Assault your whole world in our hands

Worship at your home

Dear KiGo children, dear parents,

Jesus says, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” If the service cannot take place in the church, it does not mean that it has to be canceled. You can worship as a family at home. So you have a special time for yourself. God will be there.

 

What do you have to do?
Find a nice place - maybe in the garden too - and make yourself comfortable. You are welcome to redesign the place for the service:

  • Prepare cushions or chairs
  • to set up an "altar" - on a table, a box, a cloth on the floor
  • Flowers or something else to decorate the altar
  • a candle that reminds us that God is our light and that we celebrate with him
  • a cross to remember that God came to us in the world. He lived as a person. He died and rose again. The cross shows: God's love is stronger than death.

At the beginning you can ring a bell, listen to the ringing of the church bells or simply take a glass and strike it with a spoon or sing a song together.

 

Light the candle and say about it

  

Jesus says: I am the light of the world!
Wherever people come together in his name, there is light.
It is spreading.
It warms us.
There is God's love among us.

Amen.

 

If you can and want - an introductory song: E.g. God's love is so wonderful *

 

prayer

 

Prayer means: communicating our wishes to God. We shape a bowl with our hands. In this bowl we put what we want to say to God: a wish, or something we are afraid of, or a secret.

To be quiet for a little while and when we have set something up, we put our hands together. This is how our secret is protected in our shell. Only God sees it that way. Our hands stay closed and we pray:

 

Hold on to us, dear God, all day today
hold your hands over us no matter what.

Amen.

 

song

He holds the whole world in his hand

 

history

 

Now one of you can read the story aloud.

Song: You gave us your world *

Now you can pray again.

God you are there
Thank you for not being alone.
We think of ...
We're worried about ...
Please take care of her / him.

(Maybe there is something very specific that you want to ask God for. Or for which you want to say “thank you”. There is room for that here.)

 

Then you pray together with the words that Jesus gave us (with movements if you want):

 

our father in Heaven
(Open arms to the sky)

Blessed be your name.
(Slowly bring arms down)

Your kingdom come, your will be done
Like in heaven
(Reach one arm up, one finger points to the sky)

So on earth
(stretch other arm down, one finger points to the ground)

Our daily bread Give us today
(Hold hands like a bowl in front of the body)

And forgive us our debts
(Cross hands in front of chest, lower head)

Just as we forgive our debtors
(Shaking hands with each other)

And lead us not into temptation
(Hold hands defensively in front of the body)

But deliver us from evil.
Because yours is the kingdom and the power
(Slowly raise your arms and open your hands)

And the glory forever.
(Slowly bring arms down)

Amen.
(Lower your head)

 

Blessing song

"May the road" the "God your good blessing"

 

Here you can find the lyrics to the songs mentioned above. If you are not so sure about singing, feel free to use the links to YouTube and listen to the song.


God's love is so wonderful

2) God's goodness is so wonderful, God's goodness is so wonderful, God's goodness is so wonderful, So wonderfully great!
So high, what can be higher? So deep, what can be deeper? So far, what can be next? So wonderfully big!

3) God's grace is so wonderful, God's grace is so wonderful, God's grace is so wonderful, so wonderfully great!
So high, what can be higher? So deep, what can be deeper? So far, what can be next? So wonderfully big!

4) God's faithfulness is so wonderful, God's faithfulness is so wonderful, God's faithfulness is so wonderful, So wonderfully great!
So high, what can be higher? So deep, what can be deeper? So far, what can be next? So wonderfully big!

5) God's help is so wonderful, God's help is so wonderful, God's help is so wonderful, so wonderfully great!
So high, what can be higher? So deep, what can be deeper? So far, what can be next? So wonderfully big!

 

 

 

You can also listen to this song on YouTube.

 

 


 

He holds the whole world

2) He's holding the tiny little baby in his hand.
He holds the mother and daughter in his hand.
He holds the son and the father in his hand.
God holds the world in his hand.

