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
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! Here are some of the most recent VBS themes we have explored.
2022 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
For children ages 4-11
(or just finished 5th grade)
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” –Psalm 139:14
Zoomerang: Returning to the Value of Life
G’day, Mate! Join the trip of a lifetime as we zoom off to the land down under.
At Zoomerang, you’ll marvel at the unforgettable wildlife, culture, and beauty of Australia while exploring the wonder and value of life, from the lives of preborn babies to eternal life in the kingdom of God. You will discover that life is valuable. From the tiniest to the oldest, each person is made in the image of God—wonderfully designed to know Him and live for Him!
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.
PLEASE SUBMIT THE REGISTRATION FORM BY MONDAY, JULY 11.
Each child will need their own form submitted. Thank you.
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.
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.