Ordinary Time: July 1st

GP I: The Transfiguration

Summary: Today story takes us to Mark 9 where your children will hear about the Transfiguration and the healing of a boy possessed by a demon (the story just says that the boy was sick–not to deny the reality, but to present what a 3-year-old can understand).

I Wonder… : if Jesus just looked different on the mountain or if he really was different? why the disciples were afraid? how they knew those other two were Moses and Elijah? if this story reminds you of others? why Jesus’ disciples could not heal the boy?

Memory Verse: The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Psalm 16:6

*We are learning all of Psalm 16 over the next 10 weeks. We’ll add in one verse a week to cover them all!

Godly Play II and III: New City Catechism

Question 9

What does God require in the first, second and third commandments? First, that we know God as the only true God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence.


It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you. Deuteronomy 6:13-14


Question 10

What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in worship of God. Fifth, that we love and honor our father and mother.

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 9:3

Mealtime Conversation Questions

1. I wonder how we honor God’s name?

2. I wonder what is an idol?

3. I wonder why we honor our mother and father?

4. Review the 10 Commandments using Will’s hand signals this week! Can you remember them all?

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