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6/28 "Trumpet" Stuffing 9:15 am
6/28 Prayer Group 6:30 pm
7/4 4th of July Office Closed
7/5 Office Closed
7/5 Prayer Group 6:30 pm
7/6 Book Club 6:30 pm
7/7 Office Closed
7/9 AM Choir 9 am
7/9 Summer SS 9 am
7/9 Youth Group 10:30 am
7/10 Retiree Brkfst 8:30 am
7/10 Council Mtg 7 pm
7/11 Staff Mtg 10 am
7/11 Vitality Mtg 6:30 pm
7/11 VBS Training 7 pm
7/12 Office Closed
7/12 Prayer Group 6:30 pm
7/15 Crafters Corner 9 am - 8:30pm
7/16 Summer SS 9am
7/17 VBS 6-8 pm
7/18 Staff Mtg 10 am
7/18 Oak Hill Terrace 3:15 pm
7/18 VBS 6-8 pm
7/19 Office Closed
7/19 VBS 6-8 pm
7/12 Office Closed
7/19 Prayer Group 6:30 pm
7/20 VBS 6-8 pm
7/21 VBS 5:30-8:30 pm
7/23 Summer SS 9 am
7/25 Staff Mtg 10 am
7/26 "Trumpet" Stuffing 9:15 am
7/26 Prayer Group 6:30 pm
7/28 Hot Dog Roast 6 pm
7/30 Summer SS 9 am

7/31 Wom Fellowship 6:30 pm


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  • 7/3 Office Closed - 4th of July holiday
  • 7/4 Parade (possible help handing out cookies/lemonade)
  • 7/8 Council Meeting
  • 7/11 Crafters Corners 9 am - 8 pm
  • 7/12 AM Choir performs 
  • 7/12 Summer Sunday school
  • 7/13 Senior Breakfast - 8:30 am
  • 7/13 VBS Begins and lasts through 7/17 -  6-8 pm
  • 7/19 Youth Group 10:00 am
  • 7/20 Trumpet Articles Due
  • 7/21 Regular Election
  • 7/21 Oak Hill Terrace 3:15pm
  • 7/26 Summer Sunday school 9 am
  • 7/29 Trumpet Stuffing 9:15 am
  • 8/2 Summer Sunday school - 9 am
  • 8/3 Women's Guild Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 8/7 - 8/8 Youth Mission Weekend 1 pm Fri - 8pm Sat
  • 8/9 Summer Sunday school - 9 am
  • 8/9 AM Choir performs
  • 8/9 Ugandan Kids Choir 7 pm
  • 8/10 Council Meeting 7 pm
  • 8/16 Last Summer Sunday school - 9 am
  • 8/16 Brewer's Game - tailgate after church for 1:10 game
  • 8/17 Trumpet Articles Due
  • 8/18 Andrew Club 2:45pm
  • 8/20 Youth Noah's Ark Trip - 8 am - 8:30 pm
  • 8/26 Trumpet Stuffing 9:15 am
  • 7/3 Office Closed - 4th of July holiday
  • 7/4 Parade (possible help handing out cookies/lemonade)
  • 7/8 Council Meeting
  • 7/11 Crafters Corners 9 am - 8 pm
  • 7/12 AM Choir performs 
  • 7/12 Summer Sunday school
  • 7/13 Senior Breakfast - 8:30 am
  • 7/13 VBS Begins and lasts through 7/17 -  6-8 pm
  • 7/19 Youth Group 10:00 am
  • 7/20 Trumpet Articles Due
  • 7/21 Regular Election
  • 7/21 Oak Hill Terrace 3:15pm
  • 7/26 Summer Sunday school 9 am
  • 7/29 Trumpet Stuffing 9:15 am
  • 8/2 Summer Sunday school - 9 am
  • 8/3 Women's Guild Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 8/7 - 8/8 Youth Mission Weekend 1 pm Fri - 8pm Sat
  • 8/9 Summer Sunday school - 9 am
  • 8/9 AM Choir performs
  • 8/9 Ugandan Kids Choir 7 pm
  • 8/10 Council Meeting 7 pm
  • 8/16 Last Summer Sunday school - 9 am
  • 8/16 Brewer's Game - tailgate after church for 1:10 game
  • 8/17 Trumpet Articles Due
  • 8/18 Andrew Club 2:45pm
  • 8/20 Youth Noah's Ark Trip - 8 am - 8:30 pm
  • 8/26 Trumpet Stuffing 9:15 am

Confirmation

Learning by Heart
Confirmation 2012-2013

Lord's Prayer (required)

Our Father who (which) art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever.  Amen

Glory Be (required)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, it now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.

