Children - Sunday, 28 May 2023 – Pentecost, Year A.
Involve the children in the decoration of the church (or home). They may prepare cut-out cardboard flames which are then hung as mobiles from the ceiling of the church to call to mind the presence of the Spirit among the congregation.
In a talk with the children or as part of the Sunday school activity, children could make or be given flames to wear. Small cut-out paper or cardboard flames may be attached to a band of cardboard which may be placed on their heads.
CHILDREN AND ACTS 2:1-21
Involve children in the reading of the Acts passage, especially if the story is mimed or acted, in which case even small children can be involved as part of the crowd.
BAPTISM AND THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
Pentecost is a baptism day, and even if no baptisms are held, there are ways in which baptism can be highlighted. The children may be invited to come forward to the font (which has water in it!). Show them how to dip their fingers in the water and trace the sign of the cross on themselves while saying ‘In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.’
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Children's Address for Pentecost: PentecostLeading Children's Addresses
The advice above and many other great resources for Children, Young People and Families have been developed by Grow Ministries.Visit their website to discover more!
Come and See Jesus
The Come and See Jesus curriculum published by Openbook Publishers has a wealth of material and ideas that may be adapted for use in worship. Please note that a new edition of this material is currently available for the Revised Common Lectionary.
The story for Pentecost in year A is: The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41) (to be found in both the original edition and the RCL edition Series A for Pentecost).