We were particularly thinking of things that we might like to do over the summer (whatever the weather) so we made shoebox sea scenes (see my prototype below - those made at Messy Church were all coloured in, of course). The green glow is simply made by cutting a window out of the back of the shoebox and sticking a sheet of green tissue paper over it.
The earth is full of your creatures.
Here is the ocean, vast and wide,
teeming with life of every kind,
both large and small.
See the ships sailing along,
and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea. (Psalm 104 New Living Translation)
We played some parachute games, and since the weather was in a rare, kind mood, we had our closing worship outside - talking about our hopes for the summer and praying that we would have a happy time, whether it rained or not.
|Possibly prayer should always be done lying down...|
Then, of course, there was cake... the vital last stage of every Messy Church. Many thanks to all who helped and to all who came.