Connecting with Deep Blue: May 7, 2017

April 13th, 2017

Resources for connecting your church’s Deep Blue kids with worship this Sunday. (For more information about Deep Blue visit

Lectionary Connections

Acts 2:42-47

Deep Blue Bible Storybook

Though this passage in Acts is not included, the Deep Blue Bible Storybook has a very similar story from Acts 4:32-37 that you may wish to use in your Children’s Sermon or Children’s Worship this Sunday. Check out the story, “Believers Share” on pp. 453-454

Psalm 23

Deep Blue Bible Storybook

You can find Psalm 23 in the Deep Blue Bible Storybook on p. 184. Download the Deep Blue Bible Storybook App to interact with this story. [iOS/Android]

Piggyback Psalm: “The Lord is My Shepherd”

(Words: Emily La Branche Delikat, Based on Psalm 23 (CEB); Tune: “Over the River”)

The Lord is my shepherd,
And I am his sheep.
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest
By the meadows and streams,
For the sake of his good name.

The Lord is my shepherd,
And I am his sheep.
He always walks with me.
Through the darkest valleys,
I will not fear.
My shepherd protects me.

The Lord is my shepherd,
And I am his sheep.
He anoints my head with oil.
My cup is so full it overflows.
He sets a table for me.

The Lord is my shepherd,
And I am his sheep.
Yes, goodness and faithful love
Will follow me
All the days of my life.
And I’ll live in the house of the Lord.

Sunday School Connections

Unit 3: Peter Rocks!

Bible Verse: “I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock.” (Matthew 16:18) Bible Story: Peter and John (Acts 3:1-4:22)

Read the story in the Deep Blue Kids Bible from Acts 3:1-4:22 or in the Deep Blue Bible Storybook pp. 450-452.

From the “All Hands on Deck” resource for parents written by Brittany Sky

“This week we begin to explore the book of Acts which tells the story of how the early church followed Jesus’ instructions. In this story, Peter and John care for Jesus’ flock by caring for a man who could not walk. During this time, people with disabilities were socially outcast. Peter and John showed a great deal of care simply by speaking with this man whom nobody else would care for. Then, Peter and John go on to heal the man in the name of Jesus. By doing these things, Peter and John were caring for Jesus’ flock as well as teaching people about the love of God. The healed man was so thankful for healing that he, too, went into the Temple to praise God. Because of this miracle that Peter and John performed in the name of Jesus not only was the man healed, but all who witnessed the healing and saw the man walk were convinced of the love and power of God through Jesus Christ.” [Check out the free printable “All Hands on Deck” resource.]

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