WORSHIP SCHEDULE: 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

Faith Stepping Stones are special markers, grounded in the Bible and nurturing faith in everyday life. We discover God’s presence in seemingly ordinary happenings. Some of these markers will have recognition at the altar.

Each Faith Stepping Stone for children 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

Entry into Faith Formation
Sunday, August 29, 2021

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

Connecting to Worship
September 2021

Keepsake: I’m a Lutheran coloring book

1st Grade

The Lord’s Prayer
October 2021

Keepsake: Lord’s Prayer Pillowcase

2nd Grade

The Ten Commandments
January 2022

Keepsake: Mezuzah

3rd Grade

Bible
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Keepsake: Bible & Bible Tabs

4th Grade

Baptism
February 2022

Keepsake: Baptismal Banner

5th Grade

Preparing for Holy Communion
March/April 2022

Keepsake: Painted candle votive cups

New! 6th Grade

Beginning of Confirmation
September 8, 2021

8th Grade

Affirmation of Baptism
April 24, 2022

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

New! 10th Grade

Driver’s License
January 2022

New! 11th Grade

Vocation
TBA

12th Grade

Graduation from High School Celebration
May 2022

New! Adults

Read the Bible in a Year
Kick off event: Tues., Sept. 7