Sunday School Students

Teaching children about the love of God in Jesus Christ and training them in the ways of living according to God’s word is a primary responsibility of parents.  St. John’s stands ready to help by offering a year-round Sunday School program.  All children 3-years-old through 8th grade are invited to participate–they do not even have to be church members.  Parents may simply bring their kids to any Sunday School session to register or call the church office ahead of time.

In-person Sunday School sessions resumed on Sunday, October 11.

Sessions meet from 9:15 to 10:05am

(Note the change in the ending time!)

NEW PROCEDURES:

Before Coming to Sunday School:

  • Parents must be certain that their child is not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  If any symptoms are present no one in the family should come to Sunday School.

Arriving at Sunday School:

  • Masks must be worn while in the church building by all persons 6 years old and up.
  • Social distancing of at least six feet between families must be maintained.
  • Please do not arrive too early, but we do want to start on time.
  • Sunday School sessions will be held in the fellowship hall, NOT in the education wing. Doors to the education wing will remain locked.  Therefore, persons should use the door by the offices (2nd NE) to enter the building.  Alternatively, use the side doors from the west parking lot.
  • Go to the Check-In Table in the fellowship hall. There students’ attendance will be marked, and a one-time confirmation of contact information will be made.
  • Each student (and parents may do so, too) should EITHER wash their hands with soap and water in a bathroom OR use hand sanitizer on the Check-In Table.
  • Students should take a place on the floor of the fellowship hall. Places will be marked and appropriately distanced.  Siblings may sit together.  Students are not be walking or running around.

 Sunday School Sessions:

  • For the time being we are NOT planning to have individual classes. For the first four weeks Pastor Justin will lead a whole-group devotion and lesson.  At the conclusion of that presentation students will be divided by age to go to tables to work on age-appropriate activities or crafts.
  • Tables and chairs are properly spaced. The youngest children will use short tables set up in the Sunday School room across from the youth room. Various adults will direct this part of the session.

Leaving Sunday School:

  • Parents must pick up their children in the fellowship hall at 10:05. At that time, the youngest students will come back to the fellowship hall to meet parents.  Other students will be dismissed individually from their tables to meet parents.  Please remember to continue social distancing.
  • Consider washing hands or using hand sanitizer once again.

NOTES: 

No advance registration is required to attend Sunday School, as there is to attend worship services.

We will again participate in the Young Investors Club of Lutheran Church Extension Fund.  Stamps will be sold prior to the beginning of the Sunday School session beginning October 25.  Katrina Kumfer will handle the sales.

High School Students

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.     2 Timothy 3:14-17

Among Satan’s temptations to High School students is the one that says they do not need to continue learning about God after they are confirmed.  Some think they have “graduated” from learning God’s word.

In fact, the High School years are some of the very most important years for young people to be in God’s truth.  Life is changing so fast, individually and for the society, that the solid foundation of God’s word is critical for life–daily and eternal.

All high school students are encouraged to continue studying God’s Word and its application to life by joining our Director of Christian Education, Dave Erickson, as he teaches the Sunday Morning Youth Bible study at 9:15am in the youth room. Students will be challenged and enlightened.  Questions will be answered and students will be prepared to meet the challenges and joys of adult life.