Peace School - A reminder that Peace School continues again on January 8.
Practice - Parents, here's an activity to do at home together during the week from Building Faith, an Anabaptist resource. While Shepherds Watched
Learning to Serve - Similar to last week, consider how you already give God's "greater" gifts throughout the year on a regular basis. How do we keep "giving" love, hope, peace and joy to each other year round? Can our young children realize that a hug, smile, prayer, and helping attitude can spread good cheer all year?
Pray - Consider reciting a version (or part) of Mary's Prayer from Luke 1:46-55.
‘My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
48 for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’