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14th September 2020 - Genesis

It's Monday, 14th September 2020. 

Hello everyone. It’s Mr Keep here. 

May the Lord be with you.

We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.


Today, we will think more about our topic on the Christian Value of Love.

We Will Go - Watoto Children's Choir (Official Music Video)

Our Bible Story today: Genesis 1


Our thought for the day


Today we are going to think about creation and growth. Genesis is the first book of the Bible and helps Christians understand how the world that we know came to be created. Today we are going to think about the Christian story of creation.


As we read through the story, think about a pose, or a statue, that you can hold to help us remember each step story.


Based on the Biblical account: 

On Day 1, God gave the gift of light:

statue of a candle - hands together over their heads, flickering. 

On Day 2, God gave the gift of water:

statue of a fountain - hands rising and falling above your heads like a fountain. 

On Day 3, God gave the gift of land, plants and flowers:

growing statue of a tree or plant - start small and slowly grow upwards, unfolding your body. 

On Day 4, God gave the gift of day and night:

statue of a star, hands 'twinkling'. 

On Day 5, God gave the gift of fish and birds:

hand movements for a bird and a fish 

On Day 6, God gave the gift of land creatures:

statue of any creature - big, small, tame and wild - leave this to everyone's imagination!

On Day 7, God gave the gift of rest:

invite everyone to become a statue of someone doing something relaxing

Now see if you can remember the order of the stages of creation from the story.


Reflection and Prayer


The story of creation helps us to remember some of the many things we have to be grateful for. Today, for your prayer, take a couple of moments to say thank you for some of the wonderful things in nature and for the things you treasure in your life.


The Lord's Prayer


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.