w/c 11 November 2019
Building on last week’s themes of repentance and forgiveness, this assembly helps children to understand that God’s mercy is extended to all people, no matter what they might have done. Children will pray for prisoners who have committed crimes and that all people’s hearts might be turned ‘towards the love of God.’
‘May the Lord turn your hearts towards the love of God…’ 2 Thessalonians 2: 16-3:5
Please note that this is the Second Reading rather than the Sunday Gospel.
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will learn that:
- No sin is unforgiveable.
- God’s mercy is available to all, including those in prison.
- Pope Francis gives us an example of how important it is to share this message with everyone.
- Participate in the time of reflection.
- Be able to explain that God can forgive any sin.
- Appendix 1 – Final Prayer.
- Identify a pupil to read Appendix 1 – Final Prayer.
- Think of a story you can share about something you did that made you feel awful, example suggestions provided in the script.
- Traditional: There Is One Thing I Ask by Chris O'Hara.
- Contemporary: I Receive by Hillsong London.
Lizzie Hastings and Edith Kirkwood
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