Sunday School and Confirmation registration is open! Click below for the forms
All decisions about in-person events are made within guidelines given by the CDC and MN Dept. of Health, along with guidelines given by our Bishop and the ELCA.
We have made the decision to have Confirmation groups meet via ZOOM at this time.
Here is the link/see below for the schedule.
Meeting ID: 519 114 0024
St. John Zoom Rules= we want to see you [cameras on]
you may use a virtual background [church appropriate]
Students will meet via ZOOM one time a month for Confirmation. Here at church, we are practicing "Grace & Space" for families, as we all navigate the "new normal" with Covid19. That means, while we continue to know how important Spiritual growth and learning is, we know how important being together is, and we know how vital a strong faith foundation is for life; and we also know that families are struggling with a lot this year.
While students will be only meeting one time a month, we hope you will continue to seek out ways to build up faith at home. After all---home participation in the faith life is the #1 predictor of life-long faith. If it is important in the home...it will be important to them in the future. If they don't see you nurturing your own faith and participating in the life of the church; you can not expect them to cherish or value it in theirs.
If faith is nourished and valued in the home, children are much more likely to grow up with strong spiritual roots. But! That doesn't just happen. Families need to build faith with time, habits, and rituals to make faith active and important in every day ways. Please make our St. John Faith5 practice of: every home, every family, every night a part of your family routine [more info at the bottom of this page]. It's something small we can all do to make a HUGE impact!
Along with meeting once a month via ZOOM, we expect some confirmation work, bible reading and continued prayer life to happen at home.
7th Graders will meet the first Wednesday of each month.
8th Graders will meet the second Wednesday of each month.
9th Graders will meet the third Wednesday of each month.
Confirmation meetings take place on the above Wednesdays from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM, with worship following from 7-7:15 PM. We follow the Elk River School District calendar. We also follow their schedule for cancelations. If there is no school or an early release on a given Wednesday: there will not be a confirmation class night that evening.
We are so excited and feel blessed to be a part of your families faith growth! Please see the confirmation schedule to the side, and click below for the St. John calendar.
Sunday School Rally Day/Open House September 12th!
Classes begin September 20, 2021
We are excited to see our Sunday School students back in person this year! We believe that our children grow in their faith best when they can connect and learn in person. Knowing that our youngest church members are not yet able to be vaccinated against COVID, and in keeping with CDC and American Academy of Pediatric guidelines, we recommend that our students wear a mask when they gather for Sunday School.
However, though encouraged, masks are not required at this time.