Hi everyone, I hope you are well and that you have been enjoying the lovely weather. Perhaps some of you are back at school
or have returned to work. It's good to see that we are slowly coming out of the lockdown. You may remember a hearing about
a 10 year old girl called Mia from Camborne in Cornwall. She had just completed her challenge on the cross trainer
to run the distance between Land's End and John O' Groats! Mia has raised a lot of money for the care home where her mum
works - so well done!
I wonder if any of you have completed a new challenge in the last few weeks!
Our Bible story
is from Matthew's gospel in the New Testament chapter 10 verses 40 - 42 and tells us about Hospitality, or making people feel welcome.
Although we haven't been able to invite people into our homes or our churches recently, we are now able to meet in small groups
making sure we keep safe and how we welcome people is always important.
Have you ever had to welcome someone new into your class
at school or college or perhaps where you work? Jesus tell us that when we welcome people we are also welcoming him.
is a lovely clip from the film Beauty and the Beast with a song about making someone feel welcome - why not take a look?
Which characters do we relate to in this clip?
Do we act similarly to this when welcoming people in our
homes, churches and school?
Can you think of a time when you felt welcomed?
Have you heard the story about a woman who had invited
some people to her house for a meal? At the table she turned to her six year old daughter and said:
"Would you like to say the
blessing (we sometimes call this the grace, or a prayer). 'I wouldn't' know what to say', the little girl replied.
say what you hear me say', said her Mum.
The little girl bowed her head and said: 'Dear Lord, why on earth did I invite all these
people to dinner?'
Not quite what her Mum had expected her to say!
I hope you enjoy the activity sheets. Keep safe.
Please contact us if you or your family have any practical or pastoral needs.
Children and Families Worker
& Gunnislake Methodist Circuit