Confirmation Classes Begin September 19th!When:
Sunday, September 19 Where:
Good Shepherd Church and Preschool Time:
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 12th for our Rally Day Worship.
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 publically 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 Sunday, September 12th, 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Classes Begin Sunday, September 19th, 11:30 a.m.
Witness of Faith Wednesday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation Service Sunday, October 31st, 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 $25 for class materials. If your child does not have the Lutheran Study Bible ($55) or Luther’s Small Catechism ($15), 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