Readings & Themes
24 May 2015 - Pentecost
Readings: Acts 2:1-21
31 May - Trinity Sunday
Theme: Rekindling our faith
Readings: John 3:1-17
7 June - Monarchy & Deity
Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-11,16-20
14 June - Second Chances
Readings: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
2 Corinthians 5:6-10,14-17
Readings: 1 Samuel 17:32-49
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Use different types of pasta to make "dry bone" people like the children did in church. An example is shown in our header picture above.
write a poem about God using the simple format below. Email it to us or share on our Facebook page.
2 words that describe God __________, __________
3 ing words that God does _______, ______, ______
What you want to say to God today _____________________
A name for God ____________
As you read the Psalm imagine yourself praying this prayer as a King, Queen or other leader.
Discussion Questions: Psalm 20
What promises do we find for us in this psalm?
What is its challenge?
Discussion Questions: 1 Samuel reading
What inner qualities do you hope people see shining out of you?
And an activity: Wax resist paintings to go with the Samuel reading.
Write or draw prayers on a piece of paper for anyone who is going through stormy times at the moment. Fold the paper into a boat and if you like float your boats in a pool or large bowl of water (or visit a creek).
Or use these steps to learn the Mark reading off by heart (can be used by most ages).
Talk about a time when you cried to God "out of the depths" like David did in Psalm 130. Discuss with your children how you pray for them and a time you might have prayed particularly hard for them.