Gospel of Mark

Palm Sunday story

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-age
The story of Palm Sunday, told from a child's point of view. Suitable for all-age worship or a children's group.

The baptism of Jesus: a storytelling idea

All-ageAll-Age service
It's no accident that we begin each New Year by reminding ourselves of the story of Jesus being baptised in the River Jordan. This storytelling idea could be used in a all-age worship service or with a children's group at the start of the year or a term.

A Christmas triptych

All-age
A triptych is a work of art that is divided into three sections. The following idea offers three striking images that you could copy and illustrate in order to make a triptych that can be a focus for telling the Christmas story.

Messy mothers

All-ageAll-Age service
This is an outline for the celebration at Messy Church or as part of an all-age service on the theme of mothers. It focuses on a mother whose persistence and faith brought healing for her daughter.

Mark's story

All-age
Mark began as a secret follower of Jesus and ended up going on the first missionary journey with his cousin Barnabas and being commended by Paul. This could be used as a storytelling outline at an all-age communion service.

Jesus and the leper

4-7 year olds
To whichever of the stories of Jesus you turn, it seems that you encounter the whole gospel! The account of how he dared to touch the man with a skin disease and brought healing as well as inclusion surely sums up what is meant by God's grace.

The unnoticed - the story of the widow in the temple

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
Jesus was always surprising his friends by drawing their attention to the people nobody else bothered about. The widow in the temple with her few coins to put into the collection was one such unnoticed person who mattered to God.

Blind Bartimaeus

8-11 year olds, All-age
Determination is one of the seven Olympic values and blind Bartimaeus is someone who had this in abundance. His story of insisting on meeting Jesus against all the odds bears all the hallmarks of a champion paralympian!