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This week, Sunday 29 March:
In more than one of the Psalms, we are encouraged to make a joyful noise to the Lord, rejoicing and praising him. So, don’t be put off at the thought of not having a whole congregation around you – get the kids to grab an instrument and join in the worship at the beginning of the service.
Encourage your kids to keep singing during the week with this Spotify playlist.
This week, Tim will be looking at Psalm 103 in light of our current circumstances with COVID-19. When the world feels out of control it’s important for us to acknowledge that God is always in control and to look for the many things we can be thankful for.
At the beginning of his talk, Tim will be giving the kids a drawing/writing task, so please have paper and pens/pencils/crayons ready. It would be great if older kids could also have a bible on hand for their task. (Please let me know if you do not have bibles in your home. I can point you towards buying online or can drop one off to you.)
Tim will also be inviting kids to share their work. So, have your scanner or camera ready and email to firstname.lastname@example.org We may be able to include them later in the service.
For younger children, you may like to print some/all of the pages of this Psalm 103 Activity Book to help them with their task. For older children, you can have this Psalm 103 Word Search ready in case they would like another activity.
After this week’s teaching, you might like to start a Gratitude Wall in your home. You could use a chalkboard, whiteboard, or post-it notes on a wall. Each day take time together to reflect on what you are grateful for and write or draw something for the wall. After a couple of weeks your wall will be full of visual reminders of your blessings.
During the week:
The Rainbow is a symbol of God’s promises and faithfulness to us. At this time of children not being able to be at kinder/school or have playdates, many families are relying on walks together just to get out of the house. Craft a rainbow for your front window, paint rocks to create a garden rainbow, or draw with chalk on your footpath for other children to discover on their walks. Go for a walk around your neighbourhood to see if you can find any more rainbows.
For more inspiration see Rainbow Trail Australia
You can post a photo of your creation in that group, but don’t forget to add a photo to our Meeting Place too!
Have a great week ?