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January 14, 2018 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Timedo you live?” Jesus said, “Come and see.” The two friends went home with Jesus.Andrew told his brother Simon all about Jesus. Andrew said. “We have found the great leader God has sent. His name is Jesus. Come and meet him.” Andrew introduced Simon to Jesus. “Jesus, this is my brother, Simon.” Jesus said, “Simon, you will be called Peter, which means rock.”Andrew and Peter became good friends with Jesus. They listened to him teach, prayed with him, and helped him do good works.Ask the children to look at the cover of Seeds. Point out Jesus talking to Andrew and his friend. Ask: What else do you see? Why do the men follow Jesus? Why did Andrew tell Simon about Jesus?Activity ● Listening Game Have the children put down their copies of Seeds and play Simon Says.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Live the GospelObjective The children will appreciate church sounds.Activity ● We listen at Church. (page 4) Invite the children to look at page 4 of Seeds. Ask: What are some sounds you might hear in church? Are there other sounds in your church that are not in this picture? Conclude by saying the sounds we hear in church are happy sounds of people praising God together.Closing Prayer Gather the children in the prayer circle. Tell them you are going to whisper one nice thing to the child on your right. The child must listen carefully to hear it. Then the child tells you what you said and turns to the child on his or her right and whispers one nice thing about that child. Continue until all have had a turn. End with a prayer: “Jesus, help us always to listen to your words about God’s love for us. Thank you for the wonderful gift of hearing.”The children respond,“Amen.”End your prayer and gathering by playing and singing “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4).Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesWe Go to Church (page 6)Set out the bells you have brought. Allow the children to examine the bells and ring them.Ask: What are the bells for? The kitchen timer tells us something needs to be done. Bicycle bells tell us to watch out because someone is coming. Jingle bells remind us of horses pulling a sleigh through the snow. A hand bell may tell us it’s time to line up to go into school. A chiming clock tells us the time. The bells give us information or tell us to do something.Ask: Have you ever heard church bells? What do they sound like? What do church bells tell us? It’s time to gather with our Church family to worship God. Our parish church is the place we go to celebrate Mass with other Catholics.Direct the children to move to the work area and help them find page 6 in their handbooks. Read the words on the page together. Draw attention to the people entering church. Explain that these people heard the call of the bells that tell them to come and worship God. Invite the children to finish drawing the bells and to color them.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Seeds, page 4.Lesson Wrap-UpVisit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.Use Activity #28 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-35The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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