News & Updates 

See below the latest news, updates and videos from the Good Shepherd.

YOUTH CLUB - HOT CHOCOLATE TIME - FRIDAY 24TH APRIL

 

 

 

YOUTH CLUB - HOT CHOCOLATE TIME - FRIDAY 17TH APRIL

 
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MESSY CHURCH - EASTER SUNDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Easter Sunday! 
Song:  Tell the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy4QNFjrBwI
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8R158Ujp4
Prayer: Look around you today at all of the things that symbolize new life… Easter eggs, baby rabbits, chicks, new flowers blooming. Give thanks that we are given new life through Easter. 
 Dear God, as we celebrate Easter Sunday we think of you. Thank you that in Jesus’ sacrifice – his death on a cross -  our sins were forgiven and you gave us new life. Help us to life our lives to honour you. Amen

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MESSY CHURCH - HOLY SATURDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Saturday! 
Song: My Lighthouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBZJGSgyVQ
Prayer: Look at a clock and watch it for a whole minute. Does it feel like a long time? Make a list of the things you are waiting for… School to start, to see your Nan, hours until you can eat your Easter Egg? Ask God to be with you in your waiting.
 Dear God, As we are waiting… waiting for Easter Sunday… waiting for life to be normal again… we ask that you will be with us. Help us to be patient and open to your lessons and teaching while we wait. Help us to lean on you. Amen.

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MESSY CHURCH - GOOD FRIDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Good Friday! 
Song: Our God is a Great Big God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADnG-uIhbr8
Prayer: Dear God, On Good Friday we remember the Great Big sacrifice that Jesus made, dying on the cross for us. Help us to know the Great Big Truth in the Great Big Story, that you love us and we are all part of your amazing plan. Amen.

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YOUTH CLUB - HOT CHOCOLATE TIME!  FRI 10TH APRIL

 
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MESSY CHURCH - MAUNDY THURSDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Maundy Thursday! 
Song : “Give it away”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywCiDhbD-Js
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5ajWNrnt4
Prayer: If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would you have dinner with? During this time we are all missing our friends and family, the people who are important to us. Even if they make mistakes or let us down, it is important to love them and forgive them. 
God, please bless our friends and family. Help us to forgive others when they hurt us, and help us to love and support eachother in difficult times. Amen.
 

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MESSY CHURCH - HOLY WEEK - WEDNESDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Wednesday! 
Song: Give me a ‘J’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sVoS8xykm8
Prayer: Think about the mistakes that you have made, accidently or on purpose. Take the opportunity to apologise to people if you need to. 
Dear God, Thank you that Jesus died for us. Thank you for forgiving us when we make mistakes. Help us to learn from our mistakes, and help us to love others. Amen. 

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MESSY CHURCH - HOLY WEEK - TUESDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Tuesday! 

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WodvQf0Jo9s

Prayer: As you go through today, think about the simple things you do... and who taught you to do them? Who taught you to walk? Who taught you to cross the road safely? Who taught you to spell your name? Give thanks for the people who continue to teach you today. 
Dear God, thank you that Jesus taught us good things in accessible ways. Thank you for helping us learn, for inspiring us to learn new things, and how fun it is to learn about you. Thank you for those people who teach us in school and in life. Amen. 

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MESSY CHURCH - HOLY WEEK - MONDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Monday! 

Song: “Oi Oi We are gonna praise the Lord!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5XlSKryUcE

Prayer: When you watch TV today, look at the people or characters who get Angry, and see if their anger is ‘Righteous Anger’ or not?

Dear God, Let our house and Church time together be without distractions, and help us to concentrate on you. Help us when we get angry, and help us channel our Righteous Anger into goodness for you. Amen. 

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MESSY CHURCH - PALM SUNDAY


Each day during Holy Week, Abbie and Simon will be posting Messy Church videos to explore and celebrate. Today’s video is… Palm Sunday! 
The Story of Palm Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-39h0xYqdE
Song: Celebrate God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFklak5oOk
Prayer: On Palm Sunday we give God Thanks for the things we celebrate, and all the good things in our lives. Take turns each naming, drawing, singing or pointing at things and people we are thankful for. Amen. 

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YOUTH CLUB

Hot Chocolate Time 03-04-2020

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Hot Chocolate time 27-03-2020
Youth Club at the Church of the Good Shepherd is not able to meet during this time. Normally, after Youth Club, we hold a Hot Chocolate Time of chatting about topics and issues that are relevant to young people. Abbie has recorded a short message for your own Hot Chocolate time… this week is about ‘Fear.’
 

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