Worship and Reflection
In these unprecedented times it is important that we stay connected as a community. Our Christian values of Kindness, Fairness and Hope are not only shared throughout our wider school community, but are going to be crucial on a national and global basis in the days ahead.
This page aims to provide a space to reflect and, if you so wish, share in worship. However, we also need a sense of Joy and Hope, which is why we have a 'song to make you smile' at the bottom of the page
School Value: In Term 6 our school value is HOPE
A very appropriate value to reflect on and live daily at this time!
Vicar David and his wife Katie have very kindly made our school a special worship video for the theme of HOPE.
Vicar David also recorded the worship for Tuesday 23rd June
Ongoing HOPE reflection activity:
Traditional symbols of hope are rainbows - a symbol that has been adopted by our school in our vision image, as well as a global image for supporting the NHS and frontline workers.
Other images of hope are doves, swallows and peacock birds. Also blossom flowers on trees and butterflies.
Lots of these symbols of hope can be made in origami. Try this website for ideas
It would be great if you could add HOPE images to your portfolio.
Take photos of symbols of hope e.g blossoms
OR design and colour the word HOPE.
Once you've uploaded to Class Dojo portfolio send a message to Miss Morland to let her know you've added a picture that you would like to be included in our slideshow here.
The slideshow above is a selection of images from children and staff sent in since Week 1 of this term......we'd love to include yours.
Worship at home:
For many members of our community you may miss collective worship in our school hall and in our local churches.
Our friends Matt and Ellie at Southampton City Mission have launched a new You Tube channel SCM Schools on which they will be telling stories, doing magic tricks, answering questions, creating crafts, and as much of all the other fun stuff that they usually get up to during a visit to school as possible! https://www.youtube.com/
With your family you could explore the resources section of the Messy Church website https://www.messychurch.org.uk/ or click below
Called to Worship with Rev David Bacon
Our local vicar Rev David Bacon has started recording messages from the Bramshaw rectory.
Along with Katie Bacon, the worship team and band they are providing a special way for our local community to stay connected. Visit their You Tube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHZCWS4yxmE&t=23s
Or search for 'Called to Worship' St Andrews, Landford on You Tube.
Leading worship for your family
We have been sent the links to different resources:
The Diocese of Canterbury has ideas for how children can lead family worship
The Diocese of St Albans have a series of worship ideas in their 'Journeys with Jacob' resources
Welcome to this week's Collective Worship
As we come to the end of term we are now reviewing some of our other Values for Life with the help of the Faith at Home team.
Monday 13th July - Kindness
Tuesday 14th July - Generosity and Thankfulness
Wednesday 15th July - Vulnerability
Thursday 16th July - Compassion
Friday - Choose from one of the Oak National Academy assemblies on dinosaurs, space or science. Or watch them all!
A prayer for the world from the Church of England:
God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.
More prayers at the bottom of this page....
Book of Hope:
Suggested by one of our parents and completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
Song to make you smile:
This week's song to make you smile is a local band - Ward Thomas from Hampshire. They are rapidly becoming known in the USA country music scene and have played lots of UK music festivals. This song 'Carry You Home' is a song about supporting your family and friends:
'The Blessing' has been sung here by Churches across the UK.
'Amazing Grace' - produced by Matt Redman (singer of My Lighthouse)
More prayers for children from the Church of England:
Faith is a key word in our school vision.
These prayers have been written for children and may help your child be able to share their worries at this and show their faith.
A prayer at bedtime
Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.
Tonight we pray especially for (names family or friends who are affected by Coronavirus) and the people of (country or place which is affected by Coronavirus).
Please give skill and wisdom to all who are caring for them.
A prayer remembering God is with us
Lord God, you are always with me.
You are with me in the day and in the night.
You are with me when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
You are with me when I’m healthy and when I am ill.
You are with me when I am peaceful and when I am worried.
Today I am feeling (name how you are feeling) because (reasons you are feeling this way).
Help me to remember that you love me and are with me in everything today.