You can make a difference! Spread a smile!

You can make a difference!   Spread a smile!
Published on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:20
Cathedral Kids

Dear Parent

This is the second of our virtual Cathedral Kid’s  lessons. We hope you enjoy it.


Romans 1 Verses 4 to 8.       International Children’s Bible

Each one of us has a body, and that body has many parts. These parts all have different uses. In the same way, we are many, but in Christ we are all one body. Each one is a part of that body. And each part belongs to all the other parts. We all have different gifts. Each gift came because of the grace that God gave us. If one has the gift of prophecy, he should use that gift with the faith he has. If one has the gift of serving, he should serve. If one has the gift of teaching, he should teach. If one has the gift of encouraging others, he should encourage. If one has the gift of giving to others, he should give freely. If one has the gift of being a leader, he should try hard when he leads. If one has the gift of showing kindness to others, that person should do so with joy.

 It is easy to think that what you do isn’t important but as it says in the reading above if we all work together, with God’s help, we can make a difference!

Let’s see if we can spread some smiles around Dunblane!  When people are feeling sad or worried sometimes something as simple as a smile can make them feel better.

We invite you to draw a picture of a smiley face and put it up in a window where people can see it. One picture would bring a smile to a few faces but the more drawings there are the more smiles we can spread!  You could even ask your friends to join in too!

 We would really love it if you could e-mail a copy back to us via the link here .

That way we can put them up on the website and make even more people smile! 


In the coming week maybe you can think of other things you can do for people to share God’s love. Eg draw a picture, phone a grandparent or someone who lives on their own.


Dear Jesus,

Help us to play our part and realise that with Gods help, when we all work together, we can make a difference and spread your love and joy around our world!


Ruth’s music spot

New songs:

For the Little Stars – this song is nice and simple and has animation:  Jesus is my Best Friend

For Superstars and Megastars –a good tune and a hopeful message:   May the God of Hope

All Stars – this is very upbeat if you fancy dancing too!     Never Give Up                                                                       


Old hymn:

Come Down, O Love Divine

This lovely tranquil hymn is a contrast to last week’s bold and powerful choice, Thou whose almighty word. The words of Come Down, O Love Divine date from 14th century.  Discendi, Amor santo was in a collection of poems by an Italian monk called Bianco di Siena and was translated into English in 19th century. It was set to music for the English Hymnal in 1906 by Ralph Vaughan Williams and he named the tune after his birthplace, Down Ampney in the Cotswolds. It is a seemingly simple tune, unhurried and undemanding – it starts with a long note and follows the rhythms of the words beautifully. For the longer lines of text it moves more steadily and evenly taking on a conversational air. Its intimate character is ideally suited to the text which is asking for the Divine presence in our lives to cleanse us of evil, make us more humble and bring us closer to God.

Choir of King’s College Chapel