Pupil Home Learning - Collective Worship


We will be adding a weekly Collective Worship service here each week. Parents, your child can either read through the service, if they are able to, or you can read it with them.  Each week there will be a Bible story video, a Collective Worship song and a prayer. If you have more than one child they could do the service together.

Week Beginning 6th July

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)  So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”  John Ch. 18 v 10,11

This week, we are looking a Christian who campaigned for justice peacefully: Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He lived in South Africa at a time when the system of government - called apartheid - treated black people differently to white people.  It was very similar to how black people were treated in some parts of the USA at the time of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.  While others involved themselves in extreme acts of violence, Archbishop Tutu strived to end apartheid peacefully.  Tutu helped to abolish apartheid but he always spoke of the need for peace.

Let’s look at these two videos about him.

 

 

 

Archbishop Tutu always tried to solve problems peacefully. He did this, because he was acting as he knew Jesus would want him to and how Christ told His followers to act.

Dear Lord Jesus
Thank you for Archbishop Tutu and his example of faith and obedience to You.  May he be an example to all in this world who strive for justice.
Amen

Join in this song

 

 

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.  If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.  Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, 

“VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” 

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.  Romans Ch.12 v 17 - 21
 

Week Beginning 29th June

The Lord Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 1 Corinthians Ch.11 v 23-26

 


 
In this story, Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples at Passover before He went to the cross.  Passover is still is a very important celebration meal for Jews today, because they remember when God saved them by sending Moses to lead them out of Egypt. 

The bread reminds us of Jesus' body broken on the cross and the wine reminds of his blood which washes away our sins. Christians gather together with some bread and wine or blackcurrant juice and remember Jesus as He commanded us to. We then take the bread and blackcurrant juice and remember Jesus and His victory on the cross.

Let us pray
 
Dear Lord Jesus
We thank you for so obeying your Father that you died on the cross for us.  Help us to remember Your amazing love and sacrifice for us.
Amen

Listen and maybe join in with this song:

 

Week Beginning 22nd June

David said to Goliath, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day […] the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.  All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves.”  1 Samuel Ch. 17 v 45-48 

Today we are looking at the story of David and Goliath.  David was only a young shepherd boy but he trusted completely in God.

Let’s watch the video of the story!

 

 

Sometimes, the things we face in our lives seem to be too big for us to cope with on our own.  We might also feel as if we have no one able or willing to help us.  
That’s when we need our God.  He wants us to draw near to Him and ask Him to draw near to us.  None of our worries or problems are too big for Him.  If we trust in Him, God will always provide a way.  Remember, God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world for you and me.  He wants us to talk to Him because He loves us and cares for us.  Sometimes the difficult things we face, are God’s way of teaching us something about our weaknesses and about His strength.  He wants us to realise that somethings can only be done when we put our trust in Him.

Draw a picture of a big giant and on it write all you might be worried about. Then pray to God about each of the things you wrote down, and ask Him to help you. Then rip up the picture into really small bits and throw it away.
 
Let us pray
 
Dear Lord
You know all of our fears and worries. Give us the strength to put all of our trust in You, because You are good.  We thank you that You sent Your Lovely Son into the world to save us and bring us closer to You.
We give all our thanks to You in Jesus’ precious Name.

Amen

Join in the song which shows how big God is.



As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”  2 Corinthians Ch. 6 v16
 

Week Beginning 15th June

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let man have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis Ch.1 v 26

So far in Collective Worship, you may have noticed that when we have been learning about God, we have learned that God is our Father in Heaven, He sent His Son Jesus, and when Jesus was raised to Heaven to be with His Father, He left the Holy Spirit.  It is a wonderful mystery how one God is also 3 persons, who each appear in different ways as God reveals Himself to us.  Even in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, plural pronouns are used when God said, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.”  

Obviously, this can seem confusing for us, so today we are going to look at the Holy Trinity. This is a way of understanding God. Watch the video below.

 


Draw a triangle and write God in the middle. On the top corner write ‘Father’, on another corner ‘Son’ and on the last corner ‘Holy Spirit’. This will help you to see how God is a Holy Trinity.

Let us pray:
Dear Heavenly Father
We thank You that You are always with us in the Holy Spirit and that You came into the world as Jesus to save us.  
Amen

Let us sing together! 

