Getting Ready to Worship

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Introduction to the Unit

Gathering Song

Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling

Interactive

Storytelling

Saying Sorry to God

Saying Sorry Action

God Gives us a New Start

Prayers for Other People

Prayer Action

Thank You God

Creative Response

Sharing God's Peace

Taking God's Love

Into the World

Introduction to the Unit

➜ Book 1, pp129-166.

Introducing the Unit: Option 1

At the moment, we’re celebrating Baby Jesus,

born at Christmas.

Let’s close our eyes and feel the dark.

Let’s imagine Jesus shining like a tiny star in the sky.

Now let’s imagine that light growing brighter

and brighter and brighter . . .

until it fills the whole world!

So bright we can’t even look at it!

Let’s open our eyes again.

Baby Jesus, the Light of the World, is shining bright. Jazz hands

Let’s show jazz hands for Jesus’ light. Jazz hands

 

If your group used the ‘Busy, busy, busy’ Gathering Song in the previous unit (Book 1, p. 171)

Before Christmas, we were ‘busy, busy, busy’

getting ready for Jesus, Light of the World,

to DAWN in the darkness.

Show the sun rising up and out with your arms

Jesus’ light was just beginning to come up,

like the sun in the morning.

Now Jesus’ light is shining BRIGHT! Jazz hands

 

It’s time to celebrate!

Introducing the Unit: Option 2

Focus: the liturgical colours white and gold

Note for churches that use liturgical colours, the  last day of  the season in 2018 is 28 January. After this date, change your colours to green and use Option 1 above instead.

Who can tell us what colour season we’re in now?

If appropriate: You may have seen our colours in church.

White and gold are the colours of joy and celebration!

It’s ‘Epiphany’!

If appropriate: Can you say ‘Epiphany’?

Epiphany.

In ‘Epiphany’ we celebrate Baby Jesus,

born at Christmas.

Let’s close our eyes and feel the dark.

Let’s imagine Jesus shining like a tiny star in the sky.

Now let’s imagine that light growing brighter

and brighter and brighter . . .

until it fills the whole world!

So bright we can’t even look at it!

Let’s open our eyes again.

Baby Jesus, the Light of the World, is

shining bright. Jazz hands

Let’s show jazz hands for Jesus’ light. Jazz hands

If your group used the ‘Busy, busy, busy’ Gathering Song in the previous unit (Book 1, p. 171)

Before Christmas, we were ‘busy, busy, busy’

getting ready for Jesus, Light of the World,

to DAWN in the darkness.

Show the sun rising up and out with your arms

Jesus’ light was just beginning to come up,

like the sun in the morning.

Now Jesus’ light is shining BRIGHT! Jazz hands

That’s the message of Epiphany:

Jesus is the Light of the World shining! Jazz hands

It’s time to celebrate!

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