w/c 2 September 2019
This assembly offers a chance for children to step away from the busyness of the first week back and reflect on their relationship with Jesus. It also echoes the CES Education Sunday resources, where Father Tim Byron writes about God’s dream for our lives compared to the empty, materialistic riches that the world offers.
“None of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.” Luke 14: 25-33
NB. This is the Gospel for Education Sunday (8th September) and is not explicitly referred to in this assembly, although the story and Fr Byron’s reflection is based on it.
Key Point / Learning Objective
- Have an opportunity to reflect on their relationship with Jesus and think about the year ahead.
- Learn that God’s dream for their lives is far more fulfilling than material riches.
- Engage with teaching and the time of reflection, answering questions where appropriate.
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Appendix 1 – Welcome Back
- Appendix 2 – Bidding Prayers
- Appendix 3 – A Reflection (Produced by the CES, this is Fr Tim Byron’s reflection on Education Sunday and is very inspiring - you might like to share it with staff members)
- Traditional: 'Gather Us In' by Marty Haugen
- Contemporary: 'How Great is Our God' by Chris Tomlin
- Prepare 5 children to read Appendix 2 – Bidding Prayers.
- Find out the details for any special Education Sunday services in your school’s parish.
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