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LISTEN Good Friday The End on Liturgical Folks Album, Lent
For general craft ideas for Good Friday try these ideas from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
FIRST READING: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
READ: The Velvetten Bunny by Margery Williams
I chose this book as I saw some parallels between the Isaiah reading and the Velveteen Bunny who, learns what he has to do to become human and that it is not easy or pretty. in the same way the suffering servant’s life is not easy or appreciated the true value of it is not seen or appreciated by everyone.
PLAY: Roll out a play mat, or get a lego city project and look at how many people, going around their ordinary lives are doing wonderful things for others, ie the street cleaner, the nurse. How many can you think off.
You are faithful God
Help me to listen to you
Psalm 22: Don’t leave me!
My God, my God, how could you leave me? (clench your fists)
Just when I needed you most, you are gone! (point your finger from one of the clenched fists)
I am eaten up by pain, (wrap you arms around your body)
my life is pouring down the drain (hang your head)
Around and around rage the forces of hate. (look all around you)
Is this the end? Is this my fate? (point your hands palm upwards)
A shortened version of Rev Purdie’s Psalm 22 Don’t leave me. Actions in Italics by me
DRAW: how this Psalm makes you feel?
How does the second part of the Psalm make yoSECOND READING: Hebre
SECOND READINGS: HEBREWS 10:16-25
READ I will Love You Anyway by Mick Inpen
A beautiful story of being loved and forgiven. Just like today’s reading
SING: Seeds Family Worship, He is Faithful
PRAY (get a piece of tissue paper or a sponge, cut out a heart shape and drop food dye onto it as you pray)
OR Hebrews 4:14-16 and 5:7-9
READ: Kitten for a Day by Ezra Jake Keats
See Why it was suggested
SING Jesus You are my Hope by Soverign Grace Kids” album To be Like Jesus
Jesus was a boy,
He played and grew
what it is like to be
a child like me
(tell God something about yourself)
GOSPEL READING: John 18:1-19:42
READ: The Way of the Cross by Andrew McDonough
SING He died upon a Cross by Colin Buchanan on his album Practice Being Godly
Colouring -IN free colouring in page or you can purchase an activity book ($Aus 4.95) with so many things to do it will keep everyone occupied.
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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.