At Southborough Church of England Primary School our vision and values weave through our Collective Worship provision throughout the year.
Jesus the Light of the World is here.
Lord Jesus shine upon us.
Our value this term is 'Joy'.
Our linked Bible reading is from John 20 19-23
Jesus appears to his disciples
It was late that Sunday evening, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
This week we introduce our term value of joy and explore some of the stories of Jesus’ appearances after he had risen.
Please watch Mrs. Brian's video to find out about the value for this term and the theme for this week.
Watch this video of a song all about joy!
Watch Rev. Dave's video
Watch this video of a well known Easter hymn. It is sung by the choir of Kings College Cambridge who we last heard singing a very different song for Good Friday. What is different about it and why do you think this is?
Conclusion John 21:25
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
Jesus appeared to his disciples a number of times after rising from the dead. These moments must have been incredibly special and encouraging for them. I imagine there must have been many conversations between them as the disciples tried to continuing learning from Jesus before he left them again.
What do you think this verse means?
Have you ever wondered what other stories Jesus might have told, other people he might have healed, places he visited or conversations he had? There must have been hundreds more events in Jesus’ life for them to fill millions and millions of books!
The disciples were fortunate enough to have journeyed with Jesus through all these times, they must have had some stories to tell!
Think back over your life so far, how many stories do you have about all you have done?
Which one makes you feel the most grateful?
Dear God, thank you for the story of my life, thank you for those who journey with me and for their love and friendship. We think of the story of your life Jesus, for all the things we know and all that we don’t, so thank you for those who wrote the Gospels to share your story with us. Amen
Watch this video of the song Every Step.
Watch Rev. Rachel’s video which also contains the song for today.
Joy in Eurovision
Watch this introduction to our first Eurovision song
Here is the song. As Anna said this won for Britain in 1997 but here it is performed by all the acts that should have taken part last year. Watch out for the original singer who appears at the end! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_xmJcg1iBU