Today we joined with our wider community and celebrated our families at St Andrew's Church. The children did a wonderful job of singing 'Our God' and read out some personal thoughts on family, a poem and an extract from Corinthians about family love:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres'.
It was a joyous occasion, and it was a delight to see both our oldest and youngest residents of Northwold join together at such a personal service. We also welcomed ex-pupils who came to join with us, Once a member of Norman family, you remain a member of Norman family and will always be welcome at our services! Many thanks to Ann and some of the congregation for the offerings of cake, tea and squash afterwards - it was a lovely opportunity to sit and share our thoughts.
The pupils pictures and writing are on display in the church.
Joining together at the end of the service
Ann Howarth reading us the story 'If Jesus came to my House' by Joan Gale Thomas.
The children enjoyed singing their own song 'Our God', but also joined in with the congregation and church choir with 'All things bright and beautiful', 'Lord of the Dance' and 'He's got the whole world in his hands'