3) He holds the birds and the fish in his hand.
He holds the wind and rain in his hand.
He holds spring and autumn in his hand.
God holds the world in his hand.

4) He holds the young and the old in his hand.
He holds the rich and the poor in his hand.
He holds everyone in his hand.
God holds the world in his hand.

 

 

  

 

 

 

You can also listen to this song on YouTube.

 

 


 

You gave us your world

2) You gave us your world: the countries - the seas. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

3) You gave us your world: the sun - the stars. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

4) You gave us your world: the flowers - the trees. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

5) You gave us your world: the mountains - the valleys. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

6) You gave us your world: the birds - the fish. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

7) You gave us your world: the animals - the people. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

8) You gave us your world: you gave me life. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

9) You gave us your world: you gave us life. You gave us your world: Lord we thank you.

 

You can also listen to this song on YouTube.

 

 

You can support this song with "movements":

You gave us your world
"paint" a large circle in front of the body

Lord we thank you
Clap your hands

sky
Reaching hands to the sky

earth
Point your hands down

countries
indicate a horizontal line in front of the body

Seas
Make waves with your hands

Sun
Protect your eyes from the sun with your hand

Stars
Extend your arms crosswise and spread your fingers

Flowers
Hands form a chalice

Trees
Cross your arms over your head

mountains
Build a roof with your hands over your head

Valleys
Now let your hands point down

Birds
Make flight movements with your arms

fishes
Place your palms against each other and make swimming movements

Animals
Make a stroking movement

People
Point at other people

You gave me life:
Me - point to yourself
Life - put both hands on your heart

You gave us life:
us - with the arm a semicircle in front of the body
Life - put both hands on your heart

Alternatively

You gave me life
Form a circle (everyone hold their hands), walk to the center of the circle and stretch their arms upwards

 

 


 

May the road

2) Always lead the road you are walking downhill to your destination; I have warm thoughts when it gets cool, and the full moon in the dark night.
And until we meet again, God hold you tight in his hand;
and until we meet again, God hold you tight in his hand.

3) Have a soft pillow under your head, have clothes and daily bread; be in heaven over forty years before the devil realizes: you are already dead.
And until we meet again, God hold you tight in his hand;
and until we meet again, God hold you tight in his hand.

4) Until we meet again, I hope God won't leave you; he holds you in his hands, but never squeeze you too tightly in his fist.
And until we meet again, God hold you tight in his hand;
and until we meet again, God hold you tight in his hand.

 

 

 

You can also listen to this song on YouTube.

 

 


God your good blessing

2) God, your good blessing is like a bright light, shines far, all time in darkness. Good God, I ask you: shine and light me up. Let me live under your blessing and pass it on. Stay with us all the time, bless us, bless us because the way is long, bless us, bless us, because the way is long.

3) God, your good blessing is like a friend's hand that holds me, that leads me into a vast land. Good God, I ask you: lead and accompany me. Let me live under your blessing and pass it on. Stay with us all the time, bless us, bless us because the way is long, bless us, bless us, because the way is long.

4) God, your good blessings are like the gentle wind that lifts me, that carries me like a little child. Good God, I beg you: strength and refresh me. Let me live under your blessing and pass it on. Stay with us all the time, bless us, bless us because the way is long, bless us, bless us, because the way is long.

5) God, your good blessing is like a coat that warms and protects me in the cold time. Good God, I ask you: comfort and care for me. Let me live under your blessing and pass it on. Stay with us all the time, bless us, bless us because the way is long, bless us, bless us, because the way is long.

6) God, your good blessing is like a soft nest. Thank you God for letting me live today. Good God, I thank you. You give me your blessing. And I can live in your blessing and pass it on, you stay with us all the time. Bless us, bless us because the way is long, bless us, bless us, because the way is long.

 

 

 

You can also listen to this song on YouTube.