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                                                       March 4, 2018 • 3rd Sunday of Lent
 3. Turn the bottom picture over to see the Temple doors. Cut on the dark line marked cut that goes from the bottom of the page between the two door handles and the line that goes along the top of the doors.
4. Fold the doors back on the dotted lines. Notice that the angels disappear and the sellers are running away.
5. Place the picture of Jesus and the praying people from page 4 faceup on your table.
6. Put a line of glue across the top and along the sides where the word glue is printed.
7. Place the Temple door illustration on top of this picture and press firmly. Be sure the glue doesn’t stick to the doors.
8. Stand your Temple with doors open so you can see Jesus chasing the sellers out of the Temple.
Read the Gospel story from the back of the Temple. Invite the children to take their cutouts home to share the Gospel story.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Live the Gospel
Objective The children will recognize the need to say, “I am sorry.”
Activity ● What happened to Charley? (page 2) Gather at desks or worktables. Read the title and invite the children to take turns telling you what’s happening in each part of the illustration and how each person feels. Distribute pencils and read each sentence aloud, guessing at the completing word. Ask: What word do the letters in the boxes spell? Sorry. Ask: Who said, “I am sorry”? Everyone except Mom. Ask: Who in the Gospel story needed to say they were sorry? The people who were buying and selling things.
Conclude that it’s okay to be angry, but we also need to be ready to forgive as Charley was and as Jesus always is.
Closing Prayer Gather the children in the prayer circle.
The children answer, “I am sorry, Jesus,” as you lead them in the following prayer:
For the times I was selfish...
For the times I was mean...
For the times I forgot to say my prayers...
Jesus, help us during these days of Lent to remember your love for us and to be loving to each other.
All: Amen.
Close your prayer and gathering by singing “You’ve Got to Love Them” (CD-2, #20).
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.
    ●  Two children push to be first in line. ●  Two children fold towels together.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Promise, page 2.
What the Church Believes and Teaches
God Makes Promises (page 8)
 Help the children to make happy/sad puppets. Give each child a paper plate. Pass out crayons and invite the children to draw a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other side. Tape or glue the plates to craft sticks for handles.
Read a children’s story of Adam and Eve. Invite the children to hold up their puppets showing the happy face when Adam and Eve are happy and the sad face when Adam and Eve are sad.
Invite the children to do the activity on page 8. Then invite them to share their responses by using their happy/ sad puppets to show whether the children in each situation are happy or sad.
Direct the children to “vote” with their happy/sad puppets as pairs of children act out the following situations: ●  One child shares a snack with another child.
●  One child yells at another.
●  A child holds the door open for someone.
  Lesson Wrap-Up
Visit to download Promise Weekly Review template.
Use Activity #2 from the Promise Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him ● TG3-31
 The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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