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The Bible according to the Little Fishes…

The Little Fishes are loving that it is still Easter as they get to start every session with the words ‘Alleluia. Christ is risen…He is risen indeed. Alleluia’ and to sing all of our ‘Alleluia’ songs.

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This week we joined Jesus and the disciples for a barbecue on the beach.

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We heard the story…

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…and collected up the fishes in the disciples’ net.

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What a surprise when the disciples realised it was Jesus standing on the shore waiting to cook breakfast for them. We also heard a very special bit of the story where Jesus tells Peter to look after his lambs and we learned that that means us!

Then it was time to make our own picture of the Sea of Galilee and the disciples’ fishing net scooping the fishes out of the water.

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Join the Little Fishes every Friday at 2pm to find out what happens next to Jesus and the disciples.

The Bible according to the Little Fishes

The Little Fishes gathered this week to hear the first instalment in the story of Joshua.

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We heard that Joshua was feeling very sad because his friend and leader, Moses, had died, and he didn’t know what to do. So we found Joshua’s sad face.

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‘Joshua, you will be the leader,’ said God. Joshua was surprised.

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‘You will take the people into their new land. They will build homes and be happy.’

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Joshua was worried about becoming the leader. ‘Can I really do that?’ He asked.

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God told Joshua to remember what Moses had taught him, ‘I will be with you all the time.’ Joshua thought about it and was happy.

Then it was time for colouring, biscuits and play.

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Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers for songs, stories, craft and play. Join us next Friday as we find out what happened to Joshua next.

The Bible According to the Little Fishes

This afternoon the Little Fishes picked up their story box to discover which story about Jesus they would be sharing but when they shook the box there wasn’t any sound. One Little Fishy suggested it might be a cloud. He might have had inside information because when we opened the box there was a light, fluffy cloud with the message, ‘This is my Son.’

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We smoothed out the green grass and counted out the disciples.

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When we were sure that we had the right number the story began.

Jesus and his disciples had been teaching in the countryside. Then Jesus told them, ‘I must go to Jerusalem for the Passover. I will be killed, but on the third day I will be alive again.’ The disciples could not believe this.Then he led Peter, James and John to a high mountain to talk with God.

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As Jesus was talking with God his face began to shine as bright as the sun and his clothes became dazzling white. Elijah and Moses appeared beside Jesus. Suddenly a cloud covered them.

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The disciples were terrified. Then a voice said, ‘This is my special son, whom I love. Listen to him. Looking round the disciples saw only Jesus. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ Jesus said. ‘Come follow me.’

The Little Fishes carefully and quietly helped to pack the story away.

Then it was time for some sticking. We each made our own fluffy, white cloud to help us remember the story.

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Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday (including half term) in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers for songs, stories, craft and play. Join us next week for another story about Jesus.

(With thanks to ‘Following Jesus’ by Sonja M Stewart on which our story was based.)

The Bible according to the Little Fishes

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The rest of the Little Fishes gathered to a resounding rendition of ‘If you’re happy and you know it’. Then it was time to discover what was inside our very sparkly story box.

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One Little Fish was insistent there was a fish inside but everyone else said there wasn’t because there wasn’t any water but he was right!

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A blue fish with the message, ‘You will be fishers of men’, which sounded like a clue for a story…This is the Sea of Galilee.

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Many different people live by the Sea of Galilee…Some are poor…Some are sick…Some are children…Some are in the fishing business.

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Jesus said many amazing things and did such wonderful things that people followed him…he came close to the sick…He encouraged the poor…He blessed the children…And he taught the people…’This is the way God wants us to care for each other…this is the way of the kingdom of God.’ But they did not understand, so he said, ‘Come follow Me. I will make you fishers of men.’…Peter and Andrew left their nets to follow Jesus. Then James and John followed too.

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Then it was time to make our own fishes. One Little Fishy made a whole shoal of fish!

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Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers for stories, songs, craft, play and biscuits. Join us next week for another story about Jesus.

(With thanks to ‘Following Jesus’ by Sonja M Stewart on which our story was based.)

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