Saturday, July 9, 2011

Second Session

We had our second session of St Giles' Gate today. It was a wee bit quieter, since N was away. Our only student was I, who did wonderfully. Ms. Diane told the story of Noah's Ark. I was particularly interested in the cats on the ark, but was surprised to learn that camels have their own special noise that they make. We used modeling clay to make our own animals, and I also drew a picture. We sang "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" and the chorus (again) of "All Things Bright and Beautiful."

Worship went well. I crafted a child-friendly version of the Lord's Prayer that seemed to work well. I was intrigued by the Jesus Doll but wasn't ready to hold him. That's is all about welcoming and offering, not expecting.

Our third session will be next week, when N will be back. It will be interesting to contrast the dynamic with our second student back in the mix. I enjoyed himself and stayed very focused and quiet through the whole session, and it seemed like the story was understandable for him. Thank the Lord for the way this is unfolding!

Here's that version of the Lord's Prayer, if you are curious:

Our Father in heaven, your name is holy.

We pray that here on earth today, we will do what you want, just as it is done in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us when we do something bad, and help us to forgive others who do bad things to us. Give us the strength to stay good.

You are the one with the power to make everything wonderful. Amen.

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