 

 

Jesus said to Judas (not Iscariot), “If anyone loves me, he will keep My Word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him.  Whoever does not love Me does not keep My Words.  And the Word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." 
 John Ch.14 v 23-26

 

Week Beginning 8th June

Jesus said to His disciples, “Peace, I leave with you.  My peace, I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”  John Ch. 14 v 27 

Read carefully Jesus’ words to His disciples.  When Jesus spoke of Peace, He meant His Peace, not the world’s peace!  He meant the Peace that His believers would be given through the fruits of the Spirit that we looked at over the last couple of weeks.  Can you remember what the fruits of the Spirit are?

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control.

Sadly, there seems to be a lot of hate and anger in the world at the moment.  The world doesn’t give us the things that come with knowing God.  It often feels as though it’s the opposite.  Remember, it was the world that didn’t recognise Jesus - its Creator - and crucified Him because His message of loving God and loving our neighbour and asking for forgiveness, was not the words the world wanted to hear.  How much better our world would be if we listened to Jesus’ words, and acted on them.  How much better if we all had the fruits of the Spirit and loved one another as God has loved us!

The following video is an emotional one.  It is the story of Corrie Ten Boom who, as a young girl, was a prisoner of the Nazis in WW2.  In the story she tells of how one of her captors came to see her after the war and asked her for forgiveness for all that he had to done to her and her family.  It is a beautiful story of the power of God’s love.

 

 

Remember that if we abide in Jesus, we have love. Today why don't you ask Jesus to come into your heart and help you to show God's love to others.

This is a beautiful and ancient hymn (my favourite actually), that asks God to help us keep our eyes on Him.  It’s called Be Thou My Vision.

 

 

Week Beginning 1st June

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew Ch 3 v 16, 17

Yesterday was Pentecost.  The Christian holiday of Pentecost, which is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.  

Last week we looked at this event when God sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples.

Watch the story below:

 

 

At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and filled the disciples.  One of the many gifts they were given by the Holy Spirit was the ability to speak in language of those people who were listening to them when they preached the GOOD NEWS of Jesus!  This meant that they would be able to go into all the nations - as Jesus told them to - and preach, because people would be understand what the disciples were saying to them.  It was a miracle. 

In our school, we might all be different, but we are one family.  And we are all loved by God.

Many of us may be in different places but it would be amazing if we all stopped and shouted, “Thank you, God, for Your Son, Jesus!  Thank you for your amazing love and the many blessings You have given us in our amazing families and our amazing school, St Bart’s!”
 
Let us pray:

Dear Heavenly Father
I thank you for sending your Son, and for sending Your Holy Spirit until He returns.  Thank You that although we are all different, you love us all.  Thank you for our St Bart's family. Amen

Maybe join in with the song below which reminds us of how wonderful God is!

 

 

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  Psalm 139:14


 

Week Beginning 25/05/2020

For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.  John Ch3 v16

For 40 days after He rose from the dead, Jesus appeared to His disciples many times in many different ways!  For example, Thomas touched the nail marks in Jesus’ hands and the spear mark in His side.  Jesus appeared to all the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee while they were fishing, when he asked Peter 3 times if Peter loved Him. (Remember, this was because Peter had denied knowing Jesus 3 times before the cock crowed.)  

Jesus appeared to them so that they would be certain that He had died, on the 3rd day had risen, and was alive again just as He promised He would!  By now they were also certain that Jesus loved them and had forgiven them for leaving Him.  He also promised the disciples that He would return again, but in the meantime, He had an important job for them to do!  

The disciples were to go into all the world and preach the GOOD NEWS!  That God had sent His Son Jesus in the world, that Jesus had taken all the punishment for their sin upon Himself, so that we will be forgiven if we ask Him!  Then, we will have everlasting life.  
In the Bible, in the book of Acts, the disciples watched Jesus being raised back to heaven with their own eyes!  To help the disciples with their task, Jesus had a gift for them – the Holy Spirit! 

 

 

The disciples devoted the rest of their lives to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the hope of having a relationship with God, our Heavenly Father, who loves us and cares for us.  When we put our hope in Jesus, He also sends us the Holy Spirit to help and guide us until He comes back again.  

