Confirmation 2018-2019

2018-2019 Confirmation Registration & Release Form


Dear St. John’s Youth and Families,


           Welcome to confirmation! We have great hopes for the year ahead, knowing that God will bless your time together.  When you were brought to the baptismal waters, your parents, sponsors, and congregation made some awesome promises with God....


            to live with them among God's faithful people,

            bring them to the word of God and the holy supper,

            teach them the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments,

            place in their hands the holy scriptures,

            and nurture them in faith and prayer,

            so that your children may learn to trust God,

            proclaim Christ through word and deed,

            care for others and the world God made,

            and work for justice and peace. (ELW 228)


Wow! These promises are huge and exciting! These things will help you grow in your faith in Jesus and help you understand the unconditional love that is given to you as a child of God. Working together, we can all make sure these promises are fulfilled.


St. John's Lutheran Church is ready to help you make these promises a reality. We also encouraged you to invite friends and neighbors to join and participate in our confirmation ministry as well. Last year, we focused on The Ten Commandments and this year we will concentrate on The Lord’s Prayer.


All students should bring their Lutheran Study Bibles to class on Orientation Night and every class session which follows. Any student who has not received the Lutheran Study Bible, please let Pastor Linda know and we will make sure one is presented in our first class. The cost of these Bibles and materials is included in your registration donation.


Our affirmation of baptism ministry includes the following expectations for our students and their families:



  • Be here!
  • Be on time.
  • Take part in discussions.
  • Worship regularly (Sundays and/or Wednesdays)
  • Come to youth hang out times(Fellowship)
  • Acts of service during worship; distribution of Holy Communion, reader, acolyting, and cross bearing. These responsibilities continue throughout the year.
  • Fill out at least 10 worship notes during the class year.
  • Join in other youth events; participate in at least one weekend retreat/lock-in or youth trip, and three service/justice events. 


  • Be a small group leader.
  • Help with meals, worship, communications, fundraising, etc.
  • Bring your student to class.
  • Worship regularly as a family.
  • Share your faith, the good news and live your faith for your children.
  • Pray for your student's faith formation and for those leading confirmation. 

A typical Wednesday night at St. John’s:

6:00-6:30 pm     Simple Supper – All are welcome - Fellowship Hall

6:30-7:10 pm     Large Group Confirmation – Music Area

7:10-7:30 pm     Small Group Confirmation – Classroom

7:30–8:00 pm    Worship – All are welcome - Sanctuary 


Our affirmation of baptism ministry depends on the support of parents, the faithful participation of students, and dedicated service of small group leaders. I am excited to see you and look forward to know your family better this confirmation year. 


Yours in Christ,


Pastor Jerod Freeberg

Associate Pastor

952-445-5666 - office

763-498-3626 – mobile



March 2019 Schedule

Wednesday Evening Lent Soup/Sandwich Meal & Services


Community Soup & Sandwich meal @ 6:00 p.m.

with Lenten Worship @ 7:00 p.m. following.


Confirmation Large Group Class with Pastor Jerod will meet @ 6:30 p.m. (will end just prior to Lenten service starting. 9th grade confirmation class will work on their stoles).


ALL are welcome to share in a meal and join us for worship on Wednesdays during Lent. Please see the schedule below for when your Sunday School or Confirmation class is scheduled to serve.


Lenten Soup & Sandwich Supper Serving Donation Schedule: 

  • March 6th:      1st and 4th grade students/parents
  • March 13th:    3rd and 5th Grade students/parents
  • March 20th:    2nd and 6th Grade students/parents
  • March 27th:    8th Grade Confirmation students/parents
  • April 3rd:         7th and 9th Grade Confirmation students/parents
  • April 10th:       Church Council

    Please Bring:

  • 10-12 Sandwiches (meat & cheese, about one loaf) OR
  • 1 dozen of bars or cookies 

If you are helping with set-up, please arrive before 5:00 p.m.

Please have the food at the church between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Students and parents should plan to help serve and clean up.

If you are interested in donating soup, please see the sign-up sheet in the kitchen or contact Janis Judd at">


                         March Confirmation Schedule


       3/06:   No Confirmation – Ash Wednesday Service

       3/13:   The Sacraments

       3/20:   The Lord’s Prayer

       3/27:   The Apostle’s Creed


Below is the schedule for worship helpers. Everyone will be helping once every couple of months.

*If you cannot be at your scheduled time, please reach out to your classmates to see if they will switch with you.

 8:15 Service






Cross Bearer

Ella Doty

Olivia McCall

Edie Schmidt

Nicholas Briggs

Colin Kostelac


Maddie Eslinger

Madison McGraw

Holly Schmidt

Daniel Eckers

Noah Lindquist

Communion Server

Garrett Hayer

Emily Stadler

Luke Wilts

Brinley Garvey

Maya Mitchell







10:30 Service






Cross Bearer

Jenna Koehn

Abigail Swenhaugen

Gabby Anderson

Colby Hahn

Sierra Nascene


Brock Koivisto

Emma Swenson

Lillian Allen

Kylie Hahn

Emily Listrom

Communion Server

Martin Koivisto

Lindsay Schmidt

Molly Anderson

Gavin Holm

Kaylin Anderson

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