This week’s resources: Confession and Absolution, Blessing and Dismissal based on Isaiah’s vision of God in the temple, and Peter’s similar response to the miraculous catch of fish. All-age, interactive prayers on the theme of ‘Holy’ from 1 Peter with BSL signing and video Luke 5 all age drama – ‘Funny Fish’ Reflections on Isa … More Liturgy Resources (with VIDEO!) Holy, holy, holy
With this week’s lectionary passage (1 Cor 8) about food sacrificed to idols, there is no better time to try out a foody Bible study. In due course I will produce a whole book of recipes with Biblical reflections, (neat logo, eh?) but as a free ‘taster’, here is one of the recipes from … More Cooking the Good Book
John 6:5-13 Feeding the 5000 With Pizza Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Ten jam-packed pages of great ideas that you can print off and use for free. This week is slightly different because it’s HARVEST! There’s a fab new script revealing how The … More Together Apart Harvest – Feeding the 5000 With Pizza – Plus Video!
First Things In response to feedback, I’ve moved this post to Fridays so that you have time to distribute it to your congregation if that’s what you do. Also, if you use the RCL, you’ll notice this is the wrong passage. I’m sorry. I got my weeks mixed up and looked at the start of … More Together Apart – Matt 14 – Five Loaves and Two Fish
I admit it. I get irritated with people who ask the same question over and over. It’s a failing in me, I know. I should be more patient, more understanding of insecurities or the need for reassurance or whatever, but I’m not. I just get irritated. “Yes, I already said you could park there.” (Do … More Questions, questions – John 21:1-19
Peter’s big catch contained all kinds of funny fish, just like God’s family. We can explore the diversity of God’s family with this fun sketch and a very silly game! You could use the sketch at All Age Worship or Messy Church, or for an assembly on inclusion and diversity. What other kinds of funny fish … More Luke 5:1-11 – Funny Fish
Phillip speaks up. You can hear the frustration in his voice.
“It would take more than half a year’s wages …”
He’s right. There’s no way we can do this. Why is Jesus even suggesting it? … More John 6:1-21 – The Feeding of the … 12
[Jonah-Man enters, in ‘Superman’ pose]
Narr: Who are you supposed to be?
J-M: I’m being Jonah, and [indicating pants] obviously, he’s some kind of super-prophet!
Narr: Ummn, I’m not sure it’s that kind of pants. … More Jonah 3:1-5, 10 – Jonah-Man, the Pants Prophet
This healing and forgiveness is not merely so that we can sit there being healthy and forgiven. Jesus did not feed Peter’s body and soul to have him be a fisher of fish. … More John 21:1-19