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Advent Sunday Holy Communion November 29th

 We meet in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Song: I offer up my life in spirit and truth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWP05Fm39sY Children and elders Friends and strangers We come to God’s House   In good times and bad times In joy and in sorrow We come to God’s House   Seeking wisdom Asking for God’s Blessing We come to God’s House We light this candle for all God’s messengers, preparing the way for change, signs pointing for a new age to come O God, as we wait for your promise, give light, give hope     Saying Sorry to God: Father God you have promised to hear us when we call to you. Lord, we confess our sins Keep your promise and forgive us, we pray.   For the times when we have hurt others through the words we have said, Lord we confess our sins. Keep your promise and forgive us, we pray.   For the times when our actions have been ha
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Sunday Nov 22nd Children and Family Activities: Nehemiah Build a Wall

  Song: For I’m Building a People of Power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAVdz4a7s6s     Sunday 22 nd Nov is St Catherine’s Day- so we’re thinking about our church- not just the building but all the people and activities that belong there. But we haven’t been able to use our building for so much of this year. How does that make us feel? A long time ago- God’s people were sent away from their city Jerusalem and their land to live in a strange land. They were very sad. A man called Nehemiah came up with a plan…. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/HdDvqWtVkro Nehemiah prays to God about what has happened. He is very sad and knows that his people have done some wrong things. When things are tough for us, we are allowed to be sad or even cry. But like Nehemiah, we can turn to God to. We might need to think about how we got into the mess. But God hears our prayers and is always there for us- to help us sort things out. Nehemiah acts – he asks the King for help- that’s a v