We might be distant from each other physically, but we needn't be spiritually - and we certainly need not be distant from God...
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SUNDAY 24 JANUARY
Led by Revd Bryn Rickards
All Age Worship
I think the weather on this day would have been better for filming for Psalm 29 rather than Psalm 62.
Perhaps there's divine irony here?
It's not easy to find silence! And yet we can find rest, even in the midst of a storm.
Grab some paper and some pens and have a prayerful doodle if you're finding quiet and silence hard!
The guy in this video is Brian Doerksen, the worship leader who wrote this song 30 years ago. This is his take on the song for today.
Introduction with Activity
If the activity was an absolute disaster for you, then you can watch how to do it here!
JONAH 3:1-5, 10
Read by Lilly Rickards
Once again the Lord spoke to Jonah. He said, “Go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to the people the message I have given you.” So Jonah obeyed the Lord and went to Nineveh, a city so large that it took three days to walk through it. Jonah started through the city, and after walking a whole day, he proclaimed, “In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed!”
The people of Nineveh believed God's message. So they decided that everyone should fast, and all the people, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth to show that they had repented.
God saw what they did; he saw that they had given up their wicked behaviour. So he changed his mind and did not punish them as he had said he would.
After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. “The right time has come,” he said, “and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!”
As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two fishermen, Simon and his brother Andrew, catching fish with a net. Jesus said to them, “Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.” At once they left their nets and went with him.
He went a little farther on and saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in their boat getting their nets ready. As soon as Jesus saw them, he called them; they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and went with Jesus.
Questions for Families
Did you find the answers to the questions in the Bible stories?
What did Jonah and the disciples hear from God?
What did they do?
And what happened because of that?
Explore the whole story of Jonah:
look at the painting and watch the lego video clip
Swanson, John August. Jonah
From Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56549
Original source: - copyright 1983 by John August Swanson.
Message: Pressing On #3 - Obedience
Make some more origami fish (different sizes?)
Write names of people who need your prayers onto the fish and pray for them
Confession & Offertory Prayer
Prayers of Intercession
Offered by Jan Dicks
From our Methodist sisters and brothers in Singapore:
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