Who do we trust?
Mrs Lightfoot opened our Worship by welcoming everyone on this bright, Tuesday morning. She lit the important candle at the front for our 'focal point' and said the important words, 'The Lord is Here!'
The children were delighted to sing 'God's people are super heroes!' Click below to see them singing!
Father Kevin told the children all about his adventures in the past week. He thanked the children for taking part in the special Remembrance Service. The children took part in the parade, they attended the service and also visited the Cenotaph.
Father Kevin brought a bag full of goodies today! He took out the items and discussed the slogan for each product - 'Once you pop, you can't stop!' (Pringles) 'Beans means Heinz' (Baked Beans) 'They're Greeeattt!' (Tony the Tiger's Frosties) 'Central Heating for Kids' (Ready-Brek).
We discussed why some products have slogans to persuade children and adults to buy them - Ready Brek warms us up when we eat it. Father Kevin also wondered how some companies create their slogans - How do we know that 8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskers? Do they ask the cats and see what they say?
Father Kevin explained that although there are persuasive slogans around that we hear, we need to think about if what we are hearing is the truth. We all have choices, but we need to think about if we have trust. Father Kevin reminded the children that one of our key St John's Values is Trust. We need to also be honest and always speak the truth. We need to remember that if we do not use trustworthy words, people will not trust us. In St John's we always use honesty as it is another key value for us.
Father Kevin reminded us that sometimes we have sad times, but there are lots of people who we can trust. We need to remember who we can trust around us - our teachers, Father Kevin and most of all, God. We know that God will always be honest and guide us to make the right choices.
Mrs Lightfoot also reminded the children of our value of Honesty and Trust. She reminded the children that although Jesus was going to suffer on the cross, he still told the truth so we could be free today. Sometimes, we make the wrong choices, but it is so important to be honest and make the right choices as god taught us the importance of not only being honest, but also being forgiving towards others.
We finished our worship time with a prayer.
Dear Father God,
Thank you Father God for our new day,
We thank you for all that lies ahead, the fun and interesting learning that we will share.
We ask that as we place ourselves in your hands today that we will know the truth and we will know what we can trust you and your teachings.