Family Faith Formation – June 13 & 14
Holy Moly! Baby Moses
Join us each week as a family to have fun together with some of God’s great stories. We’re starting the summer off with a SPLASH with all “water” stories in June!
Start by picking a welcome video from Miss Leah or Miss Renee
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”
How will you make an offering today?
School Age: This Little Light of Mine (If you are able, light a candle to remind yourselves that Jesus is the light of the world. Jesus is with you, and Jesus is in you. Let your light shine!)
Thank You God
Thank you God for (add 3 things) x3
Right where we are
Alleluia Praise the Lord x3
Right where we are
Littles: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands
Verse 1: He’s got the whole world in His hands
Verse 2: He’s got really big rainbows in His hands
NEW Verse 3: He’s got all God’s Children in His hands
Pray the Lord’s Prayer together!
Holy Moly! Family Movie Time
Sharing and Discussion
Today’s story is familiar to many of us. Pharaoh, afraid of losing power and wealth, treats the Hebrew people living in Egypt very badly. (Might be too scary for littles: When enslaving them is not enough, Pharaoh orders all baby Hebrew boys to be thrown into the Nile river to drown.) But God had a different plan for baby Moses, and three smart, strong, compassionate women protect the baby!
Who do you think is the hero in the story? Why?
Which person in the story do you best relate to? The baby’s mother with her trust in God and her selflessness? The baby’s clever sister Miriam? Or maybe the princess who loved the baby Moses enough to defy her own father?
Read the Bible Together
School Age Kids: Exodus 2:1-10
Littles: Spark Story Bible page 68 or Frolic Bible Baby Moses page
Digging Deeper: Read Exodus 1. What parallels do you see between this story and U.S. history and/or current events?
Will It Float? After this heavy story, have a bit of fun with science. In the story, the basket made of tall grass and covered with tar floated. In Leah & Renee’s videos, we played Will It Float games because we generally like to be silly and playful. You can make your own game show variations or just focus on the science of density and water displacement! Use tub of water, pool or creeks and items that you don’t mind getting wet.
Float the Baby! Try creating your own current to float a bath or pool toy town the “river”. A slip & slide works great, or put a hose in a pool to get things moving. (Try the Boat Craft from this month’s Drive Thru!)
Bless Each Other
Try to rock each other as a baby, say “God will keep you safe!”