In Year 3, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have been holding our own class liturgies.
Class Liturgy – Trust in the Lord
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Our class liturgy theme this week was ‘Trust in the Lord. Year 3 gathered together to listen to words from scripture and listened to some songs.
First, we listened to a reading from Isaiah 25: 7, 9. This reading talked about being happy and joyful by putting our trust in the Lord. A gospel reading followed this from Matthew 14: 22-33.
We then discussed about how certain objects bring us luck – for example, a four-leaf clover or a lucky rabbit’s foot – all of which have no power at all. The power comes from God.
Finally, we discussed how we ask for help and the challenges and strength required doing so. We finished the liturgy by listening to ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ to help us reflect on the words from the liturgy.
Class Liturgy – I Will Take Care of You
Wednesday 28th April 2021
The theme for our class liturgy this week was ‘I Will Take Care of You. Year 3 gathered to listen to words from scripture and to songs celebrating God’s goodness and care and giving God thanks.
First, we listened to a reading from Isiah 46:4 before reflecting during the universal prayer – where the response “Loving Father, hear our prayer” was adhered to.
Some words from the Gospel of Matthew (MATTHEW 6:25-33) followed which reminded us to not worry about our life and the things that appear to hinder but to embrace the world around us.
Finally, we read the text ‘footprints’ and discussed how we could help others and ourselves when we feel low or upset. We ended our class liturgy with the hymn, ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’.
Class Liturgy – Advent
Wednesday 9th December 2020
The theme for our class liturgy this week was ‘Advent’. Year 3 gathered together to listen to words from scripture and listened to songs relating to advent.
First, we came together for the gather - thinking about Advent, a time of waiting and a time of preparation. Next, we thought about the question ‘What is Christmas really about?’ before pausing for a quiet reflection. We then listened to a song ‘The Angel Gabriel, from heaven came’.
After this, we were able to understand the true meaning of Christmas. This lead onto recalling the Advent Promise. We understood that by keeping our Advent Promise is one way we can try to be like Mary and say ‘Yes’ to God: yes, we want to live our lives as Jesus taught us; yes, we want to show consideration and kindness to others; yes, we want to trust in God just as Mary did.
We ended our class liturgy with two prayers, the final one, asking for Mary’s help in keeping our Advent Promises by saying the ‘Hail Mary’.
Class Liturgy – Remembrance Day
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Our class liturgy theme this week was ‘Remembrance Day. Year 3 gathered together to listen to words from scripture, watched video clips and listened to some songs.
First, we listened to a song ‘Make me a Chanel of your Peace’. Then we came together for the gather. After that we listened to a reading from EPHESIANS 4:25-27, 29-32 and then some words from MATTHEW 5:1-12. We then discussed the question ‘Why do we have remembrance day?’ We then stopped to pray for all those who have been affected.
Finally, recognised the significance of ‘The Poppy Appeal’. Then we discussed the importance of remembering the fallen after watching ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon.
Class Liturgy – We are the People of God
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Our class liturgy theme this week was ‘We are the People of God’. Year 3 gathered together to listen to words from scripture and listened to some songs.
First, we listened to a reading from 1 PETER 2: 9-10 and then some words from the Gospel of John (John 13: 34-35). Both of these readings talked about loving one another. Then, we then thought about the difficulties we have sometimes when following these words and how we can overcome any issues we may face.
Finally, we then discussed how we could help spread the ‘love’ to all. We also listened to hymns, ‘Come, Worship the Lord’ and ‘A New Commandment’ during the Liturgy.