At Southborough Church of England Primary School our vision and values weave through our Collective Worship provision throughout the year.
You are like a light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.
This term we will be exploring the value of Hope. The Bible story that we will be sharing with the children is taken from the Gospel of Matthew:
The Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13:31-32
Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests in its branches.”
This week we have listened to the reading and discussed what our hopes and dreams are for the coming school year. Each class will then be designing and making their own stars on which they will be able to record their ideas.
We are hoping to keep these until the end of the school year. I wonder how many of their hopes will actually come true?
Jesus the Light of the World is here.
Lord Jesus shine upon us.
We carry on with our Harvest theme this week by looking at passages from the Bible that show us how we should be living and how we should be sharing what we have with others.
We also take a moment to celebrate ‘Thank your vicar week’ which runs from the 18th to the 24th October.
We are very lucky that the clergy of Christ Church and St Thomas’s in Southborough support us in many ways, not just through their collective worship videos. So a huge thank you to Rev. Nick, Dave, Rachel and Dom.
Compassion for the hungry. James 2:14-17.
My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you? Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!”—if you don't give them the necessities of life?
I wonder what this is encouraging us to do?
Watch this short video of Manchester Utd. player Marcus Rashford talking about his own experience of childhood poverty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rIxIrTbWU&feature=emb_logo
He knew what it was like to be hungry and wanted to do something to prevent this happening to other children. His actions led to a government turnaround on free school meals for children over the summer holidays.