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All At Sea
w/c 01 April 2019
This assembly centres on a well-known parable told in a modern and engaging way: The Prodigal Son.
The assembly will help children understand more deeply the love of God the Father for each of us and how His mercy and presence in our lives changes us. It tells the story of The Prodigal Son in the context of people who leave home to work as sailors.
It also introduces the concept of chaplains: how they are instruments of God’s grace and how they help us to journey home to the heart of the Father.
‘While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him tenderly.’ Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will understand:
• More deeply the love of God the Father for each of us.
• The mercy God shows to us and how His presence can change us.
• That priests and chaplains help point us to God.
• Listen to the story and answer questions.
• Engage with the Gospel teaching and reflection.
• PowerPoint Presentation
• Appendix 1 – Gospel Story
• Print a copy of Appendix 1 to read.
• Look at the seating arrangement plan in Appendix 1 and prepare accordingly.
• Traditional: "Our Father, We Have Wandered" by Erik Routley
• Contemporary: "Good, Good Father" by Chris Tomlin
Joanna Evans, Ruth Springer and Edith Kirkwood