12 May 2024
Bible readings for today
Liturgical Colour: WHITE or RED
E te Atua Kaha Rawa,
tāu Tama, tō mātou Kaiwhakaora a Īhu Karaiti he oranga mutungakore kia noho hei kaiwawao mō mātou;
aroha mai mō ō mātou ngoikoretanga,
i runga i tōu atawhai hōmaitia ngā taonga pai e kore nei mātou e āhei ki te īnoi, engari mā roto i tōna painga,
ko ia e ora ana, e kīngi tahi ana me koe me te Wairua Tapu,
kotahi anō Atua, ināianei, ā, mō ake tonu atu.
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ ever lives to make intercession for us; have pity on our weakness,
and in your mercy give us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, except through his merits,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Jesus' prays for his followers (John 17:6-19)
Today's story looks at the words that Jesus prayed to his father before returning to heaven.
Thy Kingdom Come
This fun idea is from the Flamecreative website, based on this experiment on Carrots are Orange website
Jesus' Ascension (Luke 24:44-53)
The Ascension of Jesus is written about in Luke 24: 44-53 and Acts 1:9-11,
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Blow bubbles and they have to pop them/catch them, try blowing from low down and blowing them up in the air. If it seems appropriate, you can mention that today we are thinking about Ascension day when Jesus went back up to heaven to be with God and we are blowing the bubbles up to the sky like Jesus going up to God.