Preschool Music – Lesson 4, October

Theme: Calendar and Halloween

Music Concepts: Learning through Music, Rhymes and Rhythms, Steady Beat, What is music?

Academic & Social Concepts: Counting, Pretending, Halloween, Days of the Week

Songs: Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie, 5 Little Pumpkins, Days of the Week, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Bear Hunt

Supplies: rhythm sticks, guitar, Jesus Loves Me chord sheet, iphone and speaker

 

Play “I Will Not Be Afraid” while entering

Sing “My Name is” and encourage the students to sing or say their name in response

Did you know that it’s (almost) October? What holiday is coming up where we like to dress up in costumes and go trick or treating? What is something else we do at Halloween? My favorite part of Halloween is getting to play with pumpkins.

  • Intro “5 Little Pumpkins” rhyme
  • Add paper pumpkins
  • Choose a student to act out each pumpkin

Remember “Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie”

  • Make it BOO instead of ‘hi”

Halloween can be scary sometimes. There can be scary decorations and scary costumes, but it’s all about having fun. What are you afraid of? I’m scared of spiders!

  • Go around the circle and ask what they are afraid of

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

  • Intro with motions only
  • Intro words and melody

A ‘month’ like October is part of the calendar. Do you have a calendar in your class? This next song helps me remember the days of the week.

  • Intro “Days of the Week” to Addams Family tune
  • Intro claps, count to 2
  • Give out rhythm sticks

We’ve had a few weeks of music classes. Do you think you can tell me what music is?

  • Clap 3 times together, everyone clap crazy, which one was music?
  • So music is organized sound, or sound that goes together. Let’s see if we can all make music together by keeping a steady beat
  • “It doesn’t get faster, it doesn’t get slower, it’s just a steady beat”

Now I don’t want to scare you, but I think we should go on a Bear Hunt. Do you think that’ll be too scary? Imagine our hands are our feet and we’re walking through the woods. Now repeat after me…

  • Go through Bear Hunt activity

Play “I Will Not Be Afraid” to exit

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Preschool Music – Lesson 3

Theme: I Am Special, God’s Love, Nutrition, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Music Concepts: Rhymes, Steady Beat, Marching

Academic & Social Concepts: Body Parts, Nutrition, Apples, Sign Language, Johnny Appleseed, Pretend play

Songs: Jesus Loves Me, Johnny Appleseed Blessing, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Supplies: iphone with Jesus Loves Me, scarves

Set up: Write 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 on board, draw an apple

Play “Jesus Loves Me” as they enter

 

Sing “My Name” and ask for them to sing or say their names in response

Let’s play another game about saying hi to our friends

  • Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie, If you see me just say “bye” or “hi”
  • Throw scarf over head and say “bye”
  • While scarf is on head, say the rhyme again, and pull it off when saying “hi”

Remember “Jesus Loves Me”

  • Sing with words
  • Remember sign language
  • Sing with motions
  • Sing with guitar, have one kid lead motions
  • Take turns being the leader of the motions

Jesus loves you so much that he made you with a body that can do all sorts of things.

  • Tap your head, knees, toes, etc. with a steady beat
  • Sing “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”, they copy motions
  • Sing together, repeat in ‘slow motion’, repeat at super fast speed

How do we take care of the body that God has given us? Exercise, like dancing. Eat good food. What is your favorite food? Do you like apples? Johnny Appleseed was such a good friend to his neighbors that he went around planting apple trees and giving away apple seeds so all of his friends could have good things to eat.

  • Sing Johnny Appleseed
  • Listen and repeat sections
  • Pretend to be Johnny marching and planting apple seeds around the room, march back to class

Preschool Music – Lesson 2

Theme: Making Friends, I Am Special, God’s Love, Psalm 139:14

Music Concepts: Rhythm, Guitar, Vibrations, Dance

Academic & Social Concepts: Friends, God Loves Me, Body Parts, Sign Language

Songs: The More We Get Together, We Love, Jesus Loves Me, How He Loves

Supplies: rhythm sticks, guitar, scarves, Bible, iphone with How He Loves & You’ve Got a Friend

Set up: Write Psalm 139:14 on board, draw a heart

 

Play “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” while entering

Welcome Back! Do you remember my name?

