Getting Ready to Worship

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

 

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.

Getting Ready for Bible

Storytelling ➜ Guide: p.221.

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