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Sunday School 5

Greeting:  Welcome each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have name tags, and the parent has signed them in on the sheet.

 

 

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father,

 

 

 

 

Art: Ask children what they see, and discus what they see. There are no wrong answers.

Scripture: Our faith teaches us that in the beginning God entrusted the earth and its natural resources, like trees, to human beings. ( Cf. Gn 1:26-29)

 

Saint:John of God was a soldier fighting against the Turks, and later became a shepherd for a woman in Sevile.

When he was about 40 he turned to God for guidance, and he was led to help the sick and unfortunate. He began to sell religious pictures, and soon opened a religious bookstore. After hearing a speech by John of Avila, John suffered a serious breakdown and was sent to a mental hospital. With help from John of Avila, he suddenly recovered and was released.

With the earnings he made from selling wood, a  hospital for the sick and poor was opened in Granada. This was the beginning of the Order of St. John of God

Story: The hidden life of Jesus (111)

 

In the Temple, at the early age of twelve, Jesus had proved His wisdom before the doctors of the law. As St. Luke writes, “And all who were listening to him were amazed at his understanding and his answers” (Luke 2:47). But did He continue after this unusual and favorable beginning; did He stay on to preach His doctrine? No; instead, He meekly followed His parents as a young child of that age, and went to live with them in obscurity in Nazareth.

The actions of Jesus Christ are intended for us as examples and instructions, as much as His words. As He said, “I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you also should do” (John 13:15) The hidden life of Jesus is for us a perfect model of humility. He lived in poverty and lowliness: the Mother He chose was a poor woman; His foster-father was a carpenter; the town in which He spent the greatest part of His life was an obscure place despised by the Jews: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46)

By His hidden life Jesus Christ teaches us to learn holiness and wisdom before we presume to teach others. He teaches us, by living in obscurity, to fight against our vanity, which makes us desire to be doing only what seems great and important, which makes us desire to be praised and noticed. By His hidden life Our Lord teaches us to subdue our pride, to live day after day without impatience or complaint, unknown to the world, and even despised, if that is the will of God for us; then we shall have true peace of heart. And so Jesus said, “Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart” (Matt. 11:29). For long years of obscurity in Nazareth, He was just “a carpenter’s son”.

The hidden life of Jesus Christ is for us a perfect model of obedience: “And He was subject to them.” The God of all created things, almighty and infinite, was subject to two poor and unknown mortals. He obeyed them in all things, promptly, constantly, cheerfully, and with great love.

  1. Let us model our obedience on this perfect pattern. Let us obey our superiors as representatives of God, giving them due respect and prompt obedience. When our parents command us, and we go about doing what they want, but with murmuring and without spirit, is that the obedience that the Child Jesus gave in Nazareth? When we have to do some unpleasant or difficult task, let us imitate Jesus in His very words: “Yes, Father, for such was thy good pleasure” (Matt. 11:26).

    In this way our obedience will be like that of Jesus, supernatural; we shall obey human beings for the love of God; we shall really be obeying God Himself, in the persons of those He has placed over us. By the example of His hidden life our Lord set the principle for the religious life, particularly for that in contemplative orders.

    Jesus “advanced in wisdom and grace before God and men.” Although He possesed all wisdom and grace from the first moment of His mortal life, He manifested them only gradually and in a way that was in keeping with His years.We can obtain much merit before God without doing any striking actions, by merely being humble and obedient in the place of life in which it has pleased God to put us. If Christ the Son of God, God Himself, was content to be humble, poor, and unknown, to do common tasks day by day for the greater part of His earthly life, is there any reason why we should be ever trying to exalt ourselves, to attract admiration, ever to feed our vanity?

 

 

Activity:  Make an eye of God with two popsicle sticks, and yarn woven around the popsicle sticks .  Yard and popsicle sticks.

wrap the yarn around, and around. Several different colors can be used to wrap around the sticks.

 

 

 

Song: Jesus loves me/ Jesus loves the little children (sign language optional)

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. :|

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

 

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

 

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

 

He’s got the whole world in his hands.(Sign language optional.)

Exercise:  If you are happy and you know it.

 

Prayer:   Hurt no living thing; Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing, Nor cricket chirping cheerily, Nor grasshopper so light of leap, Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat, Nor harmless worms that creep. By Christina Rossetti

 

 

Bible Verse:   Love your neighbor as yourself. (Sign language optional.)

 

Blessing:   May God always be praised and bless you as you enjoy the gift of trees.

You are God’s good helpers when you share the fruit from the trees with one another.

Dismissal:

 

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