Faith Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School would again put together a float to participate in the Glad Peach Festival parade.
This year’s float once again attempted to bring to life an Old Testament story, so that all who saw it would realize the importance of teaching our children such accounts from the Holy Scriptures.
The parting of the Red Sea was recreated in fine fashion with water spraying out of the float to give the effect of water being parted. To achieve this illusion, the special skills of various members of Faith congregation were called upon. The children of Israel were being chased by Egyptians in chariots and horses which followed the float. The new teacher in Faith school, Mr. Jamie Arndt, got in on the action, posing as Pharaoh. It was quite a sight to see–when Moses’ (Pastor Gurath’s) hands went up, the waters did part!
A new addition accompanied our float this year. The Faith Falcons Color Guard, which consisted of upper grade students, preceded the float in the parade. The Falcons Color Guard participated in other area parades as well; they showed their “true colors” by flipping and turning Christian flags in choreographed fashion.
We thank the Lord who enabled the children of Faith to work diligently to complete this project. Let us do all things to the glory of the Triune God.
–Submitted by Pastor Matthew Gurath