Is your child ready to take Communion for the first time? Join us for an introduction to the sacrament and a chance to get to know other families as we prepare for First Communion. Generally, at St. John’s children in grades 2 and 3 take First Communion instruction when their parents decide they are ready.
We meet four times to talk about the essentials of Communion:
The ELCA – or Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – is the national religious body to which St. John’s belongs. Visit the ELCA website for more information about this affiliation of Lutherans in the USA.
Lutherans believe in the Triune God who is loving, forgiving, and nurturing. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died to free us from our sins. And we believe in the Holy Spirit who is active in our lives bringing inspiration and transformation to each of us. For more about what Lutherans believe, take a look at the Statements of Belief of the ELCA.
Yes. We believe that the gifts of God are free. We commune by intinction most of the time. You will be handed bread and will dip it into the cup. The red liquid is wine; the clear liquid is grape juice. To read more about the Sacrament of Communion, visit our Baptism & Holy Communion page.
It’s that time of year again – time to start First Communion Registration! The class is aimed at children in 2nd and 3rd grades, but we can take older children, as well.
Classes will begin on March 9, the Sunday after Ash Wednesday, and will continue on March 16, 23 and 30. First Communion is Sunday, April 6 at the 9:00 am service. St. John’s will host a reception for the First Communicants after the service in Goethe Hall.
Classes will start at 12:45 with a potluck group lunch and will finish by 3:15.
On March 21, we will begin a 90 day journey to read through the entire Bible, and you are invited!
The Bible in 90 Days is a curriculum specifically designed for groups of readers, guiding them on this intentional read-through of God’s Word. The weekly reading amounts to approximately 12 pages a day.
The group discussions will take place Fridays at 12:15 pm and Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm, each lasting about an hour.
Cost: $20 per person for Bible and class materials