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w/c 19 March 2018
Jesus wants us to know that we will only become the fruitful people we are meant to be if we grow out of old ways of doing things. Throughout our Lent Adventure, we have been trying to weed out unhelpful habits to make room for others. Inspired by the Gospel and the story, “Isabella Is Growing Up”, this assembly describes the beauty of that growth.
“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” John 12: 20-33
Key Point / Learning Objective:
That to grow as Jesus wants us to grow means that we must change and leave old habits behind.
Children will identify how Isabella in the story “grew up” and they will apply this understanding to times in their life when they have also stopped doing some things and changed.
- Appendix 1 – “Isabella Is Growing Up” story
- Appendix 2 (optional) – prayer to be led by pupils
- If possible bring a small seed and a big fruit or vegetable. If not, there are images on the PowerPoint to use instead.
- Identify two pupils (good readers!) to tell the story, “Isabella Is Growing Up” – Appendix 1.
- If you would like a pupil to lead the final prayer, print and prepare Appendix 2.
- Traditional: "Freely Freely" by Carol Owens
- Contemporary: "To The Ends of the Earth" by Hillsong
Marie Christine Ginty