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    • 10:45 a.m. – Contemporary
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    • 6:30 p.m. – Contemporary
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This Week’s Events

Nov
14
Wed
12:00 pm AA
AA
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet in the Gathering Room.
3:00 pm After School Kids Klub
After School Kids Klub
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
St. John’s After School Kid’s Klub (ASKK) is back! It will meet every Wednesday from after school until 4:30 p.m. for students in grades 3-6. St. John’s wants to create a fun and inviting place[...]
4:00 pm Finance Meeting
Finance Meeting
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
4:30 pm Youth Choir and Electives
Youth Choir and Electives
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The St. John’s Youth Choir includes youth grades 4-8.  The youth choir sings at 9:00 worship one to two times per month depending on the season.  At this age, the choristers are ready for challenging[...]
5:30 pm Dinner open for all!
Dinner open for all!
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Open to all. (Free Will Donation.) Meet in the Kitchen/Fellowship Hall.
6:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
CHANCEL CHOIR The Chancel Choir is an ensemble of around 30 members ranging from high school to adult, singing a wide range of music ranging from the Renaissance to Spirituals.  The choir is an integral[...]
7:15 pm 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation
7th and 8th Grade Confirmation
Nov 14 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
For 7th & 8th Graders, you are welcome to join us for dinner Wednesday night between 5:30-6:30 pm (free will offering) then go to worship from 6:30-7:15 (unattended youth must be at worship), then confirmation class[...]
7:15 pm Connect 56
Connect 56
Nov 14 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Connect 56 (Faith Formation class for 5th and 6th graders) New this fall, our Faith Formation class for 5th and 6th graders will be called ‘Connect 56’ and happen on Wednesdays from 7:15 – 8:00[...]
Nov
15
Thu
10:00 am Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Our Thursday Morning Bible Study group meets every Thursday at 10am … Bring your Bible and join in! Everyone is welcome. Contact Pastor Jeff Heiderscheit (jeff.heiderscheit@stjohnsofmound.org, 952.472.1416 ext. 222) for details.
1:00 pm Knitting Ministry
Knitting Ministry
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Knit prayer shawls to give to people who may need comfort wrapped around them. Meet in the Fireside Room.
Nov
17
Sat
9:00 am Yoga
Yoga
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meet in the Harbour.
5:00 pm Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ Night Out
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: Saturday, November 17th, **4 – 8 pm Parent’s Night Out for the fall will be on Saturday, November 17th. Parents can bring their children to church from 5-8 PM for a fee[...]
Nov
18
Sun
7:45 am Bell Choir Rehearsal
Bell Choir Rehearsal
Nov 18 @ 7:45 am – 8:30 am
JOHN’S BELL CHOIR The St. John’s Bell Choir is a handbell ensemble of around 12 members ranging from high school to adult, ringing in a wide variety of advanced techniques.  The bell choir rings approximately[...]
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion/Fait...
Worship with Holy Communion/Fait...
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Come to outdoor worship behind St. John’s in our outdoor Worship area.
10:45 am Worship with Holy Communion
Worship with Holy Communion
Nov 18 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Come to outdoor worship behind St. John’s in our outdoor Worship area.
Nov
19
Mon
6:00 pm Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Nov
20
Tue
9:30 am Music Together
Music Together
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet in the Education Wing. Enter through the Harbor door on Fairview Lane (Lower door)
10:30 am Music Together
Music Together
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet in the Education Wing. Enter through the Harbor door on Fairview Lane (Lower door)

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Confirmation

Please direct any comments or questions to Pastor Jeff (click name for e-mail or call 952-472-1416).

 

Overview of St. John’s Confirmation Program

Purpose: Guiding students to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

What is Confirmation?

When a child is baptized, the parents and sponsors take responsibility for the child’s faith by making promises to faithfully …

  • Bring them to the services of God’s house
  • Teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments
  • Place in their hands the Holy Scriptures
  • Provide for their Christian Faith, that, living in the covenant of their Baptism and in communion with the Church, they may lead godly lives until the day of Jesus Christ.

Confirmation is an exciting student ministry program where the church works to continue this journey of faith started at Baptism. At the end of the Confirmation ministry experience, students have a celebration service called the “Affirmation of Baptism.” At this service, students make a public profession of their faith and declare their intentions to live this faith out. In Baptism, God said, “Yes” to us. During confirmation, we are preparing our students to say, “Yes” in return.

St. John’s Confirmation program is a “2 plus” year program that encompasses the 7th and 8th grade school years, with the Affirmation of Baptism celebrated in the fall of the 9th grade year.

Our Confirmation program uses a curriculum built on scripture, Luther’s Small Catechism, small group discussion, and materials from “Here We Stand,” published by Augsburg Fortress. Focus is placed on students connecting to the promises made at their Baptism, living and serving as part of a community of faith, and how their faith connects to real life. Classes alternate between large group instruction and small group discussion, with the small group materials encouraging sharing and hearing of different viewpoints, and the building of relationships among students and with small group leaders.

7th and 8th graders will meet in the Fellowship Hall on most Wednesday evenings throughout the school year to study scripture, catechism topics (10 Commandments, Apostle’s Creed, Lord’s Prayer & the sacraments) and faith-in-life topics. Teaching will be done by the pastors, youth director or trained lay leaders, with the students divided up into small groups for discussion. Each small group will have 6-8 youth and 2 adult small group leaders/mentors. There is an offsite weekend sleepover retreat held in the spring.

The 9th graders will meet weekly, to prepare to affirm their Baptism and plug in to congregational life. There is an offsite weekend sleepover retreat held in the fall, and their “Service for Affirmation of Baptism” (Confirmation Day) will be held on Reformation Sunday at the end of October.