Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of May 10-May 16

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Stephen Serves and Speaks

When you need something, who helps you?

As the disciples taught about Jesus, more and more people came to believe in Him, and the Church grew. The new believers sang and worshiped together, they shared food and clothes and cared for one another. But after a while, there were so many people that some women and children were going hungry. What would the Church do to help? They chose men to serve people in need. One was named Stephen.

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Spirit to help us serve others and share the Good News about Jesus. Help us to be faithful witnesses of You. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


Stephen Opening

Bible Lesson: Stephen Serves and Speaks Acts 6-7

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible Storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( Acts 6-7 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Stephen Speaks about Jesus

Talk about it

  • How did the Early Church help people who were in need?
  • Why did some Jewish leaders get angry with Stephen?
  • Why do you think Stephen was able to forgive the men who hurt Him?

The Early Church chose seven men full of the Spirit and wisdom (they called them deacons) to make sure that everyone who needed help would get it. Stephen was one of the men chosen.

Some Jewish leaders did not believe Jesus was the Messiah. They saw the miraculous things that Stephen was doing, and they were afraid of Him, because He was speaking with wisdom from the Holy Spirit. They hated Stephen teaching about Jesus and they did not want the people to come to faith in Him.

Bible Verse

Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32

Ephesians 4:32

Worship Song

I'm Trusting You | Roar VBS | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

"Out Of Hiding" - Mount of Olives Quarantine Cover

Things To Do Together

We Love You, Mom!

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Who takes care of you, helps you, and loves you? Mom does! Say thank you to your mom, grandma, aunt, and other women who care for you by making a special card for them.

Here are some coloring pages that you can download, print, and color to give to mom today, or any day! We included ones for dad too, so you can be ready for his special day next month.

Designs from Concordia Publishing House. Click below to download.

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to help all the people throughout history and today who share the Good News. Help us to serve people in need and to have the courage to share Your Word with others. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran

Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran exists to show the love of Jesus to North County and beyond, so that all may have a living relationship with Christ.

Our Core Values:

  • Empowered by the cross of Christ
  • People working together
  • Opening the Word to all people
  • Showing the love of Jesus
  • Warm and supportive environment