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THE POWER OF PRAYER

At St Cuthbert's we recognise the power of prayer and the comfort it brings. It is a time of quiet contemplation, a time to ask for forgiveness, a time of peace and a time to reflect and be thankful. We respect the diversity in our school community. Each week our children and staff are invited to write prayers inspired by the worship value/message or simply to sit and think about the theme. These prayers are displayed on our prayer tree which stands in our entrance area so that members of our school community and visitors can read them. Some of these prayers are read as part of worship.

Please let us know if you would like us to pray for someone or something in particular by submitting an e-mail using the contact form below.

Our School Prayer

Weekly Prayers

Worship Themes and resources Autumn 2017

The themes and focus for these assemblies have been taken from the key points in the Church of England’s ‘Vision for Education’ document.

Educating for Hope and Aspiration

In life, how we learn to approach the future is crucial. Good schools open up horizons of hope and aspiration, and guide pupils into ways of fulfilling them. They also cope wisely with things and people going wrong. Bad experiences and behaviour, wrongdoing and evil need not have the last word. There are resources for dignity and respect; repentance, forgiveness, truth and reconciliation are possible; and meaning, trust, generosity, compassion and hope are more fundamental than meaninglessness, suspicion, selfishness, hardheartedness and despair.

 

Monday 6th November REMEMBRANCE

Dignity and respect can come in the form of remembering those who gave everything so that we might have freedom.

1) Remembering

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/1553/remembering-remembrance-sunday-11-november

2) Never Forget

http://learn.christianaid.org.uk/Images/Learn-AoM-Primary-Never-forget-assemblyNovember-2011_tcm16-57046.pdf

3) Assembly 18 - Helping People

http://media.britishlegion.org.uk/Media/3143/ks1-2_assembly1

11th Armistice Day

12th Remembrance

Sunday

Monday 13th November PEACE

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

1) Peace & its symbols

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/2573/peace-and-its-symbols

2) Sport & Peace

http://cafod.org.uk/Media/Files/Resources/Primary/resource-pages/Sport-and-peaceassembly

3) Peace

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/243/peace

4) Peace

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/22/peace

5) Peace Babies

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/318/peace-babies

6) Building Peace

http://learn.christianaid.org.uk/TeachersResources/primary/primaryassembly_nov08.aspx4

Monday 20th November Reconciliation

Reconciling is a crucial element of wisely negotiating the multi-layered and diverse reality of the society in which we live. It is usually not too difficult to honour the dignity of those who seem to be ‘one of us’, similar to ourselves, ‘normal’ by our own measure. The challenge is how we treat those who seem alien, abnormal, disturbingly or dangerously different.

1) http://www.assemblies.org.uk/sec/1470/reconciliation recommended for KS3 but can easily be adapted. Particularly poignant as Coventry Cathedral is located in the Midlands and to this day is one of the world’s oldest religious-based centres for reconciliation, reflecting the commitment made by Provost Howard in 1940 to work with others “to build a kinder, more Christ-child-like world.”

2) Peace & Reconciliation

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/class-prayer-peace-and-reconciliation-2-6100233

3) Forgiveness

http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/971/forgiveness

4) Christ the King

http://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary/assemblies/christ-the-king-free/

5) Forgiveness

http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/forgivenessa-whole-school-assembly-outline/

12th Prophet’s Birthday (Islam)

 

26th November Christ the king

Monday, 27th November Wisdom

  • The Bible is passionate about both wisdom-seeking and the importance of teaching and learning.
  • Wisdom isn't about what you know (this is knowledge/information) but about what you do with what you know - the application of your knowledge.

The Wisdom Necklace http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/1961/josie-jake-and-the-wisdom-necklace 2) Wisdom http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/exploring-values-with-the-bible-wisdom/ 3) Wisdom http://www.assemblies.org.uk/sec/2566/wisdom 4) Wisdom of Solomon http://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/2376/the-wisdom-of-solomon

3rd December first Sunday of advent 30th St Andrew’s Day

 

ADVENT – THE JESSE TREE

Date

Theme

Reading

Created by

Thurs 30th Nov

Creation

 

Story Bible p8

Genesis ch 1 v 1-3 (Genesis ch1 v 1 – ch 2 v4) p3

Rachael West

Friday 1st Dec

Fall

Adam, Eve snake and apple

Story Bible p10

Genesis ch 3 v 22 – 24 (Gen ch 2 v 4 – ch 3 v24) p4

Logan Heeks

 

Mon 4th Dec

Noah and the Ark (obeying God)

Story Bible p12 Genesis ch 6 v12-14 and v19-20 and ch 7 v17 and ch 8 v1 & ch 8 v 18-19

(Genesis ch 6 v9 – ch 8 v19) p8

Grace Sulley

Tue 5th Dec

God’s rainbow promise

Story Bible p13

Genesis ch 9 v 8 – 17 p 10

Kaitlyn Baron

Wed 6th Dec

Abraham – lots of little stars

Story Bible p 16

Genesis ch 18 v 17 – 19 p17

Kimi McKenna

Thurs 7th Dec

Isaac story, & Esau or Ram’s horn / sword

Story Bible p18

Genesis ch 22 v1 – 12 p21

Harley Turner

 

Mon 11th Dec

Joseph – coat of many colours

Story Bible p22

Genesis ch 37 v 2-4

(Genesis ch 37 v1 – 36) p39

Olivia Mountain

Tue 12th Dec

Moses – basket, burning bush

Story Bible p28

Exodus ch 2 v 1 – 4 p55

Amber Nebil

Wed 13th Dec

David - Star of David, sheep,

Story Bible

1 Samuel 17 v 48 – 51 p 273

 

Thurs 14th Dec

Mary, angel, Mother of God

Story Bible p 84

Matthew ch 1 v 18 – 24 p 912

Ava Schiel

Fri 15th Dec

Jesus from David – Star of David

Story Bible

Matthew ch 1 v 1 & v 17 p 911

Libah Ahmed

 

Tue 19th Dec

John the Baptist, dove, river

Story Bible p 90

Matthew ch 3 v 13 – 17 p 913

Ashlina Qureshi

Wed 20th Dec

Jesus Light of the World – flame, candle

Story Bible p146 The Spirit arrives

John ch 8 v12 p 1031

James Edwards- Aspinall

Worship lead another lovely Worship about developing our Christian Character.

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