Worship

This week we remember the Presentation of Our Lady at The Temple – this was an Act of Worship that all Jewish families did to give thanks to God for their child. When we come together to worship God we are celebrating all that is good in our lives and reminding ourselves where those blessings come from. This week think about something you want to celebrate and find a way to give thanks for it.

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

This week is Anti-Bullying Week across the country, and so in a move slightly different from normal we’re going to watch a video on that today! Bullying is never okay, it hurts others and definitely doesn’t follow Christ’s example. Watch the video and try the activity below.

This week we want to focus on how we can unite together to help reduce bullying in school and online. We all need to work together to do this. We would like you to make a pledge outlining how you will be playing your part to unite against bullying. Write your antibullying pledge in the comments box below

Let us join together in prayer now :

Dear Lord,

You keep us safe and provide us shelter in our times of need. Please forgive those who disobey your Word, who bully and hurt others, and help them to see your light and graciousness. Help us to live out Christ’s example everyday, and to be better people in our thoughts, words and deeds.

Amen

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

Worship can mean different things to different people. There is no right or wrong way to come closer to God, you can talk, sing, be silent, pray, whatever feels right and comfy for you.

Some people prefer to worship alone, whilst some prefer being together. Worship can be loud and joyful or quiet and reflective, and each one is equally as reverent as the others.

Watch some of this worship video and see how this group of people are worshiping then spend some time talking to the person next to you about what you saw.

Is this how you worship?

Is it something you would feel comfortable doing?

What type of prayer and worship do you enjoy most?

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross.
We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

There are so many different ways to worship, and it is something that every single person does differently.

Worship is mentioned quite a few times in scripture, and one well known passage is the paragraph below from John’s Gospel:

“Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the time will come when people will not worship the Father either on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans do not really know whom you worship; but we Jews know whom we worship, because it is from the Jews that salvation comes. But the time is coming and is already here, when by the power of God’s Spirit people will worship the Father as he really is, offering him the true worship that he wants. God is Spirit, and only by the power of his Spirit can people worship him as he really is.””

 

As a class have a discussion about this scripture. What do you think it means? Why did Jesus say this to the Samaritan woman? Write your thought and discussions in the comments below.

Christmas Card Competition:

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross.
We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

The video today looks at a piece of scripture that gives us more insight into why we worship. Use the twenty seconds of silence at the end of the video to take a moment of prayer with God.

Why do you think we worship? What do people get from it? Comment your answers below.

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

Today is National Youth Funday! We’re going to join the Briars team live during form time and see what’s going on…

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
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