It's our new church school year -
when we can't gather in person, let's learn and play in a virtual way!

Sunday, September 13, 2020
God's Top Ten

The church color for this Sunday is still green - for many, many weeks!

Here are the readings:

Here's a Godly Play lesson to watch and wonder with, the Ten Best Ways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkjXX2xjTkg
(1) Put God first. And last, and in between, too! One good way is by praying, talking to God. Say a good morning prayer, first thing. Say a grace before meals: perhaps God is great/God is good/Let us thank Him/For this food. And end the day by chatting with God at bedtime. Use whatever words are in your heart. Amen!

(2) Worship only God! Remember whose you are, and from where you came.

(3) No bad words. Even at bad times! Here's a funny list of alternate choices.

(4) Work 6, rest 1. Having a schedule can be a helpful tool. Here are some suggestions for visual reminders of daily routines. BUT remember: always rest 1!!

(5) Respect your parents. And all elders. Why? Because God says so! They've been around a long time, they have experience, and we can learn from them.

(6) Harm no one. What are ways that we hurt people, other living things, our world, ourselves? Let's stop doing that. Here's some ideas for helping our Planet Earth.

(7) Do not cheat. Why do people cheat? How can we help them? Here are some thoughts about to how be a good friend, and here's a helpful article.

(8) If it's not yours, don't take it. Sometimes it's hard to be happy with what you have. Stop - and count your blessings . . . count your blessings ! (And make a blessings jar - an easy and wonderful project - so you can watch them grow!)

(9) Tell the truth. Play these games: two truths and a lie (and variations). Play now: Jesus called St James a "son of thunder". St James is the patron saint of weather forecasters. St James' brother is St John. (Which one is not true?) Now you play!

(10) Don't want others' stuff. (A 2020 memory: toilet paper!) Let's share, be fair, try not to compare. Be content! Click here for tips on raising generous kids.
Ten Best Ways (to the tune of Frere Jacques) - it's an echo song!
Sing it! And if you care to record it, send me your link.

God gave Moses (God gave Moses)
Ten Best Ways. (ten best ways)
He shared them with us. (He shared them with us)
What do they say? (what do they say?)

(Here they are, all ten ways!) (same tune, 3 more verses!)

Put God first. (put God first)
Worship only God! (worship only God)
No bad words. (no bad words)
Work 6, rest 1. (work 6, rest 1)

Respect your parents. (respect your parents)
Harm no one. (harm no one)
Do not cheat. (do not cheat)
If it's not yours, don't take it. (if it's not yours, don't take it)

Tell the truth. (tell the truth)
Don't want others' stuff. (don't want others' stuff)
These are Ten Best Ways; (these are ten best ways)
God loves us! (GOD LOVES US!)
Sunday, September 13, at 10am, is outdoor worship, for those who choose to gather at All Saints', 895 Main St, W. Newbury, following strict protocols for safety.

September 13 is also the beginning of our church school year! No in-church classes, yet. Our Online Sunday School emails (like this one) are continuing!

How does that time sound to you? Click here to email Linda your thoughts.

How are you? Send me a note! I'm sending prayers for your health and well-being, peace, love - and joy! - Linda