Message from Rev Jo
Advent is the time leading up for Christmas, it is all about waiting and preparing for Jesus to come. During December in my household, it sometimes feels like I am doing all the preparing for Christmas and everyone else is just waiting. We spent lots of 2020 waiting for the virus to go away and for life to back to normal. During Advent we are waiting with great hope in our hearts because we are waiting to celebrate a very specific and wonderful thing. We are waiting to remember that Jesus came into the world to restore love, joy, peace and hope. We focus on these words as we prepare to celebrate once again.
This prayer feels especially important this year.
Lord Jesus, light of the world,
the prophets said you would bring peace
and save your people in trouble.
Give peace in our hearts at Christmas
and show all the world God’s love.
Each week, Oak National Academy will host assemblies and collective worship sessions in partnership with the Church of England and other organisations.
The assemblies will be available from 11am on a Thursday (or you can watch live at 10am).
The collective worships will be available from 11am on a Friday (or you can watch live at 10am).
Both are opportunities for pupils from across the country to come together, hear from some inspirational guest speakers, and to think and talk about wider things affecting us.
Here's some examples
Year 6 Leavers Worship at Chichester Cathedral
Today at 10am, there is a virtual leavers service from Chichester Cathedral. This is a fabulous opportunity to gather together (virtually) to celebrate your time within the Diocese of Chichester. We will be participating at school today within our bubbles and the songs are ones you know, so do join in!
It can be found at the following LINK.