Families Worship Resources

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Church at Home - 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.

The files from previous weeks can be found at the bottom of the page.
For a printable copy of this week's lesson click here

16th May 2021

Ascension Day

Spread the word

OPENING WORSHIP

Reading
We open our worship with a reading, Psalm 105:1-2

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
Let the whole world know what he has done.
Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.
Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.

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.

It’s a great day to thank our God and give him praise. Let’s sing ‘Jesus is Alive’ - https://youtu.be/JpZJ-39IT1k

 

EXPLORING THE BIBLE

All Age Talk

Thursday 13th May was Ascension Day, the day Jesus went back to heaven. For 40 days after Easter, Jesus appeared to people proving that he was actually alive. Then he led his disciples to the Mount of Olives, the same place where the Garden of Gethsemane is. It was there that he ascended to heaven.

The talk for this week looks at Jesus’ final instruction and what this means for us today.

The Bible reading for today’s all age talk is Acts 1:3-11 and Matthew 28:18-20

The link for the All Age Talk is https://youtu.be/t1ivRdwBCNg

Points for Discussion

  1. What part of the talk did you find the most interesting?
  2. What is the special mission Jesus gave to all of his followers?
  3. How easy do you think it is to do what Jesus told his disciples to do?

Prayer
Lord God Almighty,
Thank you for Jesus and all he teaches us about how to live for you.
Thank you for the promise of the Holy Spirit.
Help us to be good disciples.
Give us the power of the Holy Spirit so we have the courage and the words to tell our friends about you.
Amen

 

PRAYER ACTIVITY

Prayer for Disciples

Jesus wants us to ‘make disciples’, basically he wants us to tell people about him so that they also become followers.

Let’s make some disciples.

You will need…

  1. Playdoh or clay
    OR
  2. Items to make a model of a person, such as cardboard tube, boxes, paper, wool, pipe cleaners, stickers, pens – use your imagination
    OR
  3. A paper plate, pens or stickers to do the eyes, nose and mouth, and something to make the hair such as wool or bits of cloth

Use whatever you have to make the model of a person.

While you create your person, talk (or think) about what it means to you to be a disciple? What does it mean to be a Christian?

Think of your non-Christian friends, how do you live differently – what difference does it make to have Jesus in your life?

When you have all made your models, write a prayer asking God to help you to tell your friends about Jesus. You can use the following prayer, or write one of your own.

Lord,
We want to follow Jesus and be great disciples.
And we want to help other people to become disciples.
We know we can’t do it without your help.
Lord, please give us the Holy Spirit so we have the courage and confidence to tell people about you.
Amen

Now, holding the ‘disciple’ model you made, say the prayer.

 

Task for the week

Display your model with the prayer you have written. Each day, pray the prayer, and during the day look for an opportunity to mention something about your faith. Remember, the simplest thing you can say to someone it, ‘I will pray for you’, or ‘Can I pray for you?’.

 

Prayer Colouring

Print off the colouring.pdf. As you colour, read the words and think about what they mean to you.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

 

CLOSING WORSHIP

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
(Psalm 9:1-2)

Before Jesus went back to heaven he told the apostles and disciples to tell people everywhere about all he said and did. If you are a follower of Jesus, sing of all he has done, tell everyone what he has done for you.
Let’s sing, ‘Happy Song’ - https://youtu.be/pSM9tGNxDVM

 

 

May the Holy Spirit be in you and with you this week and always.
Amen


NOTE Next Sunday, 23rd May is Pentecost. We will be having a Pentecost Family Worship Service in the church garden, therefore I won't be put fresh resources online. If you aren't able to make it along to the servie, please feel free to use the resources from last year - Holy Spirit - Pentecost - 31st May 2020

 

Check out our YouTube Channel for all our videos.

 

The Lord's Prayer Song

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

 

SONGS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS

Jesus is Alive’ - https://youtu.be/JpZJ-39IT1k

Happy Song’ - https://youtu.be/pSM9tGNxDVM

Resurrection Day - https://youtu.be/tK9-T4X4LnM

Today is the Day - https://youtu.be/w8PzuMVUPYo

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

Ascension Day - Spread the word - 16th May 2021

Samuel - Know God's Voice - 9th May 2021

God of Surprises - 2nd May 2021

Saul - A Changed Man - 25th April 2021

New Creation in Christ 18th April 2021

Thomas Believes - Know the Lord - 11th April 2021 

Easter Sunday - Christ is Risen - 4th April 2021

Palm Sunday - Praise Jesus - 28th March 2021

Garden of Gethsemane - Jesus Prays - 21st March 2021

Jesus comforts a mother - 14th March 2021

Peter's Escape - Trust the Lord - 7th March 2021

Prayer - anytime anywhere - 28th February 2021

God's Commands - following idols - 21st February 2021

Red Sea Crossing - God Finds a Way - 14th February 2021

Story of Job - Stay Faithful - 7th February 2021

Whiter Than Snow - Be Cleansed - 31st January 2021

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.