Friday, November 14, 2014

Upcoming First Communion Classes and Celebrations

In the month of December, four First Communion confirmation class times will be made available for any baptized youth whose parents have discerned that their children are ready to receive the Lord’s Supper for the first time. These dates and times for class are December 3, 2:30-3:30pm; December 3, 5-6pm; December 10, 2:30-3:30pm; & December 10, 5-6 pm. All classes will be held in the sanctuary.

As St. John’s Church Council has supported and endorsed the practice of baptized members of any age being able to receive communion after mutual conversation and instruction between the child, parent(s), and pastor(s), these confirmation classes are open to children and adults of any age. Attendance is required at only one of the four scheduled class opportunities. Families must RSVP their intent on attending a class no later than noon of the day of the class by calling the church office (402-371-1985). If these times do not work for a family, Pastor Justin will happily schedule a personalized time as scheduling allows. As we review how God loves us and that God feeds us, using stories from the Spark Story Bible, we will follow an hour-long slide show, while students practice and learn how communion is received at St. John’s and other churches.

Baptized children of God at St. John's who attend a December confirmation class will be invited to receive First Communion at any one of the three worship services on the weekend of December 13/14. If this weekend does not work for a family, please be in conversation with Pastor Justin or Pastor David to discuss other options.

We look forward to celebrating First Communion with the families of those baptized young people who will be taking part in the Lord's Supper for the first time.

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