If you are worshipping on line and are unsure what to do with the “little ears” worshipping with their parents, please feel free to make these suggestions during your service so the young ones too can participate.
This is also a great resource for parents/careers and grandparents to use with their little ones during online or face to face worship, or to use as family devotions during the week.
These resources are great for the very young, so that all ages can be engaged in worship.
START WITH: THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
Or slot it in when the congregation says The Lords Prayer
FIRST READING: GENESIS 45:1-15
READ: the 5 Minute-Bible OR The Read aloud Bible by Batchelor and Boshoff, Brothers United, pp.38-39 with the youngest
OR The Beginner’s Bible, pp.88-90
Act out this story.
OR DRAW IT. How does this drawing differ to last weeks drawing?
Colouring In: https://sundayschoolzone.com/activity/joseph-and-his-family-coloring-page/
READ: Snuggletime Psalms by Glynnis Nellist for your littlest
Colouring In: https://store.illustratedministry.com/collections/illustrated-worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-summer-2020?variant=31520646987874 You can find it as the 2020 Summer Series( the season in the Northern Hemisphere) and for $Aus 19, you will have colouring pages until the 30th of August.
SECOND READING: ROMANS 11:1-2a,29-32
READ/WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wsod3lPlYY No David No by David Shannon a suggestion by http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/07/year-proper-15-20th-sunday-in-ordinary.html based on the idea of the Second reading of exploreing God’s mercy.
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 15:(0-20), 21-28
Act it Out: use your toys, or make puppets.
Thank you God,
that you opened your arms to all (open your arms wide)
Amen (one clap)