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Live Your Faith + children’s activities to enjoy at home

 

“Live Your Faith” is a weekly reflection based on lectionary readings. It includes prayers and readings and is produced by Roots for Churches Ltd. You can find out more by visiting http://www.rootsontheweb.com.

Click on the links below to open the PDF files
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liveyourfaith_106_5_april
liveyourfaith_106_12_april
liveyourfaith_106_19_april
liveyourfaith_106_26_april
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Here are some children’s activity sheets to enjoy:
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22-mar-2020-colouring-sheet
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29-mar-2020-colouring-sheet

Visit http://www.rootsontheweb.com/familiesathome29mar to enjoy further activities.

God is in Control

Trust Him.
Trust the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit,
with those things that you don’t understand, or
that are out of your control.

When you are worried
about tomorrow,
God is not worried!
He knows what will happen

if you trust in Him,
if you will let The Son, Jesus Christ,
be in control of your life!

For Jesus guides and protects those
who belong to Him,
who choose to believe His promises.

Have faith in God,
His promises are sure.
His love never fails.
He is not worried about tomorrow.

 

Words of comfort from Jenny

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It’s hard to imagine that just a month ago we were out and about with very little sense of what was soon to happen. Since then, the Coronavirus has changed all of our lives us in so many ways. Some of you I know are busier than you have ever been at work. Some are facing the challenges of working from home. Some are ill. Some are busy with childcare and home schooling and others are finding their days very long with too much time to think.

Change, is very often alarming, and the flood of news on our TVs and other screens does little to calm us down but in Psalm 57, we find lots to help us.

The psalm tells us primarily to hide in Gods presence and to praise him. This probably seems like a self centered and strange approach but let’s unpack it for a moment.

Praise, is always about more than honouring God. As we speak out to God all that we want to thank him for, all that we can trust him for,  we don’t just honour God, we calm our own fears as we remind ourselves of his strength. There is real power in praise.

‘Hiding under Gods wings’ need not be a literal curling up and ignoring everything either. I believe  that God calls us to witness to him more than ever in these times when people are confused, afraid and needing to know God is there.  We need to help in every responsible way we can. We need to phone around and support each other. We need to post prayers on the internet or just stick something in your window that says ‘I’m praying for all my neighbours’ we need to find every possible, way of caring for one another within the rules the government needs us to follow….but in all that we do during this time, we do it in the shadow of his wing. That means we pray as never before, it means we read our Bibles and feed on his promises as never before. It means we trust and lean and hope and delight in the God for whom nothing is impossible , the God who invites you to step under the shadow of his wing and trust him for all that’s to come because in all that we do, feel and experience, we are in the presence of the God of power and love and new beginnings both for us and for his World.

A Prayer:
Lord bless our homes.
Bless our communities,
Bless our NHS and all key workers
and bless our World with healing health and peace.
Amen.

Vision 21 Metres of Coppers

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We still need your loose change… We have now raised £1738. What a fantastic response we are having, not only from our own Church family but also from those we are reaching out to in the village! Don’t stop saving your coppers every little helps!

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