On Sunday 12 February our morning worship was led by the young people from our Loaves and Fishes group.
Guided by their leaders, Darrell Henderson and Margaret Armes, the children took ‘Building Blocks’ as the theme of their service. They presented Jesus’ parable of the wise man who built his house upon rock and the foolish man who built upon sand, and this was followed up by a lively song illustrating the story.
At the start of the service everyone in the congregation had been given a stone and a pen to write on it. Later on we were asked to write on the stones the things that were on our heart that we wanted to bring to God. The young people gathered them all up and a cairn of prayers was built at the front of the church. The children shared what they had written on their own stones – ‘family’, and ‘friends’, were two examples. Then followed the prayers of intercession, which the young people had written themselves.
We are truly blessed in having so many talented and lively young people in our church.
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A prayer cairn was built from the thoughts, words and pictures written on the stones during that service. These are the words that were written on the stones by the congregation:
Bless our new home; Fellowship; Youth; Beauty; Family; Support; Love; Mum; Church; Children; Peace; Enough food for everyone; Friends; Thank you, Jesus; Babies; god; Home; work; Faithful; Jesse Tree; Blessings; Thank you for this day; Life; Prayers