The Word for July 20: Transformed

140720-sermon-transformed_bannerThis week in worship  we consider the word TRANSFORMED. The New Testament reading is from Romans 12:1-2, and includes this verse, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God…”

Here are some ideas to explore with your child before, during, and after worship.

During worship

  • Check out the worship bulletin notes in the margins. There is a Children’s Note each week.
  • This week the notes is about Benediction. Can you and your child come up with some “good words” to carry with you out of worship?
  • Check in the worship bags for a Worship Word sheet for your child. Fill in the worship word at the top (transformed) and add the date and your child’s name. Below is space for your child to draw something he or she hears today in the sermon, in the music, or in a prayer.
  • Below the drawing space, your child is invited to make tally marks every time they hear the worship word.tally marks
  • On the back is a blank page for your child to make some worship art. Encourage them to draw something related to worship as a gift to God. I would love to see what they create, if they want to share!

Before or after worship…..

  • Children are familiar with the idea of transformation. They do it all the time when they play, turning one thing into another. Does your child have any toy transformers? Talk together about how transformers change from ordinary things into extraordinary things. So too, we are called to be transformed through God at work in our life.
  • This is also the message of our Vacation Bible School, the Workshop of Wonders, which starts on Monday the 21st. If your child is attending, talk with them about what they are learning. How do ordinary things transform into extraordinary possibilities with God’s help? What are the Bible stories your child has learned that help us know how to imagine, grow, work and walk with God?

Finally, check out our website, and our Facebook page to learn about all our activities for Children and Families here. Start here.


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