Collective Worship Autumn 2015



School: Resources

Bible Reading

Autumn Term 1st Half: Value: Thankfulness (Including Harvest)
Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life.  They know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.


Thankfulness: Remembering to say Thank You!

In this worship, children learn from the story of the ten lepers the importance of thanking God for all he does for us.  Children will also reflect on the need to express gratitude to people who help us in many different ways.
VFL – Thankfulness Week 1
The Man Who Came Back (Lion Storyteller Bible p.124)
Luke 17: 11-19


Thankfulness: Creation Praise

In this worship children can reflect on the beauty of the created world and express their thanks for this.
VFL – Thankfulness Week 4
Psalm 148 from The Lion Bible for Children p.151
Psalm 148


23 Sept Jewish Yom Kippur

24/9/2015 Worship in Church 9.15am

Thankfulness: Saying Grace

In this act of worship, children learn why Christians believe that it is important to say grace at the start of mealtimes, thanking God for his provision and reminding us of the importance of sharing food with others.
VFL – Thankfulness Week 2
Psalm 8 (The Lion Bible for Children p147)
2 Corinthians 9: 6-11



Harvest Festival in Church Fri 2nd Oct 2.30pm / in Church Sunday 4th Oct 10.45 am

Refer to assemblies on pen drive ‘Thoughts for Harvest’ and ‘The Flying Pizza’.  
Margaret Cooling – More Assemblies Autumn Term p20
Refer to Bishop’s Harvest Appeal Materials ‘Fighting Hunger Together’
Deuteronomy 8.7-10


Thankfulness: Extravagant Thanks

In this worship children learn about the overwhelming feelings of gratitude expressed by the woman who anointed Jesus with expensive perfume.  Children reflect on occasions when we might want to express our love and gratitude to God.
VFL – Thankfulness Week 3
A Gift of Perfume from The Lion Bible for Children p.254
Luke 7: 36-50


Thankfulness: Thankful for the Good News

This act of worship encourages the school community to be aware of and give thanks for the good things that happen every day.
VFL – Thankfulness Week 5
The First Christmas – The Lion Storyteller Bible p.84
Psalm 105: 1-4


15th Oct Hijra Islamic New Year

Class led Worship: Y1, Y2, Y4, Y6 This week 4 individual classes will lead worship on an aspect of generosity that has particularly caught their imagination.  No Bible Ref

Half Term

Autumn Term 2nd Half: Value: Friendship (Including Advent)
Christians believe that they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus.


All Saints Day


All Souls Day


Remembrance Sunday 08/11/15


Friendship: Friendship in Good Times and Bad

In this act of worship children learn from the friendship of David and Jonathan and reflect upon how they support their friends in good times and bad.
 VFL – Friendship Week 1
The Lion Bible for Children ‘Best Friends’ p133.
Think about soldiers in WW1 and WW2 who became very good friends – when facing trouble or danger we really need our friends to help and support us.  Make link to Remembrance Sunday.
 John 15: 12-17



Remembrance Day & Hindu/Sikh Diwali

Remembrance Service in Church 11/11/15 1.30pm


Friendship: Friendship, the Greatest Treasure

In this worship children reflect upon the greater value of relationships over the value of material possessions.
 VFL – Friendship Week 2
Text: A Friend for Little Bear, by Harry Horse (Walker Books)
 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12



Friendship: Friends in Trouble

In this worship children will learn about four men who helped their friend by bringing him to Jesus.  They will reflect on the Christian belief that Jesus can transform people’s lives and circumstances.
 VFL – Friendship Week 4
‘Down through the Roof’ Lion Story teller Bible p.94
 Luke 5: 17-20


25th Nov Birthday of Guru Nanak (Sikh)

26/11/15  Worship in Church at 9.15am

 Advent 1: Hope. To understand what advent is.  To identify that people had been waiting a long time for the Messiah – as foretold by the Prophets.  Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials).  John 18: 33-37


30th Nov St Andrew's Day

 Advent 2: Peace: To illustrate that John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus – trying to tell people how they should live their lives properly.  Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials).  Luke 21: 25-36


7th Dec Jewish Hanakkah starts

Advent 3: Joy: To illustrate that Gabriel announces to Mary that she is to be the mother of Jesus. Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials). Luke 3:1-6


Carol Service in Church

Advent 4: Love: To illustrate that we are all God’s people and that he loves us all. Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials). Luke 3: 7-18
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