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SUNDAY 14 MARCH

All Age Worship with Communion

Led by Revd Bryn Rickards

Mothering Sunday

Welcome!

 

 

Songs & Prayer

 

 

Prayer

00:00 / 01:02

God, Immanuel, you are with us here

   we worship you.

You are creator and parent of all

   we worship you.

God, you care for us like a mother

   we worship you.

You support us in good times and hard times

   we worship you.

God, you give strength and love to all who care for children

   we worship you.

 

Giving Thanks

  THE FORMULA  

For (mum/mother figure/name) loved (me/name) so much that she (action...)

  EXAMPLES  

For Mother Teresa loved the poor so much that she lived amongst them and served them
For Mum loved me so much that she cheered me up when I was feeling down
For Daphne loved me so much that she drove for hours to see how I was getting on when I’d moved to a new town

  INSTRUCTIONS  

Using the formula, write in the boxes below to say who you would like to give thanks for and why.

Refresh the worship page before you start to see what others have written.

When one box already has 10 comments in it, then start a new one.

 

 

Prayer and Introduction to Readings

00:00 / 01:38

 

Bible Readings

Read by Elaine Goh in the GNB

NUMBERS 21:4-9

00:00 / 01:36

The Israelites left Mount Hor by the road that leads to the Gulf of Aqaba, in order to go around the territory of Edom. But on the way the people lost their patience and spoke against God and Moses. They complained, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We can't stand any more of this miserable food!” Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and many Israelites were bitten and died. The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Now pray to the Lord to take these snakes away.” So Moses prayed for the people. Then the Lord told Moses to make a metal snake and put it on a pole, so that anyone who was bitten could look at it and be healed. So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole. Anyone who had been bitten would look at the bronze snake and be healed.

JOHN 3:14-21

00:00 / 01:34

As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour.

Those who believe in the Son are not judged; but those who do not believe have already been judged, because they have not believed in God's only Son. This is how the judgment works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil. Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up. But those who do what is true come to the light in order that the light may show that what they did was in obedience to God.

 

 

Hymn or Song

 

 

Lent Reflection:

Looking to the Cross

00:00 / 06:41

How does this image make you feel?

Why?

Does the painting lead you to the connection with Jesus made in John 3?

How?

Questions for Personal Reflection

Are there some words of Jesus that you are taking too literally? Are there some words of Jesus that you are not taking literally enough? Ask him to show you.

In what ways might you be grumbling and judging and thinking ‘surely God could do better than this’? Talk to him about it. In what areas is Jesus calling you to trust him more completely? Listen to him and respond as appropriate.

 

 

Song

Tissot's Brazen Serpent.jpg

James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Brazen Serpent.

Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Activity

As you colour in this sheet, talk to God.

What do you want to say?

What is God saying to you?

John 3v16 Colouring Page.jpg

From Flame Creative website

 

 

 

 

Prayers of Intercession

Offered by Karen Harman

00:00 / 05:00

 

Communion

 

 

 

 

Post Service Chat

Let's share with each other what spoke to us today...

 

 

Extras