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April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday

Hi Everyone.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday where we celebrate Jesus’ coming into Jerusalem and we start our way through Holy Week toward Easter.

There is the story for the day and immediately below is the link for the palm front that you can colour and make.

Then there is a couple of wonderful craft suggestion from Bronwen and her family including pictures of some finished crafts. I hope you all have as much fun doing the crafts as we do in our home!

May has sent along another great idea to help us pray during this time- a prayer bag to help us remember the events of Holy Week.

As well this week I have included a link to a package of material from Children’s Illustrated Ministry which they are making available to us free of charge. This week is the Palm Sunday story from Matthew’s gospel and has lots to colouring and some things you can talk about.

At the bottom is a link to last week’s Children’s Worship Page and a link to more activities which our storytellers and doorkeepers have offered as ways to help in these long days.

Take Care and Stay Well,

Rev. Peter

CHILDREN’S TIME FOR

THIS SUNDAY

Palm Frond to Colour and Cut Out

I Wonder Questions:
I wonder what the people felt when they saw Jesus?
I wonder how the disciples felt when they saw the cheering crowds?
I wonder what it would have been like to see Jesus arrive that day?
I wonder why we tell this story every year to start Holy Week?

(Thanks to Bronwen and Family!)

Join in the celebration of Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem by cutting palm leaves from green paper and attaching them to Popsicle sticks.  Find some instruments, wave your palm branches and have a parade in your house with your family!   Then, with your hands, feet and some paint, create the scene of the donkey and the palm branches.

Celebrating Palm Sunday!

Over the last few weeks, as schools closed and activities were cancelled we have all been asked to be kind and understanding when our lives have been unpredictable.  We have been asked to be patient when we have had to wait to do things we love to do.  We have been asked to find joy amidst some disappointments.  Often we think to ourselves, “I wish I could…”.  In the Cooke house we have decorated a jar, into which we place slips of paper that remind us of things that give us joy, for example, “I wish I could see my friends at Sunday school” or “I wish I could give my grandmother a hug”, or “I wish I could go to school.”  But we know the day will come when we will be able to do these things again.  So, once the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted we will take these slips of paper out and do these things, feeling extra grateful that we have the good health and freedom to do them.  (This suggestion was found on Facebook and is by Katie Eborall.)

What do you wish you could do?

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PRAYING DURING

HOLY WEEK

Unsure of how to pray during Holy Week and remember all the things you want to be thankful about? Click on the download and make a prayer bag with these helpful prayer prompts!

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COLOURING PAGES FOR THIS SUNDAY

Above is the link (click on “Colouring Pages”) for this week’s resources, which include:

  • Matthew 21:1-11 devotional, illustration, and coloring page
  • Children’s worship bulletin
  • “Into your spacious heart” coloring page for ALL AGES (this is a great one for teens and adults)

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MORE LINKS

Last Week’s Children’s Story and Activities (March 29, 2020)

IDEAS AND LINKS FOR MORE ACTIVITIES

IDEAS AND LINKS FROM OUR SISTER UNITED CHURCHES