Youth Education and Fellowship
Elementary Sunday School
Students in Pre-K (age 3) through 5th grade gather on Zoom in between worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:30am for a spiritual, musical, and educational experience beginning September 19th, 2021. In this parent-led class, youth will engage in exploring Biblical stories and parables that follow along with the weekly Gospel reading in worship. Youth will also read scripture, discuss spiritual topics, and create various crafts to study God’s Word in an age appropriate manner. For those desiring a fully remote Sunday School experience please contact Lisa White or the church office to ensure at-home Sunday School kit(s) will be assembled for all interested families. Delivery and pick up options are also available.
First Communion Class
Our Lord’s continues to have an active Confirmation class of 6th, 7th and 8th graders meeting Sunday mornings at 9:15am throughout the school year from September through May. Parents are also invited to participate in class. The interaction with the confirmands and the adults encourages healthy discussion and has created a dynamic where both the youth and the adults are learning from each other. Class materials used include the “Faith “Inkubators: The Living Scripture” curriculum, supplemental Power Point presentations, and the Lutheran Study Bible NRSV. The Confirmation leaders and guides frequently contribute images, movie clips, and other demonstrations to add to the lesson plans.
Outside of class, confirmands volunteer within the church as acolytes during worship and help prepare for church events such as the Sunday School Rally Day. Outside of Our Lord’s, our confirmands also attend field trips in the St Louis area and volunteer at the Spirit of Sharing Soup Kitchen in Collinsville, IL. For more information, please contact Ed Foppe.
High School Sunday School
Vacation Bible School
Each Wednesday evening in July, Our Lord's youth, from PreK (age 3) through 5th grade, are invited to gather from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, to explore and develop deeper relationships with Jesus and with each other during Vacation Bible School (VBS). This experience of faith foundation takes place over 4 Wednesdays in July and includes games, crafts, storytelling, a study scripture verse, songs, and snacks. Each VBS session is held both outdoors on Our Lord's grounds and in our Life Center fellowship hall. Advanced registration is available. All recommended national and local COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed and for any further questions, please contact the church office or Lisa White.
Our Lord's High School Youth Group
This high school fellowship group is currently parent-led and meets one Sunday evening each month. They gather in the Worship Center fellowship hall while having dinner, engaging in meaningful discussion, participating in group bonding activities, and planning service projects for the greater church and community. Friends are encouraged to visit. The first meeting date will be announced shortly.
As part of the High School Youth Group, each member may participate in intermittent fund raising events to then attend the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis MN from July 24th-28th, 2022. This amazing, spiritual, awe-inspiring gathering of over 30,000 ELCA high school youth is an incredible event of service, fellowship, worship, and faith formation. Throughout the week young people are enriched, challenged, and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives as they love and serve God - eternal and “boundless.” For more information, please contact Rhonda Comrie.