To share some research into the lives of saints
To learn about some modern messengers and witnesses
To learn the difference between a messenger and a witness
Information books, the internet
Before the assembly, the children should do some
research into saints, (for example a saint connected to the school or
the local area), or modern witnesses, (such as Mother Teresa, Gladys
Aylward etc.) The internet would be a good place to do such research.
1. We have been learning about messengers
We learned that the Apostles witnessed the work of Jesus.
They were there. They actually saw and heard what he did.
After the resurrection, Jesus then gave them the job of being his
messengers, of passing on the good news to people who did not witness
what Jesus did or said. (Read Acts 1. 6-9)
2. Jesus said this to the Apostles,
"I want you to go everywhere and tell everyone
what I have done. I have shown you how you should live. Now you must
teach others to do the same."
2. He is also saying it to us today.
3. The Apostles are now dead, so we are
Jesus trusts us to continue to pass on the message that God loves
We pass this message on by showing God's love to others, in what we say
and in what we do.
This is sometimes difficult, so the Holy Spirit helps us, if we let him.
4. Lord, send your Spirit to make us
witnesses before the world to the good news proclaimed by Jesus. Amen.
5. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of
Enkindle in them the fire of your love.
6. We have done some research into saints
and present-day Christians.
They are God's messengers, just like the Apostles were and like we are
They spread God's message of love and forgiveness.
Here are some things we have learned about saints and present-day
share their research.>
7. Let us now sing 'Lord, the light of
your love is Shining' by Graham Kendrick. (Celebration Hymnal for
Everyone number 388)