Covid Reflection Week

Each week, we will update this page with resources that you can use with your children and young people at home. We hope and pray that these videos help your children to grow in their love of God as they journey with him. 

Sunday 11th July | Mark 5:35-43 |  

Bible Reading:

Mark 5:35-43

35 Jesus was still speaking to her when some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. The men said, “Your daughter is dead. There is now no need to bother the teacher.”

36 But Jesus paid no attention to what the men said. He said to the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; only believe.”

37 Jesus let only Peter, James, and John the brother of James go with him to Jairus’s house. 38 They came to the house of the synagogue ruler, and Jesus found many people there crying loudly. There was much confusion. 39 Jesus entered the house and said to the people, “Why are you crying and making so much noise? This child is not dead. She is only asleep.” 40 But they only laughed at Jesus. He told all the people to leave. Then he went into the room where the child was. He took the child’s father and mother and his three followers into the room with him. 41 Then he took hold of the girl’s hand and said to her, “Talitha, koum!” (This means, “Little girl, I tell you to stand up!”42 The girl stood right up and began walking. (She was 12 years old.) The father and mother and the followers were amazed. 43 Jesus gave the father and mother strict orders not to tell people about this. Then he told them to give the girl some food.

MAIN ACTIVITY OR GAME:
Scramblers @Home:

Do enjoy watching this video by Caroline and listening to the different sounds that Caroline makes/plays and guessing what they are:

This video will go live on Sunday 11th July at 7:00am

Sunday Club @Home:

This week in church we are thinking back over the past year and reflecting on the pandemic. The big question is:
What was the point of Covid? This is what the adults will be discussing in church. Lisa has very kindly created a Sunday Club Reflection Booklet for you to look at and download. (You can fins this booklet in the downloads section on the right hand side of this page)

The Sunday Club are also practicing the songs for the Sunday Club Celebration. You can practice them too at home so you know them all for the Sunday Club Celebration on Sunday 18th July. Do follow these video links to the songs we'll be practicing:
Don't it Blow your Mind Actions
All Through History Actions
Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed Actions

CRAFT ACTIVITY:
Scramblers @Home:

There is no craft activity this week but if you want to come up with your own craft then feel free to do so and by all means then share it with me.

Sunday Club @Home:

There is no craft this week as we are filling in the reflection booklet!

 If you would like to show others your crafts then do either post it on the St John's Facebook Page or you can email it to me at:

Do let me know if you want me to make it public on the St Johns Facebook Page and whether you want me to post it anonymously or whether you want me to say who made the craft.

QUESTIONS TO TALK THROUGH 

For Scramblers @Home:

1. Who did Samuel's name mean?
2. Who did Samuel think was calling him?
3. Who was actually calling Samuel?
4. How can we learn to listen to God as he shares his plans for our lives?

For Sunday Club @Home:

Do use the reflection questions in the booklet.

A PRAYER TO SAY TOGETHER:
For Scramblers @Home:

Do join in with Sally in saying this weeks Duplo Prayer.

For Sunday Club @Home:

Do use your answers to the refelction questions in the booklet to guide your prayers.

You could also use the bible verses in the booklet to help you pray to God by giving Him thanks but also asking him for help.

A SONG TO SING:

For Scramblers @Home:

There is no song this week but on the right hand side of this page in the download section and links section you will find a youtube playlist of Christan Children's Songs and also a list of all the songs recorded by St John's with the actions.

For Sunday Club @Home:

Do enjoy listening to and learning the song actions for the 3 songs that will be part of the Sunday Club Celebration next week (18th July). Here are the links to the videos again fro you:
Don't it Blow your Mind Actions
All Through History Actions
Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed Actions