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Patrick’s Day Service for Kid

Materials needed: Cardstock, Shamrocks, picture of St. Patrick (Online)

Children’s Message: Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


Many years ago, a young man by the name of Patrick, lived in a regular
home like you boys and girls and went to school as you did. In fact, he did
not even like school as some of you may feel. His parents took him to
church, and he learned the Lord’s Prayer. How many of you know the
Lord’s Prayer? Can you all say that with me? (Say the Lord’s Prayer at this
time).

Patrick had a fun time playing outside until one day; he saw something that
made his hair stand up high. Some Irish men had come to his town, and that
dark night they did great damage to some of the neighbor’s property. They
set some homes on fire burning them down. How terrible! Can you imagine
losing your home to some cruel boys who decided to play a prank on you?
However, these men were not playing a prank; they were very mean and
serious. They not only burned homes down, but took some people captive to
sell as slaves across the ocean. Patrick was one of these.

Imagine how terrifying it would be to be taken away from you home and
thinking you may never see your parents again. This may have been how
Patrick felt. We must always be careful in talking with strangers or going
somewhere with them even if they tell us it is alright. There are people who
do bad things to boys and girls and hurt them. We need to listen to our
parents and teaches and have a plan on how we know what we are supposed
to do, and who we should contact when strangers come us.

Patrick was sold to a king in Ireland and made to work in the fields with the
sheep. While he was working, he would say the Lord’s Prayer many times a
night.

One day, God told him (God does speak to us in our mind) to take a ship and
go back home. So Patrick just walked off, found a ship and sailed back
home. His family was so happy to see him. It was not long, until God told
Patrick something else. He wanted him to go back to where he was held
captive, and tell the people about Jesus. Wow! Not only does God tell us to
love and pray for our enemies, but sometimes He may ask us to do nice for
them? Patrick obeyed God.

During his time in Ireland, he told many people the plan of salvation. God
has a plan for each of us. A-admit we are a sinner; B- believe Jesus died on
the cross for us to set us free from our sins, C-confess that we have sinned
and then believe he forgives us. We can claim His promise by His Word. “If
we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us from all our sins” I
John 1:9.

God used Patrick to serve others. He helped start many churches. God will
use you to if we are listening to his Voice. How does he speak to us? God
speaks to us through His Word, others, and circumstances around us. If we
have received Him into our hearts, and confessed our sins, He had a
wonderful plan for our lives that include something great!

Children’s Presentation

Directions: Put the letters on a card stick – one letter per card. Tape or paste
what each letter represents behind the cardstock. Distribute to the children
and have them come up front to read their lines for the remaining children.
Provide green hats for them to wear to make this fun.

S – St. Patrick forgave those who meant him harm.


A – All of us can be forgiven if we ask Jesus into our hearts.
I – Inside each of us, is a desire to please God. We must learn how to let
Him help us to this.
N – No child is too young to learn about Jesus.
T – The Bible is God’ Word that will guide us in how to grow daily.

P – Patrick was a young boy when he was taken away from his home.
A – Although Patrick was treated unfairly, he forgave his captors.
T – Trusting in God sometimes is the only way we can get through problems
every day.
R – Reach out to Jesus, and He will help you react in kindness even when
you are treated unkindly.
I – It is not an easy thing to say the right words when you are angry.
C = Confess to Jesus when you sin, and trust Him to forgive you.
K – Keep your heart and mind on Jesus, and read you bible and prayer every
day. He will help you in the greatest difficulties that life with bring whether
at school, home, your neighborhood, or even your family.

SONG
(Tune: Bingo) Place the letters S-A-I-N-T each on a shamrock. Allow five
children to hold in front of their chest as the group sings. When it is time to
clap, each children will drop their shamrock to their side until the song has
been repeated enough times when all are cardstocks have been lowered.

There was a boy who served the Lord.


Who loved to read His Word-O

S-A-I-N-T-
S-A-I-N-T-
S-A-I-N-T-
Saint Patrick was his name-o.

Clap and omit a letter every time you sing the chorus until all letters is only
claps.

Closing Prayer: Dear God, we thank you for helping us each day to serve
you. We thank you for young boys like St. Patrick who gave their life to
serving you, and winning souls for Jesus even when it was difficult. Help us
learn from his life what it means to serve God, and forgive others when they
treat us unkindly. Forgive us when we fail to respond in the way that is
pleasing to you. Help us to rely on you by asking for your help every day. In
Jesus, name, Amen.

© Kidzministry.net Jeanne McIntosh March 2009. All rights reserved.

S – St. Patrick forgave those who meant him


harm.

A – All of us can be forgiven if we ask Jesus


into our hearts.

I – Inside each of us, is a desire to please


God. We must learn how to let Him help us
to this.

N – No child is too young to learn about


Jesus.
T – The Bible is God’ Word that will guide
us in how to grow daily.

P – Patrick was a young boy when he was


taken away from his home.

A – Although Patrick was treated unfairly,


he forgave his captors.

T – Trusting in God sometimes is the only


way we can get through problems every day.

R – Reach out to Jesus, and He will help you


react in kindness even when you are treated
unkindly.

I – It is not an easy thing to say the right


words when you are angry.

C = Confess to Jesus when you sin, and trust


Him to forgive you.
K – Keep your heart and mind on Jesus, and
read you bible and prayer every day. He will
help you in the greatest difficulties that life
with bring whether at school, home, your
neighborhood, or even your family.