Sacrifice – All Saints’

We are in the 4th week of Lent in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar

The Liturgical colour is Purple and the Word of the Week is…

Sacrifice

During Lent, we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus and the impact it has on our lives.

The sacrifice of Jesus is a reminder that we are all loved by God and that we too are called to live our lives for others as humble servants.

Think about someone who makes sacrifices for you and take a moment to thank them for what they do this week.

 

REMEMBER OUR ONGOING ALMSGIVING MISSION:

 

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

We are in the 4th week of Lent in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar

The Liturgical colour is Purple and the Word of the Week is…

Sacrifice

During Lent, we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus and the impact it has on our lives.

The sacrifice of Jesus is a reminder that we are all loved by God and that we too are called to live our lives for others as humble servants.

Think about someone who makes sacrifices for you and take a moment to thank them for what they do this week.

 

REMEMBER OUR ONGOING ALMSGIVING MISSION:

Yesterday we celebrated the 4th Sunday in Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday.

Laetare is a Latin word which means rejoice. It is one of the two occasions in the Liturgical year when the Liturgical colour is Rose.

The fourth Sunday of Lent reminds us that we are over halfway through our Lenten journey and the joy of Easter is not too far away.

Rose is a lighter version of violet, because on this Sunday the Penitential violet of Lent is mixed with white to symbolise us approaching the Easter festival.

Think about your journey through Lent, so far.

What have you achieved?

What sacrifices have you made for others?

How have you brought joy?

What more can you still do?

Our school hymn, ‘The Servant King’, links perfectly to this week’s Word of the Week, Sacrifice, in the words, ‘He calls us now to follow him.  To give our lives, as a daily offering…’

As the hymn plays, sing along or reflect on the words, thinking about the ways that you make sacrifices for others and about what more you can give or do.

 

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Sacrifice combines elements of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, since it requires us to stop doing things in a way to serve others through abstinence, action and prayer.

Take a look at the scriptures below and talk with your form about what you think they are telling us about sacrifice.  Comment some of your answers down below!

 

Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Romans 12:1-2
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Let us pray…

God of all goodness, inspired by your scriptures, give me a heart for doing only what is good.

Inspire me to share what I have in full measure, so that others are able to live without need or want.

Fill me with your Spirit, so that I may reach out and serve others, with courage, selflessness and unfailing love.

Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

As we learn more about Sacrifice, let’s find out how this is deeply rooted in Scripture and how the life, death and resurrection of Jesus changed people’s understanding of the ways we make sacrifices.

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Let’s now join together as one Church, sharing in the Lenten pillar of prayer, as we pray the prayer that Jesus gave us:

Our Father,

Who art in Heaven,

hallowed be Thy name;

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Choose someone in your form to lead your prayer this morning. They should read anything in bold, and everyone else should join in on the other parts.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

March 17th is a day we celebrate and remember St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. To celebrate this special day, our No to Hate Ambassadors have created a quiz all about this special Saint! Make sure to comment the top score from your tutor group.

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We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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