Children’s Worship & Wonder

October 25, 2020 CW&W at Home

Today’s story is being presented by one of the Children Worship & Wonder trainers.

Though this program is intended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade, Children Worship & Wonder can be a wonderful way to draw in the whole family to consider the lessons and themes in the Bible as they speak to our lives week after week. Since these videos are pre-recorded, your family can view them at your own pace at a time that works best for you. We recommend finding a time in your week when everyone can commit to turning off devices (other than the one you use to watch, of course!) and focus on the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman.  The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text   Exodus 25:1-40:38    In CW&W we would only read Exodus 40:1-9

40 The Lord said to Moses, “On the first day of the first month set up the Tent of the Lord’s presence. Place in it the Covenant Box containing the Ten Commandments and put the curtain in front of it. Bring in the table and place the equipment on it. Also bring in the lampstand and set up the lamps on it. Put the gold altar for burning incense in front of the Covenant Box and hang the curtain at the entrance of the Tent. Put in front of the Tent the altar for burning offerings. Put the washbasin between the Tent and the altar and fill it with water. Put up the surrounding enclosure and hang the curtain at its entrance. “Then dedicate the Tent and all its equipment by anointing it with the sacred oil, and it will be holy.

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listed below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions

I wonder how it feels to come close to something so precious as the Ark?

I wonder how you get ready to be close to God?

I wonder how it feels to be close to God?

I wonder where the Ten Best Ways to Live are now?

Activities to explore

If you have the time and materials you may want to draw  or paint a picture of this story.

You may want to draw a picture of our Sanctuary.

You may want to sing a song or say a prayer of thanksgiving.

Watch this video of the story

October 18, 2020 CW&W at Home

Today’s story is being presented by one of the Children Worship & Wonder trainers.

Though this program is intended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade, Children Worship & Wonder can be a wonderful way to draw in the whole family to consider the lessons and themes in the Bible as they speak to our lives week after week. Since these videos are pre-recorded, your family can view them at your own pace at a time that works best for you. We recommend finding a time in your week when everyone can commit to turning off devices (other than the one you use to watch, of course!) and focus on the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman.  The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text   Exodus 19-20    In CW&W we would only read Deuteronomy 6:4-6

“Israel, remember this! The Lord—and the Lord alone—is our God.[a] Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Never forget these commands that I am giving you today.

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listed below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions

I wonder how it feels to be free, to be able to do anything you want to do?

I wonder how it feels to be able to do anything you want, but you don’t know what to do?

I wonder if it’s hard to be free?

I wonder how Moses felt up on the holy mountain?

I wonder what Moses and God talked about?

I wonder if it is hard to love God and love people?

Activities to explore

If you have the time and materials you may want to draw  or paint a picture of this story.

You may want to draw a picture of how you show love to God or people.

You may want to sing a song about God or Jesus love.

Watch this video of the story

October 11, 2020 CW&W at Home

Today’s story is being presented by one of our national Children Worship & Wonder trainers. It is the first of our desert box stories.

Though this program is intended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade, Children Worship & Wonder can be a wonderful way to draw in the whole family to consider the lessons and themes in the Bible as they speak to our lives week after week. Since these videos are pre-recorded, your family can view them at your own pace at a time that works best for you. We recommend finding a time in your week when everyone can commit to turning off devices (other than the one you use to watch, of course!) and focus on the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman. The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text Genesis 12:1-4a

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listed below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions
I wonder how Abram and Sarai felt when they were told to move to a new home?
I wonder how it felt to leave their home and not know where they were going?
I wonder if you have ever gone somewhere and didn’t know where you were going?
I wonder how Abram and Sarai felt going through the desert looking for a place to live?
I wonder how they felt when God spoke to them in all these places?
I wonder what God was doing when Abram and Sarai were traveling between these places?
I wonder where God is when you go from place to place?
I wonder how many places God can be?

Activities to explore
1.   If you have the time and materials you may want to draw or paint a picture of this story.
2.   If you have moved you may want to draw a picture of the places you have moved from and to.
3.   You may want to sing a song like God is so good or say or write a prayer thanking God like Abram & Sarai did.

Watch this video of the story

October 4, 2020 CW&W at Home

Today’s story is being presented by one of our national Children Worship & Wonder trainers. It is the first of our desert box stories.
Though this program is intended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade, Children Worship & Wonder can be a wonderful way to draw in the whole family to consider the lessons and themes in the Bible as they speak to our lives week after week. Since these videos are pre-recorded, your family can view them at your own pace at a time that works best for you. We recommend finding a time in your week when everyone can commit to turning off devices (other than the one you use to watch, of course!) and focus on the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman. The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text Genesis 12:1-4a

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listed below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions
I wonder how Abram and Sarai felt when they were told to move to a new home?
I wonder how it felt to leave their home and not know where they were going?
I wonder if you have ever gone somewhere and didn’t know where you were going?
I wonder how Abram and Sarai felt going through the desert looking for a place to live?
I wonder how they felt when God spoke to them in all these places?
I wonder what God was doing when Abram and Sarai were traveling between these places?
I wonder where God is when you go from place to place?
I wonder how many places God can be?

