Welcome to the second Sunday in Advent. Remember to light your second candle at home.
Little Candle Burning bright (make yourself tall, with a flame- Arms over your head with your palms together in prayer)
Light my path (shade your eyes and look ahead)
and spread your Peace (make a peace sign– Blow out the candles and watch the smoke float away)
Worshipping with Children is so important. You can find some ideas here https://wordpress.com/post/thecrossinmybackyard.wordpress.com/910 as to where to sit and what to bring.
If attending those congregations using the Revised Common Lectionary you will find suggestions for all of the readings for Advent 2 Year B below. Not all congregations use all readings. You can use these ideas during the service or at home during the week.
FIRST READING: Isaiah 11:1-10
READ: RULERS OF THE PLAYGROUND by Joseph Kuefler No video’s of the book being read are available. It is easily available in Australia as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-december-8-2015/ and can be ordered here https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/rulers-of-the-playground-by-joseph-kuefler-9780062424327
If you can’t get hold of the book try listening too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muscgfdahs0
OR tell your child about their family tree and what they have from their ancestors. If the child has been adopted or fostered share what they bring to the family tree.
Colour-In https://d1xcdyhu7q1ws8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/01144701/PPSG_RulersOfthePlayground_Activity.pdf P. 3 OF THIS DOWNLOAD WOULD BE GREAT FOR A SCHOOL AGED CHILD’S ACTIVITY.
Play: Pretend you are a King.
Psalm 72: Long live the King!
Praise to the King! Long live the King!
Our King is full of grace and truth,
from him come springs of living water.
He brings peace and justice, good news to the poor.
He lifts up the broken and takes down the proud.
He will out-shine the sun and out-live the moon.
And he shall reign for ever and ever
his kingdom will have no end.
adapted from http://www.conversations.net.nz/psalm-72-long-live-the-king.html
MAKE or BUY a simple crown. What sort of King would you be?
READ/WATCH The Lion King especially when Simba realises he can be a good King
COLOURING-IN https://d1xcdyhu7q1ws8.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/01144701/PPSG_RulersOfthePlayground_Activity.pdf same as for FIRST READING
SECOND READING: Romans 15:4-13
READ: One of my favourite books at the moment is Mallee Sky by Jodi Toering and Tanya Harricks , it expresses the idea of hope beautifully to an Australian Audience You can purchase it here https://www.readings.com.au/products/26139045/mallee-sky. There are no you tube clips of this book unfortunately.
For another approach to this reading try Watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZf60cb3Th8 of Stone Soup retold by Heather Forrest which looks at the idea of community as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-sunday-december-5/
Play: with your toys, maybe in a farm or a dolls house, or just play.
May you help me create the type of family you want Lord
With everyone, welcome
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 3:1-12
READ: The Jesus Storybook Bible, Heaven breaks through pp.202-203 only Or from “But God sent . . . . begin a new life”
OR The Lion Picture Bible, The Baptism of Jesus, pp.240-241 only
OR The Beginner’s Bible, John Baptises Jesus p.303-306 stopping at from their sins” only
DO: Jesus cousin was John the Baptist? Who are your cousins? Look at pictures of them.