  • Sing “My name is _______ , What is your name?” to the tune of na na na boo boo
  • Encourage the kids to either sing or say their name, go around the circle

Remember “We Love”

  • Sing with claps
  • Remember and play with guitar accompaniment
  • Add rhythm sticks, tap parts of body
  • Let the kids take turns strumming guitar

Remember “The More We Get Together”

  • Circle up and sing with motions
  • Sit in circle

Have you made friends in your class yet? God can be like your friend too. Did you know that God loves you very much? That’s what our first song said, remember? We love because God first loved us. Read Psalm 139:14. God made you very, very special. He sent his son Jesus down to earth a long time ago so he could get to know us. Kind of like when you first came to school to get to know your new friends. Jesus loves you and wants to talk to you, just like you do to your friends.

  • Sing “Jesus Loves Me”
  • Introduce sign language for Jesus, love, me, and Bible
  • Sing with motions

Music isn’t always about making noise, sometimes we can make music by moving our bodies. God made you with feet and hands and a wonderful body that can do great things, like dance! I’m going to play a song and I want you to move your body with the song however you like. And to help you move like a dancer, I’m going to give you a scarf.

  • Demonstrate moving with scarves
  • Remind that this is a dance, not a time to talk
  • Play “How He Loves”, model dancing with a scarf

Exit to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”

Preschool Music – Lesson 1

Theme: Welcome & Making Friends, 1 John 4:1

Music Concepts: Speaking vs Singing, Rhythm, Guitar Intro, Playing with Rhythm Sticks, Moving to Music

Academic & Social Concepts: Friends, God’s Love, Sharing, Count to 2, Body Parts

Songs: The More We Get Together, We Love, Halle la la la, You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Supplies: rhythm sticks, guitar, Halle la la la chord sheet, iphone and speaker

Set up: write 1 John 4:19 on board, write ‘Guitar’ on board

 

Play “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” while entering

Welcome! Let’s sit in semi-circle on floor

Have you made a friend in your class yet? The first thing you do when you make a new friend is to say your name. But since this is music class, I’m going to sing you my name! Have you ever sang your name?

  • Sing “My name is _______ . What i-is your name?” to the tune of (na na na boo boo)
  • Ask them to respond by singing or saying their name. Go around the circle.

Now that you know my name, does that mean we are friends? What if we sing a song together? Maybe that would help us be friends.

  • Intro “The More We Get Together” melody & words
  • Add pointing motions, encourage them to point to a new friend on “your friends”
  • Get into circle and swing hands, then point

Did you know that we all already have a friend? We even all have the same friend. God loves all of us very much and wants us to talk to Him like a friend.

  • Read 1 John 4:19
  • Intro “We Love” melody & words
  • Intro claps, count to 2, say clap clap, pat legs, pat head, pat toes
  • Give out rhythm sticks, explain how to use, play song with sticks

How do we make friends? Shake hands!

  • Demonstrate how to shake hands
  • Take out and introduce guitar, show word ‘guitar’ on board
  • Demonstrate how to strum the guitar

Play “Halle la la la” on guitar and have kids do actions, start with shaking hands

So now that we have said our names and sang some songs, now are we friends?? 🙂

Play “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as they exit

Thematic Preschool – Yearly Overview

 

This is my overall plan for the year. I have so many ideas about what I want to teach that there’s no way I can fit it all into one lesson, or even one unit. This way I can spread the concepts I want to teach out among the months and not panic about what I’m not doing in one lesson!  My preschools operate on a thematic basis, meaning that they all are doing lessons and activities based around a few themes in the month. I have picked a few of their themes and added in musical concepts that are early elementary standards in my state.

 

September – What is music? friendship, God loves you, God made you, steady beat, creative dance
October – Halloween, Fall, Don’t Be Afraid, Calendar, Counting to five

 

November – giving thanks, worshipping God, Creation, Counting to ten

 

December – Christmas, Nutcracker, songs that tell a story, structured dance, Loud and Soft

 

January – Family, Church Family, Instrument Families (strings, woodwinds)

 

February – Love, Church Family, Instrument Families (brass, percussion)

 

March – Spring, composition, making our own instruments

 

April – Ocean, The Aquarium, Le Petit Negre, The Swan, fast & slow

 

May – end of the year, Music around the world

This Little Light of Mine – A Short Devotion

Song – God of This City

Supplies: Pumpkin, wet washcloth, large bowl, sharp knife, large spoon, 25 candles, lighter

Have youth/adults gather in circle. Pick up the pumpkin and bring to center of circle

“You aren’t a pumpkin, but all of us are something like one. God picks you from the patch (the world), brings you in (to a relationship with Him), and washes all the dirt off of you.” Just like a pumpkin, we have an inside and outside. The outside is what people see. The inside is like our soul or our heart.

