May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hi Everyone,

This Sunday we’re talking about the love of God and how important that is in our life and things start with my way of explaining how God’s love is always there.

Then there is a craft suggestion based on our readings from Bronwen including some pictures of a finished craft.

This week, May has sent along a wonderful heart craft that reminds us that Jesus loves us all the time. Check it out!

The link for the Pentecost Challenge which I mention again this week in the video is next. Some have started to arrive and they are wonderful. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Last but not least, 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 there are some things to colour and some puzzles.

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



I Wonder Questions:
I wonder how it feels to start the day excited?

I wonder what it feels like when you aren’t able to do the things you want to go or go where you want to go?

I wonder why we are always surprised by love?

I wonder why it is so important to remember how much God loves us?

n the same way that string binds things together, love can bind us together.  This week, make a string heart. Using a paper plate or piece of cardboard, cut out a heart (see the pictures).

Carefully punch holes around the heart using a whole punch or the sharp end of a pair of scissors.

Next colour or paint your paper plate.

After taping the end of a long piece of string or yarn to the back of your paper plate, begin threading the string through the punched holes to create a beautiful design in your heart.

You may find it helpful to create a tape “needle” by wrapping tape tightly around the end of your string and cutting the end of it to make a point. See what unique pattern you can weave through your heart. 

When does Jesus love us?

Well in this craft you get to make a series of hearts to remind yourself that Jesus loves us when we are happy and when we are sad, when we are good and when we are bad. For the truth is that Jesus loves us all the time!


Pentecost is coming!

In two weeks, the church tells the story of the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the start of the church. You can click on the link below and see the Pentecost picture to colour. Take a picture of your artwork and send it to me (minister@stjamesuc.com) by Friday May 29th and I’ll include it in our Children’s worship video for May 31st.

Don’t have the printer? Let me know and I’ll mail you the sheets or you can create your own drawing or artwork on the Pentecost story and take a picture of that for our video.

Young in age and young at heart and everyone in the church is welcome to send along your Pentecost pictures as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the start of the church.

Pentecost Challenge Picture

The link below is for the Sixth Week of Easter and includes:

  • Psalm 66:19 devotional, illustration, and coloring page
  • Children’s worship bulletin



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