We love children!
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14
IN THE SANCTUARY
Worship is for all ages, and we love children at Grace Lutheran Church! Children of all ages are always encouraged to worship the Lord with their families. All children (and moms and dads) are welcome to come forward for the Children’s Message at our Sunday services.
Children’s church (offered during the sermon at 8:30 AM and 10:45 AM worship) and Sunday School (9:45 AM) are back! We will be using the Youth Room and adjoining classroom for both.
Children attending children’s church and Sunday School in person have been doing an amazing job social distancing in their hula hoops and wearing their masks. Thank you parents for your encouragement and behind the scenes preparation. We will continue to wear masks during Children’s Ministry.
We have a staffed nursery for children ages 0-3 next to Trinity Hall. Your children are always welcome to remain with you for worship or with our attendant in the nursery. The nursery is available during Sunday worship, fellowship and Bible class times.
February Sunday School
Be sure to join us every Sunday at 9:45 AM in the Youth Room for Sunday School! This month we will be learning about how we can cheer each other on by showing God’s kindness to everyone around us!
Children ages 3 years through 6th grade are welcome to join us for Sunday school every Sunday morning in the youth room from 9:45-10:30AM. November is all about shouting out praise to God for all He has done for us! (5th and 6th grade students will have a separate small group time following the large group Bible story.)
Students in 7th-12th grade are welcome to join adult Bible study any time. If you are in middle or high school and are interested in a youth only Bible study during the Sunday school hour, please email Leah @ email@example.com so she can arrange a high school small group!
Volunteers are always needed to help us with this growing ministry. Please contact the church office if you would like to help!
Families and young people (3yrs through 5th grade) of Grace are invited to join Miss Casey and Miss Leah for Destination Dig during Lent at Grace Lutheran! On Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings we will “unearth” the truth about Jesus and his amazing love for us through fun STEM activities, archeology experiences and other fun interactive learning. Journey back in time to see where Jesus walked and discover how archeologists learn about what Jesus’ life was like!
Destination Dig Wednesday Evenings: Families are invited to join us in Trinity Hall before Lent worship to learn more about the “Places of the Passion.” (You will be provided with a set of Archeological dig tools the first week you attend Destination Dig. Bring them with you each Wednesday and on Sunday mornings so you are prepared to dig into the learning experiences!)
- 6:00-6:45PM Wednesday, February 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24.
- Some lessons may include a archeological snack, but Lenten meals will not be served this year. Please eat before you arrive!
Destination Dig Sunday Mornings: Bring your archeology dig tools with you to Sunday school and children’s church to dig deeper into where Jesus walked and what Jesus taught as he prepared to die and rise for us!
Youth Group has resumed its regular schedule. All you need to remember is 2, 4, 6, 8!
**Please note the changes to Wednesday evening youth group due to confirmation preparation and Lent services.
February 10: YES to youth group! (6:00-8:00PM)
Wednesday, February 24: No youth group. (If you are not participating in First Communion instruction, ask Miss Leah or Miss Casey how you can help with Destination Dig for community service hours!)
March 10: No youth group. (If you are not in 8th grade and participating in practicing your Faith Testimonies, ask Miss Leah or Miss Casey how you can help with Destination Dig for community service hours!)
March 24: No youth group. (Last week of Destination Dig, come join us for a fun wrap party!)
Youth Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Please eat before you arrive. We may have a lite snack but are going to avoid serving food for safety and sanitizing reasons during the COVID outbreak.
We have three small groups meeting this month; please meet your small group in your designated area. We will play a zoom game/ice breaker from our separate meeting spots; have small group Bible study time; and those who wish, can stay for a social distanced game in the gym.
6:00 - 7:30 PM Small group time.
- Boys only: School library/masks required.
- Girls only: Youth Room/masks required.
7:30 - 8:00 PM Social distanced active game in the gym.
(7th & 8th Grade Youth Ministry)
Confirmation students will be busy during Lent as they head into the end of their confirmation learning for the year. Please pay close attention to the Wednesday evening schedule for February and March!
February 3: 6:00-7:30PM Confirmation instruction for students not enrolled at Grace School
February 17: 5:30-6:45PM First Communion instruction. (ALL 7th and 8th grade students)
February 24: 5:30-6:45PM First Communion instruction. (ALL 7th and 8th grade students)
March 3: 5:30-6:45PM Confirmation instruction for students not enrolled at Grace School
March 10: 5:30-6:45PM Faith Testimony Practice (ALL 8th grade students)
March 17: 5:30-6:45PM Confirmation instruction for students not enrolled at Grace School.
Saturday, March 27: 10:00AM-1:00PM Confirmation Luncheon (ALL 8th grade confirmation students. All 7th grade students are asked to help serve.)
Sunday, March 28: 10:45AM Rite of Confirmation (ALL 8th grade students)
Thursday, April 1: 7:00PM First Communion