Because others serve me, I too want to serve
CSMP outline 2008, suggestion for Oct  week 4

Discuss ways other people serve us, and write them on the chalkboard. Explain that as others serve us, we should serve others. Sing “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (CS, 78–79).

Read Galatians 6:2.
Explain what a burden is, and discuss how we all have burdens to carry in this life.
Ask the children to name some burdens they have, such as difficulty reading or loneliness.

Label a rock with each burden, and place them in a backpack or basket.
Have the children remove one rock at a time and discuss ways we could help a person bear that burden.
Suggest that each child write a letter of appreciation to someone (see Faith in God guidebook, 9).