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 – Pentecost Sunday
This is the start of the story – you will find it in Acts 2.
When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them…
Now jump into your bibles and take turns to read the whole story (watch out for verse 9-11 – they are tricky) or see if you can find the story in your favourite children’s bible!!
Kids Talk – Peter is back!!
Pentecost is often described as the Birthday of the Church!
In our family, on a person’s birthday, everyone in the family tells that person what they love about them.
Take some time now to give thanks to God for his church.
Talk about what you love about God’s church and being part of it.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- I love when everyone sings really loud and you get goosebumps
- I love seeing my friends
- I love it when the Pastor tells me that I am precious to God.
You might like to cut a slice of birthday cake (or grab another snack!) while you do this!!
Maths Challenge Answer:
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?
Week One: Me +2 =3
Week Two: 3 + 4 = 7
Week Three: 7 + 8 = 15
Week Four: 15 + 16 = 31
Week Five: 31 + 32 = 63
Week Six: 63 + 64 = 127
Week Seven: 127 + 128 = 255
Week Eight: 255 + 256 = 511
Week Nine: 511 + 512 = 1023
Week Ten: 1024 new people were told about Jesus. Total over 10 weeks = 2047
NOTE: The bible tells us that on Pentecost – 3000 people were baptised on one day!! WOW!!
Toast Marshmallows: Sitting around a campfire in the backyard toast marshmallows and quietly watch the flames.
Make a Holy Spirit Pinwheel:
- Start with a square template like this.
- Slit the corners towards the middle.
- Twist the every second corner in to the centre and glue it in place.
- Pierce a hole through the centre.
- Wrap a pipecleaner around the top of a pencil and poke through the centre of your pinwheel.
- Twist the pipecleaner into a neat ball and gently blow into your pinwheel.
The Holy Spirit is represented as both wind and flame.
Select some paints that you associate with the colours of flames.
Use plastic forks to create flames on paper as a reminder of the Holy Spirit coming as fire.
Consider: Throughout these activities, think about fire and flames. How do the qualities of fire act as a reminder of the Holy Spirit in our lives?
Eg. Watching a campfire is calming and peaceful– the Holy Spirit brings the gift of peace.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.” Galatians 5:22