Secret service missions have been taking place this week and it has been wonderful to see. We should serve one another in love and what we give will be given back to us in different ways.
Give, and it will be given to you…… For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Living out our values is all part of daily life in school and this week Mr Holmes set everyone a challenge to complete a ‘Secret Service’ mission. Everyone (including adults) to complete a mission to serve someone without wanting anything in return - the idea that there will be ‘no strings attached’.
We are sharing and living Jesus’ mission to serve one another in love and a wonderful way to live out our school motto.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
What will your secret mission be?
In our worship this week, we have shared our new value ‘Service’. It is a time to think about the talents that God has given us and how we can use these to serve others or brighten up their lives.
‘Serve one another in love’
As we reflected last week, Lent is a time of fasting, prayer and sharing kindness with others. Despite the temptations Jesus faced, he remained strong and faithful as he knew God was watching over him.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
Corinthians 1: 13
08.03.2019 - Lent has started and as we enter this time before Easter we remember Jesus' time in the wilderness. Jesus was tested for forty days and nights. Lent is a time for us to reflect on the sacrifices he made and to use his example of faith and strength during this important period. This can be found in Luke's Gospel.
'After his baptism, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread." Jesus answered him, "It is written. One does not live by bread alone." Luke 4:1-13
01.03.2019 - Jesus continued his teachings and these can be found within the Gospels. Our 'Big Story' frieze displays examples and symbols of his teachings. Jesus shared his good news message and this can be found in Luke's Gospel.
'Do to others as you would have them do to you.' Luke 6:27-38.
His teaching in this reading encourages us to love one another, not to judge or condemn and how we should forgive, so that we can be forgiven.
15.02.2019 - 4th Sunday before Lent.
Jesus had gathered his disciples, just ordinary people, who following God's word would do extraordinary things.
Jesus spent time preaching God's word but he knew that he would need friends to help him. He asked to go out on the boat with the fishermen. Jesus said to Simon Peter: 'Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.' Luke 5:4
08.02.19 - Last Sunday marked the fourth Sunday of Epiphany. Jesus was now baptised and the Holy Spirit had come upon him. Jesus spoke the words by Isaiah and the prophesy that had been foretold had been fulfilled.
In Paul's letter to the Corinthians, he talks about the meaning of love and how Jesus fulfills this.
'Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious or boastful or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends...And now faith, hope and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.' 1 Corinthians 1-13
01.02.2019 - Last Sunday marked the third Sunday after Epiphany. Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee . He began to teach in synagogues and was praised by everyone.
”The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to bring good news.” Luke 4:19
18.01.2019 - ‘Jesus had also been baptised and was praying the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved: with you I am pleased.”
Luke 3 21-22