We hope that children and families will feel that church is a welcoming place to be. With that in mind on the third Sunday of the month we have a family service usually including a Eucharist.
We get together at 11am and enjoy a cup of tea after the service. It is an informal service with the children being encouraged to take part.
Rosie a member of GUCU our youth group wrote a prayer for one of the services:
Please bless all of the hard-working farmers that provide crops, milk and meat for all of us hungry lot.
Not of all of us on this planet get food, so please help anyone in anyway to provide food for them.
Let’s all work together to depolute our oceans so we have more living sea animals.
It makes me really sad when I walk around Lerryn and see rubbish, so let’s all work together to stop that.
Also I would like to pray for dogs and cats and any other exotic animals you lot have.
Lots of these pets get dumped out on the streets to starve and get very ill, personally even thinking about that makes me extremely sad because I have 2 dogs that I love and I pray that nothing like that happens to them.
The last but definately not least thing I want to pray about is young people:
First of all can we give Anna and Richard a huge thank you for running youth club every friday night!
Now, this is the next generation and most of us kids are usually stuck on our phones ignoring everybody else!
But that’s not the case for some kids of all ages.
We pray for those who aren’t cared about like all of us, we pray especially for those who suffer from depression and who are sad and lonely.
We lift them up to you, Father comfort them, we all know you care for them just the same as you care about us.
Finally I would like to pray for X, I know that you have the power to heal her, so please do so.
Bless us all