Lesson Plans That Work: Trinity Sunday

Lesson Plans That Work: Trinity Sunday

June 9, 2014
Lifelong Formation

lptwSunday, June 15 is Trinity Sunday, Year A. Readings are from the Old Testament and the Gospels.

Gospel Lesson: God’s Call to Us to Mission
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

This passage is known as The Great Commission. It is Jesus giving the disciples authority and telling them instructions so they understand what their mission is in the world. The formula, “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” is the Trinitarian wording that we all hear in baptisms and in our creeds. Today’s lesson focuses on how we are all called to live into the mission that Jesus set before us and uses the Five Marks of Mission as a guiding tool.

Discovering God: Trinity Sunday
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:4a

The natural world is the best place for children to observe and reflect on the awe, wonder and majesty of God. The first story from Genesis is chosen for the Trinity Sunday lectionary because it represents God the Father as Creator. Some translations refer to the Spirit of God moving over the face of the water. This reflects the creative energy and power of the Holy Spirit. Although this is the first story in the Bible it was written later by Priestly editors to show God at the center of an orderly and sequential creation in which mankind has been given stewardship responsibilities that put him in partnership with the Creator God.

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