Lent 2021 in the North Cheltenham Team Ministry
See Wk 1 NCTM Lent Journey for the first week's activities and pictures
See Wk 2 NCTM Lent Journey for the second week's activities and pictures.
See Wk3 NCTM Lent Journey for the third week's activities and pictures.
See Wk4 NCTM Lent Journey for the fourth week's activities and pictures.
See Wk5 NCTM Lent Journey for the fifth week's activities and pictures.
Bible Reading Sunday: 28th March 2021
PALM SUNDAY: as we head into Holy Week, we haven’t got one specific theme for you. Instead we will be following the Holy Week themes as we go to keep it relevant! Today is Palm Sunday so here is our passage for you: John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed [is] the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
If you would like to read the whole passage, you can find it in John 12:12-19 #nctmlent21 #lent
Media Monday: 29th March 2021
HOLY WEEK: Media Monday! This week we haven’t got a specific theme but as we have entered Spring and after today’s beautiful weather, we invite you to share with us your pictures of Spring breaking through. God bless #nctmlent21 #lent
Tune Tuesday: 30th March 2021
HOLY WEEK: Tune Tuesday. This week leading up to Easter can feel like a bit of a trial sometimes, whether that be giving a final push at school or getting through the last few days without the chocolate you gave up for Lent! This cover of “Lion and the Lamb” is a representation of how God is with us to help us fight our battles always. Lyrics below if you’d like to sing along:
He’s coming on the clouds
Kings and kingdoms will bow down
And every chain will break
As broken hearts declare his praise
For who can stop the Lord almighty?
Our God is the lion
The lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power
And fighting our battles
And every knee will bow before him
Our God is the lamb
The lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the lion and the lamb
Every knee will bow before him
Wild Wednesday: 31st March 2021
HOLY WEEK: Wild Wednesday! I’m sure you don’t need much encouragement with all of the lovely sunshine we have had, but for this wild Wednesday we would like you to go outside and find some lambs/calves/foals and just watch how they start to learn things about God’s great world in their newborn way: playing together, stumbling as they take their first steps, discovering their voices. #nctmlent21 #lent
Craft Thursday: 1st April 2021
HOLY WEEK: Craft Thursday! Time to make an Easter basket ready for the weekend. You will need: a piece of coloured card (square plus some extra), scissors, pencil, ruler, glue.
Step 1: draw a grid of 9 equal squares on your card
Step 2: add the extra guidance lines in pencil as pictured
Step 3: cut out the sections needed as pictured
Step 4: glue together the ends of the 3 thin strips on each side going across the triangles
Step 5: glue the top of each triangle to the top of the paper strips
Step 6: cut out two small circles in the remaining card, fold them in half and glue them over the top of the triangle point and strips of card
Step 7: cut out a long, thin strip for the handle
Step 8: stick the strip of card onto the inside half of each circle to form a handle
Food Friday: 2nd April 2021 (Good Friday)
HOLY WEEK: Food Friday. Let’s have some fun and make some Easter Egg chocolate nests! A lovely simple recipe for you all to get stuck into and perfect to celebrate Easter on Sunday #nctmlent21 #lent
Social Saturday: 3rd April 2021
HOLY WEEK: social Saturday! It’s our final post of Lent. Here’s a little Easter picture for you. We’ve hidden 5 colourful Easter eggs in the colouring below - can you spot all 5? #nctmlent21 #lent
Easter Day: 4th April 2021
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, hallelujah! Happy Easter to all of our congregation, all of our followers, and all who wish to celebrate today.
John 20:16-17 “Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Imposition of Ashes and Eucharist for Ash Wednesday (17th February 2021) from St Nicolas
Imposition of Ashes and Eucharist for Ash Wednesday (17th February 2021) from All Saints
Stations of the Cross on Monday of Holy Week
Father Robert's Sermon from Ash Wednesday at St Nicolas
Fr Alex Bennett's Homily - Ash Wednesday service at All Saints