May 9 & 10 – 5th Sunday of Easter
Make the sign of the cross (Touch forehead, then heart. Touch one shoulder, then the other.)
As you make the cross say, “Love God, Love Neighbor”
Offering: How will you make an offering today? One family idea – Ask your Mom what one of
her favorite charities is.
Sing: Thank you, God for giving us life. Thank you, God for giving us life. Thank you, God for
giving us life. Right where we are! (Insert family members today, starting with Mom)
Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Right where we are!
Pray: Thank you God for our family! Today, we especially celebrate mothers and grandmothers.
Help us show them how grateful we are for all of their love and care. AMEN
Read the Bible
This is a short passage, but it tells us several things. First, it reminds us that Paul and the other
disciples were still traveling around and preaching about God and Jesus. This is how the early
churches were started. Which city did Paul leave? Which city did he go to? What is one way you
could figure out what country those cities were in? Secondly, we learn that Paul met some new
people and stayed with them and worked with them. What was their job? Just for fun, ask your
Mom or Dad what their very first job was. Thirdly, we learn that Paul was preaching to more
than one group of people. Who was he trying to convince?
One thing I liked about this Bible reading was the names. (Probably because one of my first
teaching jobs was in a school named Aquila.) I looked up the meaning of the names of the
people in the story: Aquila means “eagle”, Priscilla means “ancient”, Claudius means “crippled”
and Paul means “humble”. Do a search to find out the meanings of the names in your family!
A special paper to learn more about Mom:
Print out the paper on the next page and fill it in together with your mom.