Sunday Club

While we cannot meet at the church we’ll have SundayClub@home!

 

SUNDAY 31 MAY

WELCOME to Sunday Club @ Home for Pentecost!
We have the story of Pentecost for you today with a video of the story at the end of the reading, a couple of activity sheets, a sing-along song and a prayer to end with.
LET’S GET CRACKING!

READING

Listen to the story and read along with it if you can.

Last week we talked about the Ascension and how the disciples had seen Jesus being taken up into heaven. The week after this happened the disciples gathered as usual to pray, they had been told by Jesus to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. They had no idea what that meant, or what to expect, but Jesus had told them to wait expectantly, so that is what they would do.
Suddenly there was a sound, rather like the wind, coming from the sky and getting closer. It was the sound of God, breathing his Holy Spirit into his loyal friends.
The sound got louder until the whole house they were in seemed surrounded by the living, moving presence of almighty God.
Now it was as if tongues of flame flickered out from the breath of God and found each person, resting on them very gently.
The disciples were all filled with God’s Holy Spirit, and they started praising God and shouting out their love for him. They didn’t care what anyone else thought of them, their love for God bubbled up inside them and all they wanted to do was thank him and tell him their love. They lifted their hands and all started talking at once.
Quite a crowd had gathered outside the house, wondering what was going on so early in the morning. Still full of God’s spirit, the disciples ran out to share the good news. That’s what the Church, including us, has been called to do ever since.

Now watch the video of the story. It has even more of it at the end than you just heard.

 

ACTIVITY

Today’s activities help us to think about the Pentecost story. Right-click on the pictures to save them and print them out. Or you can make the Pentecost Hat from some coloured paper you may have and just follow the instructions.

SONG

You probably know the words of this song, it is Walk, walk in the light.
Heather will show the words in British Sign Language and you can sing along with Lucy and Isla.

 

PRAYER

Breathe on me, too, Lord God almighty,
as you breathed on the disciples that day.
Touch me with your fire
and set me ablaze with your love! Amen

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

SUNDAY 24 MAY


HALLO EVERYBODY! Welcome to Sunday Club @ Home.

Today Alison is going to tell you about ASCENSION, the BIG FINALE to Easter!

 

Our activities help us to think about the ASCENSION and what it might have been like in heaven as Jesus appeared.

ACTIVITIES

SONG

PRAYER FOR TODAY

Jesus, you are our Lord and Saviour,
reigning in the glory of heaven!
You were sent to love us to freedom
And you did it!
Glory to you for ever

 

We hope you enjoyed today’s session.
SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

SUNDAY 17 MAY

“IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU WILL KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS”

ACTIVITY

Look at the below examples of how God can use obedient soldiers like us, can you think of any other examples?


Here’s Fran showing how to do it!
Make sure you’ve turned the sound on so you can hear the commands given by the ‘Sergeant-Major’. Can you guess who it is?

PRAYER FOR THE DAY

(To be said while marching on the spot)

I love to be with you, Jesus,
So I’m going to do as you say,
I’ll show that I love you
and want to be like you
By doing your will TODAY

(End by jumping to attention)

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

 

SUNDAY 10 MAY

 

SONG

I am the way, the truth and the life

 

ACTIVITIES

Right-click on the compass image to save it, and print it out to colour.

You can also right-click and save the instruction sheet below.
With the help of an adult see if you can make your own compass.Right-click and save this one too.

SONG WITH SIGN LANGUAGE
Trust and Obey

 

PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Jesus, I know that you are the Way,
The Truth and the Life.
Let me walk safely each day
through all the troubles and temptations
By walking your Way
Which leads me to heaven. Amen.

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

 

SUNDAY 3 MAY


WELCOME EVERYBODY!

We hope you have all had a good week and it’s nice to see you again – well, we CAN see you if we close our eyes and think of you!
Here’s a video message from Erwin to start today’s SundayClub@Home

The Bible story is adapted from  Acts 2: 42-47
You can listen to it while you’re reading along.

42 The people in the early church spent their time learning the apostles’ teaching. And they continued to share, to break bread, and to pray together.
43 The apostles were doing many miracles and signs and everyone felt God was awesome. 44 All the believers stayed together. They shared everything. 45 They sold their land and the things they owned. Then they divided the money and gave it to those people who needed it. 46 The believers met together in the Temple every day. They broke bread in their homes, happy to share their food with joyful hearts. 47 They praised God, and all the people liked and respected them. More and more people came to belief in Jesus and every day the Lord added new believers to their group.

