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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

Sep
18
Wed
12:00 pm AA
AA
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet in the Gathering Room.
3:00 pm After School Kids Klub
After School Kids Klub
Sep 18 @ 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 4-8. St. John’s wants to create a fun and inviting place[...]
4:30 pm Youth Choir and Electives
Youth Choir and Electives
Sep 18 @ 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 Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesday Night Dinner
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Everyone is Welcome! Dinner is free!  OR Free Will offering
6:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Sep 18 @ 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[...]
Sep
19
Thu
10:00 am Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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. We provide the yarn
Sep
21
Sat
9:00 am Yoga
Yoga
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meet in the Harbor.
Sep
22
Sun
7:45 am Bell Choir Rehearsal
Bell Choir Rehearsal
Sep 22 @ 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[...]
8:30 am St. John’s Youth Choir Sing at W...
St. John’s Youth Choir Sing at W...
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Rehearse at 8:00am in the Adult Choir Room Sing at the 9:00 Worship service.
9:00 am Sunday Breakfast Club for 5th an...
Sunday Breakfast Club for 5th an...
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Attention all 5th and 6th graders New this fall: Sunday Breakfast Club is back! (Last year we had Connect 56 Faith Formation class for 5th & 6th graders on Wednesday evenings.) We are returning to[...]
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion/Fait...
Worship with Holy Communion/Fait...
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Come to outdoor worship behind St. John’s in our outdoor Worship area.
10:00 am ST. JOHN’S CHERUB CHOIR
ST. JOHN’S CHERUB CHOIR
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am
K-2nd graders are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings after Sunday School for Cherub Choir! Rehearsals are Sundays, 10:00-10:20.  

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Confirmation

» Please direct any comments or questions to Dan Berkiel (dan@stjom.org, 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.