Whether you are worshipping at church or at home, or if you are a parent or involved in paid Ministry here are some ideas to help you share the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for this week with children, even the very youngest.
START WITH: THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
FIRST READING: Genesis 28:10-19a
READ: My First read aloud Bible or the 5 minute Bible Stories by Batchelor and Boshoff, Jacob’s Dream pp.30-31
OR The Early Reader’s Bible, Jacob sees a Ladder, pp.43-47
OR the Beginner’s Bible, Jacob’s Dream
OR READ AND DO: https://sermons4kids.com/jacobs-ladder-htm?fbclid=IwAR1mEQM1RzM6yVOC1WVUowX7z1YWOkRUDP8pbthBLtW6JcwuKxWmKUrHybA
READ/WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmMKOdc5xqc GOD KNOWS ALL ABOUT ME by Claire Page.
Colouring-In: https://store.illustratedministry.com/collections/illustrated-worship-resources/products/bible-story-coloring-pages-summer-2020?variant=31520646987874 The new Summer series starts this week and for $Aus 19, you will have colouring pages until the 30th of August.
SECOND READING: Roman 8:12-25
READ/WATCH: Can I be your dog by Troy Cummings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an4jAjfJKe4 a great story about waiting for adoption and the need to be family.
What have you adopted into your family? Teddy, a cat, a neighbour.
What does it feel like to be accepted? Describe that feeling, show it on your face or body or draw it, or point out what it feels like from a set of emotional cards https://innovativeresources.org/resources/card-sets/bears-cards/ or the Bears App https://innovativeresources.org/resources/digital-applications/bears-app/
PLAY: with your toys making them a family.
Hold each toy and tell God why they are good to have in the family.
GOSPEL READING: Matthew13: 24-30, 36-43
DRAW: Draw in colouring pencils a page of beautiful flowers, now on the same page draw weeds through your beautiful flowers. Now find a rubber or eraser and try to rub out the weeds? Did your picture look better before you started rubbing them out?
Help me to pray for everyone
Because one day they may all be yours