From Sunday 12th July, gathered worship resumes at St John's, including a 9:30am All Age Service of the Word.
For those who are not able (or choose not) to attend Sunday worship, we will still provide links for exploring faith at home.
The Gospel reading this Sunday is the Parable of the Sower, from Matthew, chapter 13.
You can read it here
It is a good parable for thinking about the things which help us grow as disciples and the things that stop us from growing.
In your family this week, talk about what helps you grow as a Christian.
You might like to plant some seeds, or go out into the garden and take some photos of growing things.
In our reading from Genesis we hear how Abraham sent his servant back to his homeland, to find a wife for his son, Isaac. At the well, the servant meets Rebekah - who offers to water all 10 of his camels!
In our reading from Matthew, Jesus says:
"Come to me, all you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads.
I will give you rest"
Together, these readings show us the importance of sharing all our daily concerns with God and remind us that God is also with us, guiding and supporting us, even when we don't notice!
Activities for this week
The Roots resources this week focus on the gospel read from Matthew.
Children's Sheet from Roots.
Family Activities from Roots.
A really helpful 1 hour podcast from Parenting for Faith about talking to the kids about Coronavirus.