Without God, our hearts are full of evil and sin. Remember, sin is anything that separates us from God. How can we get rid of this icky stuff?”

“God is the only one who can change our heart. But in order for God to change our heart we must become open to him.” Carve an opening in the top of the pumpkin big enough to put your hand through. 
Put in your hand and pull out some of the insides. “When we ask God to come into our lives and pledge to truly live in a way that is pleasing to Him, God scoops out all the yucky stuff inside of us. He removes the seeds of disobedience, impatience, disrespect, hatefulness, and whatever else we have in our heart.”

Continue cleaning out the pumpkin with the spoon and/or hands. Jesus was willing to become messy for us, so that we might be clean. He took on all of our messy stuff when He died for us on the cross. Ezekiel 36:25-27: I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

Carve a mouth. Because of Jesus’s sacrifice, we are able to live our lives free from sin. That should make us very happy, so happy that we just have to share the news with other people! That’s why God gives us a mouth. We’ve been talking recently about the words we say and how that affects people. We need to make sure that we don’t misuse this gift. God asks us to use our mouths to lift people up and tell people about our relationship with Him so that they will be moved to seek Him out. Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

 Carve eyes and a nose. Genesis 1:27 “God created man in His own image.” He gave us an intelligence and spirit that surpasses any of His other creations. These gifts were not given to us to make us feel proud of ourselves or to use in a way that is against His plan. God wants us to use these gifts to serve others and give glory to Him. 1 Peter 4:10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

“But if we leave the pumpkin with just the insides taken out, then it’s just hollow. It is easily filled back up with the temptation of the world. Pass out candles. We need to have a light inside that will truly make us alive! Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” Add a candle to the inside of the pumpkin. “When Jesus lives inside of you, you can glow! You will want to make good choices. You will want to help others and to tell other people about your Friend and Lord.”
”When Jesus comes into our hearts, we become new creations, just as our pumpkin has become a new creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Anyone in Christ is a new creation, the old things are gone, everything is new!

Light the candle inside the pumpkin. Take another candle and light it from inside the pumpkin. Pass the light to the next person and so on until everyone’s candle is lit. Read Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Sing This Little Light of Mine

Shine Jesus Shine

Give Thanks? – How to Deal with Stress Part 3

Supplies: paper, markers, other crafty materials, sticky notes, easel with white board or other blank surface

Ask the youth to think of 5 people that have helped them.  Ask them to write those people a thank you note.  Afterwards, ask them to take some quiet time and write one more thank you note.  This time to God.  Ask them to think of all the things He has done for them, the things He has given them, the life He blessed them with.

Worship

Song – Come Thou Font

Briefly review previous talks.

Still feeling stressed?

When the world is falling down around you, the last thing you think about is saying “thank you”. But it is exactly what we should be doing! 1 Thess 5:18

Read or paraphrase – http://gregsimas.org/why-i-give-thanks-in-all-circumstances/

Set up an easel, a white board, or anything with a blank surface that can be propped up.  Tell the youth that you’re going to throw out a category and they’ll need to write as many things as they can in that category, one thing on each sticky note.  Then when they’re ready, they can come up and put the sticky notes on the board. Watch as the blank board becomes colorful with our thanks and praise!

  • Be thankful for what you do have and what you have done.
    1. Write on sticky notes all of things you have that others around the world do not (bed, roof, internet access, clean water, etc)
  • Think of all the people who love you no matter what.
    1. Write on sticky notes every person who loves you no matter what happens
  • Remember that God has a plan for you and that there’s nothing you can do that would make God stop loving you.
    1. Read Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:38-39
    2. Write on sticky notes what God has done in your life.  Start with thanking Him for His love!

