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One Small Offering
w/c 24 June 2019
This week we celebrate Corpus Christi, which celebrates the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. At Corpus Christi we reflect on how Jesus told His disciples to remember His sacrifice on the cross through receiving the offering of His body and blood. The Gospel this week tells the story of one child’s small offering which Jesus miraculously multiplied to feed 5000 people. Children will learn that whatever they offer to God is valuable to Him and can be used for His glory.
‘They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected, they filled twelve baskets.’ Luke 9: 11-17
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will learn that:
- Corpus Christi is when we celebrate the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist;
- No matter how small our offerings, they are valuable to God and He can use them for His glory;
- God is powerful and can make the ordinary extraordinary.
- Engage with the stories and answer questions.
- Reflect on what they might offer to God.
- PowerPoint Presentation.
- Appendix 1 – ‘One Small Offering’ Drama.
- Prepare 2 children to read Appendix 1, with a prop ‘microphone’ (hairbrush/pen etc.)
- If possible, use a single domino as a visual aid.
- Traditional: Bread For The World by Bernadette Farrell
- Contemporary: Offering by Third Day
Edith Kirkwood and Claire Fernandes