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Summary: A family service on the theme of going back to school after the Summer holidays. A history lesson, english lesson, geography lesson and a little Physical Education too as well.

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Good Morning and welcome.

If it’s your first time with us we hope that you will enjoy your time with us.

This morning is a family service so the kids will stay in for the whole service.

Right... time for a question!

What are all the parents looking forward to in a couple of weeks time that most children dread?

It’s time to go back to school!

This morning for our family service we are going to go back to school too, we are going to have a history lesson, an english lesson, a geography lesson and a little PE as well.

It’s gonna be fun and we might learn a little something too. Ok?

Let me hand over to Andy and he will lead us in a couple of songs while we collect your lunch money - your tithes and offerings.

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Assembly:

Kids do you still have school assemblies?

When I was little... yes I was little once!

My school used to have an assembly everyday before the first lesson started.

And in the assembly we would always sing

“All things bright and beautiful” and we would say the Lords Prayer together.

I thought we could say it together too, and there are some actions that we can do as we say it.

So we start with Our Father i will run through once then we can say and do it together.

1 Our Father in heaven- Praying hands

2 Holy is your name - heads bowed

3 Your kingdom come - make a gesture of invitation

4 Your will be done - a salute

5 On earth - make a circle with two hands

6 As it is in heaven - Point at the sky

7 Give us today our dailybread-hands out to receive

8 Forgive us our sins - hands on heart

9 as we forgive others - shake hands

10 Lead us away from temptation - blinkers

11 And deliver us from evil - Hold hand up stopsign

12 For yours is the kingdom - spread arms wide

13 the power - muscles

14 and the glory- Jazz hands

15 Forever and ever - draw a large circle with one hand several times

16 Amen - clap your hands

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Well that worked well.

In my school assemblies people would have an opportunity to talk about what they had done over the summer.

Would anyone like to say anything about how God has blessed or strengthened them so far this summer?

Right, break time - lets sing again before we have our first lesson.

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Worship: 1 song

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History Lesson:

The Bible is more than history it’s HIS STORY it’s God’s story and it’s relevant today.

The first book of the Bible Genesis, begins with four amazing words, “In the beginning, God”

God is the beginning, middle and end,

the first and the last.

Romans 11:36 reminds us “For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory”

The Bible is a book that records Gods promises to us His people.

God has made promises to bring His people to Himself and He is fulfilling those promises everyday

The message of the Bible is genuine truth, its better than any human ideas or philosophy or opinions.

The Message of the Bible can be understood by young and old.

Its exciting, its enthralling, its personal, its deep, its meaningful, its life-changing and its personal - God speaks to you and He speaks to me through His words in the Bible.

The Bible is not just history its HIS Story and our story too.

The story of our loving God and His relationship with His people.

The Bible shows us how people can be saved from their sins through faith in Jesus Christ and how we should live our lives as followers of God.

From creation to new creation,

Father, Son, and Spirit at work everyday,

saving and changing and healing and loving broken people for God’s glory and their good.

Perhaps the most well known verse of the Bible is John 3:16 ‘For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

(John 3:16).

That is the message of the Bible and its true!

Ok time for another break - lets sing again

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Worship? 1 song

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It’s time for our PE Lesson:

Can I have some volunteers to help at the front?

So should we start with Push ups, or sit ups,

or star jumps, or a quick run up and down the hill?

Don’t worry, it’s nothing that painful.

I’m going to ask you to mime some actions...

Some will be things you enjoy doing...

Some will be things we don’t enjoy doing

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