Light or turn on 6 Candles (one for each Sunday in Lent) Blow out (or turn off) one Candle
Into this season of Lent (pretend to Walk)
I go (point to yourself)
Life has it’s seasons (draw a circle in the air)
It’s Joys and (happy face)
It’s sadnesses (sad face)
You go before me (point your arms ahead)
You are there after me (look behind)
FIRST READING: DEUTERONOMY 26:1-11
READ: Love by Matt de la Pena
A suggestion by Storypath
PLAY: make a card, include a love heart on the front and make it for someone you know who might need a little extra love at the moment
OR decide what you can you do this Lent to help others. Just to get you started here are 3 suggestions, collecting money for refugees or food donations, helping a neighbour, writing a letter to a member of Parliment about Climate change just to
PRAY: Use heart shaped post-it notes and as you write a person or an activity you can do out of love, pray for the activity or person. (you might like to place your post-it notes in a heart shape as you pray)
PSALM 91:1-2, 9-16.
READ: Psalm 91: The Trust Psalm
Trust! Trust in God!
God is our shelter, (make a tent with your hands)
we are safe in his shadow.
God is our refuge, (put your tent shape above your head)
we are protected in his power.
God is like a mother bird and we are like chicks, (flap your arm like a chicken)
tucked warm under her wing.
God is our shield and our armor (hold your arm across your body as if holding a shield)
nothing can strike us down.
God is with us all the way
our guard and our guide. (point your finger as if showing someone something)
You may trip on a stone
but angels will catch you. (hold your arms out as if to catch something)
So don’t be afraid of snakes and spiders, (wiggle your hand up your arm)
don’t be afraid of evil attack.
In God’s love we are safe, no matter what. (make a love heart with your hands)
In God’s strength we are saved!
words from http://www.conversations.net.nz/psalm-91-an-invitation-to-deeper-prayer.html actions by me
SING No. 18 Psalm 91:14-16 on Boom Chick Boom by Colin Buchanan
SECOND READING: ROMANS 10:8b-13
READ: A book of Friends by Dave Ross
A Storypath suggestion
DO: share, share stickers or a bookmark (some of the Lost sheet books have free bookmarks to collect and colour at the end of the books print some off and have your child colour them in then share them with those around you or at church https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/jesus-and-the-storm/
OR make a love heart card that says I love God and I love you to give to members of the congregation.
GOSPEL READING: Luke 4:1-13
READ: Jesus in the Desert, pp.70-71 in Children of God Storybook Bible By Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Make a desert. Make it three dimensional, use yellow or red material if you don’t have sand or make it two dimensional with felt pieces or make a picture using coloured paper or felt. Use rocks, plastic snake, plants etc.
Help me trust you always.
SENDING HYMN Tell the World by Hillsong Kids Learn the actions here
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