Getting Ready to Worship
Introduction to the Unit
Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling
Saying Sorry to God
Saying Sorry Action
God Gives us a New Start
Prayers for Other People
Thank You God
Sharing God's Peace
Taking God's Love
Into the World
Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling: Option 1
➜Action: opening your group’s box and naming this week’s object
See the beginning of the weekly storytelling material for ideas of items to place in your box. Invite one of the children to open the box.
What’s in the Box?
Ask the child to respond.
Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling: Option 2
➜Song: ‘Jesus, open up my eyes’ © Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
➜Tune: ‘Michael, row the boat ashore’ (traditional).
It's time to open the Bible.
Let's get ready!
Let's take our thumb Lead the children in showing thumb
and draw a cross on our eyes, Draw cross
and our lips, Draw cross
and our heart. Draw cross
Let's ask Jesus to help us get ready to listen out for God!
Jesus, open up my eyes. Alleluia!
Trace a cross between your eyes.
Jesus, open up my lips. Alleluia!
Trace a cross on your lips.
Jesus, open up my heart. Alleluia!
Trace a cross on your heart.
Jesus, help me hear your voice. Alleluia!
Cup your hands behind your ears.