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P. 26 learned the differences between Luke’s and Matthew’s versions of the Christmas story last week. Answer as many of these quiz questions as you can alone. If you get stuck, look up Matthew 1:18–25; 2:1–12 and Luke 1:26–40, 56; 2:1–21 in your Bible.____ 10. The angel told the shepherds to look for this sign:A. A star over BethlehemRISKJoseph to go to Bethlehem?B. “Glory to God in high heaven.”RISK____ 4. When Mary became pregnant, she wasAB. SMinagrrliedC. EngagedA. ShepherdsCB. BThorteheAMaangdi BD. None of the above____ 9. How many angels spoke to the shepherds? AB. TOhnreeC. A multitudeA. To tell Herod about Jesus B. To ask where Jesus was C. To ask about the star theyRISK____ 15. Luke’s story concentrates onA. Mary and the shepherds BC. Joseph and the tshrepehMeradgsiGet the Christmas Story Straight____ 1. Joseph was from the family ofA. David____ 6. Jesus was delivered in a A. StableB. A baby in a mangerwrapped in swaddling clothesB. HerodB. MangerC. CaveD. Who knows?C. A baby in a stable ____ 11. The angels sangC. Gabriel____ 2. Who told Mary and____ 7. The Bible tells us these animals were present at AJe. Csuosw’sb, sirhtehe:p, goatsB. Cows, donkeys, sheep DC.MNoisncelolafntehoeuasbfoarvme animalsA. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”AB. HAenraondgelC. “Glory to the newborn King.” ____ J12e.sTuhseinwaise men foundC. Caesar Augustus ____3.MaryandJosephtraveledA. Manger B. Stable C. Houseto Bethlehem byA.FootB. DonkeyC. Who knows?____8.Whosawthe“starat its rising”?____ 13. The magi stopped in Jerusalem____ 5. The innkeeper told Mary and Joseph____ 14. Matthew’s story tells most aboutVIS37_14.indd 18/25/17 7:00 PMA. “There is no room in the inn.” B. “I have a stable you can use.” C. Both A and BD. Who knows?A. Mary and the three Magi B. Joseph and the three Magi C. Mary and the shepherdsPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Programhad seenDecember 24, 20174th Sunday of AdventTG2-26Share ExperiencesObjectives l The young people will:l Review the Nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.l Explore how meeting people face-to-face can cure reluctance to serve.Have“Mary’s Song of Praise”(CD-1, #5) playing in the background as the young people enter the classroom or use it to signal the start of your Visions lesson.Gathering Prayer Gather the young people together in the prayer space. Light all four candles on the Advent wreath. Enjoy the glow of the candlelight for a moment and give the young people time to quiet themselves.Explain that this Sunday’s Gospel is the Annunciation—the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she will be the Mother of God. While the announcement of Jesus Christ is the most important part of the Gospel, Mary’s response is also very important. Her yes makes her a model of faith and trust in God. Pass out lyrics of the song “Mary, a Woman of Faith” (CD-2, #16). Invite the young people to sing along. Then pray the Hail Mary together. Distribute this week’s Visions lesson.Cover Activity l Get the Christmas Story Straight (page 1) Read aloud the directions on the top ofthe page. Have the young people work individually. As you walk around the room, you may assess how much each one remembers from reading the Nativity stories last week. Remind the young people that they may refer to their Bibles if they need reminders about the di erences between the two Nativity narratives.If you are hosting a holiday party in class this week, you could make the questions into a trivia game with small prizes for the victorious person or team. Answers: 1. A; 2. C; 3. C; 4. C; 5. C; 6. A; 7. D; 8. B; 9. C; 10. B; 11. B; 12. C; 13. C; 14. B; 15. A.Story/Comic l The Reluctant Volunteer (pages 2–4) Ask the young people to share volunteer experiences they have had in the past. Ask: How did you feel going in? How did you feel afterward? When have you felt reluctant to volunteer? Why/ why not? Even if they don’t share their responses now, remind the young people that they will be expected to write about a volunteer experience at the end of the comic. Have your students read the comic alone or in pairs.Discuss the Talk questions on page 2. Answers: 1. John is afraid of the people at the homeless shelter. He doesn’t know them. Many are poor and look unkempt. He doesn’twant to appear stupid or foolish in a new situation. 2. John learns that the people at the soup kitchen are real and often friendly people. He learns their stories. They appreciate his effort to help and excuse his spilling. 3. Encourage the young people to reflect on their volunteering experience. Many may not recognize that they have done such activities with elderly neighbors or relatives.Activity • Volunteer Reflection (page 4) Give the young people some time to journal about an experience they have had volunteering. First, have them identify a volunteer project (e.g., packing meals for people in developing nations, helpinga teacher after school). Then have them describe their speci c tasks. Encourage them to use some “feeling” words. Ask: How did you feel before, during, and after the experience? How wouldyou convince someone to join you again? If the experience was not positive, what could you have done di erently? What kind of volunteer work would you like to try next?Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjectives l The young people will:l Appreciate Mary is the Mother of God and the first tobelieve in her Son.l Recognize angels as messengers from God.l Define faith as it relates to this Sunday’s Gospel and totheir own lives.Sunday Gospel l Mary Says Yes to God (page 5) Have three young people proclaim the Gospel. If your class enjoys play-acting, invite them to stage this Gospel and invite a younger class to watch.Use the Talk questions to initiate discussion. Answers: 1. The angel’s message troubles Mary. She is confused because she can’t understand how she can be a motherwhen she is still a virgin. Encourage your young people to put themselves in Mary’s place and to recognize that questioning is part of Mary’s call as it is in the calls of the prophets. 2. Mary’s baby will be “the Son of the Most High,” a king who rules forever. The baby’s name means “God saves.” 3. The Spirit impregnates Mary, making her the Mother of God. God made Elizabeth fertile at an older age. She gave birth to John the Baptist. These births show God can do amazing things in the world through each of us.Connecting Scripture and Doctrinel We Know God as One of Us (page 5) Read this summary of Sunday’s Gospel theme. Ask forvolunteers to share about a time they felt most close to God— perhaps in nature or through the face of a young child.Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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