Season of the Church Year: Common Time/ “Great Green Growing” Season (green)
Story in Scripture: Acts 2:38- 39 & Matthew 28: 18-20
This week, we learned about Baptism. Each child was given the opportunity to either remember or look forward to the day of their own baptism, while considering the words of Jesus in the Bible. In the classroom, the phrasing we used was “receiving your light,” when discussing the sacrament of baptism. By lighting the Christ candle, and then igniting individual candles from his flame, the children were able to see that the light continues to grow, not diminish as it is shared. This metaphor is used again in future lessons.
Guiding Questions for Discussion:
Now I wonder what it was like on the day you received your light?...
I wonder what it was like on the day you received your light? … or I wonder what it will be like on the day of your baptism?
“Dear Father, thank you for providing me with a way to receive the light of your love. I am so thankful for my baptism into your family/ I look forward thankfully to the day in which I will be baptized into your family. Thank you for loving me and for blessing me in so many wonderful ways. Amen.”
Next week, we will learn about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, told in Luke 10: 25-37.
Please note: The Preschool/ Kindergarten class will be
doing this same lesson on June 26th as well.