Let us Pray <ul><li>Almighty God, grant us the gift of loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>For our homes, give us love and obedience </li></ul><ul><li>For our friendships, honesty and love </li></ul><ul><li>For our church, reverence and devotion </li></ul><ul><li>And in everything, make us true to you </li></ul><ul><li>We ask this through your son, Jesus Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Amen </li></ul>
Once upon a time, in the town of Whakatane, lived a girl called Chloe. She lived with her mum and dad and her two brothers. She was happy, but she longed for a pet that she could call her own. This is Chloe
One day she found a little dog that needed somewhere to live. Her parents were not too happy because Chloe would soon be leaving home to go to university. “And who will look after the puppy when you’re gone?” asked her mum. But the little puppy came home with Chloe and she called him Frankie.
Chloe loved Frankie and Frankie loved Chloe. They did everything together. She walked him and played with him. She brushed him and fed him. And she even let him sleep in her bed. But then Chloe went off to university and she didn’t see Frankie for a very long time. And even though the family looked after Frankie, he still missed Chloe.
When Chloe came home for the holidays, Frankie had not forgotten her. He wagged his tail and followed her around. He even let her carry him around in her handbag! Frankie had not forgotten Chloe. He loved her just as much as ever. Frankie was a very loyal dog.
Frankie was loyal. Jesus wants us to be loyal too. Jesus wants us to be loyal to our friends He wants us to be loyal to our families He wants us to be loyal to God and the church
Let us say the Affirmation I am loyal to people I care about I am a good friend through good times and bad I am loyal to what I know is right I do not allow friendship to lead me into trouble.
Together As One Let us come (Let us come) Together as one (Together as one) We will sing (la la la la) And praise his name (Alleluia!) 1. We come to pray, we come to sing We come today, to share everything 2. Together in Christ, God’s only son Together with him, and love everyone 3. Let’s sing in praise, let’s sing for joy Every woman, every man, every girl, every boy 4. Praise our God, Jesus the Son The Holy Spirit, and praise them one