August 16, 2020 Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Hi Everyone,

This week we’re switching things up as we talk about the Psalms. Since June we’ve been using the Psalms to help us better know God and now we’re going to talk about being God’s people using the psalms.

For those who have been doing the mobile this summer all the long strings should be filled with crafts and now we start adding the short strings. Don’t worry if you have missed a week or haven’t started because there are links below to show how to make the frame and the earlier crafts.

I’ve also included a word search using words from our Psalm. Who would have ever thought there would be that many words about praise?

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



This week we’re looking at Psalm 67

and our highlighted verse is verse 67:3

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

This week we’re adding another part to our mobile that represents ways that God responds to us and the ways that we respond to God.  Each of the pieces of the mobile reminds us of a Psalm we’ve talked about this summer.  By September you will have a very special creation to hang in your house, or to give to someone you love, to help us all think on our relationship with God.

Constructing the Mobile
If you’ve already started your mobile and added your crafts to the mobile skip to the next section for the craft for this week. If you haven’t constructed the mobile or crafts have a look at this page for instructions

Mobile and first craft instructions (Praying Hand)

Second craft Instructions (Rainbow)

Third craft Instructions (World)

Fourth craft Instructions (Lamp)

Fifth Craft Instruction (Self)

Sixth Craft Instruction (Rock)

Seventh Craft Instruction (Heart)

Eighth Craft Instruction (Peace)

Our Ninth Craft for the Mobile: We Praise

How many of you feel a burst of excitement when you hear a well known hymn? Are you familiar with Hallelu Hallelujah Praise ye the Lord? Give it a listen!

Music is just one of many many ways we can praise God and give thanks for all that we have been given. To represent the praise we give to God, create a musical symbol. We made ours out of plasticine but you can use any craft supplies to make music notes and treble clefs. Then, don’t forget to add it to your mobile, on the first short string, representing how we respond to God.

Like Word Searches?

Here is a word search with some of the key words from our psalm this week…can you find them all?

Word Search for Psalm 67


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