We are excited to be sharing our worship as we all get used to new ways of doing things here at St Mark's. Although the children are in their class bubbles, we feel it is important that there are some opportunities for face to face worship, and not all of their experiences are online, or from a screen.
We welcome the children with our call and respond:
Worship Lead: "Jesus is the Light of the World."
Children: "Let Your Light Shine"
I enjoy my Walkabout Worship every Monday, when I visit each class, wearing my visor and keeping my distance. I share Bible stories, in the style of Godly Play and introduce the Reflection Space activity for the week.
You can see the videos and examples of the Reflection Spaces below, and we share them with our families on Tapestry.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Miss Moulson shares worship with the whole school, through a powerpoint or Loom. These are linked to our weekly themes, and any special religious celebrations or international events that may be taking place.
On Wednesdays, we all look forward to Miss Livingston's Musical Reflections. As we are unable to sing in large groups due to Covid, Miss Livingston introduces a piece of music that represents our Worship theme for the week. The children are then invited to respond to this through prayer and creative activities. Again, you can see these below. We also share our videos of the children sharing their prayers with Father Andrew at St George's Church, so they can be shown to the congregation in their Zoom services. There are definitely some positives from the current situation!
On Fridays, I carry out my Walkabout Worship to celebrate the children's achievements throughout the week, as we see how they have let their lights shine!
You can see our Worship Calendar here.
MONDAY CELEBRATION WORSHIP
You can see the videos of the Godly Play Walkabout Worship if you scroll down this page. I really enjoyed these sessions. During the second lockdown, I will be sharing our Monday Celebration Worship through a video with all of the classes. The classes will all watch them at the same time, to hold on to the Collective Worship ethos. You can see the videos below.
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FRIDAY CELEBRATION WORSHIP
During the second lockdown, I will be sharing our Friday Celebration Worship through a video with all of the classes. This way the whole school community can discover and celebrate who has been letting their light shine! You can see the videos below:
MRS FENDLEY'S MONDAY WALKABOUT WORSHIP
Week 1: "Let Your Light Shine".
Mrs Fendley shared our Bible passage Matthew 5:16
"In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven." The children then made their own lights to shine, making a promise of which of their lights they would shine. Their beautiful candles are in their reflection spaces. How will you let your light shine?
Week 2: HOPE: "The God of Hope gives us confidence with our learning."
Mrs Fendley shared our Bible story of Hope - "Moses the Secret Baby" Exodus 2:1-10. The children have a special job to do this week for their Reflections, they need to design our HOPE Avatar, for our new logo designs. Here is a video of Mrs Fendley sharing the story with Reception Starfish. The children in Year One Dolphins learnt more about Moses, and in their outside learning, they made Moses puppets! They were very proud and told me how their favourite part was when he was placed in the basket on the river.
Week 2: ENERGY: "God's spirit gives us energy to do our best in all things."
This week, I shared the story of Joshua and the Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6: 1-20).
Give us the energy and enthusiasm to know that if we always try our hardest, we can achieve great things,
Week 3: RESILIENCE: "God's love gives us the strength to take risks."
This week, I shared the story of Moses and the Great Escape Exodus 14.
Give me strength when I find things difficult, to keep on going and never give up.
Week 4: OPTIMISM: "Through Jesus the Light of the World, we have faith in our success."
This week, I shared the story of Joseph the Dreamer: Genesis 37-50.
I ask for your help to give me faith to be the best that I can be.
Week 5: "The Lord's Prayer" Luke 11:2
Prayer is a gift from God. Jesus prayed all of the time, in the morning, at bedtime. He prayed for his friends and those who were called his enemies. Prayer brings us closer to God. One of Jesus’ friends asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. We find this in the Bible: Luke 11:2
Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory.
Now and forever
Week 7- HARVEST
This week, the children will be listening to the parable of the farmer sowing his seeds (Matthew: 13: 1-24). Each class will create their own Thankful Tree, to compliment the whole school one you can see in the foyer.
AUTUMN TERM 2
On the first day back after half term, we spoke about All Saints Day, especially St Mark - our special school Saint. The video was shot by one of our Y6 apprentice camera operators, you may ned to toggle your screen!
MISS LIVINGSTON'S MUSICAL REFLECTION WORSHIP
A favourite with us all! You can see Miss Livingston's Musical Reflection Worship below, along with the children's prayers in response to their reflections. We look forward to sharing the children's responses at St George's Church.
You can see the first term's powerpoints below.
Here they are for this half term:
In Miss Livingston's second worship, the children explored HOPE. We listened to Peer Gynt and created their own Hope Rainbows, sharing our hopes for the future.
For the Energy Musical Reflection, Miss Livingston shared Vivaldi's "The Seasons".
- Today the music you hear is about Spring, it is full of energy depicting the busy season when all has awakened from winter sleep
- Your creative activity is to draw a spring picture.
- As you draw, think about something you have achieved through energy. Write it at the bottom of your picture. It could be something big or something small.
For the Resilience Musical Reflection, Miss Livingston shared Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C minor.
The children learned about how Beethoven. He refused to let his deafness stop him from being a musician, and became one of the greatest composers in history.
For the Optimism Musical Reflection, Miss Livingston shared the minuet from Handel's Water Music.
Handel wrote the ‘Water Music’ for a royal boat party to welcome King George 1. The music is made up of different dances. It is very joyous and full of optimism.
This week, we are learning about the Lord's Prayer and why prayer is a gift from God. The children will listen to Vladimir Ashkenazy play No 8 from Scenes of Childhood
- This beautiful piece was composed by a German composer called Robert Schumann(1810-1856)
This week, we are learning about Harvest. The children will listen to Adagio from the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven.
MISS MOULSON'S WORSHIP
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COLLECTIVE WORSHIP-Children's Prayers
Our children love to write their own prayers. They place them in the Prayer Box on the altar, and then they are proud to share them during Worship. During lockdown, we have loved seeing the children's prayers they have shared on Tapestry.
During this time of reflection, we light a candle to remind us that "Jesus is the light of the world." This is one of the three elements of our motto. "Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16.
One of our children wrote this during lockdown: "Every evening we light candles for the people who passed away from Corona virus and say a prayer for them. "
COLLECTIVE WORSHIP-Reflection Spaces
In each Monday worship, Mrs Fendley introduces the Reflection Space for the week, and this forms part of the Send element of our worship. We also use our lovely outdoor reflection space for moments of quiet reflection, to appreciate the world that God has made.
OUR LOVELY OUTDOOR REFLECTION SPACE "....opportunities for prayer and reflection in a beautiful and peaceful outside reflection area which is designed as a church and faces the direction of St George’s Church."
During partial school closure, Mrs Fendley enjoyed sharing some of our favourite stories that we listen to in worship. Even though things were very different, we wanted to keep some things the same.