ALL SAINT’S DAY: ideas to help you share today’s RCL readings with even the youngest household members using things you have at home.

Today is a special day in the church calender and as such the colours we use today are white (according to the Uniting Church in Australia) if this colour choice causes you a problem you might like to use Gold or as the Church of England are using Red.

If you are worshipping at home, you might like to make a small focus area, using your choice of colour, a candle( I prefer battery operated ones when children are involed), and any other items that help you concentrate your thoughts on God.


Or if you are looking for a more contemplative version

Or if you are participating in an on-line service that does not cater for all ages, you might want to slot it in when the congregation says The Lords Prayer. If you are able to worship in person, but children are not catered for in the service, this ideas can be used by your children in a face to cace service.

If you are leading a congregation, please feel free to share these ideas with members of your congregation. ( an acknowledement of authorship would be appreciated)

FIRST READING: Revelation 7:9-14

READ: from the Beginner’s Bible


RESPOND by Drawing or creatign the scene? What did you like best about this image? What would you leave out of theis image?



What I love

when everyone gets together is ______?

Then sit quietly and ask God What do you like when people get together?


PSALM 34:1-10, 22


I will bless the Lord all the time!
We’ll never stop praising our God!
Magnify the Lord with me.
Together we’ll lift his name high.
Taste and see – the Lord is good!
Relax and rejoice – you are safe in him.
When trouble comes, cry out to God.
He is always around you, protecting you.

an exert from





PLAY: Play with nesting toys such as Babushka Dolls.



Note: As this is a Church of England production the liturgical colour used is Red, not White. If your faith does not recognise Saints, wonder about those significant people who have helped you along in your faith.

COLOURIGN-IN Illustrated Ministry has a set of colourign pages on the Beatitudes that can be purchased for $US12.99 that is downloadable.

What makes you happy? Draw it, show it, or write about it.

You might like to read, When i’m feeling Happy by Trace Mooney

OR Sing just the first verse.

(For children I have used the word Happy, rather than Blessed ( the Greek, means the same), Can you always be happy? HOw might God help?


Wendy L.


YEAR A: After Epiphany 4: Ideas to help 3’s and under relate to this weeks RCL readings

Some congregations may be using the Candlemas readings this  week.

If possible check with the congregation you will be worshipping with. You will find ideas for Candelmas here

You don’t have to stop attending worship with your children just because the school term has begun. You can choose to worship together instead of attending Sunday school. Work out what is important to your family, is it shared worship or learning about Bible Stories?

If you continue to worship with your child you can find some ideas here 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.


FIRST READING: Micah 6: 1-8

READ: Little Golden Book The Tawny Scrawny Lion  by Katherine Jackson  as suggested by

 COLOURING IN: This resource has colouring in pages until the 23rd of February 2020. And costs about $A20.


God help me to do the three things you ask

  1. to be fair to other people
  2. to love kindness and loyalty
  3. to  humbly obey you, Amen Adapted from Micah 6:8 Easy to read Version


Psalm 15: Truth telling

If you want to walk tall in the ways of the Lord
you have to hold on to what matters the most.
The truth is the truth, there’s no getting round it,
the truth can’t be twisted, invented or fudged.
If you want to be trusted, admired and respected
then do what is right and say what is true.

thank you to Rev. Purdie

How does this Psalm make you feel?

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

READ: The Big Brag in Yurtle the Turtle and other stories by Dr Suess as suggested by

SING: Our Help


Thank you God

That you will use me as I am

for your glory


GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5:1-12

READ: The Jesus Storybook Bible

OR The Beginners Bible




Wendy L.