Doxology (required)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host.  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost


Apostles’ Creed (This will be recited by the class while facing the congregation on the day of Confirmation in May)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    the Maker (Creator) of heaven and earth,
    and in Jesus Christ, His only (begotten) Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of (by) the Holy Spirit (Ghost),
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and (was) buried.
He descended into hell (hades). The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
    and sits (is seated) at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
    from thence (whence) He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Christian) church,
    the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body, and (the) life everlasting.
Amen.

From the following, pick 5 others


Names of the 12 disciples 

The original twelve disciples / apostles are listed in Matthew 10:2-4: "These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him."  

Psalm 23 (In any translation – the one most well-known is from the King James Version)

New Testament books:  See the table of contents in your Bibles. 

Ten Commandments (Located in two places in the Old Testament – Exodus 2:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

Simplified version:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any idols (or make anything you love into an object of worship)
3. You shall not make wrongful use of God’s name (shall not take God’s name in vain)
4. You shall honor your father and mother
5. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
6. You shall not murder
7. You shall not commit adultery
8. You shall not steal
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (this is not quite the same as “lying.”)
10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to someone else.

Luther’s Evening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

A choice of any other Psalm: The shortest psalms are, 15, 41, 54 (ignore the word “selah”), 93, 98, 100, 113, 117 (the very shortest!!!), 120, 121, 127, 128, 131,132,133 (these last three are the next shortest), 150 (the last psalm)

Heidelberg Catechism: Selected Questions and answers

Question 1. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Answer. That I am not my own,  but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

Question 22. What then must a Christian believe?
Answer. Everything God promises us in the gospel.        That gospel is summarized for us
      in the articles of our Christian faith—      a creed [Apostles’ Creed] beyond doubt,
      and confessed throughout the world.

Question 24. How are these articles of the Apostles’ Creed divided?
Answer: Into three parts; 
• the first is of God the Father, and our creation; 
• the second of God the Son, and our redemption; 
• the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification.

Question 26. What do you believe when you say, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth"?
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      who out of nothing created heaven and earth
      and everything in them,
      who still upholds and rules them
      by his eternal counsel and providence,    is my God and Father
      because of Christ his Son.

Question 29. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus", that is a Savior?
Answer: Because he saves us, and delivers us from our sins; 
and likewise, because we ought not to seek, 
neither can we find salvation in any other. 



 
Confirmation – 2012-2013.
Here is the information for this year:
• The Confirmation sessions will be held every other Sunday following worship and coffee hour (starting at about 10:30 and lasting one hour). Such things as special congregational meetings and holidays can interrupt this schedule. 
• The Memory Work requirements have been re-evaluated by the Christian Education committee. The major change to prior years is that a minimum of 6 memory items are required. Three that we say regularly in worship (Gloria Patri, Doxology and the Lord's Prayer) and three others of your choice from the list given to you. The Apostles’ Creed will also be recited while facing the Congregation on the day of Confirmation.
• Sermon Sheets: They will be done especially for each Sunday. So, the confirmands need to pick up a new sheet from a box on the table under the pictures of the ministers. 15 should be submitted by May 2nd.  For second year students, if you were over 10 sheets last year (that’s all that was required), the extra sheets will be added to your total for this year.
• Community Service: such as helping in Sunday School, waiting tables at various dinners, helping with work days, Sunday School Christmas Pageant practice, SouperBowl Sunday, and etc. Also, you can do work in your neighborhood and submit a voucher enclosed.  Working to feed the hungry such as the Fishes and Loaves project will also be included.  Fifteen (15) hours are required.
• We will provide an update about progress in January.
• An adult/parent should remain in the class through the whole session. This is mandated by the new “Safe Sanctuary” policy of E&R Church. These adults will take attendance, listen to memory work, and help keep order in the class.  The adult volunteer needs to stay until the last Confirmand is picked up.
• The curriculum for this year will be Credo from Cokesbury (United Methodist). 
Learning by Heart
Confirmation 2012-2013

Lord’s Prayer (required)

Our Father who (which) art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever.  Amen

Glory Be (required)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, it now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.