Activities to explore
1.   If you have the time and materials you may want to draw or paint a picture of this story.
2.   If you have moved you may want to draw a picture of the places you have moved from and to.
3.   You may want to sing a song like God is so good or say or write a prayer thanking God like Abram & Sarai did.

Watch this video of the story

September 27, 2020 CW&W at Home

Today’s story is being presented by one of our national Children Worship & Wonder trainers.

Though this program is intended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade, Children Worship & Wonder can be a wonderful way to draw in the whole family to consider the lessons and themes in the Bible as they speak to our lives week after week. Since these videos are pre-recorded, your family can view them at your own pace at a time that works best for you. We recommend finding a time in your week when everyone can commit to turning off devices (other than the one you use to watch, of course!) and focus on the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman.  The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text   Genesis 9:8-15

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listed below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions

I wonder how it felt to be in the ark in all that rain?

I wonder what it was like to be surrounded by so much water?

I wonder how it felt to be washed clean and new and to start all over again?

I wonder how God felt about the animals and people in the ark?

I wonder how they felt as they made a special place to talk to God, to say their thanks to God?

I wonder how they felt when they saw the rainbow?

Activities to explore

If you have the time and materials you may want to draw  or paint a picture of this story.

You may want to use your imagination to create this story with the objects and materials you have on hand.

Watch this video of the story

September 20, 2020 CW&W at Home

Though this program is intended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade, Children Worship & Wonder can be a wonderful way to draw in the whole family to consider the lessons and themes in the Bible as they speak to our lives week after week. Since these videos are pre-recorded, your family can view them at your own pace at a time that works best for you. We recommend finding a time in your week when everyone can commit to turning off devices (other than the one you use to watch, of course!) and focus on the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman.  The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text   Genesis 1:1-5

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listed below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions

I wonder what special place you would go to remember God’s gifts of Creation?

I wonder which of God’s gifts you like best?

I wonder how you feel about God’s gifts?

Activities to explore

If you have the time and materials you may want to draw a picture of this story.

You may want to make some of God’s gifts out of playdough or other materials you have at home.

Watch this video of the story – Creation

September 13, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

This Fall through Winter our stories are taken from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman.  The materials used to tell the stories are by Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text   Luke 15:3-6

After the story you may want to wonder about two or three of the questions listened below and discuss them with your children or another adult.

Wondering Questions

I wonder if these sheep have names?

I wonder if the sheep are happy in this place?

I wonder how many sheep really could live in this place?

I wonder if you have ever had to go through places of danger or were lost and someone found you?

I wonder if you have ever heard the Good Shepherd say your name?

I wonder who these sheep really be?

I wonder who the Good Shepherd might really be?

I wonder how the Good Shepherd feels about the sheep?

I wonder where this place might really be?

Activities to explore

If you have the time and materials you may want to draw a picture of this story.

You may want to make sheep and a Good Shepherd out of playdough.

You may want to sing the song

The Lord is my Shepherd

I’ll walk with him always

He leads me through green pastures.

I’ll walk with him always.  Always, always,

I’ll walk with him always.  Always, always,

I’ll walk with him always.

 

Watch this video of the story – The Parable of the Lost Sheep

September 6, 2020 CW&W at Home

This parable is based on Psalm 23:1-4. The children loved to sing the song The Lord is My Shepherd.
We take our stories from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman and Follow Jesus by Sonja Stewart. The materials for the stories were made by Worship Woodworks.

After each story we ask Wondering Questions. After you see the video consider the following

I wonder if you can name some of the sheep who follow the Good Shepherd?

I wonder how you feel about the Good Shepherd?

I wonder if you have heard the Good Shepherd call your name?

If you have time you may want to draw a picture of this story after you watch the video.

I wonder what you are thankful for today?

Watch this video of the story – The Story Parable of the Good Shepherd

August 30, 2020 CW&W at Home

This particular session is the first time children would actually hear a story from the bible after 3 orientation sessions. At First Christian Church Martinsville we begin each worship service with this story naming each child present as we light their candle. We change the lights right before we have our blessing.
We take our stories from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman and Follow Jesus by Sonja Stewart. The materials for the stories were made by Worship Woodworks.

After each story we ask Wondering Questions. After you see the video consider the following

I wonder how the light of Jesus can give away so many lights and remain the same?

I wonder how you felt when your light was lit?

I wonder how you shine your light?

I wonder what you are thankful for today?

