WELCOME: Everyone is welcome here.
Light or turn on 6 Candles (one for each Sunday in Lent) Blow out (or turn off) 6 Candles
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: Isaiah 50:4-9a
READ: Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
A Storypath suggestion.
DRAW: those times when you need God.
PRAY: Dear God
You are with us
Psalm 31: My hiding place
Where can I hide? (cover your eyes with your hands)
I cannot find anywhere that feels safe. (Look around you)
Everywhere there are traps set for me. (reach a hand out then pull it back quickly)
Everywhere people whisper about me. (cusp your hands around your mouth as if passing on a secret)
Be my safe place, O God. (cross your hands over your body)
Be my hiding space, my refuge, my shelter. ( crouch down small)
I put myself in your hands. (cup your hands in front of you)
Be strong! Fill your heart with courage! (make a muscle, then a heart with your hands)
Words by Rev. Purdie action by me.
How does this Psalm make you feel, make a face to show others, or draw how you feel, or point out an emoji that represents how you feel.
SECOND READING: Philippians 2:5-11
READ/WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jknhdB8ZHI MAYBE GOD IS LIKE THAT TOO by Jennifer Grant as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-april-9-2017/
DRAW: What is God like?
SECOND READING: Philippians 2:5-11
READ: Louis 1, King of the sheep by Olivier Tallec
A Storypath suggestion understand why?
Question: I wonder why Jesus didn’t act like Louis 1?
SING: No 4, Jesus Christ is Lord from the Word of God Volume 8 by Seeds Family Worship
GOSPEL READING 1: Luke 22: 14-23:56
and GOSPEL READING 2: LUKE 23:1-49
This is a massive reading, so I have broken it down into segments and made recommendations on what I see is the most appropriate Reading for our little ones. There is plenty here to keep you going right through this week and possible into Holy Week. Mix it up with a bit of play or activity then return to the reading as appropriate.
FOR Luke 22:14-23 READ The Last Supper pp.314-316 from The Whirl Storybook Bible
For Luke 22:32-71 READ: Jesus is Betrayed, pp.370-375 from the Spark Storybook Bible
FOR Luke 23:1-49 (this is also the 2nd Gospel READING) READ The Way of the Cross by Andrew MacDonough
COLOUR-IN free colouring in sheet or purchase the Activity Book for many activiteis for all ages.
For Luke 23:26-56 READ Jesus is Crucified pp.322-325 in the Whirl Story Bible
Note: Gospel Reading 2 is included in Gospel Reading 1
PLAY: These readings make a great opportunity for your child to play.
Set a table, let them remake the last supper with teddies and tea sets
Create a dark green hill with books under a green scarf or piece of material. Let them fight out the story with Ikea or lego people, find a rooster from a farm set,
Turn a traditional pew into a courtroom, Let the toys take on the rolls of Herod and Pilate, etc.
Icy pole sticks create good crosses, let them parade up to the hill (books covered in a light green cover)
SENDING HYMN Tell the World by Hillsong Kids Learn the actions here
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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.