Littles Theme - Thank you God for everything!
Littles - Since our "Littles" in attendance this week were not with us last week, we repeated last week's lesson on thankfulness. We watched a couple of short videos about giving God thanks for all that we have and also learned the popular childhood prayer of grace, “Thank You for the World so Sweet.” We talked about all of the things in our life and world that we are thankful for. Time permitting, we listened to some other Thanksgiving sing-a-long songs with actions.
Craft/Activity - They made booklets of the prayer we learned and also made a cornucopia craft.
Middles and Youth Theme - Because of all that God has done for us, we should respond with an attitude of gratitude.
Middles and Youth - We began with a mobile phone “game” where the kids had to work in a group and text things they are grateful for. Then we read and discussed Luke 17:11-19. In this bible passage, Jesus was traveling on his way to Jerusalem when he came across a group of lepers. The lepers begged for mercy and Jesus told them to go and show themselves to the priests. They went and on their way, they were healed. But only 1 of them thought to go back to Jesus and thank him, shouting his gratitude and glorifying God. This is a great example of living with an “attitude of gratitude.”
God has done much for us. He loves us, provides for us, protects us, and guides us. We should respond with an attitude of gratitude. This means that we need to live in a way that shows thankfulness to God. We discussed ways that we can do this.
We also began planning for our presentation during the Christmas Eve service.