Watch this video of the story – Story of the Light

August 23, 2020 CW&W at Home

This session is 3rd in orientation of the Children Worship & Wonder room and an outline of a typical service. Each year at this time we invite 4 year old’s to join us for worship and review for the older children. We have invited the adults of our congregation to join us for the month of August to see how children worship together at FCC.

We take our stories from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman and Follow Jesus by Sonja Stewart. The materials for the stories were made by Worship Woodworks.

After each story we ask Wondering Questions. After you see the video consider the following

I wonder how you listen for God’s voice.

I wonder how you feel about listening to God?

I wonder if there is a song that makes you feel like God is speaking to you?

I wonder what you are thankful for today?

Watch this video of the story – Listening to God

August 16, 2020 CW&W at Home

This session is an orientation of the Children Worship & Wonder room and an outline of a typical service. Each year at this time we invite 4 year old’s to join us for worship and review for the older children. We have invited the adults of our congregation to join us for the month of August to see how children worship together at FCC.

We take our stories from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman and Follow Jesus by Sonja Stewart. The stories were made by Worship Woodworks.

After each story we ask Wondering Questions. After you see the video consider the following

I wonder how you feel about talking to God?

I wonder what songs you sing to God?

I wonder what you are thankful for today?

I wonder what you think of our CW&W videos?
Please send me an email to let me know: revlindapresley@gmail.com

Watch this video of the story – How We Talk To God

August 9, 2020 CW&W at Home

This session is an orientation of the Children Worship & Wonder room and an outline of a typical service. Each year at this time we invite 4 year old’s to join us for worship and review for the older children. We have invited the adults of our congregation to join us for the month of August to see how children worship together at FCC.

We take our stories from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman and Follow Jesus by Sonja Stewart. The stories were made by Worship Woodworks.

After each story we ask Wondering Questions. After you see the video consider the following

I wonder if you have a special place in your house, yard, or community where you go to talk to God?

I wonder how you feel about talking to God?

I wonder if there is a special song you like to sing to God?

I wonder what you are thankful for today?

Watch this video of the story

August 2, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

This summer our stories are taken from the book Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart and the materials for the story are from Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text  Mark 12:28-34

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

List Wondering Questions

I wonder how Jesus feels when the people in Jerusalem wonder who he is?

I wonder how the people in Jerusalem feel as they listen to Jesus’ teachings?

I wonder how the crowds feel when they hear the priests and scribes trying to trick Jesus with their questions?

I wonder how the priests and elders feel as Jesus tells what is the most important commandment?

I wonder how they feel when they hear Jesus say the second most important commandment is to “love your neighbor as your self”?

I wonder why it is hard for some of them to love Jesus?

I wonder how Jesus feels about the priests and elders?

I wonder how the people feel when they love God with all their hearts, with all their souls, with all their minds, and with all their strength?

Activities to explore

1   You may want to draw a picture showing how you love God or you neighbors.

2    Talk with your parents about ways that you can show people you love them.

Watch this video of the story, The Most Important Commandment

July 26, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

This summer our stories are taken from the book Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart and the materials for the story are from Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text Mark 4:35-41

Watch this video of the story,  Jesus and the storm

Video

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

List Questions

I wonder what it was like to be in such a great storm?

I wonder how Jesus was able to sleep during the storm?

I wonder how the wind feels blowing the sea?

I wonder why the wind and the sea did what Jesus said?

I wonder how the sea feels being calm?

I wonder how the disciples feel?

I wonder why the disciples are following Jesus?

Activities to explore

To respond to the story you may want to draw a picture of it. You may want to include yourself in the picture.

2   You may want to color the picture below

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d0/f1/2a/d0f12aa111a5dc011725dee4b55b84de.gif

3   Have you ever been afraid of something?  Tell your mom or dad about it and what helped you get through it.

Watch this video of the story, Jesus and the storm

July 19, 2020 CW&W at Home

This summer our stories are taken from the book Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart and the materials for the story are from Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text Mark 9: 17-27

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

List Questions
I wonder what it was like for this boy to have a spirit that threw him around and tried to kill him?

I wonder how the boy feels being free of the spirit?

I wonder how the father feels as Jesus lifts the boy up and he can stand?

I wonder how the boy feels about Jesus?

I wonder what the disciples are wondering when they see the boy is alive and standing?

I wonder how Jesus’ disciples feel about what happened?

I wonder how Jesus’ disciples are feeling as the follow Jesus to Jerusalem?

I wonder what the disciples might be talking about?

Activities to explore

  1. You may want to draw a picture of this story or color one of the pictures listed below:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/63/4a/41/634a41b1e489e0fe1b6878651da2263d.jpg
    https://coloringhome.com/coloring/dT6/aap/dT6aappjc.jpg
  2. You may want to pray for someone you know who is ill.
  3. Thank some one who has helped you.

