Today is a special day in the church calender and as such the colours we use today are white (according to the Uniting Church in Australia) if this colour choice causes you a problem you might like to use Gold or as the Church of England are using Red.
If you are worshipping at home, you might like to make a small focus area, using your choice of colour, a candle( I prefer battery operated ones when children are involed), and any other items that help you concentrate your thoughts on God.
START WITH: THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
Or if you are looking for a more contemplative version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NuUo-igXDU&fbclid=IwAR2FasYCU-9mP1PaLQDjweXyhyUnJutt4J28KycjzeUEttWSesipX2jmJxE
Or if you are participating in an on-line service that does not cater for all ages, you might want to slot it in when the congregation says The Lords Prayer. If you are able to worship in person, but children are not catered for in the service, this ideas can be used by your children in a face to cace service.
If you are leading a congregation, please feel free to share these ideas with members of your congregation. ( an acknowledement of authorship would be appreciated)
FIRST READING: Revelation 7:9-14
READ: from the Beginner’s Bible
RESPOND by Drawing or creatign the scene? What did you like best about this image? What would you leave out of theis image?
What I love
when everyone gets together is ______?
Then sit quietly and ask God What do you like when people get together?
PSALM 34:1-10, 22
I will bless the Lord all the time!
We’ll never stop praising our God!
Magnify the Lord with me.
Together we’ll lift his name high.
Taste and see – the Lord is good!
Relax and rejoice – you are safe in him.
When trouble comes, cry out to God.
He is always around you, protecting you.
an exert from http://www.conversations.net.nz/psalm-34-always-praising.html
SECOND READING: 1 JOHN 3:1-3
PLAY: Play with nesting toys such as Babushka Dolls.
GOSPEL READING: MATTHEW 5:1-12
Note: As this is a Church of England production the liturgical colour used is Red, not White. If your faith does not recognise Saints, wonder about those significant people who have helped you along in your faith.
COLOURIGN-IN https://store.illustratedministry.com/collections/coloring-sheets-posters/products/the-beatitudes-coloring-pages Illustrated Ministry has a set of colourign pages on the Beatitudes that can be purchased for $US12.99 that is downloadable.
What makes you happy? Draw it, show it, or write about it.
You might like to read https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGG6Q2cy8tE, When i’m feeling Happy by Trace Mooney
OR Sing just the first verse.
(For children I have used the word Happy, rather than Blessed ( the Greek, means the same), Can you always be happy? HOw might God help?