I hope you and your children enjoy spending time together in Church this week.
Here are some ideas to help you share the Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary with your under 3’s.
You can find some ideas here https://wordpress.com/post/thecrossinmybackyard.wordpress.com/910 as to where to sit and what to bring.
If you are a small congregation without a Child and Family Minister have an area available near the front for parents/guardians to worship with their children, and print off this information so that it is readily available or direct them to this site. Set up an area with books and toys in it that will enhance their spiritual experience. (Ie not just toys for “keeping them quiet”).Spiritual Delights or Toy Box tat! andMake the books appealing
If you would like these ideas as a PDF file sent to you each week, please contact me.
THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
FIRST READING: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)
READ/WATCH: Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU4548Pao-0 as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-february-9-2020/
COLOURING IN: https://store.illustratedministry.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-winter-2019-2020?variant=31032290738274 This resource has colouring in pages until the 23rd of February 2020. And costs about $A20.
Help me to want to be your Friend God
and may good things come from that
PSALM 112:1-9 (10)
Psalm 112: Welcome to the good life!
(Read Romans 12:9-21)
Welcome to the good life!
Come, follow Jesus, you won’t regret it!
Life will be an adventure, guaranteed!
You will stand strong and do great things.
You will know much joy, that’s a promise.
You will be rich, that’s for sure,
but it’s not for you, it’s to give away,
and it might not be in money.
You’ll be rich in love and rich in friends,
you’ll be rich in peace, so you’re not afraid,
not afraid of what people think of you,
not afraid of what happens around you.
Strong inside, you get to be who you are made to be!
Life with Jesus is a wonderful life.
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12(13-16)
READ/WATCH: Douglas you need glasses by Ged Adamson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuWf5Wmy8F8 as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-february-9-2020/
Do: Help your children to see the spirit in the everyday? Bring bits of trees and scrubs, battery operated candle or your phone, different coloured Cellophanes. A kaleidoscope. such as https://www.kidstuff.com.au/kaleidoscopes-dinosaurs/, crystals But not so small they can be swallowed. A magnifying glass.
MAKE: buy black thick paper. Cut out shapes, leaving a gap of at least 1 1/2 centimetres then glue different cellophane to make a “stained glass window” Look through it to see the different colours.
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5:13-20
DO: what do things taste like when you add things, ie plain chips salted chips; plain rice, coconut rice; plain ice cream, flavoured ice cream, or milk; dim sim, soy sauce with it. etc,
Life is better with you