Candlemas Service

Last Friday Class 3 led our Candlemas worship at Southwark Cathedral. They read a passage from the Bible which describes Simeon’s role in the presentation of Jesus at the temple. Next they reflected thoughtfully on the importance of light in our lives and how Jesus is the light of the world.

Everybody thought that Class 3 were so poised and spoke with such clear voices. They impressed the congregation with their mature reflections and prayers.

Here are some of Class 3′s reflections on Luke 2: 22-36:

I know, like Simeon, that Jesus is a light for the world. Light shines and keeps me warm, which reminds me of God’s love. When I look at the sky I know he is there, when I look at the dark sky I feel scared but I remember God is always with me, not just me, but all of you.  Jimmy

Mary and Joseph were happy to hear Simeon’s words. I am happy when I feel the light of God’s love. Light helps me follow God’s path. It guides me and protects me. Without the light of God, I would feel alone in a dreary room.   With God’s light I can thank him for giving his only son to save us. Dinah

Light shines and keeps me warm which reminds me of God’s love. Light in the sky above our heads is beautiful. Especially on a warm Summer’s day. Luke

Finally Class 3 shared the prayers that they had written.

Dear God
I pray to you for my family who help me shine brightly each day. Thank you that when Jesus was born, he was the light of the world. Please help those who live their lives in darkness. Help them find happiness through your guiding light.
Amen

by Luke

Dear God
Thank you for letting there be light and all the memories we share in light. With light I can learn. I thank you for the teachers in my school that help me to follow the path you show to us.
Amen

by Florence

Almighty father,
Thank you for light that guides us through life. Thank you for everything that brightens up our lives such as our beaches, families, friends and the community. Please may you help people feel your light in countries that need it.
Amen

by Sylvie

Thank you Class 3 and Father Michael for a beautiful service. For more reflections and prayers please see the Candlemas Newsletter.

Candlemas Service

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  • Dear Year 3, I love the reflections and the prayers. I was so sorry to miss the Cathedral but very grateful to read your lovely words. Well done!

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  • I liked it a lot as my first ever service!

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  • That was so great

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  • I really enjoyed doing the service!
    It was fun!

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  • I really enjoyed it. It was really fun.

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  • It was fun  and it was epic

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  • It was really exciting, I loved doing the service !

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  • I really enjoyed the candlemas service.Everyone in the class did so well and sang beautifully!
    I tried my best and so did everyone else.
    Well Done Class 3!

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  • I had a great time doing the Candlemas service

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  • Performing in the Cathedral is really fun. I can’t wait until we do the Easter play in Year 4. 

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  • Doing the Candlemas service was brilliant!I really loved doing it and I wish I could do it again.

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  • I had a great time saying my lines (a prayer) which I learnt of by heart.Can we do it next year?

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  • I was really excited about the Candlemas Service,but when the service started I got really nervous

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  • WOW! I think the service went really well. Everybody knew their lines of by heart, we all spoke clearly.

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  • At first when we started our service I felt nervous but when I said my line I was confident. I enjoyed the service because it was fun leading it.

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  • The Candlemas service was brilliant and everyone enjoyed it. The topic was about the importance of God’s presence in our lives. We learned that God created light to enable us to have a brighter future. Most parents thought it was superb and requested a repeat performance. A big thank you to Miss Hatherley and other staff members who helped prepare us for the service.

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  • I remember getting up on stage, I was exited but everything changed when I got up on stage .I started shivering and I just took a deep breath in and a deep breath out!  then KABOOSH!!!                                                       The sad thing was that my aunty and dad couldn’t make it ,she was ill  and dad couldn’t come because of work but the show still had to go on.                                                     I know my lines off by heart:LIGHT is like the bright beaming sun,LIGHT is like Gods love.In the story of Simeon, Simeon was given the path of LIGHT. LIGHT is there for many reasons not just for you to look down at a book (when learning .) It is also there for you to follow the path of the lord.                 Notice how I used capital letters for LIGHT, what does it mean to you?                                                                               

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  • I had a fantastic time performing at Southwark Cathedral!
    I found it different because it wasn’t like in the hall.
    I had a a lovely time performing and practicing.

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  • I am really proud of myself.

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  • When I was at the lectan I was afraid and I’ve got a tip for you

    TIP:Look at above the heads of the grown-ups!

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  • Romans used light to scare away evil spirits in the winter.
    I enjoyed leading the Candlemas Service in the Cathedral.
    I look forward to taking part in all the other Services.

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