Who plays an instrument? At St Michael’s lots of children are learning to play instruments. Would you like to play an instrument? What instrument would you like to play? Some people at St Michael’s are learning to play the cornet or the trumpet.
No-one can ignore a trumpet, it is very loud and everyone hears it. Often the trumpet is used to announce that something is about to happen.
Jesus taught a lot about how to be generous.
Listen to what he said about giving in secret: ‘Be careful not to do your acts of kindness in front of people so that you can be seen by them. When you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets as some do, for they receive their reward in full. But when you give to people in need, do so in secret, and your father God, who sees everything, will reward you.’
A very old saying tells us that people sometimes, ‘blow their own trumpet’. What do you think that means?
The Bible says that those who give to impress others have their reward now but those who give quietly will have their reward in Heaven. What do you think this means?
When our friends need us, help us to give humbly.
When our families need us, help us to give humbly.
When our teachers need us, help us to give humbly.
And, may God the Father encourage us,
May God the Son befriend us,
And, may God the Holy Spirit support us.
Planning to give
I know Christmas has passed, but there’s a carol that speaks about giving – what could we give to baby Jesus? You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeuwiZYqOuA
Christians believe that God gave us his son, Jesus – the greatest gift ever! Sometimes we might think we don’t have anything to give in return – to “repay” God for what he’s done for us.
All God asks of us is that we give him our hearts. That we offer the gifts and talents we have to do his work on earth. He doesn’t want fancy things, just a promise from us that we’ll give generously of our time, kindness and love to all those we meet.
When we give our hearts to Jesus, he can help us do amazing things for others.
Thank you for giving us your son Jesus, the greatest gift of all.
I might not have much to give because I’m little
But you can help me to give in different ways like time, love and kindness.
Please help me to be generous in giving those things.
If it’s good for us, it’s good for everyone…
Have you ever been given something that you think is so special you want to share it with people you love? Did you share it? Or did you keep it all for yourself?
In the old testament in the book of Proverbs chapter 11verse 25 it says, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
Have a look in a bible and see if you can find this verse. Are there any other verses that you think are good? Why?
The bible tells us that if we are generous and share what we’ve been given, we will be given even more than before. We might not get exactly the same thing again, but it may come in the form of other people being grateful and showing us their gratitude in ways we don’t expect.
Next time you get something amazing, think about sharing it with someone. You’ll be surprised how good you can feel when you give to others because you’re grateful for what you’ve got.
I am so grateful for all the things I have.
Help me to share what I have because if it’s good for me, it’s good for others too.
In Jesus’ name
During May, we asked you to make it your mission to be kind! How did you get on?
We will leave the file below as a reminder offering ideas of things you could still do, if you didn't do them all
Don't forget, you can still send pictures to school of your random acts of kindness or just to tell them the joke you made someone laugh with. It's always good to take the time to be kind, and make somebody's day
Here are some worship, prayer, and reflection resources specifically to do with Covid-19.
Douglas is here to give you something to think about. This week, he would like to talk about helping those in need.
Do you remember our prayer spaces in school? Below is a link that would help you to create prayer spaces at home too. Why not look and see if you find one you want to do?
One of the most popular forms of worship is to sing. Here are some examples of things you could sing - by yourself or with someone else.
Out of the Ark is a company that produces many of the songs we sing in school. Follow this link to find some songs you know well, as well as some new ones for you to learn! Many of the songs have activities with them that you could have a go at.