Toddlin’ to Jesus

Toddlin’ to Jesus is taught by Lisa Solum, who has a BA in Music Education and is a certified teacher in Illinois and Michigan.  She currently teaches choir at St. John’s Lutheran School in La Porte.  If you would like more information or would like to register, please call the church office at (219) 872-4419 or use our contact us page.

Vacation Bible School

aka:  VBS

Every summer we invite children from 4 years old through the 5th grade to enroll in Vacation Bible School.  The themes change every year, but the message is the same.  We want your children to learn about the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and have fun doing so!

June 26-30, 2023
8:30-11:30 a.m.
For children ages 4-11
(or just finished 5th grade)

1 Timothy 1:14

Register Today!

You can register online on this site or contact the office for a mailed form.  One form is needed for EACH child.

Click here to register your child.
Each child will need their own form submitted. Thank you.

Youth Group

We gather periodically for service, fellowship, Bible study, and activities. Call the church office for more information.

Higher Things Conference

Our Youth (8th grade and up) had a wonderful time at the Higher Things Conference in Wisconson this past July! They cannot wait to go again next year! Please call the office at (219) 872-4419 if you would like more information.

Sunday School

We have Sunday School every week beginning at 8:45 a.m.  We have four classes which serve 3-year-olds to those in the 8th grade.  They begin with a snack and opening worship, then separate into classes.

Catechism and Confirmation

Catechism Class is a three-year program for youth that concludes with Confirmation.  We accept children into the program who are deemed ready by their parents, typically around the 5th grade.  Contact Pastor Solum for more information.

Confirmation is a custom of the Church which links the catechumens (those who receive the teaching of God) to their baptism. In baptism, we are brought into the faith by the Holy Spirit. We live the new life given in our baptism as we confess our sins, grow in God’s Word, and receive the Sacrament of the Altar. In Confirmation the baptized publicly confess the promises of God which belong to them. More important, though, is the formal instruction leading up to confirmation from the Small Catechism. This builds on the groundwork of faith given them in their baptism and through the teaching of their parents and the preaching and teaching in the church. Catechumens dive deeper into our Lutheran theology and prepare for lifelong growth in God’s Word.

First Communion can either happen at Confirmation or earlier. Communion is given to those who believe and are baptized, and have learned the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Word’s of Institution, and can say what the Sacrament of the Altar is and why they should receive it.