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Sunday School 7

Greeting: Greet each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have nametags, and the parent ahs signed them on the sheet.

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father,

Development: ART 

Scripture: The Bible tells us that when Jesus grew up he often talked to crowds of people. One day, two blind men in the crowd asked Jesus for help. Jesus asked them “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind men answered, “please help us to see.” Then Jesus touched their eyes and they were able to see. The two men said thank you to Jesus and became friends. (Cf. Mt 20:29-34)

Saint: Lucy comes from Latin (lux), meaning light. But light in the Middle Ages had its primary connection with the eyes. It is the eyes that give us access to the material world, as we can see only in the light. People could only see in the daylight or by the light of a fire. People in the Middle Ages were also very conscious that there were two kinds of light, spiritual and physical, and that two are connected. Although Lucy could not see she saw something more. (Have the children close their eyes, and ask what they see.

Story: Story of Saul (pg. 364 Treasury of Stories)/

Saul was the son of Kish. He was tall, handsome and well built. From his shoulders upward, he was bigger than any of his people.One day the donkeys of Kish strayed away and were lost. Kish said to his son, “Take one of the servants with you and go find the donkeys.” They searched and searched through the countryside but could not find the donkeys.

Saul began to think of returning home because they had been away for a long time, and he feared that his father would be anxious for their safety. The servant suggested that they go to see a wise man who lived in a city near by and who had foretold many things which had come to pass. Together they went to the city and they met some maidens who told them that a sacrifice was being made that day and that the prophet, whose name was Samuel, would be there to bless it.

The Lord had told Samuel that he would send him a man from the land of Benjamin to be the captain and king of all the people of Israel. When Saul appeared, Samuel pointed him out and said to the assembled people, “There is the man.”

Saul said to Samuel, “Come up with me to the high place. You shall eat with me today, and tomorrow I will let you go and you shall tell me everything that is in your heart. As for the donkeys they were found three days ago.”

Saul was puzzled because he could not understand the honor that was being bestowed upon him, but Samuel gave him no chance to protest. He took Saul and his servant to the feast, and gave Saul the choicest portion to eat.

The next morning Samuel anointed Saul, and led him before all the people and proclaimed him the new king. Saul tried to hide, but as he stood head and shoulders above all the other people, it was easy to see him. The people shouted for their King of Israel.

Activity: Stained glass window – Using clear contact paper children can make a stained glass window. They need to color pictures of Saints, or other religious figures. (Included in packet). Cut pieces of  tissue paper to add around their religious figure. Add their prayer or bible verse under their religious figure. Cover the project with another piece of clear contact paper. 

Here is an image option…

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)

Exercise: Head shoulders knees and toes (other languages optional)

Prayer: Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

 

Bible Verse: Sing praise to the Lord (sign language optional)

Blessing Praise and thanksgiving to our God. May God always be your guiding light, to help you see his goodness more clearly and to help you love others more dearly. Amen.

Dismissal: Please help the children with their belongings, and make sure the parents sign out their child.

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