Gospel Lesson Plans
The Incarnation: the Word made flesh. The Word, with God from the very beginning and hovering over the creation process with God, is now an infant lying on a bed of straw surrounded by curious animals. The awe and wonder of this incredible breakthrough can become awash in sentimentality and cuteness. Each year we tiptoe up to this amazing gift: God, in human flesh, coming to live among us. Each year we choose our response.
Old Testament Lesson Plans
We now celebrate the birth of Christ and the light of the world that has come into our lives. We have heard of the salvation that Jesus is bringing us and revel in the stories of hope and joy that the prophets share with us. During this time of year, it is important to help the families of our community remember the focus of this season, the birth of Christ. Especially with children, the emphasis that Christmas isn’t just one day is a very important message to hear. Encourage families to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas by putting aside their errands – to take time to tell stories, play games, call on friends and family and enjoy the light of Christ that has come into the world for all of us.
|Year A||Date||Scripture||Old Testament Lesson Plan||Gospel Lesson Plan|
|First Sunday after Christmas Day||Sunday between December 26 and January 1||Isaiah 63:7-9|
|Joy to the World, Rejoice!||Trust and Go|
|Second Sunday after Christmas Day||Sunday between January 2 and January 5||Jeremiah 31:7-14|
John 1:(1-9), 10-18
|Proclaim and Give Praise||A Star Led the Way|