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.

31st May 2020

Pentecost

Holy Spirit

OPENING WORSHIP

Reading

Today, 31st May is Pentecost so the reading is from Acts 2:1-4

1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Song

I love this song by Rend Collective, it talks of the Holy Spirit coming to revive people, to waken people up to God. There aren’t any actions so sing along, dance, move, or just listen to the words.

Rend – 'Revival Anthem' - https://youtu.be/4mheM17ZRWM

If you want a song with actions, then have a go at this one, it reminds us of the power of God.

My God is so big and so strong and so mighty - https://youtu.be/YUageJdwyPY

 

EXPLORING THE BIBLE

This week, instead of directing you to a cartoon video, I have made a video to try to explain what happened on the day of Pentecost in the Bible (Acts 2:1-12.). You will find the video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/hwRQmXob-mY

 

CREATIVE PRAYER

Prayer spinner

God sent the Holy Spirit to help us to do the work he wants us to do. Sometimes we feel a bit embarrassed or shy to talk about God—don’t worry, even adults feel like that. And God knew we’d find it difficult so he sent the Holy Spirit to give us the boldness and the power to speak about Jesus—in words and actions.

Print off the Prayer spinner.pdf and follow the instructions. Use the spinner to ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit.

 

Give a Gift

At Pentecost God gave the Apostles the gift of the Holy Spirit. They were able to talk in languages that everyone could understand. If we want people to understand more about Jesus then we have to speak in a way they understand. I don’t mean in the same language, I mean, in a way that people can relate to. And it doesn’t have to be in words. Our actions can tell people a lot about Jesus (if we behave as Jesus would have behaved).

People say that Pentecost was the birth of the Christian church. Which makes today the church’s birthday. We give presents and cards to people on their birthdays. Instead of giving a present to the church we going to give a present and a card to a neighbour or someone you know who is living alone or could do with something to make them feel special and loved.

1.  First, decide who you are going to give your gift to.

2. Find paper to make your card. It doesn’t have to be a big card, it might only be the size of a bank card, or it can be A4 folded.

3. Decorate your card, and write a message or prayer inside. It can be as simple as, ‘God loves you’, or ‘You aren’t alone, God is there if you want him’.

4.  Now, if you want to give a present with your card, you will need a small bar of chocolate or similar – you may need to wait for another day when you can get one from the shops.

5.  Stick the card and present together or find a small gift bag, or make an envelop to put them in.

6.  Finally deliver your gift to your neighbour.

As you walk home pray that the person likes the gift and knows that God is there for them.

 

SONG

One final song to end our worship....

Open the eyes of my heart - https://youtu.be/qtCu1tm4qWo

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Colouring.pdf – from Illustrated Ministry

Wordsearch and maze - easier.pdf

Wordsearch – harder.pdf
Maze – harder.pdf

 

SONGS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

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/tdT6Wre5D3k

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

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

 

Resources on pdf

Don't Worry - 29th March 2020

Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020

Easter Sunday - 12th April 2020

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

Being Thankful - 26th April 2020

Obeying God - Walls of Jericho - 3rd May 2020

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

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

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

Holy Spirit - Pentecost - 31st May 2020

 

mail Contact: Sharon at MRBCfamilies@virginmedia.com.