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LESSON # 1 Remember When… Lesson Focus: The Lord’s Supper helps us remember Jesus.

Bible Story: The last supper Matthew 26: 17-30 Memory verse: “For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed,
the Lord Jesus took some bread” (NLT) 1 Cor. 11:23

Get em Going
Activity choices 1. Collect various objects related to a particular holiday or event, such as a birthday present or candle, a Valentine’s Day cinnamon heart, or a Christmas tree ornament, your country flag, and an Easter egg. As you hold up each object as, “What does this object remind you of? Who do we make these connections?” Encourage the children to listen to each other’s answers. At the end, hold up a piece of bread and a cup of juice. Say: “Jesus gave us bread and juice to remind us of him. We remember his death and resurrection. Each time people eat the Lord’s Supper, they think about Jesus.” Bring a personal photo album to show everyone. Tell the children that the photos help you remember special people and moments in your life. Say: “I have these pictures to remind me of special people in my life. In the same way, the church uses the Lord’s Supper to remind us of one very special person, Jesus!” Using a chart to record their responses, ask” What do we know about communion” What would you like to know about communion?” Invite a senior member of your congregation to come and share a favorite childhood memory. The guest may also share a memory of the first time he or she participated in the Lord’s Supper. Create a skit featuring someone who is very forgetful.


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Get Em Hearing
Activity choices 1. Re-enact the Last Supper with your group. If the children are familiar with the Passover, to be authentic, include the Seder Plate. Invite each child to sit on a pillow and eat crackers and juice while you read the story. Afterwards, sing a song together, just as the disciples did at Jesus’ last supper. Show a video clip of the Last Supper. Show a copy of the “the Last Supper” painting by Leonardo da Vinci while you read today’s Bible Story from the scripture.

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Get Em Thinking
Activity choices 1. 2. Describe one of your favorite memories: Talk about why memories are so important. How does the Lord’s Supper (Communion) help you remember Jesus? What other things help you remember Jesus? Imagine that you are one of Jesus’ friends at his Last Supper. What food are you eating? Who is sitting next to you” What is Jesus doing? What would you like to tell Jesus? What would you like Jesus to tell you?

Get Em Living.
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Make Memory Keeper Boxes: decorate boxes. Invite children to fill the boxes with things reminding them of Jesus. Say: “The Israelites had a Memory Keeper too. It was called the Ark of the Covenant. The ark was a chest covered in gold containing the two tablets of the law to remind people of God’s Word, Aaron’s miraculous rod to remind people o god’s power, and manna to remind people of God’s provision and salvation. Make a patchwork wall hanging. Instruct the children to draw things that remind them of Jesus on squares of fabric. Afterwards, piece the squares together to form a patchwork wall hanging. Make a memory game using biblical symbols. Then play the game as a group. Explain the four-week memory passage to the children. ` 1 Cor 11:23-26. You may wan to give them the context from Matthew 26 and explain that they will be memorizing a potion of the passage each week. As them if they recognize any of it from communion services. Brainstorm some ideas from memorizing scripture.