Confirmation 2018-2019


2018-2019 Confirmation Registration & Release Form

 

Dear St. John’s Youth and Families,

 

            It seems like summer just began and suddenly the end is upon us! The exciting news is that you're about to begin and amazing part of your faith journey, a time to grow in your knowledge and in your relationship with God. 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.

            

*First night of regular class is Wednesday, September 19th.

 

Please complete and return by mail the “2018-2019 Confirmation Student Registration, Transportation, & Medical Release Form,” listed above, along with a check for $45, payable to “St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church”. This registration fee helps fund our vitally important confirmation ministry (our mailing PO Box number is 178). Scholarships are available for all students upon request. If a scholarship is needed, please contact Pastor Jerod.

 

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:

 

Students

  • 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. 

Parents

  • 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 beginning September 7th!

 

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     Summit 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. God's blessings on the rest of your summer!

 

Yours in Christ,

 

Pastor Jerod Freeberg

Associate Pastor 

pastorjerod@stjohns-shakopee.com

952-445-5666 - office

763-498-3626 – mobile


 

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