Assembly/Collective Worship at Home
Assembly/collective worship at home will appear for the last time this term on July 16th. Thank you joining us.
If you missed any you can find them on the St James Staveley Facebook page, or via the home page of this website.
Next term we hope Revd Shanthi can go back into school, but if not Assembly at Home will be restart!
This is our Assembly at Home Holy Trinity - can you guess which one is which?
Some activity sheets may be removed after a few weeks
Assembly at Home 17: Serving Others
Acts chapter 6 tells us: The number of people following Jesus’ teaching was growing.
Some people got cross because not everyone was getting what they needed. So, Peter and the others got together and prayed. They asked God to help them know who could help them.
God helped them to find 7 people to help. They were called; Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus. Peter and the others asked God to be with them in their work.
And so the word of God continued to spread. The number of Christians grew and grew.
God gives us all different gifts , when we use them to help others, we are helping God.
Dear God, Thank for the gifts you give me. Please help me to serve others and you.
Assembly 16: Peter and Rhoda
Some people didn’t like Jesus’ followers telling people about him. One of Jesus’ best friends, Peter, was
put in prison for sharing Jesus’ love. Peter’s friends gathered together and spent all night praying for Peter. Rhoda, the servant at the house where they were praying, made sure they had drinks and food through the night. In prison, Peter fell asleep. He thought he was dreaming, because an angel came and led him out of the prison, right past the sleeping guards. Outside the angel disappeared and Peter realised he was awake! He rushed to his friends’ house and knocked on the door. Rhoda opened the door, saw Peter and thought she was dreaming - how could he be there! So she shut the door and went and told his friends what she had imagined!Peter knocked again - this time Rhoda realised Peter really was there, she opened the door wide and let him in. His friends were delighted and praised God for his rescue.
Dear God, Thank for rescuing Peter. Help us to pray hard and not to be surprised at what you can do. Amen
Assembly 15: Paul and Silas
Paul travelled around, with his friend Silas, telling people all about Jesus. One day they
healed a slave girl and her masters were very cross. They had Paul and Silas put in prison and chained up. This didn’t upset them. At midnight they were still singing praise to God and telling the other prisoners about Jesus. God sent and earthquake, which shook the prison—the walls cracked, the doors fell off and the chains broke, but Paul and Silas stayed where they were. The prison guard was terrified; he thought the prisoners had escaped. ‘We are still here’, shouted Paul. The guard asked them why they had stayed and they told him about Jesus. He took them to his house, fed them and then he and his family listened to the stories about Jesus. They believed in Jesus and became his followers too.
Dear Jesus, help us to be brave like Paul and Silas and to praise you no matter what. Amen
Paul and Silas Colouring sheet
Paul and Silas Activity sheet
Assembly 14: Saul meets Jesus
Saul was not a friend of Jesus. In fact he hated Jesus and spent all his time catching people who followed Jesus way and putting them in prison.
One day he was going to Damascus, to hunt down and catch more of Jesus friends, when there was a bright flash of light.. Saul fell off his horse onto the road. Jesus spoke to him and said, ‘Saul stop hurting my followers, become my friend because I have a job for you. Go to the city and Ananias will come and help you’
When Saul got up he could not see and his friends took him to the city.
got there Ananias came and, with the
Holy Spirit’s help, made Saul able to see again.
Saul told Jesus he was sorry for what he had done, he changed his name to Paul and started to tell everyone about Jesus.
Paul had many adventures while spreading the good news of Jesus, he didn’t always have an easy time but he wrote lots of letters to new Christians and we can read them in the bible.
Paul’s letters help us learn how to live as Jesus’ followers.
for helping Saul to change.
Please help us be sorry for the things we do wrong and to do the things you want us to.
Assembly 13: Peter and Tabitha (Dorcas)
Tabitha (or Dorcas in Greek) was loved by her community. They loved her because she made them beautiful clothes, but most of all they loved her because she had a good heart, which means she was kind. When she became ill and died they sent for Peter, Jesus friend. Peter came to visit. He was sad and all Tabitha’s friends were sad. Peter prayed and the Holy Spirit told him what to say.
He said ‘Tabitha, in the name of Jesus get up.’ What a strange thing to say to someone who had died. But Tabitha opened her eyes and got up. Peter did the work of Jesus and Tabitha lived.
Help us to have a good heart, to be kind , friendly and to use our talents to help other people, just like Tabitha. Please help us to be compassionate like Peter and to do your work.
Assembly 12: Philip and the Ethiopian
Philip was one of Jesus’ disciples—he had told his friend Nathaniel about Jesus and he became a disciple too.
One day, after Jesus had sent his Holy Spirit on the disciples, God sent an angel to Philip to tell him to go to the road to Gaza. Philip didn’t know why, but he obeyed. A chariot came by carrying a man from Ethiopia; he was reading the story of God but looking confused. Philip asked him why he was confused. He said:
‘How can I understand it, if no one explains it to me?’
Philip offered to help. He told the man all about Jesus and explained that the words he was reading were talking about Jesus.
The Ethiopian believed in Jesus and was baptised there and then.
Please help us to share stories about you,
so other people can know your love for them, like we do.
Assembly 11: The Day of Pentecost
Jesus' disciples waited in Jerusalem, just as he told them. Then, while the door was locked there was a loud sound like wind and what looked like flames filled the room and rested on each disciple. They were filled with the Holy Spirit on his Disciples. The gave them the gifts they needed to share his love. There were lots of people gathered in the city to celebrate the harvest and they all heard the Good News of Jesus in their own language.
