Portree Parish Church Sunday School

Sunday School update

Due to the Covid 19 lockdown we are unfortunately not able to run Sunday School at the moment.

We usually start with a Children’s song (Be Bold! Be Strong! from our lessons on Joshua is a current favourite) and then have a collection and a short prayer. We are still using the Scripture Union Splash programme  as a resource and have recently moved on to a new inclusive format that combines the leaders and children’s book together. We find it useful as we can adapt the material to be more interactive with the children and it also gives the children individual craft and activity books to help them remember the Bible stories. All the lessons are based on passages from the Bible and we have been looking at the life and actions of Moses and Joshua as well as the Easter Story.

Instead of this I will be putting up a short message each week to encourage you all.

Here is the first one:

The lamb of God

Even though we are not able to meet together at this time it has been such a blessing to be able to keep in touch through things like Facebook and to see many of you out doing things.

It has been especially nice to see some of you helping with the lambing and to see lovely pictures of the new born lambs.

They really are a lesson to us.

They speak of new life and new hope and the beauty of innocence.

They remind us that even in these times when there is sadness and loss that hope still exists in the world.

John the Baptist in the Gospel of John called Jesus the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1 v 29) and Jesus is also described as the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world in the final book of the Bible (Rev 13 v 8).

Through His death and resurrection (coming back to new life everlasting) He shows us that there is hope even in loss and that new life awaits. We can know forgiveness, love and life with him.

Let us pray:

Thank you Jesus for new life,

Thank you that you are the Lamb of God.

Draw near to us in our joy and sadness and give us the hope and love of your presence with us through your Spirit.

Amen.

Love and blessing from the Sunday School Team

Sarah, Kay and Colin.

Noah's Ark