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2023 Lutheran Schools Week

Theme: Rise and Shine, Levántate y Brilla

March 5-11, 2023


Leading Children’s Chapel Resource

One calendar year of chapel themes including; Bible verse, order for the chapel service, activities, chapel center ideas, and much more. A versatile resource that can be used year after year and focuses on the young child. Written and compiled by Mary Fetter.

  • Free to ELEA Members - just log in to access the download
  • Digital download $29.50

Other Resources

  • ELCA Faith Formation Resources - Seasonal resources, intergenerational and age specific tools for faith formation that are curated to be solid choices for your ministry.
  • Biblical School Year Themes A spreadsheet of themes you can use for a school year based on bible verses with some commentary.  If you use them please share your thoughts with the ELEA office.
  • Spirit & Truth Publishing creates faith formation resources that are easy to use, theologically sound, and effective. Our offerings include five-lesson units on a variety of topics (that can be used in a traditional or rotation-model classroom and even VBS), a classic Sunday school curriculum covering 76 key Bible stories over two years, and a curriculum that teaches elementary students about worship, the Lutheran liturgy, and the church year.
  • Storypath A website that connects children's literature with stories of faith by providing concise book reviews. Extra aligns with the lectionary.
  • DWELL includes 5 Ways to Pray with your Kids and other free resources
  • Illustrated Ministry Offers coloring pages, stickers, devotionals, VBS, seasonal curriculum and so much more.
  • Beaming Books Free resources/discussion guides including “No Wrong Way to Pray.”
  • Faithful Families at Home 15 Easy Family-Friendly Prayers and Activities (Downloadable PDF) - From Chalice Press and author Traci Smith - Download 15 easy prayers, practices, and activities to share with your children!
  • Sheltered at Home: Family Prayers for Living and Loving Author Christine V. Hides has a short book for just $2.99 to offer support and prayers.
  • Praying in Color Author Sybil McBeth encourages kids and people of all ages to think about prayer beyond just words, with practical examples.
  • Family Time Kit It’s a subscription box for progressive Christian families.  Each monthly kit has all the materials needed for four high-quality activities.  Each family time session includes a: Bible passage, prayer, conversation starters for all ages, and the supplies & instructions for a family activity.