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

 

Introducing the unit: Option 1

Week 1

Starting this week, we’re going to tell

some of the amazing stories that Jesus told.

Lots of these stories are about how much Jesus loves us.

Week 2 onwards

We’re telling some of the amazing stories that Jesus told.

Lots of these stories are about how much Jesus loves us.


Introducing the unit: Option 2

➜Focus: the liturgical colour, green


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

If appropriate: You may have seen it in church.

Invite a child to respond with the colour.


At the moment, we’re in Green Time!

If appropriate:

Let’s all look out for green when we go back into church.

Or:

Let’s remember to look and see what colour it is

next time we’re in church.


Either:

In Green Time, the Church grows like a tree or flower.

We’re the Church, so we’re going to be growing, too!
 

Or: 
In Green Time, everything grows, including us!


Let’s show how a tree grows?

Let’s curl up into a ball like a seed.

Lead the children in curling up like a ball.

First, we need to put our roots down.

Let’s show our roots with our fingers.

Lead the children in wriggling fingers.

We need to let our roots grow down deep.

Lead the children in wriggling fingers down.

Then let a little shoot show.

Poke your hands up over your head like a little shoot.

Then start to grow up tall.

Gradually stand up, swaying like a growing stalk.

Taller and taller onto our tiptoes…

Reach up with pointy hands and on tiptoes.

Let’s turn our faces up towards the sun!

Then let our leaves or branches spread out wide.

Arms stretch slowly outwards.


Look at those beautiful trees and flowers!

In Green Time, the whole world grows.

I wonder how you’ll grow this Green Time? 


Can anyone remember what our seed did first to grow?

Invite responses from the children.

If they need a clue, wiggle your fingers.

First we put our roots down!

Let’s wiggle our finger roots.

Lead the children in wriggling.

We’re going put our roots down today

by telling a story about Jesus’s wonderful love!

Let’s get ready for our story by singing about Jesus’s love.

Introduction to the Unit

➜ Guide: Book, p.218

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