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:

 

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:

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 

pastorjerod@stjohns-shakopee.com

952-445-5666 - office

763-498-3626 – mobile

 

January Confirmation schedule:

              1/02:  NO Confirmation (Christmas break)

              1/09:  Give Us This Day

              1/16:  Forgiveness

              1/23:  Temptation and Trial

              1/30:  Deliverance   

 

Simple Supper Helper schedule:

           1/02:  NO Confirmation (Christmas break)

           1/09: 9th Grade families

           1/16:  8th Grade families

           1/23:   7th Grade families

           1/30:  6th Grade families

 

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.

 

 

6-Jan

13-Jan

20-Jan

27-Jan

8:15 Service

 

 

 

 

Cross Bearer

Kaylin Anderson

Maddie Eslinger

Edie Schmidt

Colby Hahn

Acolyte

Jordyn Blenkush

Garrett Hayer

Holly Schmidt

Kylie Hahn

Communion Server

Ella Doty

Jenna Koehn

Abigail Swenhaugen

Daniel Eckers

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 Service

 

 

 

 

Cross Bearer

Brock Koivisto

Madison McGraw

Emma Swenson

Molly Anderson

Acolyte

Martin Koivisto

Lindsay Schmidt

Luke Wilts

Nicholas Briggs

Communion Server

Olivia McCall

Emily Stadler

Lillian Allen

Gabby Anderson

 

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