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Children’s Ministry 

Children’s Sunday School

10:00 a.m. on Sundays (30 minutes as per CDC guidelines)

From the weekend after Labor Day to the weekend prior to Memorial Day 

Preschool – 6th Grade 

  • Second Floor, Second Classroom on the right-hand side of the hall 

 

    Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School is a staple of children’s ministry! Each summer, preschool- and elementary-aged kids get to worship, play, and explore the Bible in a way that is engaging and makes sense for them. 

    In 2019, we found ourselves asking “Who is my Neighbor?” We learned the story of the Good Samaritan and discovered that all people around the world are our neighbors. As good neighbors, we are to show mercy to all people, regardless of any boundary between us

    VBS PICTURES FROM 2019 

    Baptism

    God, who is rich in mercy and love, gives us a new birth into a living hope through the sacrament of baptism. By water and the Word God delivers us from sin and death and raises us to new life in Jesus Christ. We are united with all the baptized in the one body of Christ, anointed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and joined in God’s mission for the life of the world. Please contact the pastor if you would like yourself or your child to be baptized. 

    First Communion

    Regardless of age, all baptized persons are invited to the Lord’s Table to receive this holy sacrament.  The Lutheran Church believes that the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is in, with, and under the bread and wine as instituted by Christ himself for Christians to eat and drink.  Through this sacrament we receive forgiveness for our sins.  The body and blood nourish us in our spiritual and physical lives to share God’s loving witness with the world.  Though it is not a prerequisite to receiving communion, a class is usually offered on a Saturday morning in March for elementary age children and their parents to learn more about this mystery of our faith.  Please contact the pastor for details. 

    Children and Worship

    Children are always welcome in worship! For more information about worship visit our Sunday worship page.

    On Christmas Eve, we offer a special worship experience designed with young children at the center. Families with young children are invited to celebrate Jesus’ birth in an accessible, experiential way that gives deeper meaning to the holiday for our youngest siblings in Christ.

    An article in the ELCA magazine, Living Lutheran, shares this perspective on children in worship: “As any parent of a 2-year-old can tell you, they can be unpredictable, squirmy, loud, messy and make even the thickest-skinned parents embarrassed to sit in worship. So how does one do it?” Read more here.