PENTECOST – SERVING
Come and See for yourself
Often, we are especially influenced by those whose actions speak powerfully of a life of service.
- Think of someone who impresses you deeply because of the way she/he lives.
- What is it that impresses you?
- What do you think inspires them?
Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and, in a special way, in the community of believers, which is the Church. It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear God’s message and to live Jesus’ way of service.
Word of God
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
Luke 4: 18-19
- How is this lived out in your life today?
Think of a way that you can help someone?
Did you see Mrs Huotari’s challenge on Friday?
She asked you to see whether you could do an act of kindness for example, asking if you can help at home or sending a card or picture to a neighbour or someone who is on their own.
She reminded us that our mission is to build God’s Kingdom and performing an act of kindness is a lovely way of doing that.
You can send pictures of your kind acts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pentecost Sunday is on the 31st May when God sent his spirit to help the deciples.
Here is a lovely prayer that you and your grown up can say together or you could make up your own.
Prayer and Reflection
Father, pour out your Spirit
upon your people,
and grant us
a new vision of your glory,
a new faithfulness to your Word
and a new consecration to your service,
that your love may grow among us,
and your kingdom come:
through Christ our Lord.
(Prayer of preparation for Vatican II)
Learning focus: Tricky Word Slam
Tricky words are those that cannot be read using Phonics. These are sometimes referred to as common exception words. There are two lists of examples at the bottom of this page. Choose a small number (4-6) of tricky words and practise reading these with your child. Lay them out in a row. Say a tricky word and your child should try to beat you to it by ‘Slamming’ the correct word with their hand. Introduce new tricky words one at a time.
Challenge: Include a red herring. Say a word that isn’t in the pile – if children recognise this, they shout out ‘Red herring!’ and win a point. If they miss it, you win the point.
Expressive Arts and Design
Learning Objective: Selects and uses materials to work on processes that interest them. Through their explorations finds out and make decisions about how media and materials can be combined and changed.
Do some outdoor weaving! Maybe you can make a lovely gift for someone?