Missionary Discipleship – 2020/21

“Go then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age
MATTHEW 28:19-20

Our Word of the Week this week is

MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP

Missionary Discipleship is one of the three themes that Bishop Patrick asks us to explore and grow in as a Diocese. The first is Encounter, the second is Discipleship and the third is Missionary Discipleship. So, should we have completed the first two before talking about this? Is there a set of criteria I needed to complete before praying these resources? What does this mean for my relationship with God? The simple answer is, we are on a journey! And the beauty of being on a journey with Jesus, is that we are all at different stages, at different times, going at different speeds. But what we all have in common is that Jesus is the one meeting us where we are and leading us to where we need to be. An easier way to remember the three themes are with these three simple quotes:

ENCOUNTER – “I love you”

DISCIPLESHIP – “I call you”

MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP – “Get on with it”

This is just a gentle reminder from God that we are loved and called by Him, time to start putting this into action!

Notices

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today is the feast of the English Martyrs. They gave their lives for God and the faith and are incredibly important people. As it was Bank Holiday yesterday, we are going to watch our Word of the Week video today instead! Like all the resources this week, it is brought to us by Christ the King.

Let us pray:
God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.
Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today’s Act of Worship is led by 9JTU!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

At Christ the King they have Thoughtful Thursday, a time to stop and reflect. One of their Year 7 pupils leads a prayer through this video. Watch it, and then spend some time in silence reflecting on what you have heard before finishing by saying the prayer below.

 

Dear Lord,

during these difficult times we have faced,

we hope that we keep You close to our hearts

and recognise the sacrifices You made in losing Your Son to help and support us.

Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today’s Scripture reflection comes from Miss Johnson at Christ the King.

 

God has created me to do Him some definite service.

He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.

I have my mission.

I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.

I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

He has not created me for naught.

I shall do good; I shall do His work.

I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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