Our first collective worship of 2017 was led by the children from year 4 who reminded us that we are all part of a special community. They talked to us about everyone in our school who makes us our community and then shared with us all the things that the Parish of St Joseph’s does to help those in our local community.
The reading from today was from St Paul’s letter to the Romans.
We have all been given lovely gifts. When you give, give with a loving heart. If you have a job to do, do it really well. If you are helping someone, do it happily. Be real in your love for each other. Do not just pretend to be good. Love and care for each other as good brothers and sisters. Be whole-hearted and enthusiastic in all you do. Be joyful. When things get hard, keep on going. Pray regularly. Share what you have with people in need. Always make people feel welcome.
Mr Hattam told us that if we follow this letter we are also following our mission statement every day. He asked us to try our best to succeed in all those things in St Paul’s letter every day.