Pray: Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.
From God to us, from death to life, from me to you … in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Holy God, you make us a part of the Church so we can learn and grow in your Word. Fill us with your Spirit as we listen to the Bible, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Day after day they met together in the temple. They broke bread together in different homes and shared their food happily and freely, while praising God. Everyone liked them, and each day the Lord added to their group others who were being saved. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: What does it mean to “break bread” together? Why is that something we often do in church?
Child: Who are some of the friends you have in Church? What do you like about them?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Loving God, you call us together as the Church, and give us other people to serve beside and worship with. Strengthen our community of believers that more and more people would come to know your son through us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
God made you to be a blessing to others. Amen.