WELCOME: Everyone is welcome here.

While designed to be used during a Sunday service at church or by zoom, these readings can also be used during the week to help you remember and build on what you experienced on Sundays. My objective is for faith to be a lived experience and for children to learn how to worship and explore the Bible and pray by participating in Worship. The goal here is not for them to learn names or facts though they may want to do that for themselves, but rather to find ways of connecting with the text and sharing that with others. The ideal is to form alife long love of Christ and for the Word of God.

Today is Palm or Passion Sunday in LENT. The Liturgical colour is PURPLE. (Passion Sunday recommendations are on a seperate blog)

If you are worshipping from home you may like to set up a worship area

You can do this by setting up a candle, then add the things that remind YOU of God, a Cross, a Bible that everyone likes to read from, a special object, even something from one of the readings.

If able to worship in the Church buildings pack a special backpack, as well as filling, it with your Covid Safe equipment, add the books or materials required to help your young ones relate to today’s readings.

For adults and older students, you might like to use a journal with which to record anything that grabs your attention during the service. This could be a special, bound book or use your ipad or iphone. You could write a precis of the message (traditional words or pictures), draw, keep a record of emotions and hymns that you did or did not like. You could use a template like this free download. Remember, this is for you, you do not have to show anyone what is in it unless you want to, and you feel safe to do so.

CONGREGATIONAL USE: Though parents are the best at sharing their faith with their children. If you are a small congregation where children are a very small, or rare part of your congregational life, please feel free to make these suggestions available to your congregation. I am very happy for you to copy and paste ideas from here into your own Order of Service or for you to supply a link to this page. An acknoledgement though is always appreciated.



LISTEN Maundy Thursday The Washer of Feet on Liturgical Folks Album Lent


You might like to start with the Lord’s Prayer if at home, or say the Lord’s Prayer within a set place if following along in a service.

A more contemplative version

Or for a more Intergenerational approach try Number 1 on the Table Settings album by Liturgical Folks


If you are in Australia and attending a Uniting Church in Australia, in many cases an Acknowledgment of Country will be said. You can teach your young ones to do this too.

FIRST READING: Exodus 12:1-4(5-10) and 11-14

READ: The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones pp.88-91 (part of the God to the Rescue chapter)

PREPARE You might consider a simplified sedar meal like the first one in the link

DO: If you made a Palm or paper cross on Palm Sunday, one tradition is to attach that to your door, where it stays until Ash Wednesday next year, when you take it down and burn it ( in a safe controlled manner)

PSALM 116: 1-2 and 12-19 (actions in italics)

God hears me (cup your hand near your ear as straining to hear)

I love God (make a love heart with your hand)

What do I have to give? (Flop your arms down away form your body with the palms up)

I will honour God (Cross your arms across your body)

I will tell others of God’s goodness (make a megaphone with your hands)

God cares about me (give yourself a hug)

I  will serve you (pretend to give someone a plate of food)

I come from those who serve you (look behind)

What shall I give you? (shake your pointing finger)

I will tell others of God’s goodness (make a megaphone with your hands)

Everywhere (open your arms wide)

Praise the LORD (arms out wide and above your head)

OR READ God Hears by Stephanie Carmichael

How does the Psalm make you feel?

Describe that feeling, or draw it, or point out what it feels like from a phones emoji’s

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

WATCH start from thr 3 minute mark stop at the 5 minute 20 second mark

SING: Brick after Brick by Sovereign Grace Kids album The Ology


GOSPEL READING: John 13: 1-17 and 31b-35

READ: Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu, Jesus Becomes a Servant pp. 106-107

DO: Wash your washable toys feet, like Jesus did in todays story

Older family members may help out with something, such as setting the table, folding clothes etc


Take a wet flannel, wash cloth, sponge

As you wipe your toes

Start with the small toe,

Today God, I would like to remember the children, and name them

Then wipe the toe next to it and say Today God, I would like to remember the ill, and name them,

Then wipe the middle toe and say Today God, I would like to remember the poor and name them

Then wipe the toe next to your big toe and say Today God, I would like to remember those living in war areas and name them.

Then wipe your Big toe and say Today God, I would like to remember those who guide us, and name them.

SENDING HYMN Tell the World by Hillsong Kids Learn the actions here


Wendy L.

Please check local guidlines before using items that are not mine especially if you are using this page for congregational use. Please acknowedge this page if you find it useful. Thank you.

I am writing this on Wurundjeri land and wish to pay respect to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

I have qualifications in Education, Theology and Children’s Spirituality, and have worked as a Children and Families Worker in a city church. I use simple and easily found ideas to help you share the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) readings. 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, saving you time from sifting through many websites, facebook , pinterest, instagram, and blog posts.


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