Youth Confirmation

Mission of Youth Confirmation

The intent of Confirmation instruction at St. Paul is threefold;

  • to provide a nurturing atmosphere where young people will grow spiritually and are inspired to commit to the Christian faith and fellowship, after Confirmation
  • to assist parents in instructing children in the Christian faith as revealed in the Bible, and
  • to bond students and families in relationship to Jesus Christ and to one another

We learn the Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther. This catechism consists of key portions of the Bible, along with the Apostles’ Creed. Each section has a brief explanation written by Dr. Luther.

The six chief parts of the Small Catechism are:

  1. The Ten Commandments
  2. The Apostles’ Creed
  3. The Lord’s Prayer
  4. The Sacrament of Baptism
  5. The Office of the Keys, and Confession
  6. The Sacrament of the Altar

Important dates in 2017-2018

Confirmation Week

There will be an orientation on August 20 after the 11am Divine Service.
The confirmation week is an intensive learning experience where strong relationships are formed.
August 21 – 9am-12pm
August 22 – 9am-4pm (This day will include lunch and challenge course activities)
August 23 – 9am-12pm
August 24 – 9am-12pm
August 25 – 9am-12pm

Orientation

August 20 – Orientation at 12:15pm

Sunday Nights

We will meet on Sunday nights in the fall and the spring 6:30pm-8:00pm
Students and Parents will meet separately during the Fall Sunday night meetings.
Students only will meet during the Spring Sunday night meetings.

September 10, Sunday, 6:30 -8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

September 17, Sunday, 6:30 -8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

September 24, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

October 1, Sunday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

RETREAT: October 6-8, Confirmation retreat at Camp Arcadia

October 8  (No class)

October 15 (No class)

October 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

October 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

November 5, Sunday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

November 12, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students and parents meet separately)

 

Retreat: January 12-14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Friday evening through 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon 

 

January 21, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

January 28,  Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

February 4, no class – Superbowl

February 11, Sunday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

April 8, Sunday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

April 15, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

April 22, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

Individual interviews will take place between April 22-27, 2018 with Second year confirmands.

April 29, Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (students only)

Retreats

October 6-8, 2017 – We will attend Camp Arcadia as a confirmation group
January 12-14, 2018 – We will have a winter retreat

Interviews and Rite of Confirmation

Interviews will take place during the two weeks prior to the Rite of Confirmation on the first Sunday in May.
The Rite of Confirmation will occur on May 6, 2018, during the 11am Divine Service

Sermon Outlines

Each Sunday sermon outline forms are available on the wall near the door to the sacristy (or you can download them Sermon Notes and print your own). Parents may help with these.

Holy Huddle

Every Sunday during the Education Hour at 9:45am we provide a meaningful learning experience for the confirmation students in the Activity Center.

Memory Work

Scripture calls us to “write them, my teaching, my commandments, and truth on the tablet of your heart” (Prov. 3:1-3). We’ll begin by writing them on our brains! Memory assignments will be given and tested.


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