Have a Blessed Christmas. May the story speak anew to you this season.
This is a page that has collated ideas that suport the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) readings, which are theologically and developmentally approriate, saving you time in finding resources admist this busy season, be it those in paid church employment or families looking for resources. If you use this page please refer to it as appropriate.
We are entering a new season and you will notice that the colour for the season of Christmas is White ( if you find this offensive please feel free to use gold this season.) The season of Christmas starts on the 24th of Decemeber and there are 3 RCL reading sets for the 24th and 25th of December Services. If you can check with the congregation you are worshipping with either physically or virtually this season to see which reading they will be using it may help your preparation.
I will post on each of these options, Nativity 1B, 2B, 3B and there is a general Christmas page if you are unsure what the readings might be. If you would like to start with some singing there are some songs that you may enjoy on this page, as well as some Christmas stories, and genral activity and colouring in pages.
If at home prepare a worship space, place a white table cloth, your advent candles, and light the final white Christ candle today. You may also include any items that help you concentrate on the season of Christmas.
God came into our life,
shining light into the night
We welcome God’s gift
FIRST READING: Isaiah 52: 7-10
READ/WATCH: Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones, the first half until the Angels appear in the story or 2.31min on the you tube clip.
Make a mega phone, roll a piece of paper with a small and a large end like a trumpet. Listen to how it makes your voice louder when you speak into it.
OR Make an Angel https://lettheirlightshine.com/2020/11/04/how-to-make-an-angel-craft-video/
PRAY Dear God
Help me to listen
to those who tell
of your love
READ: Psalms for young Children by Marie-Helene Delval (This is abeautiful book that is worth purchasing)
“Sing to God a new song,
becasue he has done
many wonderful things.
Play a trumpet or a horn!
Join the rivers and mountains
in singing praise to God!
SING/Play an instrument it can be pot lids, salt and pepper shakers what ever you have at hand.
SECOND READING: Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)
READ/WATCH: Continue reading/watching Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones (See First Reading)
OR https://colinbuchanan.com.au/products/baa-baa-doo-baa-baa-cd-mp3-backing-track-sheet-music 21 Hebrews 1:1-2
DO: How are you like your parents? draw, or write.
GOSPEL READING: JOHN 1:1-14
SING: https://colinbuchanan.com.au/products/baa-baa-doo-baa-baa-cd-mp3-backing-track-sheet-music 25 In the Beginning
DO: Shine a torch or the light in the mobile phone into dark places. What is different?
Have a Blessed Christmas