Sunday Stories

The Revised Common Lectionary for Children, using Montessori principles
by Pamela Mclean

inspired by Jerome Berryman's Godly Play®, and drawing heavily on the influence of Godly Play®, Maria Montessori, and the tradition of Gaelic story-telling.

Copyright Pamela Mclean 2015.

The author of Sunday Stories, Pamela Mclean, grants permission to parents, clergy and children's ministers to use, reprint, republish, adapt and distribute these Sunday Stories pages, provided that the copyright, the authorship, and the influence from Godly Play, are credited.

Foreword

Structure of a Sunday Stories session

Sunday Stories Ministries

The Calendar

(late Year A, leading up to...) YEAR B

Year A Proper 18: God rescues the children of Israel -- storyboards

Year A Proper 19: Crossing the Reed Sea -- storyboards

Year A Proper 20 Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard

Year A Proper 21: Parable of the Two Sons -- storyboards

Year A Proper 22: The Law storyboards

Year A Thanksgiving: The Tabernacle

Year A Proper 24: Looking upon the Glory of God

Year A Proper 25: Life of Moses

Year A Proper 26: Crossing the Jordan

Year A Proper 27: Parable of the wise and foolish virgins

Year A Proper 28: The parable of the talents

Reign of Christ the King: The Shepherd-King

Year B Advent 1: The Circle of the Church Year

Year B Advent 2: (coming in 2017)

Year B Advent 3: The Holy Family

Year Year B Advent 4: Pageant

Year B Christmas 1: Carols and Lessons

Year B Christmas 2 (Epiphany): Kings From Far Away Visit Jesus

Year B Epiphany 1 The Baptism of Jesus -- materials

Year B Epiphany 2 The Disciple Under a Fig Tree

Year B Epiphany 3 Fishers of Men

Year B Candlemas: Baby Jesus in the Temple

Year B Epiphany 5: Elijah and Elisha

Year B Transfiguration Sunday: Jesus, Moses and Elijah

Year B Lent 1: Jesus' Ministry Begins

Year B Lent 2: Abraham and Sarah

Year B Lent 3: The Law

Year B Lent 4: The Bronze Snake

Year B Lent 5: The triumphant Entry

Year B Lent 6: Jesus Dies

Year B Easter

Year B Easter 2: Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Year B Easter 3: The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Year B Easter 4: Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Year B Easter 5: Philip and the Ethiopian Official -- coming soon!

Year B Easter 6: A New Commandment

Year B Easter 7: The Ascension

Year B Pentecost: Pentecost

Year B Trinity Sunday: The Trinity

Year B Proper 5: Adam and Eve

Year B Proper 6: The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Year B Proper 7: Jesus Quiets the Storm

(Late Year B leading up to...) Year C

Year B Proper 18: Wisdom

Year B Proper 20: The Refugee who became Queen

Year B Proper 21: Mordecai saves the King

Year B Proper 22: Esther saves her People

Year A Thanksgiving: The Tabernacle

Year B Proper 24: Job 1.1 – 42:17 Job

Year B Proper 25: Woman Of Valour

Year B All Saints Day: Mary, Martha and Lazarus

Year B Proper 27: Ruth The Story of Ruth

Year B Proper 28: Hannah's Prayer

Year B Christ The King: Samuel and Eli

Year C Advent 1: The Circle of the Church Year

Year Year C Advent 2: Malachi the Prophet

Year C Advent 3: The Holy Family

Year C Advent 4: Pageant

Year C Christmas 1: Carols and Lessons

Year C Christmas 2 (Epiphany): Kings From Far Away Visit Jesus

Year C Epiphany 1: The Baptism of Jesus

Year C Epiphany 2: A Wedding at Cana

Year C Epiphany 3: Return to the Promise

Year C Candlemas: Baby Jesus in the Temple

Year C Transfiguration Sunday: Jesus, Moses and Elijah

Year C Lent 1: Temptation in the Desert

Year C Lent 2: the Promised Land

Year C Lent 3: the Parable of a Fig Tree)

Year C Lent 4: the Prodigal Son

Year C Lent 5: The triumphant Entry

Year C Lent 6: Jesus Dies

Year C Easter

Year C Easter 2: Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Year C Easter 3: Barbecue by the Sea

Year C Easter 4: Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Year C Easter 5: Peter's vision

Year C Easter 6: Paul's vision

Year C Easter 7: The Ascension

Year C Pentecost: Pentecost

Year C Trinity Sunday: The Trinity

Year C Proper 4: The Temple of God (coming soon!)

