Each year is broken into seasons and we begin with the season of Advent. The time of anticipation. Each season has a liturgical colour, and the season of Advent is either Purple or Royal Blue. To find out more about hte season of Advent you might like to watch this Godly Play presentation
CANDLE LITURGY Week 1 of Advent
We come to you God with Hope, (find an action or a facial expression that says hope for you)
Hope for others (open yours ams out wide)
Hope for our families, (make a circle by clasping your fingers together)
Hope for ourselves (point to yourself)
And always Hope in you (find an action or a facial expression that says hope for you)
Amen (one clap)
You might also like to sing/Listen to David MacGregor’s In this time of Waiting
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
INTRODUCTORY SONG Hallelujah Christ is Coming Number 2 on the Advent Album by Liturgical Folk
THE LORDS PRAYER IN ACTIONS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOugEQpcc_k OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjm93ylL2w
FIRST READING: Isaiah 2:1-5
READ: The Whirl Story Bible, Isaiah’s Message, pp.114-117
guide my way
Psalm 122: The Peace of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,
the home of the Lord, (Make a house with your hands)
the house of David, (Make a house with your hands)
the gates of Israel, (fold your hands across your body with finger tips touching the swing your arms open like a gate)
the Holy Land.
Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,
we pray for peace inside your walls, (make a peace sign)
peace between your peoples, (make a peace sign)
peace through your land. (make a peace sign)
We will seek your good (shield your eyes as if losing for something)
and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (hold your hands in prayer)
Thanks again to Rev. Purdie actions in italics from me
RESPONSE: When you think of your home how does it make you feel? Describe that feeling, or draw it, or point out an emoji that shows it.
SECOND READING: Roman’s 13:11-14
READ: Pete the Cat and His magic Sunglasses By Kimberley and James Dean
A Storypath suggestion Read to find why.
ACTIVITY: Find things that change the way you see the world. eg, Lead light windows, Magnifer, Bug Eye Lens, cellopane, etc.
MAKE: a staned glass window like this one from “let their light shine”
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 24:36-44
Reread the story of Noah’s ark, try The Beginners Bible storybook or the Bible for Kids app two by two (third story in) https://bibleappforkids.com, or your favourite Bible story book.
ACTIVITY: Play with a Noah’s Ark, or make one like Noah did?
THINK about the types of things you need to do to “get ready”, eg: clean teeth, brush hair, check backpack, choose clothes, set up ingredients and bowls if baking, put on sunhat and long sleeves and sunscreen in summer, etc.
When getting ready this week talk about being ready to live God’s way everyday: what do you need, eg. pray, read the Bible, worship etc.
HELP ME TO BE READY
TO DO YOUR WILL
CONCLUDING SONG Seed of Hope by Heather Price from the Carols in the Sun Album
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