Thank you Jesus that you sent your Spirit on the disciples.
Please send your Spirit to us too, so we can grow to be more like you.
Assembly 10: God keeps his promise to Gideon
God’s people were being bullied by their enemies; they were hungry and didn’t know
what to do. God saw their problems and asked Gideon to trust him and he would help. Gideon wasn’t sure but formed an army of 32,000 men. God said there were too many, so Gideon sent away those who were scared. God said. ‘trust me more’ and Gideon sent away those who drank from the river like dogs. With only 300 men left Gideon trusted God. He told the men to take a torch, covered with a mug in one hand and a trumpet in the other. They crept down and stood around the enemy camp at night. At a signal from Gideon, they blew their trumpets and smashed the mugs so the light lit up the camp. The enemy was so confused they ran around attacking each other.
Victory was Gideon’s—he trusted God and God’s people were saved!
Dear God, thank you that Gideon trusted you and that you kept your promise to him. Jesus promised to be with us always, through his Spirit. Help us to trust you to keep your promise too.
Assembly 9: Jesus Ascends to Heaven
Jesus took his disciples up a mountain. He told them that the time had
come for him to back to be with God in Heaven. He also told his disciples not to be sad, because Jesus would send them a helper - the Holy Spirit to be with them always.
Jesus asked them to go and tell everyone how much God loved them and the Holy Spirit would help them.
Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to be with us and help us too.
We want everyone to know that you love them. Please send us the Holy Spirit to help us and be with us always.
Assembly 8: Jesus Feeds 5000 people
Over 500 hungry people had been listening to Jesus all day.
One little boy offered his lunch to Jesus. Jesus thanked the little boy and then thanked God for the food. The disciples shared it out and everyone had enough to eat and there were 12 baskets of left overs!
When we offer what we have, our love, our friendship, our compassion, our respect and our resilience to Jesus he will make it enough to share with everyone in our house, with lots left over.
Dear Jesus, please take the little I can offer and use it to make my home, our community and our world a better place.
Assembly 7: Jesus Calms a Storm
Jesus and his disciples went out on Lake Galilee in a boat. Jesus was tired and went to sleep. A big storm blew up and the disciples were scared; 'HELP US JESUS, WE ARE GOING TO DROWN!!' they shouted. Jesus got up, he told the waves and the wind to stop and the sea became calm. He told his disciples to trust and believe in him.
Dear Jesus, help me to trust you when life seems stormy.
Assembly 6: Jesus Heals a Paralysed Man.
A paralysed man’s friends worked hard to get him to Jesus because they knew Jesus would heal him. Jesus told the man his sins were forgiven—people were shocked because only God can forgive sins. Jesus said 'Which is easier to forgive his sins to make him walk?' So, to show the crowd that he was God he told the man to get up and walk—and he did! Jesus can forgive all the things we do wrong because he is God.
Dear Jesus, please help us to be as resilient and compassionate the man’s friends. Help us to come to you and ask forgiveness when we do things wrong. Amen
Assembly 5: Breakfast on the Beach.
The disciples didn't know what to do. they had tried to be followers of Jesus bit had let Jesus down, then they tried to go back to being fishermen but caught no fish. Jesus called to them from the beach and told them what to do - they caught net full of fish. Jesus gave Peter a second chance and a special job. Look after me people and tell them about me. Even when we feel sad and don't know what to do Jesus can help us too.
Dear Jesus, please help me to know what to do so I can show people you love them. Amen
Assembly 4: Jesus and Thomas.
Thomas wasn't with the disciples when Jesus first appeared to them. He said he wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw him and touched his hands. So one day when Thomas was with the other disciples, Jesus appeared to them again. This time Thomas saw, touched and believed.
Jesus said people who can't see and and still believe are more blessed than you.
Assembly 3: The Easter Story. Lots has happened since Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey. A woman anointed him with perfume; Jesus was pleased, she was preparing him to die. Jesus celebrated the passover with his friends and told them to remember him with bread and wine. Jesus prayed in the garden and the soldiers came with Judas to arrest him.
died on the cross but God and the Holy Spirit never left him. They
raised him back to life and Jesus told his disciples to tell everyone
that he is alive for ever. We should tell people too; because Jesus took
away all the wrong things we do we can be friends with God forever.
Assembly 2: Jesus rides into Jerusalem.
As Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem
the people waved palm branches. They laid them on the road with their
cloaks and shouted 'HOSANNA TO JESUS THE KING!' They wanted Jesus to
fight for the city and to get rid of the Romans, but if they had read
their scripture they would have understood that Jesus was a humble king
and would do things God's way. We think Jesus should come and get rid of
COVID-19 and heal everyone. When we read the bible we hear that Jesus
is always with us, that we should learn to be like him, and act with
love, gentleness and peace; we should do things God's way and trust him.
How can you act like Jesus today?
Assembly 1: Jesus called his disciples.
Jesus taught his disciples friendship, respect, resilience and compassion as they lived, learnt and worked together for 3 years. We need those values now, in this difficult time. God will give us these gifts if we ask him.
Dear Jesus, please help me and my family to show resilience and respect even when we get fed up with the rules. Help us to show compassion and respect to one another and to those who are ill and vulnerable. Please be with all those working hard to keep us safe and care for the sick. Amen