Saturday, June 14, 2014

Trinity Sunday

0.Put up the church calendar picture for the day
1. Take prayer celebrations and concerns on the whiteboard
2. Say the Lord's Prayer
3. Introduce the Trinity as an equilateral triangle:
4. Read then comment on scripture pertaining to Father (Ps. 23:1-4), Son (Mark 14:22-24 (communion) and 1 Cor 12:27 (we are all members)), Holy Spirit (John 3:5-8) - note here that the Greek word for "wind" and "spirit" are the same in this passage.
5. Game: Holy Trinity! Have the kids count off in threes, and each number gets a role from the Holy Trinity.  Arrange them in a big triangle with "It" (teacher, odd one out, whomever) in the center.  "It" then draws celebrations and concerns from a prepared list to get the hang of it, then from the whiteboard list in step 1, and seeks God's help.  The children get to identify which role(s) respond by running to the center to assist "it".  Children should explain the form of assistance.  
   List: I'm scared of the thunderstorm. It's my birthday!  I want a puppy but the parents say no.  I did something really bad.  Someone took my favorite pencil and broke it.  
6. Art/Craft: Show classical representations of the Holy Trinity (my set)
   Have the children draw their own representation
7. Sing Hymn UMCH#64 Holy, Holy, Holy