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Each week, we will update this page with resources that you can use with your children and young people at home. The Sunday Club @Home & Scramblers @Home plan will follow the same teaching scheme as our Sermon Series.
Sunday 10th January | Genesis 1:1-27, 31 & Genesis 2:1-3 |
The Beginning of the World
1 In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. 2 The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit was moving over the water.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. So he divided the light from the darkness. 5 God named the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Evening passed, and morning came. This was the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be something to divide the water in two!” 7 So God made the air to divide the water in two. Some of the water was above the air, and some of the water was below it. 8 God named the air “sky.” Evening passed, and morning came. This was the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered together so the dry land will appear.” And it happened. 10 God named the dry land “earth.” He named the water that was gathered together “seas.” God saw that this was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the earth produce plants. Some plants will make grain for seeds. Others will make fruit with seeds in it. Every seed will produce more of its own kind of plant.” And it happened. 12 The earth produced plants. Some plants had grain for seeds. The trees made fruit with seeds in it. Each seed grew its own kind of plant. God saw that all this was good. 13 Evening passed, and morning came. This was the third day.
14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the sky to separate day from night. These lights will be used for signs, seasons, days and years. 15 They will be in the sky to give light to the earth.” And it happened.
16 So God made the two large lights. He made the brighter light to rule the day. He made the smaller light to rule the night. He also made the stars. 17 God put all these in the sky to shine on the earth. 18 They are to rule over the day and over the night. He put them there to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that all these things were good. 19 Evening passed, and morning came. This was the fourth day.
20 Then God said, “Let the water be filled with living things. And let birds fly in the air above the earth.”
21 So God created the large sea animals. He created every living thing that moves in the sea. The sea is filled with these living things. Each one produces more of its own kind. God also made every bird that flies. And each bird produces more of its own kind. God saw that this was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Have many young ones and grow in number. Fill the water of the seas, and let the birds grow in number on the earth.” 23 Evening passed, and morning came. This was the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth be filled with animals. And let each produce more of its own kind. Let there be tame animals and small crawling animals and wild animals. And let each produce more of its kind.” And it happened.
25 So God made the wild animals, the tame animals and all the small crawling animals to produce more of their own kind. God saw that this was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness. And let them rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky. Let them rule over the tame animals, over all the earth and over all the small crawling animals on the earth.”
27 So God created human beings in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female.
31 God looked at everything he had made, and it was very good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the sixth day.
Genesis Chapter 2 Verses 1 - 3 (International Children's Bible)
The Seventh Day—Rest
2 So the sky, the earth and all that filled them were finished. 2 By the seventh day God finished the work he had been doing. So on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day. He made it holy because on that day he rested. He rested from all the work he had done in creating the world.
An Activity for everyone:
Do watch the wonderful Scramblers @Home video below with a reading of the story of creation with some lovely pictures and a great scavenger hunt too.
This video will be public, live and viewable on Sunday 10th January @ 7:00am
Sunday Club @Home:
Do watch the Sunday Club @Home video below. Here you fill find a great activity about ordering the story of Noah that has got jumbled up and also ordering the Narnia books.
(The sheet for this activity is in the downoads section omn the right hand side of this page)
This video will be public and viewable on Sunday 10th January from 7:00am
There is no craft week for Scramblers @Home this week but why nor draw a picture of your favourite animal, bird or fish or even make one out of things you can find around your house or using craft materials such as feathers or pipe cleaners.
For Sunday Club @Home this week instead of a craft their is a great activity that you can do which is either a memory and matching activity or a word memory activity for you to write down linked to the creation story. This activity is explained in the video.
(The sheets for this activity are in the downloads section on thr right hand side of the page)
If you do decide to make a creation picture or creation inspired craft and would like to show others 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 anonomously or whether you want me to say who made the craft.
Questions to talk through:
For Scramblers @Home
Do have a discussion with your children about what they've learnt about the story of how God made the world and ask them what they think of the world God made.
Here are the Questions Lisa asked in the video:
1. God created a greater light for the day and a lesser light for the night. What were these?
2. What do you think God thought of his work?
3. What do you think about God's work?
4. Final interesting question. How do you account for God creating light on the first day but the sun, moon and stars aren't created till day 4?
Bible verses to help answer question 4:
1 John 1:5, Rev 22:5, John 8:12, Matt 8:12
A Prayer to say together:
For Scramblers @Home:
Please do watch the video for this weks prayer using your duplo prayer cross.
For Sunday Club @Home:
Please see Sunday Club @Home video where Lisa leads you in some 'tsp prayers'