Whether you are worshipping at church or at home, or if you are a parent or involved in paid Ministry here are some ideas to help you share the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for this week with children, even the very youngest.
START WITH: THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
FIRST READING: Genesis 22:1-14
READ: My First Read a Loud Bible by Bostoff and Batchelor, Isaac, pp.26-27
OR The Five Minute Bible by Bostoff and Batchelor, Isaac, pp.26-27 (for the youngest ones)
OR The Jesus Storybook Bible pp.62-69, The Present (for everyone)
DRAW or go and bring your favourite thing.
How would you feel if you lost it or it was damaged?
Describe that feeling, show it on your face or body or draw it, or point out what it feels like from a set of emotional cards https://innovativeresources.org/resources/card-sets/bears-cards/ or the Bears App https://innovativeresources.org/resources/digital-applications/bears-app/
Help me God,
to put you as,
my most favourite thing
Psalm 13: How long??
How long, O Lord? (hold your hands out wide)
How long must we wait? (stamp your foot)
It’s taking too long! (hold your hands out wide)
It’s wearing me down (look down and shake your head)
this crying and waiting! (Pretend to rub your eyes as if you were crying)
I do trust in you, I do, yes I do! (fold your hands and plead)
But it’s hard to hang on, (pretend to be holding to something up very high)
so answer me, God! (stamp your foot)
words by Rev. Purdie http://www.conversations.net.nz/psalm-13-how-long.html actions in italics by me.
How does this Psalm make you feel? Describe that feeling, show it on your face or body or draw it, or point out what it feels like from a set of emotional cards https://innovativeresources.org/resources/card-sets/bears-cards/ or the Bears App https://innovativeresources.org/resources/digital-applications/bears-app/
SECOND READING: Romans 6:12-23
READ: Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hpq4PMQVkI as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-sunday-june-29-2014/ read the reason here.
SING: https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/product/seeds-of-faith-vol-2/# 3 Hey Man
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 10:40-42
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.