Watch this video of the story, Dorcus, Follower of Jesus, Helps the Poor in Judea

July 12, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

This summer our stories are taken from the book Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart and the materials for the story are from Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text Acts 9:36-42

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

List of Wondering Questions

I wonder how the people are feeling when Dorcas is dying?

I wonder how the people feel seeing Dorcas alive again?

I wonder what it was like for Dorcas to die and to be made alive again?

I wonder how Dorcas feels?

I wonder what Peter said when he prayed to God?

I wonder how the people might feel about Jesus if Dorcas had not been made alive again?

I wonder what it means for these people to believe that Jesus is the Christ?

I wonder what they will do in their own special ways to show their love for God and others?

Activities to explore

  1. You may want to draw a picture of this story or color the picture that can be found at
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/426153183469394694/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542050505142658594/
  2. You may want to go through your closet or dresser with a parent to sort out some clothes that  are too small for you that you can give to someone who needs them.
  3. You may want to make a get well card for someone you know is sick.

 

Watch this video of the story, Dorcus, Follower of Jesus, Helps the Poor in Judea

July 5, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

This summer our stories are taken from the book Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart and the materials for the story are from Worship Woodworks.

Scripture text Matthew 13:44

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

List Questions

I wonder what is so great about this treasure that this person sold everything he owned to have it?

I wonder how he feels holding his treasure?

I wonder how long the treasure was in the field?

I wonder how many passed by it?

I wonder why this person sees the treasure and others don’t?

I wonder what this person will do?

Activities to explore

  1. You may want to draw a picture of this story and what the treasure is
    or  have your parent print the picture  found below for you to color.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/130956301643922077/
  2. You may want to make a card for a person that you treasure (love)

Watch this video of the story, The Parable of the Treasure

June 28, 2020 CW&W at Home

This summer our stories are taken from the book Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart and the materials for the story are from Worship Woodworks.

Scripture  Matthew 21: 28-32

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

List  Wondering Questions

I wonder how the priests and elders are feeling about Jesus’ parable?

I wonder how the priests and elders feel about the two sons?

I wonder how the father feels about the two sons?

I wonder what it’s like to work in the vineyard?

I wonder why the first son said no?

I wonder what the son fells working with his father?

I wonder why the son said yes, but didn’t go to the vineyard?

I wonder if this son will ever change his mind and go to the vineyard?

Activities to explore to respond to the story

  • Read this story from a Bible Matthew 21:28-32
  • You may want to draw or paint a picture about how you feel about this story.
  • Perhaps you could make a vineyard out of play dough and have the son and father working together.
  • Ask your mom or dad if there is a task you could help them with.

Watch this video of the story, The Parable of the Two Sons

June 21, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

Today’s story is taken from Following Jesus by Sonja M Stewart the materials used to tell the story are from Worship Woodworks.

If you have some more time to wonder, you can us these questions to start and wonder even more together:

Wondering Questions

  1. I wonder how the people feel now that the unclean spirit is gone?
  2. I wonder how this person feels to be free of the unclean spirit?
  3. I wonder how the people feel hearing the unclean spirit ask Jesus if he is here to destroy them?
  4. I wonder how the unclean spirit knows Jesus is the Christ?
  5. I wonder who the people think Jesus is?
  6. I wonder how the scribes feel about Jesus when the people say Jesus teaches in a new way, with authority and not like the scribes?
  7. I wonder what Jesus taught that was different from the scribes?
  8. I wonder what the people think of the way of the kingdom of God that Jesus is showing them?
  9. I wonder what this person will do now that the unclean spirit is no longer in him?
  10. I wonder if Peter, Andrew, James and John and the others still want to follow Jesus?

Possible Activities

  1. Make a picture of today’s story or have someone print off the picture on the following link

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  1. Use play dough to make the figures in the story.
  2. Think of a song to sing to praise God or Jesus and then sing it.

 

Watch this video of the story, A New Teaching

June 14, 2020 CW&W at Home

No matter where you are, or when you meet, we hope that you will enjoy this time with the story.

When you are ready to worship have someone in your house find the scripture in the Bible.

Scripture   Acts 2:38-39

If you have some more time to wonder, you can use these questions to start and wonder even more together:

Wondering Questions

I wonder what it feels like to become one with The Light of Christ?
I wonder how it feels to make a special promise to God and be baptized?
I wonder what it feels like to go through the water and under the water?
I wonder how people share The Light of Christ with other people?

 Activities to explore

1.Draw a picture of someone being baptized or color one of the pictures provided.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/106538347407535732/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/107593878582109559/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/586453182717324342/

2. Ask your parent or grandparent to tell you about their baptism.

3.Ask mom or dad if you can retell the story using some small dolls/action figures and a bowl of water.

Watch this video of the story,  Baptism