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Lesson Theme: God abounds in love.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs. Day 4Day 1Share Experiencesl  Gathering Song l “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1) l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-6)l  Story l Grandpa’s Chair (page 2)l  Activity l Stretch and Playl  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who welcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel  Discover Gospel and Doctrinel  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people whowelcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l God’s love is generous.l  Gospel Activity l Jesus welcomes everyone. (page 1)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 13.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #15l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into yourfamily. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospell  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into your family. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Activity l Jesus welcomes me. (page 3)l  Activity l Welcome to Seeds! Certificate (page 4)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be kind and generous toothers. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be kind and generous to others. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Weekly Reviewl  Closing Song l “Like Jesus” (CD-1, #6)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl  Math: Have the students use math manipulatives to count from 1 to10.l  ELA: Invite the students to retell the Gospel story by pretending to be the characters of the vineyard owner and the workers.Additional Resourcesl  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers) l  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekOne way the children can appreciate God’s generosity is to express gratitude to the people in their lives. Guide the children in creating a video saying thank you to different members of the community (i.e., the pastor, police, fire department, etc.).Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel  September 25: Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin – This married couple were the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux). Most parents try to be good role models for their children. Pray for parents and guardians today.l  September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – Today we celebrate three archangels. One of them brought Mary a message from God, asking her to become the mother of Jesus (see Luke 1:26– 35). Ask: Do you know which archangel visited Mary? Gabriel. Ask: Do you know what her answer was? Yes. Pray: Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did. Amen.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-5


































































































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