Here I Am to Worship.flv.mp4
For our first week of Lent, we use 'Called out of darkness' as our theme. You may want to light a candle and gather together as a family.
Many Christians use the time of Lent for reflecting on their faith and the Easter story. Some people choose to go on a pilgrimage, a walking journey, that gives them space to reflect and think about their relationship with God and how they can follow Jesus’ example and be loving, giving and compassionate to the world around them.
Walking Pilgrimages are often quite simple, and people carry very little, but there are some key items that help people to find their way. Our first item today is a lamp. Watch our short video below, explaining what pilgrimage is and how a light can help us during our Lent journey.
After you have watched the video, as a family, discuss the questions below. You may want to use the discussion as a reflective time, thinking of the answers as a family. Is there anything that surprises you? Is there anything you want to change?
Now read this scripture from St Peter. What words stand out to you? What do you think Peter means by 'chosen'? How can we live 'good lives' as Peter asks?
1 Peter 2:9-11
But you are chosen people. You are the King’s priests. You are a holy nation. You are a nation that belongs to God alone. God chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. He called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. At one time you were not God’s people. But now you are his people. In the past you had never received mercy. But now you have received God’s mercy. Dear friends, you are like visitors and strangers in this world… So live good lives.
Family activities for this week.
Below are some suggested activities you may want to take part in, following on from this week's video and scripture link. In school, we will be using the Act activity but please feel free as a family to choose an activity to suit you.
Research the story of ‘The Lady of the Lamp’.
•How did she bring light into the darkness of war?
•What can you learn from her example?
•Make your own lamp. Use coloured film for the windows and place an LED tealight inside to let the light shine out. •On the outside, write character virtues that a person needs to bring light in a dark place.
•Who has been an important light in your life? How could you say thank you to them? At home, make a card to thank them.
•Where can you be a light for others and show kindness?
We finish our Collective Worship by saying a prayer together.
you lay a path before us and light our way.
Help us to see where we can be light in the darkness.
Lord bless us with a light filled journey through Lent.