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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.

If you want faith based activities to use during Lockdown#3 you will find pdfs from previous weeks at the bottom of the page.
For a printable copy of this week's lesson click here

24th January 2021

God's Big Plan

And A Man Called Joseph

OPENING WORSHIP

Reading
The opening reading is Psalm 40:5

"O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
You have no equal.
If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,
I would never come to the end of them.
"

Song
If you don’t know the words, or you can’t sing (like in churches that are open during this time) then worshipping God using your body, like in an action song, is a great way to praise the Lord.

We thank God for all the wonderful things he does for us. Our opening song reminds us of how wonderful his love for us is.

Jesus Love is Very Wonderful - https://youtu.be/vHL2sUjLJ8Q

 

EXPLORING THE BIBLE

All Age Talk

The talk this week is based on the story of Joseph in Genesis 37. You may recognise the story if you have seen Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, or heard the story of Joseph and his multi-coloured coat.

[I used PowerPoint to make the story. If you have PowerPoint perhaps you could try using it to tell a story.]

The link for the All Age Talk is https://youtu.be/50TSV437-x8

 

Points for Discussion

  1. Everyone knew that Joseph was Jacob’s favourite. How do you think it affected Joseph to know he was the favourite?
  2. God gave Joseph a dream to tell him what would happen later in his life. Do you think God still speaks to people in dreams?
  3. It took about 22 years and a lot of bad times for Joseph before the dream came true – how do you think Joseph felt about the dreams when he was in prison.
  4. God’s big plan is for everyone in the whole world to have a chance to get to know him. You can play a part in God’s plan. What sort of things do you think God may want you to do?

 

PRAYER ACTIVITY

Coat of Many Plans

God has a plan for the world and he has a plan for you if you want to follow it.

For this activity you will need

  1. Felt pens or coloured pencils
  2. A copy of the activity sheet – print it here
  3. Stickers - optional

Instructions

  1. Print off the activity sheet – one for each person
  2. Write the words of Jeremiah 29:11 on the coat template.
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
  3. Colour the coat and decorate with stickers (if you have them).

Jeremiah 29:11 is a really good Bible verse to learn and remember. It reminds us that God has a plan that is good, so whatever we go through, when we have God with us, it will turn out for the good.

Display your picture, perhaps cut out the coat and stick it on your bedroom wall. Read the Bible verse and thank God that he is looking out for you.

 

Colour Prayers

Jacob bought a fancy coat of many colours and gave it to Joseph. Thinking of the colourful coat we are going to use colours to pray.

For this activity you will need

  1. Sweets, blocks, lego, or toys of 5 different colours.
  2. Print off the Colour prayers.pdf – alternatively, write your own prayers (one for each colour)
  3. Colour the circles in the different colours you are using.

Instructions

  1. Place the sweets or toys in the middle of the table.
  2. Choose a sweet or object.
  3. Say the prayer for the colour you have chosen (or make up your own prayer).
  4. If you are using sweets, eat the sweet. If you are using Lego or blocks start a tower.
  5. The next person should choose a sweet or object, after praying eat the sweet or add the Lego/block to the tower.

 

You can use these prayers each day for a family prayer time. If you use this regularly you should start to encourage everyone to make up their own prayers.

 

Prayer Colouring

Print off the Colouring.pdf. As you colour meditate on the words, by which I mean, repeat the words and ponder on what they mean to you.

 

SONG

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Whatever you go through, good and bad, God is with you. He has a plan for your life if you commit to following him and submit to his will for you.

With our closing song we offer ourselves in our entirety to following what God has for us.

All I am - https://youtu.be/70xSF4Q3rMU

 

May God speak to you and guide you this week.
Amen

 

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The Lord's Prayer Song

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

 

SONGS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

Forever - https://youtu.be/HPqN3HOp5TM

I could sing of your love forever - https://youtu.be/Z_7CulnVKa0

Come on and Celebrate - https://youtu.be/-lRvDAajdGk

Phil Wickham - All I Am - https://youtu.be/70xSF4Q3rMU

Everlasting God - https://youtu.be/M_oobg4Oxz8

Matt Redman - We are free - https://youtu.be/IZXSOoAYEuE

God is for us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrr2KcRqdo

ilty - https://youtu.be/Ri5RF6Oc19w

Your Love Never Fails - https://youtu.be/fi7qpTVDlnw

Counting every blessing - https://youtu.be/dNTwLVAvqf0

Dancing Generation - https://youtu.be/NPy0n860vLE

Way Maker - https://youtu.be/hO8W6WV_d98

Tim Hughes - Happy Day - https://youtu.be/BL_vqA94Xls

We Want To See Jesus Lifted High - https://youtu.be/_USLVAh7Cx8

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

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

Bethel - No longer Slaves - https://youtu.be/EGh0mnH2FYE

Hillsong Kids - Who You Say I Am - 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

God's Big Plan - Joseph - 24th January 2021

Tower of Babel - Glorify God - 17th January 2021

Adam & Eve - Obedience - 10th January 2021

Christingle - 20th December 2020

Joy - 13th December 2020

The Greatest Gift - 6th December 2020

Advent - Prepare the Way - John the Baptist - 29th Nov 2020

Feeling Small? God can do big things - 22nd Nov 2020

Feeling Down? Be lifted by God - 15th Nov 2020

Remembrance - Coventry Blitz - 8th Nov 2020

Sheep and Goats - Be Different - 1st Nov 2020

Daniel in the Lion's Den - 25th Oct 2020

God looks at the Heart - 18th Oct 2020

The Good Samaritan - 11th Oct 2020

10 Plagues - Gods Power - be released - 4th Oct 2020

Harvest - Give Thanks - 27th Sept 2020

Live in the light - 20th Sept 2020

Nehemiah Stands Firm - Doing God's Work - 13th Sept 2020

Feeling in Need? - Come to Jesus - 6th Sept 2020

Feeling Lost? - follow Jesus - 30th August 2020

Forgive - and be forgiven - 23rd August 2020

Zacchaeus Seeks - Jesus Saves - 16th August 2020

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.