Doxology (required)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host.  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost


Apostles’ Creed (This will be recited by the class while facing the congregation on the day of Confirmation in May)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    the Maker (Creator) of heaven and earth,
    and in Jesus Christ, His only (begotten) Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of (by) the Holy Spirit (Ghost),
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and (was) buried.
He descended into hell (hades). The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
    and sits (is seated) at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
    from thence (whence) He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Christian) church,
    the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body, and (the) life everlasting.
Amen.

From the following, pick 5 others


Names of the 12 disciples 

The original twelve disciples / apostles are listed in Matthew 10:2-4: "These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him."  

Psalm 23 (In any translation – the one most well-known is from the King James Version)

New Testament books:  See the table of contents in your Bibles. 

Ten Commandments (Located in two places in the Old Testament – Exodus 2:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

Simplified version:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any idols (or make anything you love into an object of worship)
3. You shall not make wrongful use of God’s name (shall not take God’s name in vain)
4. You shall honor your father and mother
5. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
6. You shall not murder
7. You shall not commit adultery
8. You shall not steal
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (this is not quite the same as “lying.”)
10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to someone else.

Luther’s Evening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

A choice of any other Psalm: The shortest psalms are, 15, 41, 54 (ignore the word “selah”), 93, 98, 100, 113, 117 (the very shortest!!!), 120, 121, 127, 128, 131,132,133 (these last three are the next shortest), 150 (the last psalm)

Heidelberg Catechism: Selected Questions and answers

Question 1. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Answer. That I am not my own,  but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

Question 22. What then must a Christian believe?
Answer. Everything God promises us in the gospel.        That gospel is summarized for us
      in the articles of our Christian faith—      a creed [Apostles’ Creed] beyond doubt,
      and confessed throughout the world.

Question 24. How are these articles of the Apostles’ Creed divided?
Answer: Into three parts; 
• the first is of God the Father, and our creation; 
• the second of God the Son, and our redemption; 
• the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification.

Question 26. What do you believe when you say, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth"?
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      who out of nothing created heaven and earth
      and everything in them,
      who still upholds and rules them
      by his eternal counsel and providence,    is my God and Father
      because of Christ his Son.

Question 29. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus", that is a Savior?
Answer: Because he saves us, and delivers us from our sins; 
and likewise, because we ought not to seek, 
neither can we find salvation in any other. 



 
Confirmation – 2012-2013.
Here is the information for this year:
• The Confirmation sessions will be held every other Sunday following worship and coffee hour (starting at about 10:30 and lasting one hour). Such things as special congregational meetings and holidays can interrupt this schedule. 
• The Memory Work requirements have been re-evaluated by the Christian Education committee. The major change to prior years is that a minimum of 6 memory items are required. Three that we say regularly in worship (Gloria Patri, Doxology and the Lord's Prayer) and three others of your choice from the list given to you. The Apostles’ Creed will also be recited while facing the Congregation on the day of Confirmation.
• Sermon Sheets: They will be done especially for each Sunday. So, the confirmands need to pick up a new sheet from a box on the table under the pictures of the ministers. 15 should be submitted by May 2nd.  For second year students, if you were over 10 sheets last year (that’s all that was required), the extra sheets will be added to your total for this year.
• Community Service: such as helping in Sunday School, waiting tables at various dinners, helping with work days, Sunday School Christmas Pageant practice, SouperBowl Sunday, and etc. Also, you can do work in your neighborhood and submit a voucher enclosed.  Working to feed the hungry such as the Fishes and Loaves project will also be included.  Fifteen (15) hours are required.
• We will provide an update about progress in January.
• An adult/parent should remain in the class through the whole session. This is mandated by the new “Safe Sanctuary” policy of E&R Church. These adults will take attendance, listen to memory work, and help keep order in the class.  The adult volunteer needs to stay until the last Confirmand is picked up.
• The curriculum for this year will be Credo from Cokesbury (United Methodist). 
Learning by Heart
Confirmation 2012-2013

Lord’s Prayer (required)

Our Father who (which) art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever.  Amen

Glory Be (required)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, it now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.

