This Sunday was called Christ the King. Our leaders were Naomi and Heather. We heard about what kings were like, like in the Lion King. And how Jesus is our King!
Then we made crowns to wear before we told everybody in the congregation why.
We talked about Community today because all the mayors were in church.
Our picture shows people who do things to make the community work better.
We left an empty shape in the middle because that could be us, when we are older.
Elsa, William and Elliot made this lovely prayer garden today. You know why there’s a (tiny round) mirror at the back of the garden? It’s so that we see our face when we pray; and to be reminded that when we pray we also should remember the things we ourselves didn’t do right… and ask for forgiveness.
And this is one of the prayers we wrote and then we said it in the church for everybody.
Hannah and Fran were our leaders today and we talked about what it means to be faithful.
Faithful is if you stay close to someone you love and who loves you, like Jesus.
The story of Greyfriar Bobby was a good example- he would not leave his master’s graveside for fourteen years even though he could not see his master anymore!
Today, Sunday Club started again after the summer break.
We hope everybody had a good holiday and look forward to seeing many of you again!
Sunday Club will be on every Sunday, except when we have our All Together Church on the first Sunday of the month.
We talked about being kind, giving, brave, honest, and we thought of examples to tell each other. After we finished Sunday Club we also told them to the people in church and showed our posters and pictures.
Everybody worked really hard this morning and here is the picture of God’s Garden that Maggie made.
Thalleia explains what we did today:
In Sunday Club, I learned some sign language and I thought that other people should learn. I made a quick guide so everyone can.
Here is a picture of the quick guide. We could sign the words of the song: Jesus loves me this I know. And we gave a very good demonstration at the end of the service!
Today we made people chains while we talked about love in families, in our own family and in the wider church family, and how we can show it. This is us in the picture 🙂
27 May, Trinity
We’ll probably never look at a clover leaf the same way again after today’s Sunday Club session! Thank you Rallou, for teaching us the origami folding for the leaves 🙂
20 May, Pentecost
The best Pentecost dove we’ve ever seen!
13 May 2018
Because last Thursday was Ascension Day, we made cloud mobiles while we thought about Jesus going up into heaven so then the disciples couldn’t see him anymore- which is just like us! Then we wrote a special prayer on one of the clouds, that we said together at the end of the service to the people in the church.
1 April 2018
Today we begin a new page because it is EASTER which is all about new beginnings.
If you took part in the Easter workshop on Saturday you may have helped with the Easter Garden making and remember the cave, with the big stone rolled in front of the opening? That was the place where Jesus was buried after he had died on the cross.
This is the picture of the Easter Garden you made together. It is beautiful!!
But it DIDN’T END with the burial!!
You also heard Mary Magdalene’s story of how, two days later, Jesus was no longer in the grave, and that SHE was the one who had seen him alive again – before anyone else!
Here are some of the pictures of the workshop, to help you remember the WHOLE story, of the donkey and the palms, and the Last Supper, and the crucifixion, and the burial – and the awesome bit about the Resurrection.
The Christmas Stable
It was the week before Christmas and it had been snowing hard. Icy patches on the pavement had made the streets slippery. It was great fun for the children: they could go sliding everywhere where you could only walk in summer.
Unfortunately, it was not such fun for the vicar: he had slipped on the ice and when he tried to get up he found he couldn’t; he had broken his leg!
“How am I going to set up the Christmas stable for the Crib service now?” he asked his wife. “I cannot walk…”
He ‘phoned around to see if someone else could do it. But all the people were too busy to help at such short notice.
The vicar was sad. “There won’t be a Christmas stable this year”, he said to his wife, “there’s no help for it.”
Meanwhile, in the big storage cupboard in the church, the ox and the donkey were wondering why no-one had come to take them out yet. They knew it was near the time, because the Christmas tree decorations had already been collected from the cupboard. That usually meant it was their turn next but no-one had come for them.
“Something is wrong” the ox rumbled in his deep voice. “If we stay here, Christmas cannot happen.”
All the sheep started bleating in a panic.
“Shush!” said the donkey.
“Of course Christmas will happen. Only we cannot show the children HOW it happened if we stay in the cupboard.”
“Then let’s get out of it!” rumbled the ox, and impatiently bumped his head against the door.
To everyone’s surprise the door creaked open…
“Oh-oh-oh” bleated all the sheep.
“Shush!” said the donkey.
“You sheep stay here until we come back.”
And together the ox and the donkey stepped through the door and out of the cupboard.
It was dark in the church. Cautiously they picked their way through the curtain, past the choir benches and to the table where the Christmas stable always stood.
“A bit steep, this…” rumbled the ox quietly.
But he hadn’t been quiet enough because suddenly a voice squeaked out of the darkness. “What are you doing here?!” it said.
And then a small body sprang forward, and another, close behind it.
“Yeah, what?!” squeaked a second voice.
It was the church mouse and his country cousin who had come to stay for Christmas.
“Good evening” replied the donkey politely. “The ox and I must get the Christmas stable up there”, pointing at the table, “but it’s a bit too high for us.”
“Tee-hee!” squeaked the mice, “not for us it isn’t.” And to show that it was true they both ran up one table leg each. “You see” they laughed, looking down from the top, “nothing to it!”
“Then help us?” suggested the donkey hopefully, “for all the children?”
And the mice happily agreed.
All night they worked. The country cousin mouse knew how to use a pulley to heave things up and the church mouse knew where the curtain cords were kept.
They made a sort of harness for the ox because he was the strongest and heaviest, and the ox had walked backwards and forwards all night to pull everything up: the stable, the crib and all the figures.
The donkey had had to do a lot of SHUSH!-ing when it was the sheep’s turn to be lifted to the top but they had all arrived safely. The mice had been busy putting everything in the right place.
When first light came peeping through the church windows they were nearly finished. Everybody was now on the table – except the ox.
He had worked the pulley to lift everyone and everything but he was too heavy even for all the mice and sheep and donkey together to pull him up.
Just then the church main door opened. It was the cleaner, come early to tidy up before the Crib service.
The mice dashed down the table legs and scampered out of sight, the donkey SUSH!-ed the sheep one last time and then all was quiet and still.
Footsteps came towards the table in the stillness.
The cleaner bent down and picked up the ox.
“Poor thing” she said, “fallen down” and with that she put the ox in his place in the stable.
When the time for the Crib service came, the vicar had found a wheelchair to use and as he wheeled himself in he stopped in amazement at the sight of the finished Christmas stable.
“A miracle happened…” he whispered.
But before the sheep could say “a-a-a-men” the donkey gave them a stern SHUSH!-ing look – and all remained quiet and still.