2nd Sunday after Epiphany Year B: Ideas to engage the whole family (especially the littliest) in the RCL readings.


You have found a page that uses easily found ideas to help you share the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) readings with children. Instead of sifting through many websites, facebook , pinterest, instagram, and blog posts; this is a one stop shop where I have done the sifting for you to find theologically and developmentally appropriate material for your congregation or family.

These ideas can be used in a church setting as you parent in the pews or in your own home while connecting to a broadcast service or for your daily family devotions.

We are now in the Season of AFTER EPIPHANY. The Liturgical colour is Green.

If worshipping at home you might like to prepare a space to worship which can be permanent or set aside and bought out when you are having private or family devotions.

You might like to start by finding a tablecloth in the liturgical colour, find a candle( I prefer battery operated ones around children) and add any other touches that remind you of the present season, for example a dove, a cross, etc.

You might like to start with the Lords prayer if at home, or either of these suggestions can be used when the Lord’s Prayer is said within a set service.

either 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

If you like colouring in, by registering with Illustrated Ministries you can recieve a free colouring in page for one of today’s readings? https://www.illustratedministry.com/free-resources/?ck_subscriber_id=136888700

FIRST READING: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)

READ: Whirl StoryBible pp.86-89 God calls Samuel

OR Spark Story Bible pp.122-124 God calls Samuel

Children of God by Desmond Tutu, Samuel in the Temple omit the last 2 paragraphs



As I close my eyes, God

Help me to hear

The wonderful noises

Around me

Keep me safe

and help me to sleep


PSALM 139:1-6, 13-18

READ: Psalms for Young Children by Marie-helene Delval.

OR God knows all about me by Claire Page

SING: Seeds Family Worship Vol 10 No. 3

OR https://www.snackmusic.com.au/songs Ps 139

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

READ/WATCH: Should I share my icecream? Mo Williams a suggestion by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-january-14-2018/ read to see why.

SING: Sovereign GRace Kids The Ology Brick by Brick

)R Colin Buchanan Boom Chick Boom track 21

MAKE: use paper chain people, or play do to create People you are proud of? You can find instructions for making a paper chain doll here




Creator God,

You made us,

You sent Jesus

we are all

Good enough for you



Wendy L.

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