Reflection and Response ideas:
* Talk and wonder about being one of the disciples. Which one do you relate to the most?
* For older kids, write out the disciples’ names. Memorize their names. Look up information together about their lives. Memorize their names by song.
* Work with the lesson by re-enacting the story with household items, dolls, stuffed animals, and with your imagination.
* Create artwork with watercolors, crayons, or molding clay.
* Talk about the season of Pentecost and how you can share the gospel and God’s healing love as a family during the day-in and day-out ordinary days of summer.
* Count to 12, play with 12 toys, cars, etc…
* Pretend to be health care workers with dolls or stuffed animals, and reflect on how Jesus healed people. Pray for sick people.
* Take turns as a family “sharing the gospel” with one another. What words would you say?
* Grow a garden, visit a farm or read a book about gardening or farming and relate to the gospel story.
* Listen and wait for the dismissal, the part of our liturgy in church when we are sent out to be “laborers” in the harvest of the ordinary days of our week. Jump up and say, “Send me!”
* Learn the chorus to the hymn, Here I am, Lord. Sing together as a family. Imagine all the people and places God could send you to.
June 12, 2020
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, Fort Worth, TX.