Families Worship Resources

Doing Church Differently - Family Worship

The resources on this page are aimed at helping families with primary school children to worship together.
To help you keep to the routine of Sunday church new resources will be posted each week in time for Sunday morning.
 

These activities are designed for a family to do together.

9th August 2020

Naaman Healed

God Revealed

OPENING WORSHIP

Reading

The opening reading is Ephesians 3:1-6,

"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son."

Song

We start with a song of praise, to praise our Father God, who adopts us as his children.

Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8g4yRqQ3fc

 

EXPLORING THE BIBLE

All Age Talk

This week we look at 2 Kings 5:1-19 in the Old Testament. An army commander from Syria goes to Israel looking for Elisha so he could be healed and ends up finding God.

The link for the all age talk video is https://youtu.be/-4mn0_TarOM

 

CREATIVE PRAYER

The servant girl knew that, through God’s power, Elisha could heal people so she suggested her master went to see him. God still heals today. Like Elisha, some people today have the gift of healing – they have God’s authority and his power behind them. Sometimes God will tell us to pray for healing for a particular person, as it is his plan to heal them and he wants to reveal himself to them through it. We can all pray for healing, but unless it comes with God’s authority then we can’t guarantee the outcome. It’s a bit like my daughter telling her friends that I’ll take them somewhere, before she asks me if I will take them. She can offer but there is no guarantee I will be able to (or want to).

This shouldn’t stop us praying for healing. God responds to prayer and sometimes the way he responds isn’t what we expect. We may be asking for physical healing but God knows they need spiritual healing to repair their relationship with him and that is what he gives them.

It is always worth praying so today’s prayer activity is centred on praying for healing.

Prayer Letter

The king of Syria wrote a letter to the king of Israel asking that Naaman be healed. Today we are going to write a letter to or for someone you know who needs healing.

You can either write a prayer to God for someone who you know needs healing, or you can write a letter to the person who is poorly. You may want to focus on someone who is hurting emotionally or is lonely rather than someone who has an illness. If you don’t know anyone then there are plenty of older folk in the church who would love to hear from you (please contact me for a name and address if needed).

You can print the letter template.pdf pages, colour in the border, and use it to write your prayer or letter on, or use a piece of plain paper and decorate it as you wish.

If you write a prayer then fold it in half and put it somewhere you will see it and remember to pray that prayer every day for the next week.

If you write a letter to someone then either find an envelope to fit, or make your own, and deliver it to the person. Remember to tell them that you are praying for them – you may wish to include your prayer with the letter.

Whoever you send your letter to will be truly blessed and delighted to receive it.

 

SONG

Naaman was a foreigner but through God’s compassion and never-failing love he was healed of his skin disease. Our God is mighty to save. Let us celebrate that in our final song…

Newsboys (actions by me and my daughter) – Mighty to Save - https://youtu.be/fnx0iIjo--M

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Easier
Maze & Wordsearch.pdf

Harder
Maze.pdf
Wordsearch.pdf

 

The Lord's Prayer Song

The Lord’s Prayer song - https://youtu.be/e6STLRycSnE

 

SONGS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

“Blessed be your name” - https://youtu.be/fWEQy7eM4a8

Praise Him Moon and Stars - Graham Kendrick - https://youtu.be/yV3JO5apDtI

No longer a Slave of Fear – Bethel - https://youtu.be/EGh0mnH2FYE

Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8g4yRqQ3fc

Amber Sky - This is Amazing Grace - https://youtu.be/jekw0_eIVuo

Newsboys – Mighty to Save -  https://youtu.be/fnx0iIjo--M  

Rend – You will never run - https://youtu.be/VqeJt1DkQLg

Chris Tomlin – Our God - https://youtu.be/Kzuf-WezsFo

Matt Redman – Sing and Shout - https://youtu.be/RHTYGpB8HIM

Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father - https://youtu.be/OZ_cKafXSSE

Rend - My Lighthouse - https://youtu.be/K-WAg6h1Gs0

 

Resources on pdf

Naaman Healed - God Revealed - 9th August 2020

Walking on Water - Focus on Jesus - 2nd August 2020

Breakfast on the Beach - Recognising Jesus - 26th July 2020

Jacob's dream - God Speaks - 19th July 2020

Narrow Road - The Way - 12th July 2020

Feeding the 5000 - Come to Jesus - 5th July 2020

Creation - Praise God - 28th June 2020

Father God - 21st June 2020

Fruit of the Spirit - 14th June 2020

Water into Wine - 7th June 2020

Holy Spirit - Pentecost - 31st May 2020

You Can't Hide - Jonah runs away - 24th May 2020

Don't be afraid - Jesus Calms the storm  - 17th May 2020

God's Promise - Noah and the Rainbow - 10th May 2020

Obeying God - Walls of Jericho - 3rd May 2020

Being Thankful - 26th April 2020

Courage in a Crisis - David and Goliath - 19th April 2020

Easter Sunday - 12th April 2020

Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020

Don't Worry - 29th March 2020

 

mail Contact: Sharon at MRBCfamilies@virginmedia.com.