Children’s Talk (12th August 2018) – Living in Harmony


2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 4
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4: 25- 5: 2
John 6: 35, 41-51

Often conflict arises from creating labels of them and us – establish ways of determining who is in and who is out. Building peace starts with creating spaces where all are welcomed and affirmed; and where we can explore how we are all connected. As we see in the reading from Ephesians neighbours are in truth members of one another.
Children’s Talk
The best stories aren’t the ones we watch or listen to – the best stories are the ones we carry, live out and share in.

So this morning I wanted your help in sharing a story together that is as old as time itself. A story that brings us all here to church every Sunday.

I’m also going to need some special volunteer musicians from the Sunday School.
Hand out some musical instruments to the children – this could be shakers, tambourines if you have them. For a more basic option – an upturned bucket makes a great drum.All stories have a rhythm and a tempo. Have someone play a simple beat that the congregation can clap along to and the children can join in with with their instruments.

If you have other musicians within the congregation have them join in and build up the song one-by-one until everyone is playing and clapping along in unison.

This could lead to a medley off choruses/praise songs. Or it might be an opportunity to sing and play together a song like I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

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