Pentecost 15B: Ideas to help the 3’s and under connect with this weeks RCL readings.

These are suggestions only to help parents/caregivers engage their children in services that use the Revised Common Lectionary. They can be used by parents/caregivers or those who help out in small congregations that can not afford to pay Child and Families Ministry. Some congregations use all 4 readings in their services others only two. Prepare a special church bag in advance each week so that you are ready for the rush on Sunday Morning.

Read during the Bible readings,

Pray during the prayers,

Colour, Draw or Craft during the sermon.

Remember that little ones will need their own space to move and wiggle,

Sit towards the front so they can see what is going on. Craft or drawing or play are for spiritual responses not for a perfectionist piece that can be shown off.

Remember you have bought your child to worship. Enjoy engaging them in it.

You might need to prepare these in advance, and place them in a special Church Bag ready to go for Sunday Morning. THIS IS A NEW SEASON, AMERICAN FALL OUR Spring . For $10 American dollars (about $Aus 16) you have 12 weeks of colouring sheets. Or you can combine with other parents or ask the Church to make the purchase for yourself and the families.


Paper for drawing or Journal


Community play toys such as dolls house, train set, road toys


FIRST READING: Song of Solomon 2:8-13

READ/WATCH: LOVE SONG FOR A BABY BY  Marion Dane Bauer  from

DRAW: All the beautiful things in the world. As the world is waking up again after Winter, draw all the new flowers and birds that you are seeing in your area.

PRAY: Father God,

I love you

No more to say



PSALM: 45:1-2,6-9


DRAW: some of the ideas in this Psalm


SECOND READING: James 1:17-27


also referred to by


OR FOR $5 you will have many pages that the youngest and the oldest will enjoy doing or find at end of story suggestion


GOSPEL: MARK 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

READ/WATCH: Andrew’s angry words by Dorthea Lachner as suggested by

 PLAY: Play with any community making toys, ie, dolls house, or cars or trains

 PRAY: Thank you God, 

For helping me 

to be nice to 

all I see (shield your eyes with your hands)



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