Harvest Festival 2017
Were you there when Erwin suddenly appeared in a Paul Hollywood mask after he told us the Parable of the Three Talents?
Here’s a little bitsy video of it.
Thinking about why we should help each other, and how we can do it.
Our All Together Sunday today was pretty good!
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.
But then 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!
Here are some of the pictures of the workshop, to help you remember the whole story.
And here are some more pictures of all the activities we did, and of the tea party afterwards.
“What would you like for Christmas Granny?” Daisy asked.
Granny laughed and then said “I used to ask my mother that same question when I was your age. Do you know what she said?”
“A puppy?” replied Daisy, who was hoping that she might find a puppy under her Christmas tree on Christmas Day.
“No” said granny, “she used to say that she would like a good girl for Christmas.”
“That’s a strange thing to say” said Daisy. “Did she mean you weren’t a good girl so she wanted a different one?”
“I think so!” Granny said, “I wasn’t always a very good girl!”
“Well I’m glad that you’re you and not someone different” said Daisy, “I love you just the way you are!”
“Thank you Daisy, I love you just the way you are too!” Granny replied.
They gave each other a hug and then Granny said “Of course the very best gift we have at Christmas is the gift that God sent to us.”
“Baby Jesus?” asked Daisy. “Yes” said Granny, “we know that God loves us because Jesus was his gift to us. He came to tell us how much God loves us.”
“I know” said Daisy, “but it’s not like a gift you can see, is it? It’s not like a puppy.”
Granny laughed – “No you can’t see God’s love but you can feel it and when you love other people you are showing them that God loves them.”
“That’s a bit like the moon” said Daisy, who had just learnt about it at school, “the sun shines on the moon and makes it look as if the moon is shining.”
“That’s exactly right” smiled Granny, “and when your face lights up because you’re happy that’s all I need for Christmas!”
“Oh Granny, that’s not fair! Now I’ll have to think of something for you all on my own!”