Sunday Connection

Each week we will put up the passage of scripture that the children and youth have been learning about on the Sunday past, alongside some suggestions of how to engage with the same scripture at home. Catchier title suggestions appreciated.

Lighthouse: P1-P6

Bible Passage: Luke 11:1-4; Matthew 6:5-15

Pray Like Jesus from Mosaic: God is Here             

Aim: To pray knowing, from Jesus’ example and teaching, that God wants us to talk to him.

Questions: What can we bring to God in prayer? Is there anything we can’t pray to him about? What are the things Jesus prayed about in the Prayer in Matthew 6:5-15? When do we say this prayer at church?

Learning the Lord’s Prayer: The following link uses a mixture of words and pictures to help us learn the prayer line by line. The Lord’s Prayer Creative . It may be fun to come up with some actions to help you remember too!

Practicing Prayer Together: Five Finger Prayer—Cassie has copies of a version of this.

Two of my favourite books of prayer ideas for 8+: The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook , The Prayer Experiment NotebookA book recommended by others for our 6-8s: What Every Child Should Know About Prayer

Youth P7-S4

This week in youth we spent time in the service learning about Sandra’s experience in Rwanda with Tearfund. We then spent time preparing for the Newhaven Church Bake-Off as part of our Harvest efforts to support the work of Tearfund. The two weeks previous we looked at issues of social justice and what the Bible has to say.

The Bible passages we have looked at: Matthew 25: 31-45; Leviticus 25:1-24 (Harvest Passage)

Leading up to Harvest and our Shoebox services, encourage your young person to think about where their heart is in showing God’s love to the world: are they passionate about taking care of the Earth we are given? Does homelessness tug at their heart? Do they enjoy helping those younger than them learn new things? Do they stand up to bully’s and look out for those that would be left out? Open up about what excites you most in this whole area of social justice. If they are struggling to pinpoint, perhaps pointing out where you’ve seen them do this would be a start! Encourage them to ask God to help them find ways use their talents to show people and the rest of creation God’s love. Make a point to encourage and point out their giftings this week.

I hope you find these ideas enriching and enjoyable!

Cassie

Children’s and Youth Worker

07/04/13 sermon – Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes (part 1) (Romans 12:1-2 and Matthew 4:23-5:12)

Today (Sunday 7th April 2013) Peter read and considered Romans 12:1-2 and Matthew 4:23-5:12 as the first part of a two part series on the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow these links to the BibleGateway website below:

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

Image of silhouette of crucifix

31/03/13 sermon – Easter Sunday service (Romans 12:1-21)

Today (Sunday 31st March 2013), was Easter Sunday and Peter read and considered Romans 12:1-21. We also had a short drama by members of the congregation and an egg hunt for eggs filled with items from the Easter story for the children.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Romans 12:1-21 (NRSV) on the BibleGateway website.

24/03/13 sermon – Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-44)

Today (Sunday 24th March 2013), was Palm Sunday and Peter read and considered Luke 19:28-44 ‘Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.’

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

[audio https://newhavenchurch.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/sermon-240313.mp3]

To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Luke 19:28-44 (NRSV) on the BibleGateway website.

Image of Newhaven Lighthouse at dusk

17/03/13 sermon – The importance of not living in the past (Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8)

Today (Sunday 17th March 2013), in Peter’s absence, we welcomed Rev. Ian Scott (Locum Minister of Broughton St. Mary’s) who read Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8 (NRSV) and considered the importance of not living in the past. To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

[audio https://newhavenchurch.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/17-03-2013-sermon.mp3]

To see the Bible reading online, please follow these links to the BibleGateway website:

Tomorrow evening (Monday 18th March) at 7.30pm we will indeed be looking ahead and discussing our vision and strategy for Newhaven Church over the next year. For further information, please visit our Annual Stated Meeting page.

A preview of our reading and hymns for this Sunday 17th March 2013

This Sunday morning’s reading

This Sunday (17th March), we welcome Rev. Ian Scott (Locum Minister of Broughton St. Mary’s), who will be reading Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8.  To see these readings online, please follow the links to the BibleGateway website: Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8.

Our hymns for this Sunday will be:

  • Be still for the presence of the Lord
  • Father, lead me day by day
  • Breathe on me, breath of God
  • All my hope on God is founded

 

Please follow this link to hear our song of the week: ‘Everything’.

Annual Stated Meeting

Don’t forget that we will be discussing our Church’s vision and strategy at our Annual Stated meeting on Monday 18th March at 7.30pm (6.30pm for Pot Luck Supper).  To find out more about this important event, please visit this page which provides more information on our Annual Stated meeting.