September Junior Church – what we did ! 

This month we looked at the Parable of the Sower.

The Parable of the Sower (sometimes called the Parable of the Soils) is a parable of Jesus In the story, a sower sows seed on the path (way side), on rocky ground and among thorns, and it is lost; but when it falls on good earth it grows, yielding thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched;

— Mark, 4:3-9, KJV
We started with a Prayer, and then we scattered seed across the hall! We made a path, some stones; and added some rose thorns (Richard suffered for his art, collecting the thorns had been painful!) and looked at how the seeds had fallen.

Then we thought about what the seed would do in each case, and what Jesus had said.

The explanation given by Jesus:

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Next, we made some Seed people ready for Harvest Festival in a few weeks.

We took some soil, grass seed and stuffed it in layers in some old tights. We twisted some of it to make a nose. Then, we stuck googly eyes and some felt lips on our ball. Next, we decorated a pot to make a jacket for them and filled it with water. The tights should wick up the water and grow the grass seed in time for the Harvest Service when our seed people should have a nice head of green hair!

It was great fun, everyone enjoyed making them.

Then it was back into Church for the final Hymn and some juice and biscuits.

We are looking forward to next month already!

July Junior Church – What we did! 

 We had a great morning -we made a lego story of the Good Samaritan. 

The parable of the Good Samaritan is a didactic story told by Jesus in Luke 10:25–37. It is about a traveler (who may or may not have been a Jew) who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road. 

First a priest and then a Levite comes by, but both avoid the man. 

Finally, a Samaritan comes by. Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured man. Jesus is described as telling the parable in response to the question from a lawyer, “And who is my neighbour?” whom Leviticus 19:18 says should be loved. Jesus answers his question in who is his neighbour, but also tells him to love his neighbour. His answer corresponds to his words the Gospel of Matthew 5:43-48, to love his enemy.


Then, afterwards we had a treasure hunt in the churchyard. 🙂

Notices – 19th June 2016

FATHERS DAY AFTERNOON TEA – this afternoon 3-5pm. To be held in the marquee in the churchyard. Tickets £5 per adult £2.50 per child 

THUNDERBALL – winning number for 11/6 was 6, winners were Miss S Jowers and Miss E Page
FRIENDS AT PYTCHLEY COURT – Pytchley court nursing home are asking if any of us would like to go in and visit the Elderly there. If you could spare some time to become a ‘friend’ to an elderly person please let Rev. Chloe know.

Rev Chloe can be contacted on 01604 882014 or Chloe.thomas5@btinternet.com 

PRAYER FOCUS

For all those who are marginalised or persecuted due to race, gender, religion or sexuality.

For all victims of violent crime.

For all who are taking exams at the moment.

For all those who are unwell in our parishes, and the recently bereaved. 

June Junior Church – what we did! 

Today at Junior Church we celebrated Father’s Day.


We started with some games, and then looked at the famous passage from exodus that speaks about fathers (and mothers)

Exodus 20:12

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

Then, we all thought about our own fathers and what they meant to us. We each picked a word that we thought summed up what they did, and made a group picture.


Next, we made presents for our dads, and even a voucher for them to use as some point – we think Alex’s daddy will appreciate the voucher for the “trip to the pub”!!! 🙂


Then back into church, great fun had by all!! 

Notices -12th June

Unfortunately there is no Tuesday or Thursday 9:30 Eucharist this week, Rev. Chloe is at a residential course at Launde Abbey

CHURCH FETE – a big thank you to all who helped at the fete, and to those who did the lovely flower displays. We raised £1,817.84

THUNDERBALL – winning number for 4/6/16 was 5. Winners were Miss S Jowers & Mr K Winter

FRIENDS AT PYTCHLEY COURT – Pytchley Court nursing home are asking if any of us would like to go in and visit the elderly there. If you could spare some time to become a ‘friend’ to an elderly person please let Rev. Chloe know.

DON’T FORGET – Fathers Day Afternoon tea on Sunday 19th June 3-5 pm. To be held in the marquee in the churchyard. Tickets £5 per adult or £2.50 per child – available from Vanessa (tel 882058) or Brixworth Hardware. 

There are some posters in the back of the Church, please display one if you can