If you have access to the internet find a countdown clock set it to 1 minute and display on a screen Show the clock to your group. (If you have no internet access, use a large clock with a big second hand.) Allow or encourage them to join in when the countdown approaches zero….. 5, 4,3,2,1, zero!
On ZERO do something exciting: anything from singing a favourite praise song, to unveiling a cake, or letting balloons off. Choose an activity suitable for the age and environment in which you are working
Talk with the group about how the countdown raises our sense of excitement and how it makes us think that something exciting is going to happen. Talk about how every time we come to worship we should have that same sense of EXPECTANCY and anticipation that God will be there and something good will happen.