x CHILDREN’S WORSHIP 0419

April 19, 2020 Second Sunday of Easter

Hi Everyone,

Good morning!

This Sunday we start with the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples. Under the story there are some discussion questions. Then there are a couple of wonderful craft suggestion from Bronwen and her family including pictures of some finished crafts.

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 story of Thomas from John’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

I Wonder Questions:
I wonder what the disciples felt as they gathered behind locked doors?
I wonder what they thought when Jesus appeared among them?
I wonder why Jesus said “Peace be with you” to them?
I wonder why we tell this story every year?

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Play the game I Doubt It.  You can find the instructions by searching on line for “How to Play I Doubt It”.  You feel doubt when you say, “I don’t know if that is true.  I will believe it when I see it.”  Thomas felt doubt about Jesus being alive because he had seen Jesus die on the cross.

Using card stock, make a pair of heart-shaped glasses and decorate them.  Ask yourself, do we need to see with our eyes to know that something is real?  Besides using our eyes how else can we learn about things?  These glasses can be a reminder to us that sometimes we “see” things in different ways–sometimes with our eyes, sometimes with other senses such as smell or touch, and sometimes with our faith.

Write “He is Risen” in very small lettering on a piece of paper.  Try to read it from across the room.  Now, get a pair of binoculars and try to read the sentence.  Faith is like binoculars.  It helps us to see and do things that, without our faith and without God, we would not be able to see or do.

On a white piece of paper use a q-tip and lemon juice to write the word Jesus.  Like Thomas, you may doubt that the word is there on the paper (lemon juice leaves an invisible message).  Next, with an adult’s help, turn an iron on high.  Slowly glide the hot iron across the paper to reveal the message that you have written.  You may not have thought that you could see this invisible message but with the help of the iron you were able to see it!  Likewise, in our lives things happen that we may not think are possible but with God’s help, and with our faith, we can actually see and experience them!

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Below you will find the link for this week’s resources, which include:

  • John 20:19-31 devotional, illustration, and coloring page
  • Children’s worship bulletin
  • A coloring page prayer (perfect for ALL ages – share on Facebook and have a coloring contest!)

https://illstrtdm.in/EasterWeek2

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