Please note that the service will be available from 11am on Sunday morning.
Dear Lord Jesus, we don't have to see you to know you are with us. You bring us all together as a community, in your love. Thank you Jesus. Amen
Today Jesus teaches us how to deal with someone who upsets us.
This Sunday's Gospel reading is Matthew 18 15-20 either read it yourself from your own Bible or use www.biblegateway.com . Then watch this video which explains what Jesus was teaching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLjUq5pJdQs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKkbIZtqhyQ This little light of mine
Activity for now:
Use a coloured piece of paper. Think of times that you have been wronged or upset by other people, and tear a piece off for each one. (You may want to do this with someone else and different coloured paper) Now use the ripped up pieces of paper to create a mosaic of something beautiful e.g. a flower, a heart or a butterfly. Beautiful things can come from dealing with things that have upset us.
Draw a person shape on a piece of paper or card and cut it out. Now write on the shape an action or quality that helps a community ti get along well or builds them up. You may want to create more than one person shape...you can then join these together into a community.
Activity for this week:
Think of a friend who you have upset or who has upset you. Make an effort this week to get in touch with them and put things right.
Prayer for today:
Dear God, we go back to our communities; the places where we live, where we learn to listen to you and to each other and act on what we hear. Be with us. Lord. Amen