w/c 30th October
Our reading this week is Psalm 1: 1-6
Great blessings belong to those
who don’t listen to evil advice,
who don’t live like sinners,
and who don’t join those who make fun of God.
2 Instead, they love the Lord’s teachings
and think about them day and night.
3 So they grow strong,
like a tree planted by a stream—
a tree that produces fruit when it should
and has leaves that never fall.
Everything they do is successful.
4 But the wicked are not like that.
They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 When the time for judgment comes, the wicked will be found guilty.
Sinners have no place among those who do what is right.
6 The Lord shows his people how to live,
but the wicked have lost their way.
Prayer for the week:
Help us to be the best that we can be,
To be wise in the worst of times,
To endure through the struggle,
Song for the week: Here I am to Worship
We thought about our favourite books and why we enjoy them. Books can take readers on journeys of imagination, discovery, understanding and even faith.
We thought about how far the children might go to get a book and the closest places to go and find books locally. The nearest library is in Sible Hedingham and the nearest bookshop is in either Halstead or Haverhill.
We thought about the fact that in the past books were very rare and difficult to find. We found out about Mary Jones.
Mary Jones saved for six years and walked twenty-six miles to get her book - the Bible. This story shows how important The Bible is to Christians. Having seen Mary’s desire for a Bible, Thomas Charles began to work with others to make Bibles more widely available to people like her. He went on to set up the British and Foreign Bible Society, which aimed to help as many people as possible to own a Bible in their own language. Today, the Bible Society and its supporters still work to distribute Bibles that people can read and understand.
We have also been thinking about big challenges in our Big Thought worship.
Questions to think about at home:
Why do you think that some people choose to read the Bible, or a different religious book, every day. How do you think it helps them?
Do you believe that God 'speaks' to people through what they read in the Bible, or other religious texts? Why or why not?