Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Upcoming Confirmation Events

Confirmands of St. John's will be confirmed this coming Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the 11 a.m. worship service. These students are:

Mercedes Barg
Marcus Echtenkamp
Kelsey Eisenmann
Kelsey English
Chloe Fischer
Jacob Miller
Jacob Pedersen
Emily Schwanebeck

These students' Affirming Faith Projects are being featured on St. John's facebook page throughout this week, and will be on display at St. John's this weekend.

St. John’s tradition of Van Allen Classic Portraits taking pictures of St. John’s confirmands will take place this Wednesday, April 29, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Families are asked to please make your order decisions ahead of time, and bring the envelope and payment with you. Following our portrait setting, we will do a rehearsal/run-through of Confirmation Sunday, staying until everyone knows what we're doing.

Confirmation Sunday is a morning filled with a variety of celebrations at St. John’s. All are invited to come and enjoy this special day! Confirmands are asked to join the congregation in the fellowship hall at 9:45 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and a special cake, so that St. John’s members can greet and celebrate with the confirmands. At 10:30 a.m., confirmands will be asked to gather in the Heritage Lounge to dress in their robes & stoles, and have parents & others make sure everyone is looking good.

At the beginning of the 11 a.m. worship service, the confirmands will process in from the narthex and sit together as a group in the front of the worship space for the duration of the service. In the midst of the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism, parents, sponsors, and other family will be invited to come forward and lay hands on their confirmand as we ask God’s blessing upon each of them.  Concluding the worship service, confirmands are welcome to take informal pictures in and around the church as they so desire. Pictures & video during the service are also fine: just be sure to have your flash turned off!

We look forward to celebrating Confirmation Sunday at St. John's! We hope you can join us!

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