With the completion of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Student Centerâ€™s renovations and the education wing in 2003, our ministry with children has finally had a more permanent home.
Led by the pastors, Catechism instruction for Grades 7-8 occurs from 9:15-10:15 a.m., (during the academic year, the first Sunday after Labor Day through the first Sunday in June).
Our well-equipped Nursery is staffed on Sundays. Parents may bring their infant and preschool children to the Nursery during the first part of the worship service and gather them up again to join the community when we receive Holy Communion. The audio of the service is piped into the Nursery, so it is not isolated from the worship that the rest of the community is offering.
During worship children often help the ushers, are involved in a particular aspect of the worship, or gather to hear â€œwords for young Christians.â€ They are invited to come forward for a blessing if they are not yet receiving Holy Communion. Communion instruction is given in Grade 4, and First Communions are often celebrated at that time, although children may receive the bread and cup at a younger age with the permission of their parents.