Song – Forever

“Priorities” – How to Deal with Stress Part 2

November 17th – How to Deal with Stress 2: Priorities

Review how to deal with stress from previous worship

Supplies: 3X5 notecards and a marker, paper and pens enough for each youth

Prepare: Write each of the following on its own notecard:

 Spend time with friends

Attend sports practice

Go to youth group

Call boyfriend/girlfriend

Sleep

Read Bible

Go to school / do school work

Eat

Shop

Watch TV / movies / youtube

Do chores

Pray

Go to worship

Internet social media

Art / Music / Express yourself

Exercise

Worry about stuff

 

Ask the small group members to put the notecards in order from most important to least important (top to bottom).

  • What was your number one priority today?
  • Where there any on the list that you could leave off and still be ok?
  • How do you think God would order this list?

Hand out the paper and pens.  Ask the group to write down what they spend the most time doing from most time to least time spent. Depending on time, limit them to 5 or 10 top things, or let them go until they can’t think of anymore. School, eating, sleeping, internet, etc.

  • Where do you spend most of your time?
  • Where do you spend most of your thought or energy?
  • Do you think that your true priorities are the same as where you spend your time?

Read Luke 16:19-31

The rich man spent his time doing all the right things. He made money, took care of his family, and spent his time well. But he was missing one thing. GOD. If you take care of everything else in your life and leave out priority numero uno, you’ll have wasted ALL your time.

Worship

Supplies: Box labeled “you”, box labeled “sin”, box labeled “God”, keyboard, cell phone, bookbag, coloring book and crayons, flute, wallet, Xbox controller, pillow, glove and ball, water bottle

Song-Lord I Need You, Matt Maher

Priorities – Does this take me away from God?

  • explain that the big box is your life, and we only have so much time and space in our life for our activities.
  • Put in box labeled “sin” – we all have to deal with this sooner or later. It’s the stuff we regret, the stuff we do that makes life complicated
  • Start putting in other things
  • Try to fit in “God” box
  • Say “So if we can’t fit in God, then we have to start taking some things out! God should be first in our lives. That means having time to pray, worship, and witnessing”
  • But here’s the good news. When we put God first in our lives, he takes away our sin (put sin box inside God box). When God is always on our mind, we avoid sinful situations and it gives us direction, so we don’t have to spend time worrying, regretting, and dealing with sin.
  • There still may not be enough room for everything, so you may have to make choices about what you do. We all have to sleep and eat, go to school or work, and everyone needs an social outlet (something to do for fun).   But we can’t do it all!
  • When you’re making a choice about adding or taking away something from your life, ask yourself “Does this take me away from God?” if the answer is yes, then it’s an easy decision.
  • If the answer is no, then you still have to think about how much time you’re willing to give

Song-Every Good Thing, The Afters

“Stress Stinks, God Works!” How to Deal with Stress

This is a first lesson on a series I did about stress.  Please look at my next post for the continuation of the series.

Supplies: pumpkin, rubber bands, table to work on, ponchos

Preparation:  Put the pumpkin on a table and cover everything you don’t want getting wet with garbage bags, or do this part of the lesson outside. Place about 40 rubber bands on the pumpkin.  Stop immediately if it starts to bend or buckle!

Gather youth around the pumpkin.  Warn youth in nice clothes that they may want to stay back or put on ponchos. While placing rubber bands ask and discuss:

The definition of “stress” is: a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Synonyms, worry, strain, pressure, tension

What makes you stressed? Examples to throw out: Family situations, school, friends, world/local news

Have you ever gotten overstressed? What does that feel like? What does it make you do? (Yell at other people, forget things, miss sleep, get sick)

Allow youth to discuss and vent!

The pumpkin should bulge right before its ready to pop. When it gets to this point, ask “Have you ever known anyone that’s so stressed and angry and unhappy that they are just ready to pop? How can you tell when other people that you know are stressed?

After the pumpkin pops say “How can we deal with stress so that we don’t become like this pumpkin? ~ Remember what they said that stress makes them do ~ How can we avoid doing those things? (don’t wait for an answer this time) That’s what we’ll be talking about in worship tonight.

