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Spring Term Worship Themes 2016-2017

SPRING TERM WORSHIP 2017

 

Themes, objectives, websites and resources

LOVE

This term we will be exploring one of the most well-known verses in the bible. St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in which he explores what Love is.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;  it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.       1 Corinthians 13:4-7 & 13 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Monday 9th January  

Epiphany

  • The birth of Jesus was the beginning of God making known who Jesus is and God’s plan for the world.
  • That faith in God is something that can be explored together.

White

1st Last day of Hanukkah

6th Epiphany

Monday, 9th January

Love is patient

  • To explore how the bible teaches us that love is patient.
  • Patience in our work. 
  • To think about how we can be patient with friends and family.

Green

Monday 16th January 

Love is kind, ; love is not jealous or boastful; arrogant or rude

  • To consider how kindness can change lives for the better.
  • To consider how jealousy can be unkind and hurtful.

Green

 

Monday, 23rd  January

 Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful

  • To learn about the life of St Paul, and how his life was change when he met God. Remind the children that he is the writer of the letter to the Corinthians that we have been looking at this term.
  • To learn how God is not resentful and forgives us when we make mistakes.

White

25th Burns Night

28th Chinese New Year

Monday, 30th January

Love - does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

  • People who have stood up for the right choices in difficult situations.
  • To think about how can we do what is right in God’s eyes.

Green

2nd  Candlemas

Monday, 6th February

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

  • Explore the lives of people who have shown endurance.
  • How we need endurance, belief and hope on the journey of the Christian life.

Green

11th Tu B’Shevat

14th Valentine’s Day

Half Term Monday, 13th February to Friday, 17th February 2017

Monday, 20th February

  So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • That God is full of love.
  • Being faithful in relationships is important.
  • To develop positive hope in ourselves and God.

Green

Monday, 27th February

Love in action – 40 acts

During Lent, we will consider generosity as a response to the love and generosity that God shows us. 

Monday, 27th February    

Give Thanks

  • To learn about how Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
  • To be generous with the food that we have.
  • To think about Lent as a time of giving something back.

Green

28th Shrove Tuesday

1st St David’s Day

1st Ash Wednesday

Monday, 6th March

Being generous with money and possessions

  • To encourage pupils to question; is having lots of money the most important thing in life?
  • To learn about how St David was generous with his time.

Purple

12th Purim

Monday, 13th March

Being generous with our talents

  • God is generous to us, and therefore we want to share that with others.
  • How Michael Faraday wanted to share his inventions with as many people as possible so that their lives may be improved. 
  • That we all have talents that we can share with others.

Purple

17th St Patrick’s Day

Monday, 20th  March

Generosity of spirit

  • To consider how we can be generous, in how we think about and treat each other. This is known as generosity of spirit.
  • To think the best of people, and being willing to forgive each other when we do wrong.

White

26th Change clocks

26th Mothering Sunday

Monday, 27th  March

Being generous to the world around us

  • Consider the importance of the natural world around us to our health and well-being
  • Reflect on what it means to be generous to our environment.

Purple

Monday, 3rd April

Reflection on Lent and Celebration of Easter

  • To reflect on the impact of 40 acts on our school community.
  • To reflect on the events in holy week and what that means for Christians.
  • At Easter we celebrate Jesus

Red

Easter Sunday 16th April

Schools Close Friday, 7th April and open on Monday, 24th April 2017

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