This week in the RCL, we have a ever-popular 23rd Psalm. At the end of this post you’ll find a confessions and absolution, blessings and dismissal based on Jesus, The Good Shepherd and suitable for any week of the year There are also links to LOADS of sheep-based resources. If you have never tried out … More Good Shepherd Resources
Here are two simple, child-friendly liturgies for making Christingles and for lighting Advent candles. You can use them for all-age worship, for school events, for Messy Church or for regular services. Obviously, the Chocolate Orange Christingle also works with regular oranges. The Advent prayers (below) can be used one each week, or all at once … More Simple Liturgies for Advent – Christingle / Advent Candle Prayers
I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Nativity this year – too much other stuff going on. And if this was going to be a book, it needed to be out about two months ago. But the muses struck and the idea formed, so here it is, the Nativity I promised myself I … More Christmas Gone Worng + MP3!
Activity – Have you seen your face? This is great for an up-front demo, hilarious at a youth group, and perfect for Messy Church – particularly good in a daddy-daughter pairing. You will need: Large selection of make-up / face paints / hair accessories One mirror Camera to take embarrassing photos What to do: Put … More Have you seen your faith? (Deut 4:1-9, Mark 7:1-23, James 1:17-27)
Who expected, a year ago, that we’d still be meeting virtually in a year’s time? Some churches have started back with 3D meetings, some are still on-line, many are a mixture. It’s going to be a while until ‘normal service(s) is resumed’. So here are a whole bunch of Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost … More Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost Resources Round Up
We’re getting there! We nearly have a new (sane) president of the US, we’re vaccinating our vulnerable at a rate of more than 2 every second (bravo NHS!) and my new Lent book is almost ready for publication (yay!) Here is a sample chapter in pre-publication state so that you can ‘try before you buy’ … More Free Sample of All-Age Resources for Holy Week
Covid-19 While there is no need to panic about Covid-19 (the vast majority of us are going to get it and be fine) it is wise and kind to do what we can to ‘flatten the hump’ so that we reduce the impact on hospitals. That way those who need medical treatment can get it. … More Covid-19, Peace Be With You in BSL & Mothering Sunday prayers
Epiphany is out of the way, and Christmas but a distant memory. Now we settle down to the rest of the year. What a great time for a Nooz Tart. ‘What is a Nooz?’, I hear you ask? I think it’s like a giant purple glow-in-the-dark bananana, but with bigger stripes. I expect they’ll have some … More How to Make a Nooz Tart
Festive fun, and the reason for the season.
Printable bingo cards and a talk using the Christingle to give a gentle gospel message. … More Christingle Bingle!
In response to a reader request, here’s a nifty little song you could use for a Toy Service, Collective Worship or All Age. It is great for pre-Christmas, for Christmas day itself or for Epiphany. The focus is ‘every good and perfect gift is from above’ (Jas 1:7) and it’s a great reminder of where … More The Twelve Toys of Christmas