Famiy Time worship - Red
As we come into this time let us recognise the presence of God, who is always with us
Let us pray
O God your light shines!
Let your hearts be glad!
O God your love warms the world into life
Then let us worship God. AMEN
Let us continue to praise God
We praise God with all our living so now know song lets move to the song
How has your week been?
How has the routine settled down?
What have the highlights been?
What has been a struggled?
We have had the chance to reflect on the colour red in the rainbow
Did anyone do mediation? – How was it ? What did it make you think?
A challenge we offered was to see if you could spot Mars as it rises in the night sky. Did you do it?
Let us pray
God of all life
We praise your Holy Name
We thank you for being part of a world that is related and how it makes us wonder
We praise you creator of all
We thank you for the gift of this week, people we met, places we have been
We thank you for the moments that have made us think
We praise you for Jesus who walks with us everyday
We thank you for the emotions we feel and what you show us through them
the way they flow through our lives
We praise you for your Holy Spirit who enlivens us
It seems a good time for a song so if you would like to sing try this
Red is the colour linked to anger and love and these feeling are very real to us all.
How do we deal with them. The world is full of stories that look at this here one called Horrible Bear and then a story Jesus told us
The full story can be found in https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18:21-35
I wonder what these storied made you think about?
What did you like?
What did you not understand?
What made you uncomfortable?
Talk together as you think about these questions.
I wonder what other stories there are that you think look at these things?
While I have been thinking this week the image of the red bow of the rainbow has been helpful. I like the way it shows how anger and love can be connected
Jesus show us that anger is not a bad thing it tells us something is wrong.
It is what we do with the anger that is important.
The bow and the stories invite us to think how we can take time to allow our anger not to lead us to things that hurt others but show love.
Prayer About Being Forgiven and Forgiving
O God, you show us how to love and forgive and be forgiven
God in Jesus you taught us to pray in words and actions.
You showed us what love is like.
Teach us to be like you.
We admit that we are not always loving and kind.
We know that we can be selfish and mean to other people,
Forgive us for the words we say and the things we do that hurt other people. for our hard hearts
for not forgiving ourselves
This is the good news of God's love
The Lord is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love.
PALMS OF HANDS UP
God does not punish us as we would expect or want us to make up what we owe
HORIZONTAL SLASH WITH PALM DOWN
As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is God's love.
POINT UP HUG SELVES
As far as the east is from the west,
PUSH ONE HAND TO RIGHT
So far does God remove our sins from us.
OTHER TO LEFT
FOLD HANDS TOGETHER IN PRAYER
Pray together the Lord's prayer
Here's a song by TobyMac that encourage us to think a bit more
For our prayer let us use the rainbow prayers from last week
Pray you have a blessed week
Continue on your journey as a family
In the name of
God, whose colours infuse our living
Jesus, the one who understands, helps and hold us
as we balance on the red bow of the rainbow
The Holy Spirit whose energy continues to move us on
Have a good week