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29 March 2020

We can still worship, pray and read our scriptures together even though we cannot gather together in our beautiful building. To participate in Sunday worship download the order of service here. The Facebook link can be found here for you to follow the service.

 

A Sermon from Bishop Andrew

Bishop Andrew has released a sermon for Passion Sunday and this can be viewed here.

 

Children’s Worship Activities

Looking for an activity to do with your children this weekend? Based on the bible reading for Sunday, Becki (Head of Schools and Families) has prepared some activities to help. There are three in total:

Sunday's bible reading: John 11. 38-44
38 Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

ACTIVITY IDEAS:
1. Watering something in the garden
Things you will need: a bottle/cup/jug, water from the tap.
Fill your bottle / cup / jug with some water from the tap and carefully take it outside to water a plant, tree, flower, grass.

2. Finding Lazarus game
Things you will need: three cups, a small doll or small object which won’t make any noise when moved around on a table top (e.g. a clothespeg, piece of scrunched up tissue, a hair tie), another person to play with.
Turn the cups upside down as they will represent Lazarus’s tomb. One person needs to hide your quiet item under one cup without the other person seeing and then move the cups around on the table so they are all in different positions. The other person should say ‘Lazarus, come out!’ and point to which cup they think the doll/item is hidden in. If they get it right then they win a point; if they can’t find it, the ‘hider’ wins a point. Switch roles and play in exactly the same way. The winner is the person with the most points after 5 goes.

3.An ‘unknotting’ race

Things you will need: ribbons / string, an adult to help.
Ask an adult to tie together pieces of ribbon or string and then challenge yourself to see how quickly you can untie them. Have a race against a sibling or adult!

If you've found these a helpful way to talk to your kids about the bible, we will be offering three activities next week too.