First and Second Grade Memory Work

September 10, 2017  First Day of Sunday School    

September 17, 2017
       Lesson: The First Sin
       Memory Work:  Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
September 24, 2017 
       Lesson: Baby Moses
       Memory Work:  In Christ alone my hope is found. He is my light, my strength, my song;
                                           This cornerstone, this solid ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
                                           What heights of love, what depths of peace, When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
                                           My Comforter, my all in all, Here in the love of Christ I stand.


October 1, 2017
       Lesson: God Calls Moses
       Memory Work:  In Christ alone—who took on flesh, Fullness of God in helpless babe.
                                           This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones he came to save.
                                           Till on that cross, as Jesus died, The wrath of God was satisfied;
                                           For ev’ry sin on him was laid. Here in the death of Christ I live.

October 8, 2017
       Lesson:  The Plagues 
       Memory Work: There in the ground his body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain;
                                           Then bursting forth in glorious day Up from the grave he rose again!
                                           And as he stands in victory, Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me.
                                           For I am his and he is mine—Bought with the precious blood of Christ.


October 15, 2017
       Lesson: The Passover
       Memory Work:  No guilt in life, no fear in death, This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
                                            From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.
                                            No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man Can ever pluck me from his hand;
                                           Till he returns or calls me home, Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

October 22, 2017
       Lesson: Crossing the Red Sea
       Memory Work:  A mighty fortress is our God,
                                           A trusty shield and weapon;
                                          He helps us free from ev'ry need
                                          That has us now o'ertaken.
                                          The old evil foe Now means deadly woe;
                                          Deep guile and great might Are his dread arms in fight;
                                          On earth is not his equal.

October 29, 2017
       Lesson: God Sends Quail and Manna 
       Memory Work: With might of ours can naught be done;
                                          Soon were our loss effected.
                                          But for us fights the valiant one
                                          Whom God himself elected.
                                          You ask, "Who is this?" Jesus Christ it is,
                                         The almighty Lord. And there's no other God;
                                          He holds the field forever.

November 5, 2017
       Lesson: God Gives the Ten Commandments 
       Memory Work: The Word they still shall let remain,
Nor any thanks have for it;
He's by our side upon the plain
With his good gifts and Spirit.
And do what they will -- Hate, steal, hurt, or kill --
                                          Though all may be gone, Our victory is won;
                                          The kingdom's ours forever!

November 12, 2017
       Lesson: The Golden Calf 
       Memory Work: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
                                          The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
                                          The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
                                          The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

November 19, 2017
       Lesson: The Twelve Spies
       Memory Work:  The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
                                           But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
                                           I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,
                                           And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

                                           Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay
                                           Close by me forever and love me, I pray.
                                           Bless all the dear children in your tender care,
                                           And take us to heaven to live with you there.

November 26, 2017
       Lesson:  Moses' Sin and the Bronze Snake
       Memory Work:  Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King;
                                            Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!"
                                           Joyful, all you nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies;
                                           With th' angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
                                            Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!"

                                           Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord,
                                           Late in time behold him come, Offspring of a virgin's womb.
                                           Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail th' incarnate Deity!
                                           Pleased as man with us to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel!
                                           Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!"

December 3, 2017
       Lesson:  The Israelites Enter Canaan 
       Memory Work: Hail, the heav'nly Prince of Peace! Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
                                           Light and life to all he brings, Ris'n with healing in his wings.
                                           Mild he lays his glory by, Born that we no more may die,
                                           Born to raise us from the earth, Born to give us second birth.
                                           Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!"

December 10, 2017 
       Lesson: Working on Children's Christmas Program 
       Memory Work: Christmas Program 

December 17, 2017
       Lesson: Working on Children's Christmas Program 
       Memory Work:  Christmas Program 

December 24, 2017  Christmas Eve

December 31, 2017   New Year's Eve
January 7, 2018
       Lesson: The Faith of the Captian 
       Memory Work:  Love in Christ is strong and living,

     Binding faithful hearts in one;

     Love in Christ is true and giving --

     May his will in us be done!


     Love is patient and forbearing,

     Clothed in Christ's humility,

     Gentle, selfless, kind, and caring,

     Reaching out in charity.


     Love in Christ abides forever,

     Fainting not when ills attend;

     Love, forgiving and forgiven,

     Shall endure until life's end.

January 14, 2018
       Lesson: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 
       Memory Work:  "Come, follow me," the Savior spoke, "All in my way abiding.
Deny yourselves; the world forsake; Obey my call and guiding.
Oh, bear the cross, whate'er betide;
Take my example for your guide.

January 21, 2018
       Lesson: Jesus Appears in Glory 
       Memory Work: "I am the light; I light the way, A godly life displaying.
I bid you walk as in the day; I keep your feet from straying.
I am the way, and well I show
                                             How you should journey here below.

January 28, 2018
       Lesson: The Good Samaritan 
       Memory Work:  Then let us follow Christ our Lord And take the cross appointed
                                            And, firmly clinging to his Word, In suff'ring be undaunted.
For those who bear the battle's strain
                                            The crown of heav'nly life obtain.

