Worship at Home

On this page you will find resources created by school and resources from recommended websites to support you in worship at home. These resources are linked to the Christian liturgical calendar.
 
Join in at home...
From 5th January 2021, you may wish to join with some of our worship at home if you aren't in school due to lockdown. We will give ideas of stories and activities you can join in with here as well as videos and powerpoints of some of the worship taking place in school.
Forgiveness worship- week beginning 1st March 2021
This week in our worship about Forgiveness we will be focusing on the story of Zacchaeus and how he turned over a new leaf. What do we mean by this phrase?
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LENT AND EASTER 2021
 
For Lent this year we are providing a Lent Activity Grid for children at home and in school. There are activities to promote, thankfulness, promise, forgiveness and reflection from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day.  Our activity grid is available below.
 
We are also asking everyone to take part in our Lent Cross Challenge, so we can fill our school community with crosses to remind everyone of the sacrifice Jesus made for us when he died on the cross.
Information about the Lent Cross Challenge can be found below.
 
The Church of England have also provided a great introduction to Lent which you can view below.
 
Pilgrim's Pathway
As we move through Lent we will be using a worship resource in school from the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. The series of videos will help us to reflect on what we need to go on a journey through Lent and beyond as we learn more about being Christians. The videos for each week will be posted below for you to use at home too.
This week's Pilgrim's Pathway Video- week 2. The map
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EASTER STORY IN FORTY SENTENCES
(based on Easter Story in 40 sentences adapted by Tony Cook from www.animationfactory.co.uk and produced by  Diocese of Bath and Wells) 
 
See the Easter story unfold each day, sentence by sentence...
 
Our story through Lent begins. Jesus had been going around the area with his disciples, telling people about God and performing miracles, healing people and forgiving them for the bad things they had done.
 
Jesus was travelling to Jerusalem with two of his friends. They were going to celebrate a special time for Jews called the Passover.
Jesus sent two of his friends ahead of him to fetch a donkey. He told them that if anyone asks who needs the donkey they should say that the Lord needs it.
 
Jesus and his friends entered Jerusalem with Jesus riding on the donkey.
 
People lined the streets shouting "Hosanna!" They waved palm branches to welcome Jesus and laid their coats on the ground.
 
The crowd were pleased to see Jesus as they were expecting a new King of the Jews.
 
The following day Jesus went to the temple.
 
When Jesus got there, he got very upset because people were using the temple as a market place, selling all sorts of goods and exchanging money.
 
Jesus told the market traders that the temple was a place of prayer and he overturned the tables and threw them out of the temple.
 
Valentine's Day Worship- week beginning 8th February 2021
This collective worship is on the theme of love and Valentine's Day and is led by Luke Andrews from the Life Church in Bebington. We hope you enjoy it.
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Week beginning 8th February 2021- Respecting older people
 
This week we are thinking about respecting older people. It seems fitting to think about this when last week, the nation was saddened to hear about the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore, who became an example to us all last year.
 
Below you will find a video of a worship to help you think about how we should treat older people.
Some of the slides for this worship have come from PictureNews and also the story is from SPCK assemblies.
 
You will also find some information below about Captain Tom Moore as well as a link to the Prime Minister's tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore.
 
The Prime Minister’s tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSJXjQrF_v4
Research link – Army profile of Captain Sir Tom Moore
www.army.mod.uk/people/leave-well/service-leavers-veterans/army-skills/captain-sir-tom-moore
1st February 2021
INTERFAITH WELCOME BANNER AND POSTERS VIDEO
Back in November we held our Interfaith Week. Our Interfaith Welcome Banner is now hanging proudly in school. The video below shows you a small sample of the posters many of the children made. There is also a photo of our Interfaith Welcome Banner for those of you at home to see. In a week when we are thinking about respecting others it seemed a good time to remind everyone of our Interfaith week and the wonderful posters and banner we made to show our commitment to respecting other faiths or those of no faith.
 
Here is the link to the story mentioned in the video.
 
Week beginning 1st February 2021- Respecting others

Please watch the video from Chris for this week's worship.

We are considering how everyone has their own opinions and ideas and how we should respect that. This can be tricky and challenging.

When St Peter was writing a letter to his friends who were going through a difficult time he said “Show proper respect to everyone”. 

