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 to worship: Option 1
➜Words: © Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
➜Action: The sign of the cross.
Invite the children to make the sign of the cross slowly with you. As the children become more confident, invite a child to lead the action as the whole group says the words and makes the sign of the cross with them.
In my head, Touch head.
in my heart,Touch chest.
and all around me,Touch shoulders one by one.
Jesus is here. Open hands in front facing upwards.
Getting ready to worship: Option 2
Action: ‘The Lord be with you’ (open hands)
Let’s start by clenching our hands together tightly.
Lead children in clenching fists and holding them tightly against your chest in a defensive posture.
When we close ourselves up like this,
it’s hard to let anyone into our heart.
It’s hard even to let God into our heart!
When we get ready to worship,
we show that we’re open to God and to each other.
Open your hands out, facing up.
Can you show me your open hands?
We’re ready to let God and each other in!
The Lord be with you.
Hold hands open to the children.
And also with you.
Invite the children to open their hands towards you.