Doxology (required)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host.  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost


Apostles’ Creed (This will be recited by the class while facing the congregation on the day of Confirmation in May)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    the Maker (Creator) of heaven and earth,
    and in Jesus Christ, His only (begotten) Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of (by) the Holy Spirit (Ghost),
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and (was) buried.
He descended into hell (hades). The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
    and sits (is seated) at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
    from thence (whence) He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Christian) church,
    the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body, and (the) life everlasting.
Amen.

From the following, pick 5 others


Names of the 12 disciples 

The original twelve disciples / apostles are listed in Matthew 10:2-4: "These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him."  

Psalm 23 (In any translation – the one most well-known is from the King James Version)

New Testament books:  See the table of contents in your Bibles. 

Ten Commandments (Located in two places in the Old Testament – Exodus 2:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

Simplified version:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any idols (or make anything you love into an object of worship)
3. You shall not make wrongful use of God’s name (shall not take God’s name in vain)
4. You shall honor your father and mother
5. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
6. You shall not murder
7. You shall not commit adultery
8. You shall not steal
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (this is not quite the same as “lying.”)
10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to someone else.

Luther’s Evening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

A choice of any other Psalm: The shortest psalms are, 15, 41, 54 (ignore the word “selah”), 93, 98, 100, 113, 117 (the very shortest!!!), 120, 121, 127, 128, 131,132,133 (these last three are the next shortest), 150 (the last psalm)

Heidelberg Catechism: Selected Questions and answers

Question 1. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Answer. That I am not my own,  but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

Question 22. What then must a Christian believe?
Answer. Everything God promises us in the gospel.        That gospel is summarized for us
      in the articles of our Christian faith—      a creed [Apostles’ Creed] beyond doubt,
      and confessed throughout the world.

Question 24. How are these articles of the Apostles’ Creed divided?
Answer: Into three parts; 
• the first is of God the Father, and our creation; 
• the second of God the Son, and our redemption; 
• the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification.

Question 26. What do you believe when you say, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth"?
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      who out of nothing created heaven and earth
      and everything in them,
      who still upholds and rules them
      by his eternal counsel and providence,    is my God and Father
      because of Christ his Son.

Question 29. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus", that is a Savior?
Answer: Because he saves us, and delivers us from our sins; 
and likewise, because we ought not to seek, 
neither can we find salvation in any other. 



 
Confirmation – 2012-2013.
Here is the information for this year:
• The Confirmation sessions will be held every other Sunday following worship and coffee hour (starting at about 10:30 and lasting one hour). Such things as special congregational meetings and holidays can interrupt this schedule. 
• The Memory Work requirements have been re-evaluated by the Christian Education committee. The major change to prior years is that a minimum of 6 memory items are required. Three that we say regularly in worship (Gloria Patri, Doxology and the Lord's Prayer) and three others of your choice from the list given to you. The Apostles’ Creed will also be recited while facing the Congregation on the day of Confirmation.
• Sermon Sheets: They will be done especially for each Sunday. So, the confirmands need to pick up a new sheet from a box on the table under the pictures of the ministers. 15 should be submitted by May 2nd.  For second year students, if you were over 10 sheets last year (that’s all that was required), the extra sheets will be added to your total for this year.
• Community Service: such as helping in Sunday School, waiting tables at various dinners, helping with work days, Sunday School Christmas Pageant practice, SouperBowl Sunday, and etc. Also, you can do work in your neighborhood and submit a voucher enclosed.  Working to feed the hungry such as the Fishes and Loaves project will also be included.  Fifteen (15) hours are required.
• We will provide an update about progress in January.
• An adult/parent should remain in the class through the whole session. This is mandated by the new “Safe Sanctuary” policy of E&R Church. These adults will take attendance, listen to memory work, and help keep order in the class.  The adult volunteer needs to stay until the last Confirmand is picked up.
• The curriculum for this year will be Credo from Cokesbury (United Methodist). 
Learning by Heart
Confirmation 2012-2013

Lord’s Prayer (required)

Our Father who (which) art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever.  Amen

Glory Be (required)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, it now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.

