BREAKING NEWS! Sunday School resumes in person, in the building, in October! Watch for details, or contact the church office.
Sunday School classes welcome children age 4 through grade 5. During normal time, classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 a.m. September through May. Students also spend time singing – and having a lot of fun!
FIRST COMMUNION INSTRUCTION for 2021-2022 Sixth Graders
Due to Covid, First Communion instruction has been delayed…but no more! It’s time for current sixth graders to “get caught up.” In three parts, we’ll learn about God’s gift of grace in the Sacrament, do some “hands-on” fun and learning, and gather to celebrate and give thanks.
First, we did some learning. We heard about what God is up to in the gifts of grace through bread and wine. You can watch our session, right here.
Next…we’re going to get our hands dirty – literally! Wednesday, September 29, at 7 PM…and then also Wednesday, October 20, also at 7 PM, we’ll become creative as we fashion our own “communion chalice,” using our hands to work the clay and then decorate our creation. Angie Hemker is in charge this time!
Finally, with family members joining us, we will worship, hear God’s promises, and celebrate God’s goodness through bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ! We’ll have two sessions so we can worship appropriately distanced and safely. November 7 or 14 at 6:30 PM, BUT FAMILIES NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE WORSHIP THEY WILL ATTEND. Sign up by clicking here.
If you have a sixth grader or older who is not taking Holy Communion, but is ready to learn, grow, and celebrate, join us! For more information, contact one of the pastors.
First Communion instruction for current fifth graders will be scheduled later this school year.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VBS is a great ministry, giving children a time of fun and learning during the “dog days of summer.” In 2019 VBS was “intergenerational,” with parents and adults joining children as learners and growing disciples of Jesus. We used “Roar!,” and did they ever roar!
Due to the pandemic, classes could not be held in 2020 (we had Summer Sunday School instead), but 2021 promises a new approach, with VBS over several Sundays. Crafts, games, music – all part of a family Vacation Bible School, and all outdoors at the Lion’s Shelter! New ways to connect in challenging days…
SUGAR CREEK BIBLE CAMP
Our Savior’s partners with Sugar Creek Bible Camp in Ferryville to provide high quality outdoor ministry to all ages, but especially to children. Sugar Creek operates year round, but especially in the summer months, with summer camp opportunities to children of all ages. To see what Sugar Creek is up to, or to register for the upcoming camp season, check out their web site at http://wp.sugarcreekbiblecamp.org/.
During summer of 2019, over 20 kids from Our Savior’s attended camp – twice the number from the previous year! Our Savior’s offers a “campership” to assist with the cost of this ministry. To apply for a campership please complete a request form. You can download the form here.