Kids’ Worship Service
Year A, Proper 8
June 26, 2011
a. Gathering – Children find a letter to sit on the gathering carpet. Recognize and welcome any visitors.
b. Opening Prayer –“Blessed Be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom now and forever. Amen”
Children’s Collect for the Day
“Heavenly Father, we are here to worship and praise you. Open our hearts and minds so that we may hear your words spoken to us through the Bible story today. Give us strength that we may serve you through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
II. Bible Lesson:( Adapted From: http://www.grassroots.com.au/Kidschurch/Bwelcome.htm)
III. Response Activity:
How many of you have ever seen visitors in our church receiving a welcome bag? Why do you think we give out those welcome bags? What do you think may be in them. Show an actual welcome bag and it’s contents. Wouldn’t it be neat if we also made something to put in these welcome bags? Today we are going to make a special prayer card that will go in our welcome bags. You are going to color these prayer cards and then we will give them to the visitors of our church in the welcome bag. In this way, you will be welcoming our visitors too. (Collect all prayer cards before dismissal).
IV. Closing Prayer and Benediction
a. “Our Father” Say the Our Father aloud and ask children to join in if they know the prayer.
b. Benediction: “Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord. (all together) Thanks be to God.”
V. Return to Church services: Children line up behind the acolyte and follow silently to return to church.