Faith at home with St Mary’s Church Sunday Club
I am sure you have all had fun with Halloween but we are celebrating a special day this Sunday – All Saints Day. This is the day we remember all the saints, special people who have worked for God to bring Him in to our lives. Can you think of some saints?
how about –
St Mary the mother of Jesus
Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who told us about Jesus in the Bible
Saint Peter one of the apostles and the one Jesus told to found His church
There are lots more. see if you can think of some.
Here is a poem about All Saints Day
Here is a story and an activity for today. You need a pumpkin!
and here is a prayer to go with making your pumpkin lantern
The Pumpkin Prayer
Dear God, As I carve my pumpkin help me say this prayer:
Open my mind so I can learn about You; (Cut the top of the pumpkin)
Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do. (Clean out the inside)
Open my eyes so Your love I will see; (Cut the eyes out in heart shapes)
I’m so sorry for turning up my nose to all you’ve given me. (Cut a nose in the shape of a cross)
Open my ears so your word I will hear. (Cut the ears shaped like the Bible)-we did rectangles
Open my mouth so I can tell others You’re near (cut the mouth in the shape of a fish)
Let Your light shine in all I say and do! Amen. (Place a candle inside and light it)
Families and children are warmly welcome at St Mary’s and we have close links with Great & Little Shelford CofE (A) Primary School, which is next door to the church.