 
 
Week beginning 25th January 2021-The Golden Rule
This week we are learning about Respect and the Golden Rule Mosaic. There is a Powerpoint below for you to follow this worship at home. Please send us any photos of the reflection activities you complete. We would love to see them.
Week beginning 18th January 2021- Jesus gets angry at the temple.
This week we are thinking about respect for places of worship or places which are special to others.
There is a video from Vicar Al this week and we have added a few reflection activities you may want to try at home.
Week beginning 11th January- The Value of Respect
This worship is in Powerpoint form and is an introduction to the value of Respect. If you click on the sound icons on each slide you will hear a voice over for the worship. We hope you enjoy being able to share in a worship at home. 
Week beginning 4th January 2021
This week we are thinking about Epiphany. This is celebrated in the church on the 6th January. Vicar David has kindly created this video for our worship this week which you can view below. There are also some Epiphany activities for you to enjoy with your family.
 
Autumn Term 2-COMPASSION
 
Week beginning 7th December- As we continue to think about the message of Christmas and how we can be more compassionate, we are thinking about the story of the Lost Sheep this week. Many people may feel lost at Christmas. They may be lonely or sad. What can we do to help? How is Jesus like the shepherd in this story?
Here is the story of the Lost Sheep if you would like to watch it. 
 
Week beginning 30th November- This week we have been thinking about Advent and how we can prepare for Christmas by thinking about what Christmas means. We have thought about how we must show patience. Take a look at the Advent activities below and maybe have a go at using our Compassion and Kindness Advent Calendar.
 
Week beginning 23rd November- The story of Miriam and Moses
Week beginning 16th November-This week we are thinking about a special Bible verse from Colossians 3:12. "Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." 
This means thinking about being compassionate everyday, just like you get dressed everyday and choose your clothes. God wants us to choose to be compassionate towards others. Here is a story about being compassionate. 
 
Week beginning 9th November- The Good Samaritan
 
Week beginning 2nd November- The Feeding of the 5000
ADVENT
 
Advent is a time of preparation for Christians looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus. Advent begins four weeks before Christmas. It is a time for excitement for many as we look forward to time with family, church services and maybe a visit from Father Christmas. This year we are thinking about preparing for Christmas in a slightly different way through thinking about how we can be compassionate and kind to those in need. Here you will find our Compassion and Kindness Advent Calendar with small acts the children can try during Advent. Don't forget our Reverse Advent Calendar as well which can be found in the 'Fruitful Lives' section of our website.
 
Finally, if you want to try some Advent activities you can complete our 'Advent at Home' sheet.
An Advent Calendar from the Church of England
The Church of England have also provided a great Advent Calendar helping us all to think about the joy we may feel each day but also considering those who need comfort. Feel free to use this at home.
 
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020
During November we will be thinking about Remembrance Day.
Can you find out when Remembrance Day is?
Why do we wear poppies at this time?
If you want to make a poppy at home this website gives you some easy instructions to follow.
 
Or this website has lots of different ideas for poppy crafts.
 
Alternatively, you can make an outdoor poppy in your garden. Can you collect lots of red items for the petals and black items for the centre and arrange them to look like a poppy?
 
There is also a beautiful animation from CBeebies which sees the Great War from the eyes of the animals living in the battlefield.
 
 
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A way to pray with your poppy for Remembrance
(from the Church of England website
https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/funerals/after-funeral/prayers-remembrance)

Anyone can be involved in prayers for remembering, whether in church or at home. All you need for this simple prayer is a poppy each.

Look at your poppy. Poppies are bright and cheerful flowers: give thanks to God for the lives of those who have died in war, remembering all the joy they brought to families and friends, and all the good things they did for their home and their country.

Then look at the red petals: red reminds us of danger and harm. Ask God to be close to those who are still facing danger each day, to give courage to the armed forces, and compassion to all who help others.

Place your whole hand over the poppy: poppies are also fragile and need to be handled gently. God cares for those who are hurting and those who are sad. Ask God to comfort all who are grieving the loss of someone they love.

Finally place a finger on the centre of the poppy: ask God to help you play your part in working for peace in the world.

Our Harvest at Home sheet gives you ideas for craft, challenges, prayer, song and reflections linked to Harvest.
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The Church of England are providing excellent resources for use at home.
 
Another recommended website
Home Worship Archive