Season of the Church Year: Common Time/ “Great Green Growing” Season (green)
Story in Scripture: Genesis 1:1- 2:3
This week, your child learned about and discussed the Creation story. This beautiful story reminds us of the amazing power that God has to move, energize, empower, and inspire the world around us. As the chlidren contemplate each incredible part of creation.... the light.... the darkness separated from the light... water... dry land... plants and growing things... the sun, moon, and stars... the animals of the seas, lakes, and rivers... the birds that fly... and finally the animals that move about on the earth.... everything is filled with the beauty and magnificence of God! During the lesson, your child’s teacher will also encourage them to consider the importance of what God did last: he rested! There are so many important facets of this lesson to open up conversation about the ways in which God leads us. We are an incredible creation of God. He made us. He loves and cherishes us. All of the natural world- trees, flowers, horses, beetles, ponds, even mosquitos (!) are part of God’s amazing story. And he models for us how to enjoy these things through a special thing called sabbath- even God rested to enjoy what he had made.
Guiding Questions for Discussion:
I wonder which part of the Creation story you think is most interesting?
I wonder what special place you would go to remember God’s gifts of Creation?
Today you will have the chance to make your own cards that remind you of the Creation story.
“Wonderful God, thank you for your creation! Thank you for making the light… the moon… the water and dry land… the animals and plants… and even me and my family. You are so powerful and I am glad that you made me. Help me to enjoy your creation and treat it with love. Amen.”
Looking forward: Next week, we will be learning about the Holy Family as we begin to prepare our hearts of the Advent Season. As your family prepares for this important season, remember that there are now Holy Season books and resources for check out in the Gathering Room.