Easter 4 - Sunday 25th April 21

First Reading

Acts 4: 5-12

Second Reading

1 John 3:16-end

Gospel

John 10:11-18

Service Details

09:30 - Refresh Service - **ONLINE Only** - Follow the link below.

11:00 - Sunday Service - In Church, follow the link on the home page to get your ticket.

Notices & Service Sheets
Recorded Service

Our Sunday Service will be uploaded, and available to view by Monday Evening.

ReFresh Service

ReFresh will be available to view from 0930 on Sunday Morning.

Children's Activities

Gathering prayer:

Thank you Jesus that we are your sheep; that you care for us - awake or asleep; that you know us as we grow day by day; and for watching over us in work, rest and play. Amen 

Welcome:

Today we explore 'good shepherd' as a model for living in the community.

Gospel:

This Sunday's reading is John 10. 11-18 either read it yourself from your own Bible or use www.biblegateway.com . 

Or you can watch a video of the story here "I Am" The Good Shepherd-John 10 | Sunday School Lesson & Bible Story for Kids | Sharefaithkids.com - YouTube

Song for today:

The Lord's my Shepherd - Stuart Townend [with lyrics] - YouTube

Talk Activity for now:

Sit and chat with someone at home:

What is a shepherd? What do they do? What is their job? Everyone in Jesus' day would have been very familiar with shepherds - it was a very common job.

What are the differences between the way the shepherd and the person paid to look after the sheep react to the wolf?

Craft Activity:

Using some card and craft equipment, make a rainbow card for people you care about in the community. These might be shopkeepers, neighbours or teachers.

 

Extra Activity:

In a group with your family, stand apart so that you can throw a ball to one another. As you throw the ball say someone's name and something about them that makes them a valued member of your community e.g. Zara always makes us laugh. Carry on to see how many valued members of your community you can name.

 

Activity for this week:

Make a caring card for someone you care about either in church, on your street, or perhaps in your family. Deliver it to them this week.

 

Prayer for today:

Good Shepherd, we have listened to your voice together. Keep us safe as we go out to serve you in the world. Amen