Worship and Assemblies

 

Welcome to our worship and assemblies page!

Our Christian value this half term is 'perseverance'.

(noun)

'Continued effort to do or achieve something, even when it is difficult or takes a long time'.

example:

'I think the reason I won a gold medal was sheer perseverance, not because I was more talented than anybody else.'

to 'persevere' (verb)

'To continue making an effort to do or achieve something, even when this is difficult or takes a long time.'

example:

'If you persevere long enough and work hard enough, you'll eventually succeed.'

(Cambridge Dictionary)

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Have a think...

When have you had to persevere at something?

Did your perseverance pay off?

Did you succeed in the end?

How did you feel?

Was the perseverance worth it?

Is it always easy to persevere at something?

Which things can you think of that are difficult to persevere with?

Other words meaning 'perseverance';

endurance, persistence, determination, stamina

In the Bible, the apostle Paul described the journey of a Christian life as being a 'race' that we should 'run with perseverance'. 

Hebrews 12:1-13 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud  of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so  easily. - ppt download

 Run The Race With Endurance And Discipline - Northstar

Even though life can be tough and we will face difficult circumstances, we should keep going, knowing that God has a plan for us and our lives.

 

Paul tells us that we can face anything if we trust in God who will give us the strength to face life's challenges.

Scripture Saturday 30/05/20 – SCC Parish Church

 The apostle James us that challenging times or 'trials' help us to grow our perseverance.

Persistence Quotes Bible. QuotesGram

 

 

Take a look at the following video clips.

Think about how the animals in the first video show perseverance.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPpmd9uRgJw 

Then spot perseverance in action in the Finding Nemo clips!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRQytOBTlN8 

For younger children;

Listen to CBeebies Radio 'Treasure Champs'.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/treasure-champs-perseverance 

Important days this half term:

Ramadan (Islam): Friday 1st April - Sunday 1st May

Eid Al Fitr (Islam): Sunday 1st May - Monday 2nd May (dates may vary)

Ascension Day (Christianity): Thursday 26th May

The rainbow: A symbol of hope.

If we persevere through difficult times like the current lock down, we will eventually see better times and be able to see our friends and families again.

This is why the rainbow is seen as a symbol of hope - after or during the rain when the sunshine appears sometimes we see a beautiful rainbow reminding us that there is hope in every difficult situation we face.

Rainbows to show how grateful we are to our wonderful NHS...

Rainbows painted by the children of key workers in school!

And some created at home!

Showing our support for those who work for the NHS and sharing hope and happiness within our community...

'God puts rainbows in the clouds

so that each of us - in the dreariest

and most dreaded moments - can

see a possibility of hope.' 

 Mary Angelou (American poet)

2.6 Challenge

 

The staff have been busy completing their 2.6 challenges to raise money for the East Lancs NHS Trust. Check out how they got on below.

Why not have a go at your own 2.6 challenge, just for fun, and see what you can achieve.

Well done Erin, super cart wheeling!

Our 2.6 Challenges!

A message of PERSERVERANCE from school staff...
A message of PERSERVERANCE from school staff...
Staff rainbows...
Staff rainbows...