Sunday School

Sunday School

Age 3 through Grade 6

If you are already registered for Sunday School, a schedule and announcements are maintained on the SPARK Sunday School site. Your login ID is your email address and the password your account was set up with is FaithLutheran1. If you changed your personal password and have forgotten it, you can have the SPARK site email it to you. Contact our Sunday School directors to sign-up for a new account.

Immediately following the Pastor’s children’s message during Sunday worship services, students proceed to their Sunday School classes for special activities and a Christian lesson. Classes are offered during all three worship services, 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM, from September through June. There is no charge and ALL children are welcome.

Our goal is to excite our students and their families to learn and to live the foundations of our faith through:

  • Engaging in hands-on Bible study
  • Learning basic Christian/Lutheran beliefs
  • Experiencing the fellowship of a supportive Christian community
  • Participating in Christian service to others

Each year we select a new theme for our Sunday School year. Weekly classes and special lessons reinforce this theme and impart important Christian values to our students.


Foundations of Faith

Our children also learn important “Foundations of Faith” each year. We provide all our families with “Foundations of Faith” binders to help support learning at home. If your family does not have a binder, please contact our director. The following key components are expected from the respective grade levels of our students:

Prayers
First the seed and then the grain
Thank you God for sun and rain
First the flour and then the bread
Thank you God that we are fed
Thank you God for all your care
Help us all to share and share
Amen
God is great
God is Good
Let us thank Him for this food
By His hands we are well fed
We thank Him for our daily bread
Amen
God is great
God is Good
Let us thank Him for this food
Amen
We love our bread we love our butter
But most of all we love each other
Amen
God is great
God is Good
Let us thank Him for this food
By His hands we all are led
Thank you for our daily bread
Amen
Come Lord Jesus be our guest
Let these gifts to us be blessed
Amen
The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who
trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil

For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
forever and ever
Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who
trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil

For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory
forever and ever
Amen.

The Church Year

The church year represents the life and teachings of Jesus and focuses on two events in Jesus' life - his birth and resurrection.

  • Advent - The year begins with Advent. The color for this season is blue which stands for hope.
  • Christmas Day - Advent ends on Christmas Day. The color for Jesus' birthday is white. This color stands for gladness, light and joy.
  • Epiphany - Following Christmas is the season of Epiphany. The color is green which stands for living, growing and learning. The stories of the season show us how Jesus revealed himself to the people as the Son of God.
  • Lent - The season following Epiphany begins with Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday the color is either black or nothing at all. This is the first day of Lent. The color for Lent is purple meaning solemn, somber.
  • Holy Week - Lent ends with Palm Sunday. The color for this day and all the days through Maundy Thursday (the night of the Last Supper) is red. It all changes on the next day - Good Friday - the day Jesus was crucified, when we use black or nothing at all.
  • Easter - This all leads to Easter which is the highest point of the year, the day Jesus was raised from the dead. The color for this day, like Christmas, is white.
  • Pentecost - Fifty days after Easter is Pentecost. This brings the Easter season to an end. The color for Pentecost is red. This is the day that the Holy Spirit of God came to move throughout the world and within us, and still does today and every day.
  • Sundays After Pentecost - For the following months, the Sundays will be called the Sundays after Pentecost. It is a long season which uses the color green.
  • Christ The King - The last Sunday of the church year. The color for Christ the King is white, the same as the other festivals of Jesus. After Christ the King - you start back at Advent.
Books of the Bible
PENTATEUCH/TORAH
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
HISTORY
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
I, II Samuel
I, II Kings
I, II Chronicles
Ezra
HYMNBOOK
Psalms
WISDOM LITERATURE
Job
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
MAJOR PROPHETS
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
MINOR PROPHETS
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obdiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
GOSPELS
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
LETTERS TO
Romans
I,II Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
I,II Thessalonians
I,II Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
LETTERS BY
James
I,II Peter
I,II,III John
Jude
HISTORY
Acts of the Apostles
THE FUTURE
Revelations
The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary
He suffered under Pontius Pilate
was crucified, died, and was buried
He descended into hell
On the third day he rose again
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father
He will come again to judge the living and the dead
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting
Amen

The Ten Commandments
  1. I am the Lord your God
  2. Thou shalt have no other gods before me
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
  5. Honor thy father and thy mother
  6. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery
  7. Thou shalt not steal
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife
    or his manservant
    or his maidservant
    or his cattle
    or anything that is your neighbor's
Martin Luther

Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. His teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions, as well as the course of Western civilization.

Luther's Major Contribution to Christian Beliefs

He believed in justification by Faith: people receive God's divine gift of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through Faith. Sins are forgiven by the SHEER MERCY of God. Luther objected to indulgences (buying the Church favors such as forgiveness of sins) and critiqued their use by nailing 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany on October 31, 1517.

Luther's Most Famous Hymn

A MIGHTY FORTRESS US OUR GOD
A SWORD AND SHIELD VICTORIOUS
HE BREAKS THE CRUEL OPPRESSOR'S ROD
AND WINS SALVATION GLORIOUS
THE OLD SATANIC FOE
HAS SWORN TO WORK US WOE
WITH CRAFT AND DREADFUL MIGHT
HE ARMS HIMSELF TO FIGHT
ON EARTH HE HAS NO EQUAL

Luther's Timeline

Born: 1483
Ordained: 1507
Earned PhD: 1511
The Ninety-five Theses: 1517
Translated Bible: 1523
Died: 1546