Children's Ministries

Mission Statement

As a Lutheran congregation, we are committed to guiding children, from a biblical perspective, to learn, believe, and share God’s Word and the love of Christ.

 

 

Our Vision for Children:

  • That they will know Jesus Christ
  • That they will know God’s Word
  • That they will know themselves and grow in their own spiritual walk
  • That they are prepared, able and desire to share the love of Christ with others
  • That they will demonstrate their faith, as they mature, through good works

 

Sunday school for childrenWhat time is Sunday School and where is it located?


Sunday School for all children begins in Luther Hall, which is located on the west side of Turner Street (behind the main building). You can park in the main lot and walk over or park on Turner Street to drop your children off. Please sign young children in with the Children’s Ministry Team when you arrive in Luther Hall.

 

Sunday School Schedule

9:00 am – 9:15 am  Sunday School starts with breakfast between 9:00 and 9:15 AM. After that, the children separate into age appropriate classes.

9:15 am      The children will separate into age appropriate classes in Faith Hall

10:15 am    Class dismissal. Young children should be picked up from their classrooms in Faith Hall (in front of Luther Hall). Children should be signed out with their teacher before leaving. Middle School and High School students are dismissed to meet parents at a place of their choosing.

Please note:  Parents must sign children IN and OUT.  Children will not be released without a parent/guardian (18 years or older)

 

Is there nursery available for young children during the worship service?

Yes. The nursery is open for children ages 3 and under during all worship services (8:00 AM and 10:30 AM). It is located between the Sanctuary and the Family Life Center.

In addition, children who worship with their parents in the Sanctuary are welcome to join Children’s Church* the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays during the sermon. A nursery worker will gather the children from the Sanctuary before the sermon and escort them back when it’s finished.

When you arrive, please visit the Information Desk if you have any further questions or need assistance. For more information, contact Leslie Dominguez at leslie@stjohnlutheran.com

 

 

*Children’s Church: Children learning to Know, Grow and Show God’s Love

Sundays in February

When Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the great commandment …?” Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.   (Matthew 22:36-39)

This month’s theme is, “All You Need Is Love!” You do not want to miss it!

9:00 a.m. Breakfast in Luther Hall
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
9:30 a.m. Rotational Class time

 

 

Wednesdays in February

 

February 7: Valentine Care Packages (Service Project-Family Life Center) 6:30-7:30pm

February 14: ASH WEDNESDAY – No Children Activities, Worship at 6:30pm

February 21: LENT 1 – Following Worship: Parent & Child, Taking the Message Home Moment 7-7:30 pm in the Family Life Center

February 28: LENT 2 – Following Worship: Parent & Child, Taking the Message Home Moment 7-7:30 pm in the Family Life Center

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

 

First Communion Preparation

Preparation for 5th graders and parent/s along with any older students who have not yet received communion preparation. Sundays, 9:15 – 10:20 a.m. *The actual First Communion Celebration will be at the late traditional service on March 4.

February 18: The What and Why of Holy Communion with Pastor Waters (Luther Hall)

February 25: The Making of our Communion Bread (Luther Hall)

*March 4: How Do I Take Communion and Remembering Why with Pastor Mariola (Sanctuary)

 

 

Children’s Summer Bible Camp at Camp Chrysalis: June 24th – 29th

This camp is for those students who have (will)…

Completed First grade: Young’ns – This group arrives on Sunday the 24th and leaves noonish on Wednesday.

Completed 2nd & 3rd grade: Explorers – This group arrives on Sunday the 24th and leaves noonish on Friday.

Completed 4th grade: Yearlings – This group arrives on Sunday the 24th and leaves noonish as well on Friday.

REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://crosstrails.org/summer-camp/register
REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD.

Questions? Contact Marissa Klein; 210-393-4653 or mlmklein03@yahoo.com

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