What about infants and young children in worship? Jesus says, “Let the infants and little children come to me.” We believe, as Scripture teaches, that babies need and can have faith, which receives the forgiveness of sins. That’s why we baptize them. Faith is created and nurtured by God’s Word from cradle to grave. Jesus wants you and your children in worship with Him. Yes, children can be noisy, but that’s okay. I’m sure when Jesus preached to and fed the 5,000 men, plus women and children, there was noise too. Yes, the church is a reverent place, but never stuffy and unwelcoming. It takes time to train and teach children how to follow along in the service. So, don’t fret about it, just bring your children to Jesus. We also have available Children’s bulletins that help the K-6th ages follow along with the service. .
Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Luke 18:15-16 ESV
A two-year program of instruction for youth, starting around 5th grade, leading toward confirmation and communicant membership. The primary textbooks are Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism. For more information, speak with our pastor or Board of Elders.
We also offer other opportunities periodically for adults, youth and children, such as: conferences, retreats, book clubs, monthly Bible studies, community service projects, Sunday school, and Vacation Bible School. See our Newsletter for current information.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Eph. 6:4
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Eph. 6:1–3Martin Luther, The Small Catechism