Just a note before we get started...

This planner mentions packs that Messy Church regulars will already have received. If you would like one, just let me know by emailing stayleics@sky.com or by sending me a text on 07902 946 004

We have a Great Big God! Let's praise Him now

Our God Big God is with His people all the time!

Our famous true story today tells of Jacob and his amazing dream

What can we learn from this amazing true story of Jacob?

Making a Jacob's ladder

Our theme for Messy Church this month is ‘God is with us wherever we go’. We are looking at the story from the bible of Jacobs ladder. Here is a craft you can take with you wherever you go.

In your packs you will find a length of ribbon. Watch the tutorial on the link below or search on you tube ‘how to make a Jacob’s ladder step by step’ for instructions how to make a Jacobs ladder.

Be careful; it is fiddly.

In the video string is used but ribbon works just as well.

Let us know if you managed it

Make some bread rolls

In the story of Jacob's ladder, Jacob trusted that God would provide food for him on his journey. The text doesn’t specify what type of food but in most other stories in the bible where God has provided food it tends to be bread. Often, when we go on a journey today, we may take sandwiches which are made of bread.

So, in your Messy Church packs this month you have all the ingredients to make some delicious bread rolls. The instructions are below.

You will need:

The bag of bread mix in your packs (flour, yeast, sugar, and salt). 300ml of lukewarm water.

How to make your bread

If you are a child, please ask an adult to supervise you.

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Mix the bread mix with the water to form a dough. Use a wooden spoon at first but as the dough comes together you may find it easier to use your hands.
  3. Knead the dough for 10mins. To knead dough, stretch it out then fold over itself. Your aim is to get lots of air into the dough which hopefully results in a nice soft, fluffy bread roll.
  4. Put the dough in a covered bowl and place in a warm (not hot) place and leave to prove (rise) for 45mins or until double in size.
  5. Once risen, knock back the dough and shape into 8 small balls.
  6. Put the balls of dough onto a baking tray and leave again in a warm (not hot) place for 60mins or until the dough balls have doubled in size.
  7. Bake at gas mark 6 for 15mins. To check your bread rolls are cooked, tap the bottom of one. If its sounds hollow, they are ready to leave the oven.
  8. Leave to cool and enjoy.

For more detail follow the link below

And finally...

We hope you've enjoyed our programme today. We'll continue to have Messy Church in some shape or form until we're back in the building, so either way we'll still come together once a month!

In the meantime we have our church You Tube channel, and on our website you'll find all our services.

Our next Messy Church will be on April 4th - Easter Day!

God bless you and stay safe.

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