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Sunday School Children Day celebration 4.11.2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Jesus said….“Let the little children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs  the kingdom of God…”  Mark 10:14

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 St. Thomas’ Cathedral Kuching Sunday School celebrated the International Children’s Day and God’s wonderful gift of children in our lives on 4th November 2017, Saturday, from 8.30am to 1.00pm.

Activities for the day included visiting the Bishop’s House, a picnic with Bishop Danald and Mrs. Danald and hunting for the hidden treasures of our rich Anglican heritage.

The teachers and helpers met at the Parish Centre outside the Bookroom by 8.00am for the final briefing. At  8.30am, the children registration started and were given stickers with name/groupings. There were 60 kids with 19 parents totaling 105 participants including teachers and youths.
DSC09051DSC09053DSC09055Natalie led the children in prayer before the start of the activities. She also enlisted parents to help take care of the younger children as participants in the activities as most of the children were under 6 years old.

DSC09058 DSC09059 DSC09060 DSC09061DSC09062 DSC09063DSC_0259 DSC_0251The children moved in groups and arrived at Bishop House by 9.00am. Bishop Danald and wife welcomed the visitors and briefed on the history of Bishop House.

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A group photo was taken with the Bishop House as the background and another at the English Garden at the back of the house.  The Bishop House is the first concrete house in Sarawak.

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After the tour, by 10am, every one moved to the Bishop Garden to enjoy the picnic.  Bishop Danald recited the thanksgiving prayer  before  morning tea was served.  Natalie and Gerald conducted briefing on the treasure hunt  after the tea break.

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DSC09099DSC09098DSC09096DSC09095DSC09097 DSC09100DSC09102The treasure hunt began. Teachers went to their allocated check points and the groups led by group leaders went treasure hunting, looking for answers about the Anglican  cathedral and Diocese history and heritage.

The children went on a 2 hour hunt in the Cathedral. They discovered the “hidden treasures” found in the Cathedral. They were in awe of the plans and thoughts put in to construct the cathedral. Every detail of the Bible was put into places within the cathedral. The hunt was carried out with the intention to instill pride in the children and parents, that they belong to a rich heritage in the Anglican faith.

 

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The activity was put to an end at 12.15pm with the children and parents cooling down to a treat of ice cream.  While they were busy having their ice cream, the teachers were busy putting together the completed hunt results into folders for the children to bring home.

Prizes and gifts were presented to the children and the children went through the questions and answers with the teachers.

DSC09120DSC09121 DSC09122 DSC09123 DSC09124 DSC09125 DSC09126 DSC09128 DSC09129 DSC09130By 1pm, after a full morning of fun, the children gave thanks in prayer for a wonderful day and together with their parents, they seek God, to grow in their walk with God. Takeaway lunch was distributed to all. Everyone went home spiritually fulfilled and happy. Praise be to God.

 

Daily Services in The Cathedral

Morning Services   6.15 a.m. Except on Wednesday
  6.30 a.m. Wednesday
Holy Communion   6.30 a.m. Except on Wednesday
  5.30 p.m. Wednesday
Evening Services   4.00 p.m. Except on Wed. and Sat.
  5.00 p.m. Wednesday
Sunday Services   6.45 a.m. Holy Communion in English
  8.15 a.m. Solemn Liturgy in English*
  10:00 a.m. Holy Communion in Chinese
  5:30 p.m. Evensong in English with Sermon and Holy Communion
  • In Bahasa Malaysia on 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at the Parish Hall.
  • In Iban on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at the Parish Hall.

Parish Office Hours

Monday to Friday   8.30 a.m - 12.30 p.m
2.00p.m - 4.30p.m
Saturday   8.30 a.m - 12.30 p.m
Sundays and Public Holidays   Closed
Prayer Meetings   Lay Staff (every Monday) 9.00 a.m - 9.30 a.m
  Clergy (every Friday ) 9.00 a.m - 10.00 a.m

Infant Baptism

  • In English : 1st Sunday of the month
  • In Iban : 3rd Sunday of the month
  • In Chinese : 4th Sunday of the month