Year C Proper 5: The Widow of Zarapeth

Year C Proper 6: Elijah and The Priests Of Baal

Year C Proper 7: God Speaks in the Silence

Year C Proper 8: Elijah and Elisha

(late Year C, leading up to...) YEAR A

Year C Proper 19: Parable of the Lost (Reunion Sunday)

Year C Proper 20: The Dishonest Servant

Year C Proper 21: Jeremiah (Story Bundle)

Year C Proper 22: Rivers of Babylon

Year C Proper 23: Jacob and Esau

Year C Proper 24: Jacob, Rachel and Leah

Year C Proper 25: Jacob Wrestles

Year C Proper 26: Zacchaeus

Year C Proper 27:

Year C Proper 28: Malachi

Year C Reign of Christ - Proper 29: Jesus the Good Shepherd

Year C Advent 1A: The Circle of the Church Year

Year C Advent 2A: First Isaiah

Year C Advent 3A: The Holy Family

Year A Advent 4: Pageant

Year A Christmas 1A (Epiphany observed): Kings from Far Away Visit Jesus

Year A Epiphany 1: The Baptism of Jesus

Year A Epiphany 2: Andrew brings his brother to Jesus

Year A Epiphany 2: Fishers of Men

Year A Epiphany 4: Baby Jesus in the Temple

Year A Epiphany 5: Isaiah

Year A Epiphany 6: The Law

Year A Epiphany 7B: A New Commandment

Year A Transfiguration : Jesus, Moses and Elijah

Year A Lent 1: Adam and Eve

Year A Lent 2: Abraham and Sarah

Year A Lent 3: The Woman At the Well

Year A Lent 4: Samuel anoints David

Year A Lent 5: The Triumphant Entry

Year A Palm Sunday : Jesus Dies

Year A Easter

Year A Easter 2: Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Year A Easter 3: The Road to Emmaus

Year A Easter 4: Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Year A Easter 5: Stephen the Martyr

Year A Easter 6: Paul the Missionary

Year A Easter 7: The Ascension

Year A Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Enters

Year A Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Year A Proper 6: Sarah Laughed 66

Year A Proper 7: Hagar and Ishmael

Bible References

Genesis

Genesis 2:15-3:15 Adam and Eve

Genesis 17:1-16 Abraham and Sarah

Year A Proper 26: Crossing the Jordan

Exodus

Exodus 7:13-12.31: God rescues the children of Israel

Exodus 13.17-14-31: Crossing the Reed Sea

Exodus 20:1-20 The Law

Exodus 33:12-23 Looking upon the Glory of God

Numbers

Numbers 21:4-9 The Bronze Snake

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 8:7-18 The Tabernacle

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Life of Moses

Joshua

Joshua 3:7-17 Crossing the Jordan

Ruth

Ruth The Story of Ruth

I Samuel

1 Samuel 1:1-20 Hannah's Prayers

1 Samuel 1:21-2:11, 3:1-21Samuel and Eli

II Samuel

I Kings

1 Kings 17:8-24: The Widow of Zarapeth

1 Kings 18: Elijah and The Priests Of Baal

1 Kings 19: God Speaks in the Silence

II Kings

2 Kings 2:1-12 Elijah and Elisha

Esther

Esther 1.1-2.18 The Refugee who became Queen

Esther 2.19 Mordecai saves the King

Esther 3.1 Esther Saves Her People

Job

Job 1.1 – 42:17 Job

Proverbs

Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom

Proverbs 31:10-31 Woman of Valour

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 34:11-16: The Shepherd-King

Malachi

Malachi the Prophet

Matthew

Matthew 4:12-23 Fishers of Men

Matthew 4:26-34 The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Matthew 20:1-16 Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard

Matthew 21:23-32 Parable of the Two Sons

Matthew 25:1-13 Parable of the wise and foolish virgins

Matthew 25:14-30 The parable of the talents

Mark

Mark 1:4-12 The Baptism of Jesus

Mark 1:9-15Jesus' Ministry Begins

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Quiets the Storm

Mark 9:2-9 Jesus, Moses and Elijah

Luke

Luke 2: 1-7 The Holy Family

Luke 2:8-12 Kings From Far Away Visit Jesus

Luke 2:22-40 Baby Jesus in the Temple

John

John 1:43-51 The Disciple Under a Fig Tree

John 2:1-11 A Wedding at Cana

John 10:11-18 Jesus, the Good Shepherd

John 11:1-4 Mary, Martha and Lazarus

John 12:12-16 The triumphant Entry

John 15:9-17A New Commandment

John 18 & 19 Jesus Dies

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Acts

Acts 1.1-8 The Ascension

Acts 2:1-20 Pentecost

Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Official -- coming soon!

Romans

Romans 8:12-17 The Trinity