Trinity Sunday Year C:  Revised Common Lectionary: ideas to involve even the youngest.

You have found a collection of ideas to help you contemplate the RCL readings. 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 with you. 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 a life long love of Christ and for the Word of God.

Today is Trinity Sunday and the liturgical colour is White( though Gold is a worthy substitute)

If you are worshipping from home you may like to set up a worship area and define it with a white or gold, placemat, or ribbons.

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.



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. Here are 4 options


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: Proverbs 8:1-4 and 22-31

READ: When God made you by Matthew Paul Turner


When I first read the words of this Proverb I thought of this book, though not a full representation, it definitely reminds us that you are one of God’s wonderful creations.



let me rejoice,

sing and make music,

because you made me, God.


Psalm 8

READ:  Andrew MacDonough’s  Cecil and Psalm 8 


COLOURING IN: Use the downloadable at the bottom of page or you can purchase the activity pack with will keep everyone involved

SING/LISTEN: Seeds Family Worship Vol.11 Trust, No. 5

Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5

READ: WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT By Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury


I chose this because when following Christ we have good and bad times but we continue the quest.

SING/LISTEN Seeds Family Worship, Seeds-of-character-vol-6/# Number 10 The Character Song


Turn on a battery operated candle.

Ask your child to sit quietly until you turn it off.

This is not a task for them to fail at. So set a short time suitable for them, it might be as short as 2 sec or up to 20 sec or more.

If you practice this each day you can extend it by a sec each day or each other day. It is the beginning of a life long meditative practice and should be as enjoyable as possible. Do not stress your child out with this exercise.

Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15

READ: Zip Zip Homework by Nancy Poyder


A Storypath suggestion

PLAY: Simon Says or Follow the Leader

SING/LISTEN: Three in One on the album Awesome God by Soverign Grace Kids


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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