Doxology (required)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host.  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost


Apostles’ Creed (This will be recited by the class while facing the congregation on the day of Confirmation in May)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    the Maker (Creator) of heaven and earth,
    and in Jesus Christ, His only (begotten) Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of (by) the Holy Spirit (Ghost),
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and (was) buried.
He descended into hell (hades). The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
    and sits (is seated) at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
    from thence (whence) He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Christian) church,
    the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body, and (the) life everlasting.
Amen.

From the following, pick 5 others


Names of the 12 disciples 

The original twelve disciples / apostles are listed in Matthew 10:2-4: "These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him."  

Psalm 23 (In any translation – the one most well-known is from the King James Version)

New Testament books:  See the table of contents in your Bibles. 

Ten Commandments (Located in two places in the Old Testament – Exodus 2:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

Simplified version:
1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any idols (or make anything you love into an object of worship)
3. You shall not make wrongful use of God’s name (shall not take God’s name in vain)
4. You shall honor your father and mother
5. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
6. You shall not murder
7. You shall not commit adultery
8. You shall not steal
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (this is not quite the same as “lying.”)
10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to someone else.

Luther’s Evening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

A choice of any other Psalm: The shortest psalms are, 15, 41, 54 (ignore the word “selah”), 93, 98, 100, 113, 117 (the very shortest!!!), 120, 121, 127, 128, 131,132,133 (these last three are the next shortest), 150 (the last psalm)

Heidelberg Catechism: Selected Questions and answers

Question 1. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Answer. That I am not my own,  but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

Question 22. What then must a Christian believe?
Answer. Everything God promises us in the gospel.        That gospel is summarized for us
      in the articles of our Christian faith—      a creed [Apostles’ Creed] beyond doubt,
      and confessed throughout the world.

Question 24. How are these articles of the Apostles’ Creed divided?
Answer: Into three parts; 
• the first is of God the Father, and our creation; 
• the second of God the Son, and our redemption; 
• the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification.

Question 26. What do you believe when you say, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth"?
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      who out of nothing created heaven and earth
      and everything in them,
      who still upholds and rules them
      by his eternal counsel and providence,    is my God and Father
      because of Christ his Son.

Question 29. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus", that is a Savior?
Answer: Because he saves us, and delivers us from our sins; 
and likewise, because we ought not to seek, 
neither can we find salvation in any other. 



 
Confirmation – 2012-2013.
Here is the information for this year:
• The Confirmation sessions will be held every other Sunday following worship and coffee hour (starting at about 10:30 and lasting one hour). Such things as special congregational meetings and holidays can interrupt this schedule. 
• The Memory Work requirements have been re-evaluated by the Christian Education committee. The major change to prior years is that a minimum of 6 memory items are required. Three that we say regularly in worship (Gloria Patri, Doxology and the Lord's Prayer) and three others of your choice from the list given to you. The Apostles’ Creed will also be recited while facing the Congregation on the day of Confirmation.
• Sermon Sheets: They will be done especially for each Sunday. So, the confirmands need to pick up a new sheet from a box on the table under the pictures of the ministers. 15 should be submitted by May 2nd.  For second year students, if you were over 10 sheets last year (that’s all that was required), the extra sheets will be added to your total for this year.
• Community Service: such as helping in Sunday School, waiting tables at various dinners, helping with work days, Sunday School Christmas Pageant practice, SouperBowl Sunday, and etc. Also, you can do work in your neighborhood and submit a voucher enclosed.  Working to feed the hungry such as the Fishes and Loaves project will also be included.  Fifteen (15) hours are required.
• We will provide an update about progress in January.
• An adult/parent should remain in the class through the whole session. This is mandated by the new “Safe Sanctuary” policy of E&R Church. These adults will take attendance, listen to memory work, and help keep order in the class.  The adult volunteer needs to stay until the last Confirmand is picked up.
• The curriculum for this year will be Credo from Cokesbury (United Methodist). 


Our 2016 Confirmation Class graduated on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Congratulations to 
Jaida, Shannon, Sydney & Gabby!!

 Confirmation classes will begin again in September. Confirmation class is held upstairs in the Youth Room on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month following worship and coffee hour (approximately 10:30 and lasting one hour).


