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Tongues of fire

On Wednesday 22nd May, St Michael’s School held their Eucharist service, led by Deacon David and Rev. Ifeanyi.

The focus of our church collective worship was Pentecost as Pentecost Sunday was on Sunday 19th May. Pentecost is a moveable feast, that is, the date is not fixed. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks. Did you know that the feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church? It is called that because Pentecost is when the apostles went out among the people and began spreading Jesus’ message, thus establishing the beginning of the Church.

Reception class arrived at collective worship with representations of the tongues of fire.

Readers from Year 5 helped to share the Bible passage

The children, after parental confirmation were able to receive Holy Commuinion or a blessing. Teachers and parents in attendance also could share in this time. A thank you must also be sextended to the Southwark Diocese, who as mentioned in a letter to our school community, were in attendance and have taken some of these lovely images.

Following our Family Collective Worship, Deacon David visited classes to explain more about Pentecost and its significance. The children asked some brilliant questions to help their understanding.

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

Acts 2 verses 1 – 4

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

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