Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you know, due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 it is currently advised that public worship should be postponed. So, as you gather together in your homes as a family this Sunday, please feel free to use these resources with your children to guide your Worship @ Home.
from St John’s Worship Team.
Kids @ Home – Ascension Sunday
Read Luke 24:36-53
36-41 While they were saying all this, Jesus appeared to them and said, “Peace be with you.” They thought they were seeing a ghost and were scared half to death. He continued with them, “Don’t be upset, and don’t let all these doubting questions take over. Look at my hands; look at my feet—it’s really me. Touch me. Look me over from head to toe. A ghost doesn’t have muscle and bone like this.” As he said this, he showed them his hands and feet. They still couldn’t believe what they were seeing. It was too much; it seemed too good to be true.
41-43 He asked, “Do you have any food here?” They gave him a piece of leftover fish they had cooked. He took it and ate it right before their eyes.
44 Then he said, “Everything I told you while I was with you comes to this: All the things written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets, and in the Psalms have to be fulfilled.”
45-49 He went on to open their understanding of the Word of God, showing them how to read their Bibles this way. He said, “You can see now how it is written that the Messiah suffers, rises from the dead on the third day, and then a total life-change through the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed in his name to all nations—starting from here, from Jerusalem! You’re the first to hear and see it. You’re the witnesses. What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you’re equipped with power from on high.”
50-51 He then led them out of the city over to Bethany. Raising his hands he blessed them, and while blessing them, took his leave, being carried up to heaven.
52-53 And they were on their knees, worshipping him. They returned to Jerusalem bursting with joy. They spent all their time in the Temple praising God.
Kids Talk – make sure you try this at home!!
As a family, can you think of FIVE people who you would love to tell about Jesus. Take some time to pray for them now.
In week one, you tell two people about Jesus.
In week two, those two people each tell two more people about Jesus.
In week three, those four people each tell two more people about Jesus.
Every week, the people who heard about Jesus last week, each tell two more people.
After 10 weeks, how many people have heard about Jesus?
Put your answers in the comments – next week we will reveal the correct answer!!
2×2 = 4
4×2 = 8
Let’s Move!! – Bible hopscotch:
Let’s Move!! – Dance Party:
Turn up the volume and dance along to these or any of your favourite worship songs.
If you are not a dancer – play these out loud or through your headphones as you
- bounce on the trampoline
- go for a walk
- ride your bike
- do anything active!