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Welcome to the Lord’s Table

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The story of Jesus and the Children (Matthew 19: 13-15) was the starting point this week for the second session of ‘Welcome to the Lord’s Table’. We gathered in front of the baptistry mosaic to hear the story and to consider the point that our church would not be complete without children.

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Karen shared the story with us when we moved over to Church House and we wondered how the children would have felt as they drew close to Jesus and he talked to them.

While the older children continued with their work on their Christian journey so far the little ones created a poster of the children of the world gathering to greet Jesus.

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Then each of the Little Ones was invited to retell the story to Sarah using our new set of story stones.

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In2mission meets next on 9th February but all are welcome to join us every Sunday at 10.30am for Celebrate! Our family friendly service.

Welcome to the Lord’s Table

Today marked the beginning of a new term for in2mission, our children’s Sunday club, as well as the beginning of a new course to prepare three of our young people to be admitted to Holy Communion on Easter Day. To mark this, and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, we gathered at the font at the beginning of the Celebrate! Service and gave thanks for our baptisms.

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Rev’d Peter blessed the waters and thoroughly enjoyed soaking our three candidates before we left for in2mission.

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We then learned that in our church we baptise people in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And that people can be baptised when they are babies, or children, or teenagers, or grow ups, or when they are very, very old.

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Karen poured out the water and reminded us of the waters of creation, the water Jesus was baptised in and the waters that we had all been baptised in. The Paschal candle was lit and we learnt that Jesus said, ‘I am the Light…’ Then Karen told us how the Holy Spirit comes to us when we need comfort and power. That we cannot see it, it is invisible but it is still there. Then it was the our turn. First, we marked the baby with the sign of the cross.

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And of course we all had to try our hand at baptising the baby.

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Then it was time to make a baptismal shell for Jesus to remember his baptism in the River Jordan.

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In2mission will meet again on 26th January during the 10.30am Celebrate! Service when all children aged 3 and over will be welcome to join us.

In the meantime, join us next Sunday at 10.30am for Celebrate! Xplore.

And this morning in In2mission…

To mark the last ‘great, green, growing Sunday’ of the year we decided to talk about time.

'This is the church's year. It can show us how the church tells time.'

‘This is the church’s year. It can show us how the church tells time.’

First we find the three great days.  Easter....Christmas....And Pentecost.

First we find the three great days. Easter….Christmas….And Pentecost.

And then we have all the Sundays of the year.... Here are all the purple Sundays.

And then we have all the Sundays of the year…. Here are all the purple Sundays.

We call this time Advent. The colour for getting ready is purple. How many purple Sundays do we have here…one…two..three…four…so we have four purple Sundays in Advent.

Advent tells the beginning of the new church year and the ending of the old one.

But where are we today?

When we went across to Church House we made a mini Church's Year wheel.

When we went across to Church House we made a mini Church’s Year wheel.

Here we are…the last Sunday of Trinity…the last great, green, growing Sunday of the year…next Sunday it will be Advent. We will change colour, we will begin a new year and we will begin again to get ready for the mystery of Christmas.

In2mission will meet again on 8th December during the 10.30am Celebrate! Service when all children aged 3 and over will be welcome to join us.

In the meantime, join us next Sunday for All Age Worship as we start ‘Journeying towards Bethlehem’.

And this morning in In2mission…

Two weeks ago in In2mission, our group of 3 to 9 year olds learnt that Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd. This morning we continued with this theme and shared the Parable of the Lost Sheep.

Heather reads the story to us in church.

Heather reads the story to us in church.

When we moved to Church House, Karen helped us remember what we had learned last time.

Some of us just had to show just how much we remembered of the story.

Some of us just had to show just how much we remembered of the story.

Then it was time to make our very own lost sheep.

'More Cheerios?'

‘More Cheerios?’

Liberal amounts of PVA glue were spread over the sheep and ourselves and Cheerios were carefully stuck down. Mums and leaders helped out. Some Cheerios just had to be consumed in order to keep our strength up and eventually we had created a very happy, curly fleeced, found sheep.

Our Cheerio sheep

Our Cheerio sheep

In2mission will take a break for the next few weeks as we make way for All Age Worship on 3rd November, Remembrance Sunday on 10th and Xplore on 17th but we will be back on 24th November to draw the Church’s year to a close.

All children over 3 are very welcome to join us.

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