What Is Catechism?
According to the 1993 Confirmation Ministry Taskforce Report, ELCA, "Confirmation ministry is a pastoral and education ministry of the church that helps the baptized through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission."
Catechism: Confirmation Educational Ministry
Each week we review a Bible verse to memorize. Pastor Charlie goes over the large group theme. Then we will have a small group discussion and reflection with mentors and regroup for final remarks, homework, and closing prayer in our prayer circle.
We encourage youth participation and welcome families into our church body. For younger children, we have youth quiet bags and children's sermons.
We offer First Communion instruction for youth age 6 and above with parent participation in the classes with Pastor Charlie.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WITHIN OUR SAVIOUR
Lectors: Scripture Lesson Readers, Communion Assistants
Altar Guild: Behind the scenes support for Sacraments, Candles, Paraments, etc.
Sponsor a weekly Broadcast
Sponsor/co-sponsor a COFFEE HOUR after 10 am worship
Greeter at the front door before worship service
Serve on our Board of Education: dreaming, decision-making, implementation of education ministries
Prayer Chain Ministry- call the office for more details
Home shut-in Communion Ministry- See Pastor
Offer a smile, introduce yourself to those you do not know.
BUILDING, GROUNDS, PROPERTIES
Take care of flower beds on the property
All types of talents, skills, general laborers, always needed - check for tasks with your availability
Bring in supplies for a coffee hour, make sure fridge is emptied, counters cleared, coffee pot emptied and turned off
Classrooms, sanctuary, parlor, any room, tables clear, wipe as needed
Discard old bulletins found in hymnals, and pews.
In this way, we can ALL care in some portion, to maintain a good appearance of our property. THANK YOU.