Confirmation Classes Begin September 13th!When:
Sunday, September 13 Where:
Good Shepherd Church and Preschool Time:
Dear Parents of Good Shepherd Youth,
Greetings in Christ, our Lord and Savior! It is with much excitement that we extend this invitation for your child to join us this year for our Confirmation Classes at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Our confirmation program is designed for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students. We’re looking forward to a great year together as we explore the riches of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ! Please plan to attend 10:00 AM worship on Sunday September 13th for our Confirmation Welcome in the Gathering Room at 12:00 PM.
What is Confirmation?
Our confirmation program is designed to help your child to continue to grow into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, Confirmation will prepare him/her for the Rite of Confirmation. The Rite of Confirmation is an opportunity in which young people publicly profess their faith in Jesus Christ, celebrate the promises given to them by God in their Baptism, and begin to identify with and become involved in the Good Shepherd family. At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Christian Education is a team effort between parents, pastors and the congregation, all working together to help prepare our young people for a life-time of following Jesus.
Our confirmation program seeks to make disciples, people who have a living relationship with Jesus and who put their faith into action for the benefit of others.
At Good Shepherd, we have a core ministry of Loving Jesus, Loving God’s Word, and Loving people. Our goal is to connect our followers with Jesus in these three areas:
- Love Jesus- Regular Worship and Personal Devotions
- Love God’s Word- Bible Study and Missional Community Groups
- Love People- Care, Service, and Reaching Out
Important Dates to Remember:
Rally Day/Confirmation Welcome
Sunday, September 13th, 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Sunday, Sept. 20th, 11:30 a.m.
Witness of Faith
Wednesday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Classes this year will be held weekly, starting at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays in The Gathering Room.
The cost of the program is $50 for all the materials ($25 if you are being confirmed this October). If your child does not have the Lutheran Study Bible or Luther’s Small Catechism, I will have copies of them for purchase. Both will be required. The student and at least one parent will need to be present for all classes. Please call me at 847-741-7788 if you have any questions.
Pastor Steven Maske