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                                                       January 21, 2018 • 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Live the Gospel
Objectives ● The children will:
●  Consider what a good listener needs.
●  Prayathank-youprayerofsounds.
Activity ● What does a good listener look like? (page 3) Ask: What do we look like when we are being good listeners? Eyes on speaker, mouths closed, ears uncovered. Distribute pages 3–4 of Promise and direct the children to look at page 3. Read the title and instructions. Invite the children to describe the illustrations of eyes, ears, and mouths at the bottom of the page and circle the eyes, ears, and mouth that show good listening. Give them time to finish the illustration of a good listener.
Activity ● Thank you, God! Megaphone (page 4) Direct the children to turn to page 4. Read the first sentence together. Direct the children to look at each rebus line, name
each illustration, and make the sounds each animal, thing, or person makes. Country sounds: hen, duck, pig, horse, sheep. City sounds: railroad crossing signal, car, ice cream truck, hot dog seller, emergency vehicle, dog. People sounds: play, surprise (so good to see you), hug (l love you), call or yell (hello), cheer (yeah! go team!).
When you get to “Thank you, God, for me,” invite the children to print their names. Then direct them to fold the corner of page 4 under and roll the page into a megaphone.
ClosingPrayer Saytheprayerstatementsonthe megaphones. After you say the “Thank you, God for...” part, the children will make each sound through their megaphones. Pray: “Thank you, God for... country sounds, city sounds, people sounds, and for each of us.” Invite each child to say, “Thank you, God for me,” and add his or her name. End by saying together, “Amen.”
Lead the children in singing “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14) to end your session.
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
Jesus Loves Children (page 26)
 Ask: How many of you like stories? What are some of your favorite stories? Tell them that one of your favorite stories is in the Bible. It is a true story about Jesus. Read the story on page 26 about Jesus welcoming and blessing the children. Stop reading after Jesus blesses the children.
Ask: How does this story make you feel? Tell the children they will each draw a picture of the story. They should show themselves with Jesus. They may be alone with Jesus or there may be others present. They could be sitting on Jesus’ lap, hugging Jesus, talking to Jesus, or laughing with Jesus.
Play some reflective but joyful music as you distribute crayons. Before the children begin drawing, direct them to close their eyes. Invite them to imagine themselves in the story. Read the story again slowly. This time, stop reading after the line that tells the children that Jesus wants to bless them. Then give the children time to complete their drawings.
While the children are working, prepare a bulletin board or display. Put the words “We Pray to Jesus” as a heading. When the drawings are completed, mount them in your display. Gather the children and have them read the heading. Direct the children to look at their own pictures and listen carefully. Read the last three lines of text slowly so children can absorb the words. Pause for a short quiet time.
If time allows, you may dramatize this Bible story.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Promise, page 3.
      Lesson Wrap-Up
Visit to download Promise Weekly Review template.
Use Activity #10 from the Promise Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him ● TG3-7
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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