Lenten Wednesdays Eat. Study. Pray.

The congregation is invited to embark on a communal Lenten journey on Wednesday nights during Lent in a renewed format.
Our traditional soup suppers will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall. At 6:15 p.m. our two adult classes will be offered, followed by Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 7:00 p.m. at which the various study groups meet to close the evening in prayer. The simple format of Vespers includes a chanted service of light, a psalm and hymn, a bible reading, and prayers. We conclude by 7:20 to allow families with young children to return home before too late and singers to go to choir and chorus practice. Continue reading

Rally Sunday – August 25 Walking the Way of the Lord

scs logo 2013-14 graphicJoin us on Sunday, August 25 at 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall for breakfast and the start of our Sunday Church School year. Sunday School classes are offered for children and youth ages 2 – high school. Bibles will be presented to third graders, confirmands will be introduced, children will meet their teachers. Parents wanting their children to newly join Sunday School or Confirmation Class please contact Pastor Liebster

Communion Class for Children

Pastor Liebster will hold a communion class for young children from age 3 with parents on Sundays January 20 and 27 at 9:50 a.m. in the second floor children’s library. Holy Communion will be explained and experienced in age appropriate ways. The class will include demonstration of grains and sharing of bread and grapes. All children are invited, those already communing and those preparing for their first communion.

The Milestone of Language January 13

In the transition from infant to toddler language plays a crucial role. It is also a main factor in the shaping of the Christian faith which proclaims God to be the Word made flesh who was born first a wordless infant. We therefore recognize the Milestone of Language, which children reach somewhere along their second and third years, on the Sunday of The Baptism of Our Lord, January 13, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. services. Families with three-year-old children (and siblings) may approach the altar rail during the liturgy to receive a copy of Luther’s Small Catechism. The Catechism is a guidebook for parents to help their child learn the beginnings of formed language such as the Lord’s Prayer, table grace, and prayers for morning and evening.  Continue reading