LA Congress WOL 9x12 Sample Book - Page 15



CHAPTER 1
Prepare Our Hearts Song (Optional)
At the beginning of each class, you can teach the students the below
song as an engaging way to set this time aside as special and to
prepare them to open their hearts to all that Our Lord is going to
teach them.
Love
The Story of God’s
“God is love.”
—John 4:8
(Sung to the tune of “London Bridges”)
Let’s Pray
We fold our hands and say a prayer,
Say a prayer,
Say a prayer,
Fold our hands and say a prayer.
Let’s talk to God.
Dear God,
ing.
You are good and lov
r love.
you
e
eiv
rec
to
Help me
more each day.
Help me to love you
and loving to
Help me to be kind
s.
my family and friend
Amen.
This Little Light of Mine Song (Optional)
Let’s Proclaim the
Good News
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
d
We are created by Go
.
ed
lov
be
and
e
lov
to
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Stories from the Toy Closet Introduction
STORIES FROM THE TOY CLOSET is a lighthearted and playful
series of stories that complement many of the themes
and ideas of the lessons through enjoyable and readily
identifiable characters.
Sister Beatrice teaches the kindergarten class at St. Clare of Assisi
School in Hope Springs. In Sister Beatrice’s class is a tall wooden
closet where she keeps the toys for the kids. Sometimes they are
brought out to play during class, then put back at the end of the day.
The toys have names like Percy the Possum and Pinnetti the Puppet
and Reptalica the Bearded Dragon and Brambles the Porcupine and
Pencil-Neck the Dinosaur and Liszt the Lazy Lion and Stout the Pig
and Tall-Tale the Mouse and Stern the Owl and many others. Gran’na
the Rabbit, who is the wisest of them all, watches over them to make
sure they don’t get into too much trouble.
Deacon Chuck Crosby comes to the class every week to tell stories.
He said he once came into the class when no one else was there and
saw a lot of things out of place. “The toys had very guilty looks on
their faces,” he said.
Deacon Chuck told them that the Toy Closet has a secret door in the
back that leads to a very large place called the Kind Garden. The
toys go there when they don’t have to be in the Toy Closet on school
days. That’s where they have many of their adventures.
Hide it under a bushel - NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel - NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel - NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Bible Fun! (Optional Activity)
Read the Scripture verse and explain that we will be learning this
special Bible verse this week. Engage the students with the
discussion below. This week’s Bible verse is:
“God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
Ask the students to stand.
Who can tell me where God lives?
(Heaven.)
Very Good! So, when I say God, we will all point to Heaven.
Now, can you put your hands together to make a heart shape?
Great! When we say love, we will make the heart shape. Now let’s
try that together for our first Bible verse. Say it three times with me.
Repeat the verse with the students while demonstrating the
hand signs.
Great job! Now everyone, let’s sit down and talk about God’s love.
You’ll hear about them as you go along because hearing stories as
you go along is sometimes more fun than hearing about them when
you’re not going along.
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