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10N Worship Reflections – St Andrew (and all things Scottish!)

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29th November – Students from 10N helped us to celebrate the festival of St Andrew.

They decided to use the Bible passage where Jesus is sending out his followers …

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

And told us a bit about St Andrew …

St Andrew has been celebrated in Scotland for over a thousand years. He became the patron saint in 1320.

St Andrew was known throughout his life for being a generous man.

His philosophy was incredibly simple: take what you have and share it with those less fortunate!

He became known as a strong and fair man who took every opportunity to help others whenever he could

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And how the Scots celebrate his festival …

  • St Andrew’s Day has become more and more special to Scots
  • Starting off Scotland’s Winter Festival each year on November 30,
  • The day is usually marked with a celebration of Scottish culture, including dancing, music, food and drink, with parties going on long into the cold winter night.

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