Thoughts for the Week
...from the Chaplain
Week Beginning: 16 May 2022. Theme: Hopeful
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23
How do you define hope? What are some of the things you hope for in the future? Why is hope good for us to have? What is the link between hope and faithfulness?
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Hope and renewal are linked. Can you think of a time when hope gave you renewal? When hope gave you strength to carry on? Write down that experience so you can remember it in the future, and if you can share it with someone nearby.
|Prayer for this week|
Assemblies and Readings
During the current situation, and social distancing restrictions, virtual assemblies will be held during afternoon registration on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and where appropriate associated digital materials shared with students will be published below.
Special message from Julie Bowen, School Chaplain - Covid 19
Together with other clergy I have put together this booklet for my congregation that offers some prayers, liturgy and Bible readings as well as where to turn for spiritual programming during this difficult time.
Please take care of yourselves and your families, keep an eye out for neighbours and as we are unable to visit the phone is a valuable tool for contact especially with the elderly.
The following is an old Irish blessing which I am praying for you all at this time:
Love and blessings to you all,
|May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Our School Prayer
Help us through our duty to you
To love our neighbour,
To care for others,
To do our best for and in school,
To work for the common good of our community,
And to care for ourselves as we serve you.
Additional prayers for difficult times
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Celtic Circle Prayer
Circle me Father God, Keep love within and hatred without, Keep hope within and despair without, Keep peace within and anxiety without. Circle me Father God, Keep strength within and weakness without, Keep faith within and doubt without, Keep light within and darkness without. Circle me Father God, Surround me with your love, Surround me with your protection, Surround me with your peace.