Have fun watching this fun song that my own children love to sing about the Holy Spirit!

 

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians Ch5 v22,23
 

Week Beginning 18/05/2020

Matthew 19:14 New English Translation (NET Bible)
 

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


When Jesus spoke these words to the disciples, it was because they had tried to shoo little children away from coming to Jesus to speak to Him.

The disciples wrongly believed that the children were bothering Jesus and that He was only interested in speaking to the grown-ups.  What Jesus said to the disciples, explains to us just what God is like.  He is our Heavenly Father, who loves us because we are His children.  He wants little children to speak to Him because that’s who the kingdom of heaven belongs to. 

So what would you like to pray to God about?  There might be something you are worrying about?  Why not speak to God about it?  

In the story, Jesus explains how God always provides for us and so we should put our trust in Him and not worry.



Today, why not give all your worries to God?  If you are out walking this week, find the most beautiful flower you can.  Look at how wonderfully made it is and think about how the same God who made it, also made you!  Trust in God and He will care for you.  He created us and He loves us!  
 
Let us pray

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you that You have made us.  We thank You for this beautiful world that you have made.  Help us to give you all our worries and trust You each day to look after us.
In Jesus’ Name
Amen

Join in with one of my favourite songs which tells us that if we put our trust in Him, Jesus will keep us safe.

 

 

John 8:12 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Then Jesus spoke to them again, “I am the light of the world!  The one who follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 
 

 

Week Beginning 11/05/2020

Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth." Genesis Ch.1 v 26

Each day, we see people using some of their amazing talents. For instance, we see how our wonderful doctors and nurses are using their talents to help the sick; we see the delivery drivers bringing essential food items to people; and we see neighbours caring for one another by shopping for those who are unable to go themselves.

Jesus told a story - called a parable - about 3 people who were each given talents. To help people understand what He meant, Jesus used the idea of coins to help explain talents.

In the story, God is the master and He has given each person (us) a talent or talents which he expects us to use for doing good. Jesus is telling us that we must use our talents. If we do, God will bless us with more!

Think about what you are good at or love doing. You may be good at drawing, singing, writing stories, dancing, listening to others, reading, acting, being a good big brother or sister, or even helping to tidy up. This week, think about how you can use the talents God has given you to help people. Maybe you could draw a picture and put it in the window to cheer people up. Maybe you could ask mum or dad to take a picture or video of you, doing what you are good at, and post it on the school website. You could send a card to someone in a care home who is especially lonely at the moment. Maybe you could help tidy something in your house to make people in your house happy. Olivia and Alisha Weaver in Year 6 have already done some of these things already - and made Mrs Wainwright very proud!

Let us pray

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for making us in Your image. Thank you for making each of us unique and giving us all a special gift to use. Please help us use our talents to help others and to love our neighbour.

In Jesus’ Name we pray,

Amen

 

Enjoy singing along with the children singing ‘I’m Counting On God’, about how faithful God is and how you are always able to count on Him because…

HE LOVES YOU!

 

Week Beginning 04/05/2020

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
Acknowledge Him in all your ways,
and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3 v 5 & 6)

 

I hope you are all staying safe.  It is very easy to be worried and have doubts especially at the moment. Today we are going to look at one of Jesus’ disciples, called Thomas, who also had doubts.



Thomas had doubts and refused to believe the other disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead.  Although these may be uncertain times, we can always hold onto and trust the fact that Jesus is in control.  The Bible says, if we call on Him, He will draw near to us.  
Why not draw a lovely big sun and cut it out.  Then draw a cloud as big as the sun and cut it out.  Cover the sun with the cloud and think or pray about things you maybe find hard.  Then you could tear up the cloud, look at the sun and remember God is with us.  Because of Him, we will always have hope.  You may want to stick your sun in your window so other people can see it.

Dear Lord,
You know all things.  You know we are facing some difficult times. We thank and praise You that You sent Your Son Jesus and if we call on Him, He will draw near to us.
Amen.

Why not join in with the song below which tells us that God is always with us!

 


And Jesus said, 
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.  Which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”  (Matthew 7 v 7–11)

 

Week Beginning 27/04/2020

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

His love endures forever (Psalm 136 v 1)

 

I hope you are all still staying safe and enjoying the lovely sunshine.

