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 https://thecrossinmybackyard.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/candelmas-year-a-ideas-to-help-3s-and-under-relate-to-this-weeks-rcl-readings/
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 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: Micah 6: 1-8
READ: Little Golden Book The Tawny Scrawny Lion by Katherine Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz7VuwoQ8Yg as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-sunday-february-2-2014/
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.
God help me to do the three things you ask
- to be fair to other people
- to love kindness and loyalty
- 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 http://www.conversations.net.nz/psalm-15-be-do-ers-of-the-word.html
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwZHaoKZZBU as suggested by http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-rcl-february-2-2020/
SING: Our Help https://sovereigngracemusic.org/music/songs/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