Welcome

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

Optional focus: a cross

Week 1: This week we’re starting on a journey with Jesus:

All other weeks: We’re on a journey with Jesus:

If you’re using a cross, show the children the cross.

the journey to the cross.

The way of the cross is the way of love.

Let’s cross our arms on our chest to show love.

Lead the children in crossing arms on chest.

Look down at your own arms.

Look! Our sign for love is a cross.

The way of love is the way of the cross.

For the first couple of weeks, you may like to trace your finger on the crossed arms of a child sitting next to you to show the cross shape she or he is making.

In our stories,

we’re following Jesus on the way of love to the cross.

Introducing the Unit: Option 2

Focus: the liturgical colour purple

Optional focus: a cross

If your church uses visible liturgical colours:

Can anyone tell me what colour season we’re in now?

If appropriate: You may have seen it in church.

Week 1:

Today is the first Sunday of an important time

for the Church.

It’s the start of the season of Lent!

The special colour of Lent is purple.

It’s the colour that reminds us to get ready!

We’re getting ready to follow Jesus on a journey:

If you’re using a cross, show the children the cross.

the journey to the cross.

The way of the cross is the way of love.

Let’s cross our arms on our chest to show love.

Lead the children in crossing arms on chest.

Look down at your own arms.

Look! Our sign for love is a cross.

The way of love is the way of the cross.

For the first couple of weeks, you may like to trace your finger on the crossed arms of a child sitting next to you to show the cross shape he or she is making.

In Lent we follow Jesus to the cross.

If you’re using a cross, or there’s one in the building, show the group the cross.

Introducing the Unit: Option 3

Focus: the use of sackcloth during Lent

Optional focus: a cross

If your church uses visible sackcloth as a sign of repentance for Lent, you may also like to choose Saying Sorry to God for your Prayer Building Block (p. 103) to support children as they make the connections between what they see in the church building and their own acts of worship.

Week 1:

Today is the first Sunday of an important time

for the Church.

It’s the start of the season of Lent!

In Lent our church wears sackcloth.

It’s the colour that reminds us to say sorry.

In Lent we do lots of saying sorry to get ready.

We’re getting ready to follow Jesus on a journey:

If you’re using a cross, show the children the cross.

the journey to the cross.

The way of the cross is the way of love.

Let’s cross our arms on our chest to show love.

Lead the children in crossing arms on chest.

Look down at your own arms.

Look! Our sign for love is a cross.

The way of love is the way of the cross.

For the first couple of weeks, you may like to trace your finger on the crossed arms of a child sitting next to you to show the cross shape she or he is making.

In Lent we follow Jesus to the cross.

If you’re using a cross, or there’s one in the building, show the group the cross.

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