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Sunday May 3rd - Children's Activity - The Good Shepherd

Our Bible reading today concerns sheep, a sheepfold and the shepherd. It echoes in many ways the words of the famous 23rd Psalm found in the Old Testament.
One of the great signs of spring is seeing the new-born lambs in the fields but quite often their journey into this world has to be helped by the shepherd- the lambing season is a very busy one.

Care of sheep and lambs obviously doesn’t stop there- there is always fresh pastures to find and in the times of Jesus, the shepherds would stay in the fields with their sheep, to chase off any predators, like wolves, who slink quietly in at night to try and steal one.
If they were not out in the fields with the sheep, the shepherd would drive them down into the fold to keep them safe at night-time, with the shepherd lying across the entrance and acting like a closed gate.
Jesus referred to himself as the Good Shepherd. He loves and cares for us and like a good shepherd he knows each and every one of us by name. So, keeping that theme in mind w…

Sunday April 26th Holy Communion Service

Join us on zoom at 10:30am - Meeting ID: 839 9501 5952
Password: 521569
Welcome
We meet in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen Alleluia Christ is Risen He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has given us new life and hope. He has raised Jesus from the dead. Alleluia. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Song: Here I am to worship https://youtu.be/YXg2ztge8f0 Opening prayer Faithful one, whose word is life: come with saving power
to free our praise, inspire our prayer and shape our lives for the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Invitation to Confession Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart. Jesus Christ, risen Master and triumphant Lord, we come to you in sorrow for our sins, and confess to you our weakness and unbelief. We have lived by our own strength, and not by the power o…

Children’s Group Ideas: Sunday 26th April. Story: The Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35

Two people were walking away from Jerusalem after Jesus’ death. They had heard the rumours that Jesus had come back to life- but they didn’t know what to make of it all. Suddenly a stranger comes and walks alongside them…

That’s the start of the story for this week- it’s written in Luke’s gospel chapter 24 from verse 13.
So we’re thinking about telling stories and learning from them.
Song for our under 5s.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fe6U7ihHgM
And don’t blame me for this one – it’s from our friends in Willenhall… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnJvOJ_rkSU
Play a game together: Tell a story Tell a story together- Someone starts with 3 words, next person continues the story with another 3 words.. A man was… climbing up a… banana tree when…
See how far you can get!
The Emmaus Road Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndtnZV-5QTo&feature=youtu.be



Who was the mysterious man on the road to Emmaus? That’s what Cleopas wanted to know. Cleopas and his friend had been walking away from Je…

Sunday April 19th Communion Service

Welcome to our Communion Service.Join us on zoom - Meeting ID: 577 374 2503 Password: 984211 We meet in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen Alleluia Christ is Risen He is Risen indeed Alleluia Intro: https://youtu.be/qShsio3O6MY Hymn See what a morning -  https://youtu.be/-Qlc0UIRkBk Father God, we come to you
because you turn doubt into hope,
tears into laughter
and fear into fearlessness.
We come to you
because on this Sunday
and on every other day,
we can say, ‘Jesus is alive!’
Amen.
Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice andevil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart. Like Mary at the empty tomb, we fail to grasp the wonder of your presence. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Like the disciples behind locked doors, we are afraid to be seen as your followers. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Like Thomas in the upper room, we are slow to believe. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Almighty G…