Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you know, due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 it is currently advised that public worship is limited to small numbers. You are now able to book into short Holy Communion services through the website (limit of 20 people per service).
However, we also encourage you to continue to gather together in your homes as a family for worship time – either on Sundays or at any other time during the week. Please feel free to use these resources with your children to guide your Worship @ Home.
from St John’s Worship Team.
Kids @ Home – Sent!
Bible Verse Matthew 9:35-10:15
Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages. He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives. When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. “What a huge harvest!” he said to his disciples. “How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!”
10 1-4 The prayer was no sooner prayed than it was answered. Jesus called twelve of his followers and sent them into the ripe fields. He gave them power to kick out the evil spirits and to tenderly care for the bruised and hurt lives. This is the list of the twelve he sent:
Simon (they called him Peter, or “Rock”),
Andrew, his brother,
James, Zebedee’s son,
John, his brother,
Matthew, the tax man,
James, son of Alphaeus,
Simon, the Canaanite,
Judas Iscariot (who later turned on him).
5-8 Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge:
“Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.
9-10 “Don’t think you have to put on a fund-raising campaign before you start. You don’t need a lot of equipment. You are the equipment, and all you need to keep that going is three meals a day. Travel light.
11 “When you enter a town or village, don’t insist on staying in a luxury inn. Get a modest place with some modest people, and be content there until you leave.
12-15 “When you knock on a door, be courteous in your greeting. If they welcome you, be gentle in your conversation. If they don’t welcome you, quietly withdraw. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and be on your way. You can be sure that on Judgment Day they’ll be mighty sorry—but it’s no concern of yours now.
The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson
Kids Talk –
We have a quiz for you this week. If you are not sure of the answers – check back into Matthew 10!
One of the workers that God sent to you is your Pastor.
I Spy Game
Use the link below to open and print the I Spy pictures. There are two versions – one tells you how many of each item you can find. The other one is blank.
This game came from: https://www.ministeringprintables.com/
Go for a walk or a bike ride in your neighbourhood. As you go, pray for the homes that you pass and the people in them. Ask God to be with them and protect them.
Pray that all the people in your neighbourhood will get to know Jesus.
Make sure you also look out to see if there are any bears in the windows!
While you are out on your walk – you might like to look out for these items, that tell the Easter story!
This game came from https://happyhomefairy.com/. Thank you!
This is one of Pastor Milton’s favourite pieces of art in his house. It is a picture of Jesus crying, drawn over a map of the world. Like at the start of our bible reading, when it says: When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke.
Ask mum and dad if you have some old maps that you can use.
You could draw a picture of Jesus (or any of your favourite bible scenes) over it.
Another idea is to cut up the map and then use the pieces as a collage – you could paste them inside (or outside) the shape of a cross.
This one is a little crazy!