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·       The Memory Work requirements consist of a minimum of 6 required memory items. Three that we say regularly in worship (Gloria or Glory to God, Doxology and the Lord's Prayer) and three others of your choice from the list given to you. The Apostles’ Creed will also be recited while facing the Congregation on the day of Confirmation so that also needs to be learned by heart as best as you are able.

·       Worship Worksheets: They will be done by Pastor Jim especially for each Sunday. So, the confirmands need to pick up a new sheet from a box on the information table in the main Gathering Area. Fifteen (15) should be submitted by April 27th, 2014.  For second year students, if you were over 15 sheets last year, the extra sheets will be added to your total for this year. If you are present and Pastor Jim Is NOT, just sign a bulletin and place that in the box on the information table. (This includes summer worship).

·      Community Service: such as helping in Sunday School, waiting tables at various dinners, helping with work days, Sunday School Christmas Pageant practice, SouperBowl Sunday, and etc. Also, you can do work in your neighborhood such as babysitting for free and submit a voucher signed by the person you worked for.  Working to feed the hungry such as the Fishes and Loaves project will also be included.  Fifteen (15) hours are required over the course of the 9 months (summer hours can also count).

·       We will provide an update about progress in January.

·       An adult/parent should remain in the class through the whole session. This is mandated by the “Safe Sanctuarypolicy of E&R Church. These adults will take attendance, listen to memory work, and help keep order in the class.  One adult volunteer besides Pastor Jim, needs to stay until the last Confirmand is picked up. One adult should never be in the building alone with one child.


The following are the suggested things to learn  by heart

Lord's Prayer (required)

Our Father who (which) art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever.  Amen

Glory Be (required)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, it now and ever shall be, world without end, amen.

Doxology (required)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host.  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Apostles’ Creed (This will be recited by the class while facing the congregation on the day of Confirmation in May)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker (Creator) of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only (begotten) Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived of (by) the Holy Spirit (Ghost),
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and (was) buried.

He descended into hell (hades). The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven
and sits (is seated) at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from thence (whence) He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Christian) church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and (the) life everlasting.

Amen. 

From the following, pick 2 others

 Names of the 12 disciples

The original twelve disciples / apostles are listed in Matthew 10:2-4: "These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him." 

Psalm 23 (In any translation – the one most well-known is from the King James Version)

New Testament books:  See the table of contents in your Bibles.

Ten Commandments (Located in two places in the Old Testament – Exodus 2:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

 Simplified version:

1.     You shall have no other gods before me.

2.     You shall not make any idols (or make anything you love into an object of worship)

3.     You shall not make wrongful use of God’s name (shall not take God’s name in vain)

4.     You shall honor your father and mother

5.     Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

6.     You shall not murder

7.     You shall not commit adultery

8.     You shall not steal

9.     You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (this is not quite the same as “lying.”)

10.  You shall not covet anything that belongs to someone else.

 Luther’s Evening Prayer

  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night.  For into Your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.  Amen.

 A choice of any other Psalm: The shortest psalms are, 15, 41, 54 (ignore the word “selah”), 93, 98, 100, 113, 117 (the very shortest!!!), 120, 121, 127, 128, 131,132,133 (these last three are the next shortest), 150 (the last psalm)

 Heidelberg Catechism: Selected Questions and answers

  Question 1. What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Answer. That I am not my own,  but belong—body and soul, in life and in death— to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.

 Question 22. What then must a Christian believe?

Answer. Everything God promises us in the gospel. That gospel is summarized for us in the articles of our Christian faith— a creed [Apostles’ Creed] beyond doubt and confessed throughout the world.

  Question 24. How are these articles of the Apostles’ Creed divided?

Answer: Into three parts;

·         the first is of God the Father, and our creation;

·         the second of God the Son, and our redemption;

·         the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification.

Question 26. What do you believe when you say, "I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth"?

Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      who out of nothing created heaven and earth
      and everything in them,
      who still upholds and rules them
      by his eternal counsel and providence, is my God and Father
      because of Christ his Son.

Question 29. Why is the Son of God called "Jesus", that is a Savior?

Answer: Because he saves us, and delivers us from our sins; and likewise, because we ought not to seek, neither can we find salvation in any other.