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Show Some Mercy!
w/c 25 March 2019
Following the Lent theme ‘Draw Me to Your Presence, O Lord,’ children will this week consider how full of mercy God is. When we draw close to God, we receive His mercy and are changed by it. In last week’s assembly we learned that we are changed by what we see: as we look at and notice God’s mercy, we will learn to show mercy to those around us.
To demonstrate God’s mercy to us and encourage children to show mercy to others, this assembly uses the parable of the barren fig tree in Luke 13 as well as short films of children enacting scenarios where they have the opportunity to show mercy.
“Leave [the fig tree] one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it: it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.” Luke 13:1-9
Key Point / Learning Objective Children will understand:
• That God is full of mercy.
• The meaning of ‘mercy’: how they can experience it and show it to others.
• Engage with the Gospel teaching and answer questions about the film;
• Be able to explain the meaning of ‘mercy’: how they can experience it and show it to others.
• PowerPoint Presentation
• Appendix 1 – Gospel Story
• Print copies of Appendix 1 and prepare a child to read it if you wish.
• Traditional: "You Are Near" by Daniel L. Schutte
• Contemporary: "Kyrie Eleison" by Chris Tomlin
Marie Christine Ginty, Sarah Morton and Edith Kirkwood