February 4, 2018   
       Lesson: The Unforgiving Servant 
       Memory Work:  Abide, O dearest Jesus, Among us with your grace
                                           That Satan may not harm us Nor we to sin give place.
                                           Abide, O dear Redeemer, Among us with your Word
                                           And thus now and hereafter True peace and joy afford.

February 11, 2018  
       Lesson: The Ten Lepers 
       Memory Work: Abide with your protection Among us, Lord, our Strength,
                                           Lest world and Satan fell us And overcome at length.
                                           Abide, O faithful Savior, Among us with your love;
                                           Grant steadfastness and help us To reach our home above.

February 18, 2018
       Lesson: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha 
       Memory Work:  When I survey the wondrous cross
                                            On which the Prince of glory died,
                                            My richest gain I count but loss
                                            And pour contempt on all my pride.

February 25, 2018
       Lesson: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 
       Memory Work: Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
                                          Save in the death of Christ, my God.
                                          All the vain things that charm me most,
                                          I sacrifice them to his blood.

March 4, 2018
       Lesson: The Parable of the Rich Man and Poor Lazarus 
       Memory Work: Were the whole realm of nature mine,
                                           That were a tribute far too small;
                                           Love so amazing, so divine,
                                           Demands my soul, my life, my all.

March 11, 2018  
       Lesson: Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead 
       Memory Work: Hosanna, loud hosanna, The little children sang;
                                           Through pillared court and temple The lovely anthem rang.
                                           To Jesus, who had blessed them, Close folded to his breast,
                                           The children sang their praises, The simplest and the best.

March 18, 2018
       Lesson: Zacchaeus 
       Memory Work: From Olivet they followed Mid an exultant crowd,
                                          The victor palm branch waving And chanting clear and loud.
                                           The Lord of saints and angels Rode on in lowly state
                                           Nor scorned that little children Should on his bidding wait.

March 25, 2018
       Lesson: Mary Shows Her Love for Jesus 
       Memory Work: "Hosanna in the highest!" That ancient song we sing,
                                             For Christ is our Redeemer, The Lord of heav'n, our King.
                                            Oh, may we ever praise him With heart and life and voice
                                            And in his royal presence Eternally rejoice.

April 1, 2018  Easter
April 8, 2018  
       Lesson: Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem 
       Memory Work: I know that my Redeemer lives;
                                          What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
                                          He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
                                          He lives, my ever-living Head!

                                          He lives triumphant from the grave;
                                          He lives eternally to save.
                                          He lives all-glorious in the sky;
                                          He lives exalted there on high.

April 15, 2018 
       Lesson:  The Parable of the Bags of Money 
       Memory Work: He lives and grants me daily breath;
                                           He lives, and I shall conquer death.
                                           He lives my mansion to prepare;
                                           He lives to bring my safely there.

                                          He lives, all glory to his name!
                                          He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
                                          Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives:
                                         "I know that my Redeemer lives!"

April 22, 2018
       Lesson: Taxes to Caesar 
       Memory Work: I love to tell the story Of unseen things above,
                                          Of Jesus and his glory, Of Jesus and his love.
                                           I love to tell the story Because I know it's true;
                                          It satisfies my longings As nothing else can do.
                                          I love to tell the story; 'Twill be my theme in glory
                                          To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love.
April 29, 2018
       Lesson: Jesus' Trial Before Pilate 
       Memory Work: I love to tell the story, For those who know it best
                                          Seem hungering and thirsting To hear it like the rest.
                                          And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song,
                                         'Twill be the old, old story That I have loved so long.
                                          I love to tell the story; 'Twill be my theme in glory
                                          To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love.

May 6, 2018
       Lesson: Our Savior Dies 
       Memory Work: Let us ever walk with Jesus, Follow his example pure,
                                           Flee the world which would deceive us And to sin our souls allure.
                                           Ever in his footsteps treading, Body here, yet soul above,
                                           Full of faith and hope and love, Let us do the Father's bidding.
                                           Faithful Lord, abide with me. Savior, lead; I follow thee.

May 13, 2018
       Lesson: Jesus' Grave Is Opened 
       Memory Work: Let us suffer here with Jesus, To his image e'er conform;
                                           Heaven's glory soon will please us, Sunshine follow on the storm.
                                           Though we sow in tears of sorrow, We shall reap in heav'nly joy,
                                           And the fears that now annoy Shall be laughter on the morrow.
                                           Christ, I suffer here with thee; There, oh, share thy joy with me.
May 20, 2018 
       Lesson: Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene 
       Memory Work: Let us gladly live with Jesus; Since he's risen from the dead,
                                          Death and grave must soon release us. Jesus, thou art now our head.
                                          We are truly thine own members; Where thou livest, there live we.
                                          Take and own us constantly, Faithful Friend, as thy dear brethren.
                                          Jesus, here I live to thee, Also there eternally.