Parable of the Sower … week 1

July 9, 2018

During our All Age Worship on June 24th, Rev Tim planted some seeds …

‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.’ (Luke 8)

Can you tell which soil is which? 🙂


All Age Worship report – February

February 5, 2018

Our AAW this month followed on from last month’s topic of youth, by focusing on some of the older members of our church family.

We reminded ourselves of last month’s memory verse (which is also our verse for the year) …

Some of our younger members interviewed Daisy, Joan and Jeanette – asking questions about what church was like when they were younger, how it has changed, and how their faith has grown over the years.

Two of our interviewees with their interviewers!

Then, using the Lumo DVD of Luke (see below), we heard our reading from Luke’s gospel (Luke 2:25-38 full text here), and Lynda talked about learning to wait on God by looking at the example of those who have been faithful for many years.

We sang songs chosen by our interviewees, some, more upbeat, recent songs … as well as reminding ourselves of the actions to a few so-called children’s songs. Some remember last singing some of the songs over 50 years ago! 😀

For our prayer time, we used calendars to remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, to use as prayer fuel, and we said the Lord’s Prayer, using the actions we have learned over the past few months. We will get quicker with practice!

Our topic next month, on Mothering Sunday, will be about the church as family … on, Sunday March 11th

Lumo have produced DVDs of each of the four gospels … see a sample of Luke here … talk to Rev Tim to find out more.

All-Age Worship…

August 30, 2017


…is back this Sunday! As it says on the tin, something for all ages. Plus there will be a bring and share lunch after the service. Who will you bring?

St Michael’s, September 3rd, 10.30am – newcomers welcome!

The first Sunday of the month…

June 29, 2017

… what’s so special about that?

It means it’s All-Age Worship with something for every age, plus we have a bring and share lunch afterwards. So come along at 10.30am with the whole family, and food to share.

As for the service itself, it will be based around Jesus’ words in Revelation 3:20:

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Why not take some time to get ready for our worship by thinking through this verse and how you might need to respond?

Pentecost Worship and Picnic

June 2, 2017


This Sunday June 4th is the first Sunday of the month, so it’s time for another All-Age Worship! There will be activities, there will be music, there will be praise and worship and prayer – can you afford not to be there?

This Sunday is also Pentecost where we will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. So after the service we will be marking the end of Thy Kingdom Come by taking our picnics up to Devonport Park.

Everyone welcome, and let’s be ready for what the Lord will do!


Loving like Jesus

May 8, 2017


We held our second All-Age Worship at St Michael’s. From now on it will be a regular event the first Sunday of every month. It was good to see so many children there, and there really was something for all ages. We wrote on these hands what we would do in response to Jesus – the result a truly wonderful display.

Our next All-Age Worship will be on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th – the final day of Thy Kingdom Come – followed by a picnic in the park. Make a note in your diary and come along at 10.30am!