Confirmation classes are held for Grades 7-8 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 beginning in September and ending in May. Students learn about the books of the bible and study Luther’s Small Catechism which includes learning the chief parts of Christian doctrine:
- The Ten Commandments
- The Apostle’s Creed
- The Lord’s Prayer
- The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
- The Office of the Keys and Confession
- The Sacrament of the Altar
First-year students are taught by a rotating slate of Church Elders. Second-year students are taught by Pastor Evandro Kopper. Students completing instruction are invited to be received into communicant membership on Confirmation Sunday which is held in the spring of every year.
If you have a son or daughter who wishes to be confirmed in the Lutheran faith, please contact our church secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 796-2735 for further details.
Confirmands are also taught to serve as acolytes during worship services. This type of service has been a tradition since the early Christian church though some say that acolytes have an even longer history – that Samuel, who assisted Eli in the Old Testament Temple was really the first acolyte. The word acolyte means “attendant” or “one who helps” and you will see our young acolytes lighting the candles, carrying the cross and performing a number of important functions before, during, and at the close of worship service.
For a current Acolyte schedule please see the Bulletin Board.