Welcome to Sunday Kids@Home
Next Sunday 5th July, we physically gather together at the 10am service to celebrate St Peter’s Day. Put on your thinking hats and recall all the different stories about St Peter.
For this week’s activity you’ll need an imagination, and some art and craft materials and tools your child likes to use to tell a story. If you decide to tell your story through music, perhaps record your song. Maybe you tell your story through video, bring your recording on USB for it to be played at church.
Then, using any of these story telling tools, re-tell your favourite stories about St Peter, Bring them with you to church on 5th July to show everyone.
Read Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus was teaching the Disciples how to teach other people about following God. Jesus said-
“Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me, Anyone who welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me.
“Whoever welcomes and accepts a good and wise person, will share in the reward of the good person”.
“Whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of my humble followers, because they are my follower will receive their reward.”
Lorna tells us more about this Bible reading
Today’s bible story tells us about Jesus saying that whenever we welcome people or do something nice for them, like giving them a drink when they are thirsty, we are doing that service for Jesus. I often think about this story when I am helping people to do something difficult and get frustrated. Thinking that I am helping Jesus makes me less frustrated because I really don’t want Jesus to think I can’t help him without getting all worked up!
Sunday Kids@Home Activity
• Peter jumped out of his fishing boat to walk on water when he saw Jesus walking on water. But he got scared and lost faith and started to sink!
• He cut an ear off one of the soldiers who came to arrest Jesus and Jesus had to make the soldier better by sticking the ear back on!
• Peter got scared again when Jesus was being sent to the cross and told three people he didn’t know Jesus. Jesus forgave him after he was raised from the dead.
• Jesus called Peter and his brother Andrew away from being fishermen and told them he was going to make them into “fishers of men”