YEAR A After Epiphany, Baptism of Jesus: Ideas to help 3’s and under relate to this weeks RCL readings

Whether you are at your home church or holidaying away from home don’t let this be an excuse not to worship together. If you attend a congregation that uses a traditional  Sunday School during service set up you will find some ideas here to here to engage your young ones with the readings and to enjoy Worship and Lifelong faith formation.

For older children you might like to purchase Jillians Life Packs


Or use a Sermon Note pages such as

You can find some ideas here as to where to sit and what to bring.


FIRST READING: Isaiah 42:1-9

READ: The Little Duck by Judy Dunn

as suggested by

PLAY: PLAY WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TOYS. How do they care for each other?


Thank you God

that you sent Jesus

A different King

Who cares for all





If your child has been impacted by the Australian fires either directly or indirectly this Psalm is a wonderful way of sharing about the impact of God in our World. Could you hear God in the fire storm. Verses 7 and 8 may describe what they have experienced. Allow them to draw what they have seen or experienced. Then end with the Vs 11 said as a prayer

May the Lord give strength ( show your muscles)

To his people!

May the Lord bless

his people with peace (place your hands over your ears)


You will find a lovely version of this Psalm here

I love pairing this Psalm with Mallee Sky by Jodi Toering and Tanya Harricks, like the Psalm it lists all the sounds and magnificence of the Mallee, and then ends with the change ( the strength and peace in the Psalms last verse) in the Environment that rain brings.

SECOND READING: Acts:10:34-43

READ:The Big Umbrella By Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates as suggested by

COLOURING IN: This resource has colouring in pages until the 23rd of February 2020. And costs about $A20.


Dear God

(spread your arms wide) You have room for all


GOSPEL READING: Matthew 3:13-17

READ: The Beginners Bible pp.306-307

OR The Lion Storey Bible: John The Baptist p140.

MAKE: This is a favourite of mine, so if you made it last year and want something different try this instead

OR which has both Jesus and John and is truer to the Matthew Reading.


OR for an annual fee of $25 or encourage your church to have a subscription.


Wendy L.



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