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October 1, 2017 • 26th Sunday in Ordinary Timechildren to describe to you what choices each child in the five illustrations makes. Be sure all children have a chance to talk. Summarize by saying all the choices are good choices because they’re about what we like best.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.your bottom fold up to the line near the top. Make a new fold when the bottom fold meets the top line. Have them print their names at the top.Closing Prayer Gather the children in the story circle. Ask: What or whom would you like our Seeds group to pray for today?Play and sing “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1) to end your prayer and gathering.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 TeachesWe Go to Church (page 6)Ask: What are bells for? Accept all answers. Ask: Have you ever heard church bells? What do they sound like? Whatdo they tell us? It’s time to gather with our Church family to worship God.Help them find page 6. Read the words. Draw their attention to the people entering the church. Explain that these people heard the call of the bells that tells them to come and worship God. Ask the children to finish drawing the bells and color them.Use this page to reinforce the children’s experience of belonging to a church community. Ask: What is the name of the priest at our church? Have the children name the people they go to church with and sit near. Help the children personalize their experience of Sunday Eucharist.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Seeds, page 4.Live the GospelObjective The children will practice making choices.Activity l My Choosing Basket (page 4) Refer to the choosing activities on pages 2–3. Ask: What were the choices for the girl who was choosing a snack? Grapes, goldfish, cookies. Which is the healthiest snack? Grapes. Invite the children to find the grapes in the basket on page 4.Distribute crayons. Let the children color on their own. When they’re finished, show them how to make the fold to open and close the basket. Place Seeds facedown. Bring the bottom of Seeds up until you see the dotted fold line. Fold. Turn Seeds over. TakeLesson Wrap-UpVisit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.Use Activity #17 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-11The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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