Bishop Aldhelm's CE
Loved by God; United in Learning
This term in our worships we are finding out about the very first Christians written about in the bible. In the big story of God’s love for the world we are remembering the time when He encouraged and unified the members of the early church. When we imagine ourselves within this part of the story, we discover what it feels like to be facing great challenges and to overcome them, and of the importance of every separate person in a community.
“You are the body of Christ, and each of you is part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27
This week we have found out about ‘Pentecost’ - the time when the Holy Spirit arrived in the room where the first Christians were meeting. The Holy Spirit gave them the ability to speak many different languages so that others from all nations could hear about Jesus. Being able to communicate with others in a language which they understand is an important part living together in unity.
Psalm 23 has become a favourite for the children at our school. It is a Psalm that reminds us that God is protecting us and guiding us through every day! We have tried hard to learn this Psalm in our worship times and learn about how our school values are shown through this Psalm. Why not give it a read here?
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised. Even if I go through the deepest darkness,
I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd's rod and staff protect me.
You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me;you welcome me as an honoured guest
and fill my cup to the brim. I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live.
Here we learn that Jesus is our shepherd - He leads and inspires us, He provides us with food, drink and a place to sleep, He also protects us and walks with us through difficult times. Much like the leaders in our lives - parents, teachers or people in authority - Jesus gives us advice and guidance to show us the best way to live.
See if you can learn our special school Psalm off by heart!
In January 2023, Samuel (Y5 pupil) and our Faith Council wrote a prayer for our school using Psalm 23 as a guide. You can see a picture of our Psalm 23 prayer in the download section below. Why not have a go at saying the prayer today?