Children's Chapel

Every Sunday, families with chidlren are encouraged to join us for the 9:00 am service. During the service, the children gather at the children’s cross for the gospel reading and process to the chancel steps to sit for a brief children’s sermon by a priest. Following the sermon, they are escorted to the Children’s Chapel where they continue worship in an age appropriate and meaningful way.  

Children’s Chapel Format

Welcome and settle

Invocation (echo):

In the Name of the Father; In the name of the Son; In the Name of the Holy Spirit.

Leader: The Lord be with you.

All:         And also with you.

Pray: (Repeat after the adult leader)

          God be with me when I think.

          God be with me when I speak.

          God be with me in my heart.

          Oh, dear God, let us never part.

A reflection on the Gospel is offered by the adult leader

Apostles’ Creed (What we believe) (Repeat after the adult leader)

       We believe in God above.

       We believe in Jesus’ love.

      We believe in the Holy Spirit too.

      Who comes to live in me and you.

Prayers of the People:

Reader:        We pray for our teachers to help us, so we can learn and be more like You.

All:               Jesus, hear our prayer.

Reader:        We pray for our families, that your love will fill our hearts.

All:               Jesus, hear our prayer.

Reader:        We pray for children and families who are hungry, and give thanks for those who help them.

All:               Jesus, hear our prayer.

Reader:        We pray for all people who are sick or sad.

All:               Jesus, hear our prayer.

Reader:        We pray for all people who have died.

All:               Jesus, hear our prayer.

Reader:        We pray you will be with us in all we do.

All:               Jesus, hear our prayer.

Leader:        Are there any special prayers today?

Leader:        We ask all these things in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

All:               Amen

The Confession (We tell God we are sorry for things we did wrong. We will try harder to love and follow God) (Repeat after the adult leader)

          Dear God,

          I am sorry I have done things/

          I should not have done. /

          I ask you to forgive me/

          for hurting friends and those I love./

          Please help me to do better. /

          Thank you, God, for your love.

          Amen

Leader: God forgives us and blesses us with joy!

We silently return to the church to rejoin our families at the Peace.

Would you like to help with Children’s Chapel? Please contact Suzanne Di Piazza.