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October 8, 2017 • 27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeAsk: How are the children different in each? How do we know the child is growing? Invite the children to circle the picture that shows how they drank when they were babies and then the one that shows how they drink now.Activity l What helps me grow? (page 4) Invite the children to turn to page 4 and look at the four illustrationson the right. Read the words across the top. Remind them that their job as children is to grow healthy and strong. Discuss each picture with the children, asking them if the object or activity is something that will help their minds and bodies grow. If it is, have them put a big X in the box by that illustration.Activity l I am growing. (page 4) Invite the children to look at the growing child on the left side of page 4. Readthe words. Have them put a finger on each word as you read it. Have the children print their names or do so for them. Distribute scissors and demonstrate how to cut on the vertical line.Tell the children to place their figures facedown in front of them and follow your direction. Bring the bottom of the figure up to the top of the page. Fold the figure in half on the fold line. Fold under on the other fold line. Open the folds and turn the figure faceup. Bring the bottom fold up to the top fold line. Make a third fold here. Open and close to show how to make the child grow. Tell the children to take the figure home to show their parents.Closing Prayer and Song Gather in the prayer circle and sing“Everything’s Growing”(CD-1, #16). Pray the following prayer: “Thank you, God, for helping us to grow in our bodies and in our loving actions. Help us take good care of our bodies so that we can always love you and others.” The children respond, “Amen.”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 TeachesThe Holy Bible Tells Us What God Made (pages 20–21)Explain that God made the world and all that’s in it. God alone creates something from nothing. Human beings can make plans and build bridges, write books and compose music. They can develop medicine to cure diseases. Yet all of these human creations are made from materials God made from nothing long ago.Show a Bible to the children (preferably one with the words Holy Bible in large letters on the cover) and invite a volunteer to show you which word is Holy. Then invite another volunteer to show which word is Bible.Read the opening of the Book of Genesis. Read as long as the story holds the attention of the children. Ask: What is this story about? They will recognize that the story is about Creation. Invite the children one at a time to name something God has made.Help the children find pages 20–21. Invite them to color all the things they see there. As they finish, invite them to read with you the banner across the bottom of the pages. Walk around the room, asking each child to point to a different one of God’s creations or creatures—stream, mountain, animal with fur, animal with feathers, child, flower, tree, etc.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Seeds, pages 2–3.Live the GospelObjective The children will appreciate that God delights in their life and growth and takes cares of them always.Activity l Growing, growing, growing! (pages 2–3) Gather in the work area. Have the children open Seeds to pages 2–3. Invite them to identify the three pictures across the top— stages of growth of a pumpkin. Refer to the vineyard and the stretching exercise to review the growing stages of the plant. Direct attention to the three pictures at the bottom of the page.Lesson Wrap-UpVisit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.Use Activity #5 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-15The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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