Sunday Club

Sunday Club now happens in the new Annexe, on Sunday mornings at 10.30

We’ve left some older stories up
so you can see what we did in the big Lockdown


Bible story today from the Gospel of Matthew 6. 25-34

Jesus said:
‘I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.’


You can download and save the activity sheets.
This is especially good for the Exploring Summer Checklist, so you can look at it whenever you need an idea for something to do!


Lord God,
thank you for the warm sunrays and soft raindrops
which you pour upon me, and your lovely world.

I pray also that you will bless me this holiday,
and my Mum, Dad, brother, sister, family.

When I am bored show me how I can help,
when I am sad give me someone’s hand on my shoulder,
when I play make me laugh,
when I run, jump or swim give me strength
when I am tired give me rest
and faith in you when I feel lonely.

Lord Jesus,
keep close to me this summer
and make that I may never forget you this holiday.


SUNDAY 12 July


This week we are learning about the parable of the sower and the seed and its meaning.
When we think about sowing seeds we know that as long as the seeds are planted in soil and have sunlight and water, they will grow.
Here is the story Jesus told about a farmer and what happened to the seed he sowed in his field.

Jesus didn’t tell the people what that story meant. He let them puzzle over it!
The disciples were puzzled too and asked why Jesus had not explained the parable, so people could understand it.
If you need help to figure it out, the answer is in the BIBLE, in the gospel of
Matthew, chapter 13 beginning at verse 18.
Ask a grown-up in your household to read it with you and think about the explanation together.



You are like the seeds in the good soil,
You hear the word of God and do His will;
You are not choked by the weeds,
for you take your worries to the Lord in prayer;
You do not grow weak among the rocks,
for you know God is with you when trouble comes;
You do not fall by the wayside,
for you know God loves you – whatever happens – always.

If you could hear the story of the sower it’s because you have good ears!
But perhaps you have some friends or family members who cannot hear so well, so they might be helped by subtitles – if they can read fast enough.
There fortunately is yet another way to tell stories: with sign language.
See if you can work out what Heather is signing in this video.


Lord Jesus,
some of the things you say
are hard to understand.
But I do know one thing –
God loves us and looks after us
whether we understand everything or not.


Sharing the Load

Stuff in your bag
Which bag do you like best?

Pick one and imagine what you would put in it when you are

  1. going to school
  2. going for a walk along the river
  3. having a sleepover with friends
  4. going on a family holiday
  5. going swimming

Did you ever have to carry a bag that was very heavy, maybe too heavy to carry on your own?
And did you also find that the longer you carry something, the heavier it seems?

Listen when Erwin explains about other burdens we may carry.

What are some of your burdens? Maybe some of you may find schoolwork difficult, perhaps you feel sad, or there is something you have done wrong and you would like to make amends.
All this is a pretty heavy load to carry by yourself, isn’t it? Well, the good news is you don’t have to carry it alone! Let’s listen to Erwin again.

So Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Then he went on to say, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Jesus is our helper. Sometimes we hold on to our burdens and try to carry them by ourselves, but Jesus will help us, if we will let Him.

Here is a SONG that says it again.

ACTIVITY: guessing games

This is an activity you can do with your sister or brother, Mum or Dad, or a friend in your bubble.

Find a case, bag or box and secretly put something in it, something heavy or light.
The other person has to guess what you have put in the case or box just by weighing it and and asking questions.

For the next game you need the same bag or box. You show the other person an item, and let them weigh it in their hands. Then ask them to turn around so they cannot see when you put several of the same item in the box.
Make sure no one can see how many objects you have put into the box. The other person has to guess how many items you’ve put in by weighing the box or bag.
For example show one spoon, and put 7 spoons in the box and let them guess how many there are by weighing the box.

We’ll end Sunday Club today by praying with Erwin and your family.

Jesus, in you I find rest and peace.
I can talk to you about anything –
My worries and my fears,
My happiness and sadness,
My anger and disappointment.
You always listen and you always understand.


EVERYBODY between age 5 and 12 can come to Sunday Club!
You can bring your friends too.

St Mary’s Sunday Club Wivenhoe

All Together – Family Service
Every First Sunday of the month
at 10.30 am

All Other Sundays at 10.30 am

Come and join us to create a space where friendship and wisdom can grow
Children aged between 5 and 12 years old
See the Contact-People tab for whom to contact for more information


Your child and Holy Communion

On 6 May 2018 five of our children made their first Communion.
Preparation classes for children aged 7 upwards could start again later this year.
If you would like to know more about the preparation of children to be admitted to Holy Communion, please contact the Rector or the Sunday Club co-ordinator who will be pleased to advise you.