Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of June 21-June 27

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.

God Calls Samuel

What do you want to do when you grow up?

Samuel knew from the time he was a little boy what he would do when he grew up, because he grew up doing it! From a very young age, Samuel lived in the tabernacle (the Israelite church) and helped the priest Eli. God was training Samuel to become a prophet, a man chosen by God to speak to the people on behalf of God and to serve God's people. One night when Samuel was sleeping, he heard a voice calling to him. Who would be calling Samuel in the middle of the night? Samuel was about to find out.

Opening Prayer

Lord, thank You for all the ways that You have given us to work and serve. Open our eyes to opportunities to serve You and others. In Your name we pray. Amen.


Opening God Calls Samuel

Bible Lesson: God Calls Samuel

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( 1 Samuel 3 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
God Calls Samuel

Talk about it

  • How did God call Samuel?
  • How does God speak to us today?
  • Who has God called to serve Him and others?
  • How can you serve God?

God called Samuel in a very direct way--He called Samuel's name out loud! God wanted Samuel to be His prophet--a person who shared God's Word with the people.

God speaks to us today through His Word. We hear God's Word in worship and Sunday School, and when we read the Bible together. We speak to God through prayer.

God has called all Christians to serve Him and others by loving and caring for one another and by sharing the Good News about Jesus with others. God calls some people to work in the church as pastors, worship leaders, DCEs, deaconesses, and other ministry leaders.

Bible Verse

Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears. 1 Samuel 3:9

1 Samuel 3:9

Worship Song

Made For This | Maker Fun Factory VBS | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Pat Barrett - Build My Life (Lyric Video) (ft. Cory Asbury)

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Things To Do Together

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 heavenly Father, thank You for calling us to be Your own and thank You for calling us to serve. Show us how we can use our gifts to serve others no matter what our age. In Jesus’ name we pray. 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