LEARNING

The church is not just a building! It is all about a community of people who believed in and were following Jesus; it was like a big family. The people loved God and they loved each other.
Here are some questions: what were the things that they did together when they gathered?
Watch this short video to help you remember.

God uses the church today for the same purpose.
God wants His people to share His love with other people.
We can do this!
Not only in the church building but at home, at school, at work, where we live.

So, what were the things the early Christians did together?
1 . . . . . .     2 . . . . . .    3 . . . . . .    4 . . . . . .

Scroll down to the end to check the answers!

ACTIVITY: Scattered Blessings

Do any of you have any TREES in your garden or in your street? What happens to the trees in the autumn?

At first it makes me sad to think of my beautiful trees losing all their leaves. But you know what else is happening?
As the leaves fall, so do seeds that make it possible for new trees to grow.
If my lovely TREE never gave up its leaves, we wouldn’t have any new trees that come up.

Our giving is a lot like that tree in the garden. WHEN WE GIVE, WE SCATTER OUR BLESSINGS to others and in turn, those people are able to bless others.

Download the picture by right clicking on it,  save it and then print it out. Or use a blank sheet and do you own drawing.

Colour the LARGE TREE with leaves or seeds on the ground around it.
Write on the leaves gifts that God has given us that we can use to bless others with.

Remember: God hasn’t given us gifts so we will keep them to ourselves.
We are to use everything God has given us to bring Him glory!

PRAYER

Let’s now pray together and ask God to show us ways each day to love others and spread blessings to them!
This 5 finger prayer may help you to pray for others.
HOLD EACH FINGER IN TURN AS YOU PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE MENTIONED.

picture of a hand with spread-out fingers, text with a prayer to say on each finger

A SONG TO END WITH

 

The ANSWERS are…

There were 4 things the followers of Jesus did when they gathered.

1. Praying together (and praising God)
2. Listening to their teachers (the apostles)
3. Sharing what they have
4. Breaking bread together

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

 

SUNDAY 26 APRIL

HI EVERYBODY!
Since Easter we have been looking at how Jesus’ friends discovered that he wasn’t dead anymore, but very much alive. This week we will be learning all about what happened on the road to Emmaus.

On the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
Read the story below. You can listen to it while reading along.

Cleopas and his friend were walking on the road to Emmaus. A man, whom the disciples didn’t recognise joined them on their journey. He asked why they were sad and the disciples explained that their friend Jesus was dead and they missed him. They were disappointed because they believed Jesus was going to do great things and they thought he was the promised Messiah.

The man told the disciples to believe everything the prophets said and that Christ would rise again.

When the three men reached Emmaus, the disciples invited their new friend to have dinner with them. The new friend held a piece of bread, said a prayer, broke the bread into pieces and gave it to the two disciples. At that moment, the disciples realised their new friend was actually Jesus!!
Immediately Jesus disappeared. The disciples were disappointed in themselves for not recognising the man as Jesus.


COLOURING ACTIVITY
Download the picture by right clicking on it,  save it and then print it out.


MAZE


TRUST THE LEADER

Divide your group into 2 teams each with a leader, if there are 3 or less people in your household stay as one team and select a leader. Have the teams line up behind their leaders, one hand on the shoulder of the teammate in front of them. Set up some obstacles across a room in your house or garden for each team.

Everyone apart from the leader should close their eyes, the leaders must then take their teams from one side of the room to the other, navigating the obstacles.
The leader must pay close attention to the team, and offer directions to people at the right time to avoid hitting any obstacles. If you have more than one team you could make it a race to see which team can finish first. Try to give everyone a turn to be leader.

As a group think about how we can look after other people? What makes a good friend especially when leading others?


PRAYER

With your family find a space in your home or garden where you can walk together and take it in turns to say alternate lines of the below prayer.

You: Walk with me, Jesus.
Your family: Walk with me, Jesus.
You: Show me the way
Your family: Show me the way
You: Walk with me, Jesus
Your family: Walk with me Jesus.
You: Every day
Your family: Every day.

AND TO END WITH:  A SONG WITH SIGN LANGUAGE

SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

 

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All Together – Family Service
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at 10.30 am

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Come and join us to create a space where friendship and wisdom can grow
Children aged between 5 and 12 years old
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Parents

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.