The theme for our Liturgy this week is ‘CHALLENGE’, which was delivered via Zoom to the whole school and those at home.
We started our liturgy with the Hymn: Jesus Calls the Disciples:
How often do we accept the call from God, and the challenges that brings, to follow Jesus?
As Christians, we face many challenges along our faith journey and we can look to the inner strength that is given to us by God to meet those challenges head on like Jesus’ disciples did. Being called by Jesus was probably a challenge for the disciples. They were asked to ‘leave their fishing nets and boats upon the shore’. To leave the crops that they had grown and the people they had known’ and choose to follow Jesus.
We have faced many challenges in the last 10 months. We have faced the challenge of not being at school together, the challenges of being in our bubbles and not free to mix with others. The challenges of a different way of life and not being able to do our favourite things or to go to our favourite places. The challenges of not being able to see our friends and families.
We have to trust in God and believe that we will get through these challenging times. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
Mission for children during lockdown:
‘We would like you to practise the thing you find challenging this weekend or next week. Focus on it when you are working on your home learning and try to get better at the areas you find difficult. Think about how you can face these challenges with the grace of God. Take a moment to pray to God now about the challenges you face in your life and how you are going to combat those.’
Sharing this poem from @allontheboard
The worlds is not well at the moment,
We need to help it recover,
By learning lessons at home
And keeping our distance from each other:
Teachers may teach online
And family members will become
substitute teachers until this all ends.
We are so proud of you and you should be proud too
In this tough situation, keep practicing reading and writing,
times tables, words and numbers,
spelling, grammar, comprehension and punctuation:
When the world gets better, you will be back in the
School playground playing with your friends.