You know that the season of Lent is drawing to a close when the excitement of Palm Sunday occurs. It’s a day of celebration, but we know from the hindsight of history that things are about to change. So embrace the complete story from Palm Sunday to the Open tomb at home with your family. Don’t skimp on any of the emotion, take your family through the highs and the lows, from the very little to the Eldest.
If you are looking for multilingual resources for the season head to Max7 https://www.max7.org/en/resource/ee0d7f9d-aed3-4739-a3fc-1a855b630485?fbclid=IwAR0WmQFm-arwbztcXYoNwaLM4e7_rM0WgRMBEDTqVCrp3JT4Od5S8XhL8tg
Lets start with this Palm Sunday Prayer by the LOST SHEEP Author , Andrew MacDo https://www.lostsheep.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Palm-Sunday-Prayer-print.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1q22bwmp6RzbrdWMCZOm9icUOK64Fjz6_H3yrcUh2Di7ygZFe03iWjZtw
For a Fun Family Read and activities head to https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/dave-the-donkey-an-easter-story/ Hardcopies of the story and pages of great activities for young an old can be purchased here too.
MAKE A PALM CROSS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrEorJngmrM&fbclid=IwAR15kAppk6lZxyn9mVJrnTSaJ0ij-cvBSHNdVv2EXnfuFy7gZ8P-tXr0rEs
THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
TODAY’S REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY READINGS
FIRST READING: Isaiah 50:4-9a
READ/WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5mVqQ_Ysmw Mae’s First day of School by Kate Berube as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-palm-sunday-april-14-2019/
Play: Do you have one of those wobbly toys that you knock down and they get up again. Or a blackboard that you can draw on and then it is new again after you clean it off.
This reading talks about being knocked down but getting back up with God’s help.
Renew me Lord
So I can stand up for you
PSALM 118:1-2, 19-29
READ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmSUgxqOHAE I will Rejoice, by Karma Wilson
Sing: https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/product/when-you-lie-down-lullabies-scripture-songs/# 4 You are my God
SECOND READING: Philippians 2:5-11
READ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8n-2I3Nsqs There was an old woman who lived in a shoe by Jane Cabrere ( a slightly different interpretation than the traditional)
as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-palm-sunday-april-14-2019/
PLAY: Fill and Empty containers with what ever you have, sand, dirt, rice, water.
So many people (open arms wide)
are helping people today (place one hand on top of the other and go high)
like Jesus gave everything (arms out wide above your head)
for us (point to yourself)
Amen (one firm clap)
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 21:1-11.
Colouring-In: FREE https://www.illustratedministry.com/2020/palm-frond-coloring-page/?fbclid=IwAR3FGusU7nRPHeeIQ6ylmjhGGjt8uUdM-dJ6xk-v2YlI3JQjyCY3oTlRxiA
Make sure to place your palm in the window or place on your gate so that others know that today is a special day.