Sunday Sorted is a resource for the whole church family and will be treasured by anyone involved in preparing and leading worship in church. Based on the Common Worship Lectionary, it ensures that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, will be exploring and praying through the same themes, ideas, and scriptures. As the family of God we all have things to learn from each other and this book will enable such conversations to happen.
There is something for everyone, for every Sunday of Church Year C, including:
Thoughts on the Readings: This pulls Sunday’s readings together, unpicking the common themes between them, and listening to how they speak into our context.
Discussion Starters: Some churches like to talk in a small group about the readings before the Sunday service. Others might use these discussion starters as part of a café church style sermon slot.
Intercessions: Offering up prayer on behalf of the worshipping church is an important job but one that often doesn’t come with much support or training. The intercessions here will support you in that role, giving you confidence as you make the prayers your own.
Children’s Prayer: Sometimes a shorter and simpler form of prayer is useful, either in a children’s group or in the main service to make sure prayer is more readily accessible for all.
Other Ideas!: Something to display, create, or do, that sets the scene for this Sunday and draws people of all ages into worship.
Children’s Corner: Most churches have a children’s corner, with books and soft toys. This provides suggestions for a simple activity to set out each Sunday, so that very young children and their parents or carers are able to join in the worship with the rest of the church community.
All-age Talk: A talk suitable for everyone doesn’t have to dumb down theological concepts or spiritual insight. These all-age talks allow everyone to understand the scriptures at a level they can understand.
Little Kids’ Sunday School and Big Kids’ Sunday School: Deliberately flexible on age grouping, these suggestions for children’s activities keep things playful and explorative, as research shows that children learn best through playing.
Colouring Page: Each Sunday there is a photocopiable/downloadable colouring sheet, inspired by the Lectionary readings for the day.