Sunday 9th August
Sunday 9th August
We hope that you are all safe and well.
We are going to take a break for the summer and we will be back in September. Please keep sending in your pictures of your sunflowers in your garden or any other nature and any stories and poems you might have. Enjoy the summer and pray for some nice weather!!
We hope you will continue to enjoy reading the Look and ICHTHUS pages each week.
Please see your Look activities page: Look 8th 9th August 2020 and then you can print this.
Some new pages here with some lovely words to help us think about this week’s Mass readings & prayers.
As we think about our nature project, remember that God has created the whole world and all the people, animals, plants and other things in it. There are so many treasures in our world for us all to share. Like water, the sun, fresh air, trees, food.
So when you look around you and count all the treasures that God has given us. And try your hardest to do at least one thing to show your care for God’s world and the treasure that is in it.
We have a great new raised bed on the gravelled area just outside the church hall.
If any of the children have grown insect friendly flowers this year, could you bring them along with a trowel and a small container of water to plant them in the planter.
You can choose any part of the planter you like!
Frances will also bring in a few flowers soon too, so we can start to build-up a wildlife haven for insects and birds.
Is your sunflower taller than this one? Do you have any flowers on it? Perhaps you can send a photo of your sunflower by email to Tol.firstname.lastname@example.org
What interesting plants, creatures or features do you have in your garden – please share some photos or drawings by email to Tol.email@example.com
Sunflowers are growing well, here are Joseph, Chris and Nathan with their plants.
Seb’s is going to have 2 blooms ! Grow one get one free ! We just need the sun to see their beauty !
Seb is just short of 140cm so this plant may just equal his height !!!
Here is a message from Frances:
Any children or their families who have taken a sunflower seedling, flowering plant or tomato or pepper plants from the front steps recently, please let us know how your plants are getting on by taking photos or writing stories about them and what you notice about the insects and other wildlife they attract.
Prayer for the end of the virus
Almighty and merciful Father, who show your love to all your creation
We come before you asking for a quick control of the Coronavirus currently ravaging our world.
Hear graciously the prayers we make for those affected by the virus in various parts of the world.
Grant healing to the sick, eternal life to the dead and consolation to the bereaved families.
We pray that an effective medicine to combat the sickness be speedily found.
We pray for the relevant governments and health authorities that they take appropriate steps for the good of the people.
Look upon us in your mercy and forgive us our failings.
God Bless and stay safe
The children’s liturgy leaders
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