Grace Lutheran Education and Sunday School Classes
Sunday School at Grace
SUNDAY SCHOOL- Jesus loves ALL the children- Sign up —It is that time of year to sign your children up for sports, back to school events and SUNDAY SCHOOL!! For the 2021-2022 school year please complete the following form for your family. Again, Sunday School this year will have a “Service” theme and only meet twice a month. The second Sunday of the month starting on Rally day September 12 with our first service project to the community. Then we will start our classes on October 10 (second Sunday of October) and then meet again on the 4th Sunday of every month (for example October 24). If you have any questions please contact Jamielynn Wedoff.
Parenting is tough these days. Despite our vigilance and efforts to be a guiding force for our children, much of what influences our children is out of our immediate control. At Grace, we know the difference Christian education makes in the formation of your child as a young person of faith in today’s world. As parents, we make it a priority to send our children to school Monday through Friday to learn academic fundamentals. We also need to make it a priority to bring them to Sunday School every Sunday to learn how to navigate their Monday through Friday lives. The lessons they learn and the teachers that teach them may very well make the difference between a “right” choice and a “wrong” one. Grace usually offers Sunday School on Sunday mornings from 9:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., September through May. For the 2020-2021 Sunday school year, please contact the church office at 815-338-0554.
Pr. Amanda Bergstrom meets with high school youth each week offering a safe place for our young adults to explore their faith and support each other in the journey to adulthood.
Grace has more than twenty middle school-aged students enrolled in the Wednesday Confirmation class that meets during the school year (Sept.-May) Grace offers a forum on Sunday mornings for this age group. The lively forum includes discussion on subjects that students can use in their daily lives, such as friends, fighting temptation, finding your identity, choosing wisely, and God’s purpose for me.
Our 5th and 8th-grade class also works in a forum style, taking in-depth looks at biblical stories. For example, this class looked at the events of Holy Week during the weeks leading up to Easter, complete with a discussion on what Jesus taught while in Jerusalem and the re-enactment of Palm Sunday and the Last Supper. This class also devotes time to relational topics including conflict resolution.
Classes for 3-year-olds through 4th-graders follow the gospel and lessons read in worship each weekend, giving parents and children an opportunity to discuss the correlation between what was learned in Sunday School, what was experienced in worship, and how to use what was learned in daily life.
SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED—This year Grace is taking a different approach to engaging the youth of the church. Our focus will be on Service. Service to God, to the Church and to others. With that being said we will only be meeting on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The first Sunday we meet will be the lesson and the second time we meet will be putting the lesson into action. We are looking for anyone who would like to be apart of this new approach to Sunday school. No experience needed and the only requirements are a smile on your face and love in your heart! Together, we got this! Please contact Jamielynn Wedoff.