WORSHIP SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY @ 6pm SUNDAY @ 8:30, 9:45, 11:00am

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Julie Hestermann Julie Hestermann, Director of Faith Formation
Contact Julie Hestermann
402-423-4769 ext. 118

**All Stepping Stones workshops will be online-only until further notice.**

We celebrate faith milestones in each child’s life beginning with Baptism and going through High School graduation. These Faith Stepping Stones provide a way for Sheridan to partner with parents, step-parents and grandparents in bringing children up in the Christian faith.

New in 2020/2021: Each Faith Stepping Stone will offer an at-home option for families. If your child missed a workshop in a previous year, they are welcome to participate during this year.

All workshops through grade 5 are for parents and children together, include a take home keepsake craft as well as an invitation to complete special interactive Prayer Stations related to the topic for parents and children to do together.

Bible Memory Work

To make the connection at home, each elementary student involved in Sunday School is given the opportunity for some memory work that coordinates with that year’s Faith Stepping Stone.

As Deuteronomy 6:1-9 says, “Never forget these commands that I am giving you today. Teach them to your children. Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working…Write them on the doorpost of your houses and on your gates.”

Each family involved in the Faith Stepping Stones classes is encouraged to memorize selected portions of Scripture, the Catechism as well as the Books of the Bible. Studies prove that the earlier children begin to memorize, the longer these truths and facts will stay with them.

Three-Year-Olds

Entrance into Faith Formation

Includes a virtual blessing and presentation of a Storybook Bible. This is for little ones beginning in either Sunday or Wednesday Children’s Ministry.

Kindergarten

Seasons of the Church Year
Sunday, March 7

Keepsake: I’m a Lutheran coloring book

1st Grade

The Lord’s Prayer
Sunday, January 24

Keepsake: Lord’s Prayer Pillowcase

Blessing during worship the same weekend.

2nd Grade

The Ten Commandments
Sunday, February 7

Keepsake: Mezuzah

3rd Grade

What’s in Our Bibles
Sunday, November 15

Keepsake: Bible & Bible Tabs

Blessing and slideshow in worship on November 22

4th Grade

Baptized for Life
Sunday, February 21

Keepsake: Baptismal Banner

5th Grade

Preparing for Holy Communion
Saturday, March 27 & Monday, March 29
Seder Meal: Thursday, April 1

Keepsake: Painted candle votive cups

8th Grade

Affirmation of Baptism
Spring 2021

Students are typically confirmed in the spring of their 8th grade year following confirmation instruction in grades 6-8.

12th Grade

Graduation from High School Celebration
Spring 2021