It’s Trinity Sunday, a day to recognise the Triune doctrine, Father, Son and Holy spirit.
I still like the idea of a three as one concept as explained by an egg, so start the day with a soft or hard boiled egg, defining the shell, the white and the yellow which all make up one thing, an egg.
Then try and find other things that can be explained in different ways ie. Mum, is also a daughter and an aunt, for eg. etc, same thing but different names to describe different relationships or aspects.
I love Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s book What is God’s Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urE3JK1A3Dg to show the many names we use to describe God
But today we reinforce the idea of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
You might like to sing https://sovereigngracemusic.org/music/songs/three-in-one/
Colouring in For a 12 month subscription at about $Aus32 the https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/2884399/posts/8853 This week he has some beautiful representation of trinity to colour in.
FIRST READING: Genesis1:1-2:4a
WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUF51c1T04 ( you might need to stop and start this a few times for the youngest ones as their attention wanes, or accept that it is too long for them and they will wonder in and out as the older ones watch.)
COLOURING IN: https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/promos/family-sunday-school/?utm_content=130666804&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-128544820522453&fbclid=IwAR3EPCtkTLyTBkSMvs9kaxkZuqiJBvpfoSqUK3ZCXq_MWV8uI2vKgt_Oh5c (Hint it’s the last item at the bottom of the page)
READ When I Think, in Snuggle time Psalms by Glenys Nellist, https://www.koorong.com/product/snuggle-time-psalms-glenys-nellist-cee-biscoe-illus_9780310749257?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.koorong.com%2F
SING: https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/product/trust-vol-11-releases-april-10-2018/# 5: When I look up at your heavens from Vol.11 Trust
SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Finally Brothers and Sisters be joyful! (star jump)
Work to make things right with one another. (reach out as if shacking someones hand)
Help one another and agree with one another. (reach down as if helping someone up)
Live in Peace ( fold your hands under your chin)
And the God who gives Love and peace will be with you (make a love heart with your hands)
Greet one another with a holy kiss ( blow a kiss)
All God’s people here send their greetings (wave)
May the grace shown by the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all (open your arms out wide)
May the love that God has given us be with you. (make a love heart with your hands)
And may the sharing of life brought about by the Holy Spirit be with you all (bring your hands together bring them close to your body, then seperate them and extend your arms out)
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, New International Reader’s Version (R) NirV (R) Copyright (C)1995, 1996, 1998, 2014 by Biblica, Inc (R) Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Actions in italics by me
PLAY: This is a long way of saying goodbye, practise saying goodbye with your toys
Older children, might like to write an old fashioned letter, paying attention to the final paragraph.
Look up the many ways that people have shown the Trinity,
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 28: 16-20
Colouring in: https://store.illustratedministry.com/collections/illustrated-worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-summer-2020?variant=31520646987874 The new Summer series starts this week and for $Aus 19, you will have colouring pages until the 30th of August.
Thank you God,
that you are with me