We started our fourth discover by singing All I once held dear and prayer.
Afterwards, it was time to learn our second memory verse, which was taken again from Psalms.
As before, the words were made to gradually disappear as the verse was repeated. Hopefully more will have remembered it than for the previous verse.
After some children’s choruses we sang Open our eyes, Lord before the children adjourned for their classes.
For those who were left, Alan read the reading from Mark 15:22-39 before David came up to speak on the fourth of our six weeks of Christianity Explored. His subject this week was The Cross: Why did Jesus die?
Below are tweets from the morning:
Today at #discover, we're looking at 'The cross: Why did Jesus die?'. Why do Christians make the cross the centre of their faith?
We had a good turnout of around 45 people at our final Family Service of the year.
This month it was hosted by Phil Bray and began with the singing of Down from His Glory and prayer.
The second chorus was Wonderful Grace which was followed by a Bonfire Night matching pairs quiz. Mention was also made of the upcoming events in December which we’re calling Step into Christmas.
After the quiz the children enjoyed a number of their favourite choruse from Sunday Club before David Angell came to speak.
David began by asking the question ‘Who moved the stone?’ before linking it in to the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples after the resurrection and Thomas not being with them.
He went on to explain that Thomas was with them when they next met and Jesus appeared again and invited Thomas to touch his hands and feet and to see the wounds. Thomas simply replied ‘My Lord and My God’.
David went on to talk about the different miracles that we have looked at in the Family Services this year and the fact that they are signs that point us to Jesus. The greatest sign of all is his resurrection back to heaven and the fact that he has promised that he will return.
He went on, in a powerful message, to point out that death is not the end and one day all on earth will bow their knee to God.
We won’t have a normal Family Service in December but will have our Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve following on from our Step into Christmas.
Our next planned Family Service will be on 15th January 2012.