We are still looking at what happened after Easter and how Jesus appeared to the disciples once He rose from the dead.  We are going to look at a story where Jesus forgave Peter.

Please watch the video below:

 

In this story, Peter had lied three times when he said he didn’t know Jesus.  But because Peter was truly sorry, Jesus then forgave Peter. 

For us, especially at the moment, there are times when we fall out with someone in our family.  It is really important that we say sorry for doing wrong or hurting someone.  Also, when someone says sorry to us, it is important to forgive them and make up.

Why don't you draw an outline of a fish?  On one side, write SAD and on the other side write HAPPY?  Then look at the sad things and say sorry to the Lord for when you have upset people and turn the fish and think about all the ways you can made others happy and thank Him for the good times.

 

Dear Lord Jesus

We are sorry when we upset You and others. Thank you so much that You forgive us if we are truly sorry.

Amen

 

This lovely song, by a Christian band called MercyMe, talks about how Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins.

Lord I lift Your name on high
Lord I love to sing Your praises
I'm so glad Your in my life
I'm so glad You came to save us

You came from heaven to earth
To show the way
From the earth to the cross
My debt to pay
From the cross to the grave
From the grave to the sky
Lord I lift Your name on high

 

 

Why not join in with the song or even try doing the dance? 

Jesus answered, “I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14 v 6)

 

Week Beginning 20/04/2020

Peace be with you and also with you.

We meet in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

I hope you are all still staying safe. This week we are thinking about what happened after Easter. Today we are going to look at the story of two of Jesus‘s followers walking along a road when they got a surprise!

 

Cleopas and the other follower of Jesus did not recognize him. We can see Jesus in other people so when we help people we are helping Jesus.

If you go on a walk this week, think about God and everything he has made as you are walking. As you walk, past people give them a smile and wave remembering to keep your distance.

 

Dear Lord

We thank you that we can see you in other people and we thank you for all you have made.

Amen

 

Join in with the song below which talks about seeing Jesus

 

Jesus is the light of the world.

Lord Jesus shine upon us.

 

Week Beginning 06/04/2020

With Holy Week approaching, the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of York have made available some online resources and have identified a few high quality opportunities for reflection and learning.

Home Working - Diocese of Leeds / York

Holy Week Resources for Home
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Easter at Home
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The Story of Easter
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Centurion Solider - KS1
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Easter - KS2
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Jesus Journey - KS2
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Week commencing 30/03/2020

Peace be with you and also with you.

We meet in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

I hope you all are staying safe and staying at home as much as possible.

This week we will be looking at the story of Palm Sunday.

Please see the video below to watch the story

 

In this story people were excited to see Jesus. In these hard times we can let people see Jesus by doing kind things for others even if it is waving at people as they go past your house.

Below is the song  Sing Hosanna , when Jesus came into Jerusalem the people shouted it, watch the video to join in with it:

Find a leaf or draw a picture of a leaf and cut it out.

Hold the leaf in your hand and remember all the good things God has made.

Throw the leaf up in the air and as it falls to the floor shout Hosanna to remember  all that God  has done for you.

Dear Lord

We thank you that you are here with us during hard times and you will help us through them.

Amen

Jesus is the Light of the  World

Lord Jesus shine upon us.

 

 

Week beginning 23/03/2020

Peace be with you

And also with you.

We meet in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

It is a really hard time for us all today we are going to look at a story when the disciples were scared but Jesus helped them through it. 

Please watch the video below.

In the story, the disciples were scared and they didn't know what to do. Jesus was there for them and calmed the storm. During this difficult time we need to turn to Jesus and give him our worries.

 

Activity

Draw a picture of a storm on a blank peace of paper and then on the other side draw the sun.

There is a picture of a storm and sun below for you to use.

Then each day this week look at the storm and think about all your worries and if you want tell them to God.

Then turn the page and look at the sun. Remember that Jesus is the son of God and he will give you peace. Spend some time thinking about all the good things you have and then if you want pray.

 

Dear Lord

We thank you that you are here with us during hard times and you will help us through them.

Amen

 

Below is one of our favourite songs for you to join in with

 

Jesus is the Light of the  World

Lord Jesus shine upon us.