Worship – How to deal with Stress, the Christian way

This is one talk I did mostly off the cuff using personal stories.  I’ve given you the main points below, but you’ll have to fill in the rest.  🙂

This is the Stuff, Francesca

  • Realize how big your problems really are.
    1. First World Problems Video    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxyhfiCO_XQ
    2. If your problem falls into that category, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at why it bothers you.
    3. However, that still leaves the real problems we all have that cause us stress, which leads us to the next point
  • Realize how big God is and how much He loves you.
    1. Everything by Lifehouse Video    http://vimeo.com/51565514
    2. God is so much bigger than all your problems AND He loves and cares about you and your problems.  He wants to help you.
  • Ask for help – don’t be afraid to ask other people (‘specially your fellow Christians!) for help. Don’t be afraid to ask God for help either. PRAY!
    1. Have a volunteer read each 1 Thess. 5:17, Jonah 2:2, Psalm 40

Hold Me, Jamie Grace

THIS LESSON IS CONTINUED IN MY NEXT POST.

Communion

Supplies: Bread, juice, communion cup and plate, candles, table cloths, lighter.  You’ll need to have juice and bread consecrated by your pastor, so this might take a little pre-planning.  I asked to use the leftovers from the morning’s worship service.

Prepare the room: Find a room that is unfamiliar to the youth, preferably upstairs.  set up enough tables to seat all your youth into a U shape.  Place tablecloths and candles and blacken any windows best you can.  Copy and place Student Guides (below) within eyesight of each youth. Set bread and grape juice on a separate table.

Gather in your regular meeting place.

This morning we celebrated Communion during worship.  Lots of times when we take Communion in the sanctuary, it is just a habit, something we do because everyone else does it. I’m hoping though by the end of tonight you’ll have a new understanding of Communion as Jesus Himself explained it.

Read John 6:32-59 (may want to get volunteers to read every few sentences)

Who prepared the meal? John 6:32-35, 50-51

Every meal has to be cooked or prepared by someone. If God cooks, you know it’s gonna be good! Jesus said that God had prepared a kind of bread even better than the manna he gave the Israelites in the desert. God Himself made the preparations and provisions for the Lord’s Supper.

What is being served? John 4:48, 51, 55

Jesus said that the food found at the Master’s table is His own flesh and blood. He was talking about His sacrifice that He was about to make on the cross. This means that Jesus Himself is the bread God sent down from heaven. In verse 55, Jesus describes His sacrifice as “true” food and drink. What do you think that means? It is eternal, it satisfies the soul forever

How do we eat the food? John 6:53-56

If the food is Jesus’ sacrifice, how do we “eat” that? We are not eating real blood and flesh! It means to accept the sacrifice and trust that He did all this for you. We use our hands to eat the bread, but we use our hearts and minds to accept the sacrifice.

What do we get from the meal? John 6:53-58

Usually we eat because we are hungry and need nutrition. Jesus listed these benefits of eating His meal: eternal life, hope of resurrection, unity with Christ (you are what you eat!), and His help to live every day.

Who can take part in the meal? John 6:51, 54, 56

Jesus said that this bread was given to the whole world. The table is open to anyone who willingly comes. However, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:28 that we should confess our sins and cleanse our hearts before we approach the meal. Read 1 Corinthians 11:28-32. Communion is not to be taken lightly!

If you don’t remember anything else…

  • We cannot have eternal life without eating and drinking this meal.   (remember, we’re not talking about the bread and juice, we’re talking about accepting Christ’s sacrifice)
  • Eating this meal unites us with Christ and provides us many benefits
  • Taking Communion is a personal act. No one can make you eat or eat in your place. Be sure you are ready and understand what you’re doing before you take Communion.

Worship

Song – Jesus Saves

Song – My Savior My God

Say: Do you remember when Jesus broke the bread and shared the juice with His disciples? It was right before He allowed Himself to be sacrificed on the cross. He took His disciples to an Upper Room (a room upstairs) for a meal that He knew would be His last. We are now going to travel to an Upper Room and have a meal just as Jesus did with His disciples for His Last Supper.

Ask the youth to sing “Sanctuary” as you travel from the meeting place up the stairs to the prepared room.

Traveling Song – Sanctuary

Stop youth and song at the door and ask them to be silent. Ask them to fill every chair at the table. Once they have all been seated begin reading the Communion liturgy.

Leader’s Guide

Welcome to the upper room.  On the night before his arrest, Jesus took his disciples to a room that was laid out much like this one to celebrate the Passover.  The men would have reclined on the floor and the table would have been much lower, but Communion is a time to put us back in that room to remember what Jesus did that night.

Youth read aloud the words in BOLD.

