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The way, the truth and the life

Please find worship for Sunday 10th May 2020.
News and Activities for Children and Young People

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Also please find a simple communion service and children's worship

Join the chat after the service (10.40am) - see below for more info

 
SUNDAY WORSHIP
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A simple service of Holy Communion
A simple service of Holy Communion
Worship for our children (church + school)
Here is our worship for children and school
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NEW - COFFEE AND CHAT AFTER THE SUNDAY SERVICE
Bring your coffee / tea and settle down to catch up with church friends at 10.40 after the Sunday service (which can be viewed together on Facebook)

To join meeting on iPad or computer (using zoom) by clicking the following link

St Mary's Coffee and Chat
Meeting ID: 810 5534 3344
Password: 442295

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Join by telephone by calling 0131 460 1196  and giving the following information
Meeting ID: 810 5534 3344
Password: 442295
 
THINGS TO CELEBRATE
The safe arrival of Isla Grace (Granddaughter of Janis and Keith)

Don't forget to let us know if you or someone in your family is celebrating a birthday or something special
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
  • Join us for zoom Sunday School at 9am (contact us at stmarys.beverley@gmail.com for a code to join)
  • Although we can not physically meet together -it is important that our children continue to grow in faith and are able to connect with one another so here are some resources to help you at home.
  • Please send us your artwork, videos and pictures and you will win a star - 5 stars = prize.
Children
Bible story

Open the Bible at John 14

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I will be going away soon, but don’t worry, because I am going to prepare a place for you in my Father’s house, which has many rooms. When the time is right, I will return and take you there, so that we can all be together.’ Wanting to know where this place would be, Thomas asked, ‘How will we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. I will show you the way to God the Father.’ But Philip wanted Jesus to show them the Father. Jesus sighed. ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still don’t recognise me?’ Jesus continued, ‘Believe in the Father and believe also in me, because I am in the Father and the Father is in me. If you can’t do that, then look at the things I have done and you will know what God the Father is like. If you believe in me, you will be able to do even greater things than I have done. All you have to do is to ask in my name and I will do it for you.’

 

Finger labyrinth

A symbol of the journey to God the Father

You will need: labyrinths, photocopied onto card, (click here for -template), one per person, PVA glue, crayons/felt tips, glitter, beads.

Explain that walking a labyrinth has been used for centuries as a way of praying. The path can symbolise a person’s journey to God. It has three stages – the inward journey, the centre and the outward journey. The centre is a place to pause, pray and find God’s peace.

  • Give everyone a labyrinth card.
  • Show everyone how to slowly trace their fingers along the path, letting go of the things that stop them coming close to God.
  • Encourage them to pause and pray at the centre.
  • Then they can slowly trace their fingers back along the path, using their relationship with God to help them think about themselves, other people and the world.
  • Invite the children to decorate their labyrinths with colour, glitter and/or beads.
  • Encourage them to pray with their finger labyrinths at home. You could challenge them to learn the Bible verse, too.

More information about labyrinths can be found at: www.labyrinth.org.ukwww.labyrinths.org/resources/childrenslabyrinths.pdf

 

Online labyrinth

Do this individually on laptops/iPads/tablets.

Explain that a labyrinth is not a maze, which has multiple paths and dead ends and is designed to confuse and trap. A labyrinth has one path that leads to the centre and back out again. There is one entrance and one exit and you can’t get lost. It symbolises the journey of life and can be a helpful prayer tool.

Access the virtual labyrinth online. If time is limited, do one or two pieces together and let people complete it at home.

 

Activity and colouring sheets

You could also complete the activity sheets - activity sheet

Photograph your work and send it back to stmarys.beverley@gmail.com to be included in next week's service. You will receive your star.

Young People

Open the Bible at John 14

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I will be going away soon, but don’t worry, because I am going to prepare a place for you in my Father’s house, which has many rooms. When the time is right, I will return and take you there, so that we can all be together.’ Wanting to know where this place would be, Thomas asked, ‘How will we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. I will show you the way to God the Father.’ But Philip wanted Jesus to show them the Father. Jesus sighed. ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still don’t recognise me?’ Jesus continued, ‘Believe in the Father and believe also in me, because I am in the Father and the Father is in me. If you can’t do that, then look at the things I have done and you will know what God the Father is like. If you believe in me, you will be able to do even greater things than I have done. All you have to do is to ask in my name and I will do it for you.’

Seeing both sides      

Give out strips of paper and ask the young people to write the words of John 14.7 along it. Invite them to twist the strip and glue the ends together to make a Mobius strip (detailed instructions). Talk about what Jesus meant when he said that we can see the Father by seeing him, and how this symbol can help to represent this.

If doing this virtually, remind the young people to bring a pen and paper to the ‘session’.

  • What do you use to help you find the way?
  • How does it feel that Jesus has prepared a way and a place for each of us?
  • When are the most difficult times to recognise Jesus as the way?
Go with me            

Place a large map of the local area on the floor. Ask each young person a few stickers or marker pens and ask them to mark out the places they will be going to this coming week, or places where they pray that Jesus might bring God’s love. As they do this, encourage the young people to pray quietly that they might follow Jesus and do his will.

Online labyrinth             

Do this individually on laptops/iPads/tablets, or as a whole group.

Explain that a labyrinth is not a maze, which has multiple paths and dead ends and is designed to confuse and trap. A labyrinth has one path that leads to the centre and back out again. There is one entrance and one exit and you can’t get lost. It symbolises the journey of life and can be a helpful prayer tool.

Access the virtual labyrinth online..

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Images and Sunday school resources adapted from ROOTS for Churches Ltd (www.rootsontheweb.com) 2002-2020.
Reproduced with permission.

 
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