Easter 3 - Sunday 18th April 21

First Reading

Acts 3: 12-19

Second Reading

1 John 3:1-7

Gospel

Luke 24:36b-48

Notices & Service Sheets
Recorded Service
Children's Activities

Gathering prayer:

Jesus, sometimes we are sad, sometimes we are amazed, sometimes we are happy. Help us to remember that however we feel, you are always with us. Amen 

Welcome:

Today we explore feelings in faith.

Gospel:

This Sunday's reading is Luke 24: 36b-48 either read it yourself from your own Bible or use www.biblegateway.com . 

Or you can watch a video of the story here The Road to Emmaus - YouTube

Song for today:

Open Our Eyes - YouTube

Talk Activity for now:

Sit and chat with someone at home:

Why do you think the disciples were so afraid?

What does the word 'Messiah' mean?

Craft Activity:

You are going to make a 'feelometer', so you will need some pens and pencils, ruler, paper plate, coloured cards, scissors and a split pin.

- First use the ruler to divide he plate into 8 equal sections.

- Think of 8 different feelings and write one in each section

- Write one word from this sentence in each section, around the edge...'Jesus appeared and said peace be with you.'

- Now make a small arrow out of the coloured card and attach it to the centre of the plate using a split pin.

- How do you feel today? How do you feel on a Monday morning? How do you feel on a Friday afternoon?

Jesus brings peace no matter what emotion we are experiencing.

Extra Activity:

Select 4 emojis and print or draw them onto large sheets of paper. Put them in the four corners of a room. As you walk slowly around the room, stop at each different emotion and draw or write anything you associate with that emoji e.g. by a sad face, you might write 'falling out with a friend'.

Activity for this week:

At the end of every day this week, write down the different feelings you have experienced. Know that God is with you, whatever you feel.

Why not also prepare a picnic to have with friends or family. Sit on a blanket together and share food. Talk about how the disciples felt as Jesus ate with them.

 

Prayer for today:

Risen Jesus, help us to be witnesses in the world, living out what we have experienced and learned today. Amen