Remember we are not supposed to take Communion without being forgiven of our sins. That’s why before every service we have a confession. As we read this, I’ll give you a few seconds to pray and really ask God to forgive you.

Confession of Sin

We have not believed you or trusted in your power.

Lord, help our unbelief.

We have stained our souls by what we do and by what we refuse to do.

Cleanse us, Lord.

We are broken by sickness, bruised by the sins of others, weakened and unable to repair ourselves.

Heal us, Lord.

We ignore your call to center our lives in you, and so are deaf to the hopes and cries of the poor, the sick, and the needy.

Help us to hear, Lord.

When we confess our sinful ways, God forgives.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are all forgiven. Glory to God!

Before we receive Communion, we give thanks to God for our forgiveness and give Him praise for what He has done for us and for the forgiveness we’ve just received.

Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to praise You, Lord

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Holy God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 
From the rising of the sun to its setting
 your name is praised among all peoples.

Therefore we praise you, 
joining our voices with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
 who for ever sing this hymn to the glory of your name:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord,


God of power and might


Heaven and earth are full glory.


Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is the One who comes


In the name of the Lord.


Hosanna in the highest!

You are holy, Almighty One!
Blessed are you, Jesus Christ!
In the power of the Spirit
you created all things, blessed them, and called them good.
You called to yourself a people
to make your mercy and truth known in all the world.

We betrayed your calling;

You were faithful.


We wandered from the way;

You called us to return, and led us home.

And still we turned from your ways, and made ourselves slaves to sin and death.

At the right time 
you came and dwelt among us, as one of us,
bringing good news to the poor,
healing the sick, raising the dead,
sharing meals with the sinful,
and teaching the way that leads to life.

By your coming as a baby, life, suffering, execution and resurrection 
You gave birth to your church,
delivered us from slavery
and made a new covenant with us
by water and the Spirit.

Now we’re ready to receive the meal. Remember that we talked about this not being important because we’re eating bread and juice, but because it represents that we are accepting Jesus’s sacrifice and believing that He has saved us.

I will tear and hand out the bread and then we will pass the cup to dip it in. This way of taking Communion is called intinction.

Communion

On the night of your betrayal, Lord Jesus,
you took bread, blessed it, broke it, gave it to your disciples and said,
”This is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

Distribute the bread saying “(Name) This is the body of Christ broken for you for the forgiveness of your sins”

You did the same with the cup after the supper, saying, 
”This cup that is poured out is the new covenant in my blood.”

Pass the cup around the table and dip the bread.

Blessed Trinity, in remembrance of all you have done to save us,
we offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of our faith:

Christ has come among us.

Christ has died. 


Christ has risen.

Christ lives within us.


Christ will come again.

Prayer

Lord, you now have set us free to go in peace as you have promised.

For our eyes have seen the Savior whom you have prepared for all the world to see!

Blessing and honor and glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.

Ask youth to stand around the table and join arms. Ask for prayer concerns. Have a youth volunteer lead a prayer and when she is finished, you say:

You have seen the Savior.

Go now in peace, and the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Both One in Three and Three in One,

Goes with you.

Student Guide

Please read aloud the words in BOLD.

Confession of Sin

We have not believed you or trusted in your power.

Lord, help our unbelief.

We have stained our souls by what we do and by what we refuse to do.

Cleanse us, Lord.

We are broken by sickness, bruised by the sins of others, weakened and unable to repair ourselves.

Heal us, Lord.

We ignore your call to center our lives in you, and so are deaf to the hopes and cries of the poor, the sick, and the needy.

Help us to hear, Lord.

When we confess our sinful ways, God forgives.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are all forgiven. Glory to God!

Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to praise You, Lord

Therefore we praise you,
joining our voices with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
who for ever sing this hymn to the glory of your name:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord,


God of power and might


Heaven and earth are full glory.


Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is the One who comes


In the name of the Lord.


Hosanna in the highest!

We betrayed your calling;

You were faithful.


We wandered from the way;

You called us to return, and led us home.

Communion

Blessed Trinity, in remembrance of all you have done to save us,
we offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of our faith:

Christ has come among us.

Christ has died. 


Christ has risen.

Christ lives within us.


Christ will come again.

Prayer

Lord, you now have set us free to go in peace as you have promised.

For our eyes have seen the Savior whom you have prepared for all the world to see!

Blessing and honor and glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.