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A Sword, Jug & Storybook?

What do a sword, old jug & children’s version of Jesus’ story, the Prodigal Son, have in common? They all featured in assemblies our minister took at Wormley Primary School this morning!

On Monday morning’s, Ben regularly takes assemblies at Wormley Primary School, repeated at Broxbourne CE Primary School on Thursdays. This is a shared work with Ash David, the priest-in-charge at St. Augustine’s and St. Laurence CE churches, and the heads of the two schools on an alternating basis. This half-term the value the assemblies are exploring is Excellence, with Ben this week thinking at the importance of wisdom in making excellent decisions. To do this he told the story of God giving King Solomon for a wish (a bit like the Djinni of the Lamp in Aladdin, hence the old jug), and Solomon asking not for wealth and riches, but wisdom to help him rule excellently. God loved this and granted his wish and threw in wealth and a long life for good measure! Where does the sword come in? You’ll have to read 1 Kings 3 which tells the story as well as God granting his wish for wisdom. In the retelling, one pupil briefly died and another was threatened with being cut in two while being argued over by further two – but don’t worry, neither condition was permanent…

The assembly for the main school is followed by a trip to Early Years (reception and nursery) in both cases, where this morning he read ‘The Dad Who NEVER Gave Up’, a retelling of The Prodigal Son for young children. As usual this involved lots of joyful running around and interaction.

We thrilled to be invited to have such an active role in the local schools, seeing it as a way to build great relationships with our local community (building on those formed at Toddlers) and to serve our two local schools, as well as sharing the message of the Bible in an fun and relevant way.

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