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Sunday School

The Sunday School begins at 9:30 am with an opening service. In which the children participate in; as acolyte, reading of the prayer of the day, the gospel and the collecting of the offering. The children also recite the Confession, the Lords Prayer and sing the Doxology at our opening service. Then they go to their classrooms to learn the lesson that the teachers have prepared. Each child works towards getting a Wall of Fame medal. If a child can recite; The Lords Prayer, The Ten Commandments and The Apostles Creed they will received a beautiful medal

engraved with their name on it and their picture goes on the Wall of Fame bulletin board. In 2009, Two students received a medal and the Wall of Fame still continues to be in affect.

The Sunday School teachers teach God's word with a fun filled curriculum called "Spark". Every Bible lesson is taught in four steps. 1. Gather: Welcome children and prepare them to hear the Bible story 2. Open the Bible and explore the story in interactive, age appropriate ways. 3. Activate Faith: Try a variety of multisentory activities that integrate Bible learning with life. 4: Send: Come together for a brief lesson wrap up and closing prayer. Every age-level has a Bible learning goal specific for that age. Our Sunday school begins with Pre-Kindergarten (age 3-4) and goes to Seventh grade. Then the 8th grade students go to Confirmation Class with Pastor Alex. During the year the 2nd grade students will attend First Communion class with Pastor Alex and go on to receive their First communion with a beautiful service.

Some of the fun Sunday School activities that are done are: In September- Rally Day, the first day of Sunday School- This year we started off the year with a carnival, with games and prizes. October- Pumpkin picking for annual Harvest Festival. November- Advent Craft Sunday. December- Our Annual Christmas Pageant-loved by the children and parents! In the spring we start the Lenten season with a craft Sunday. Then Easter Sunday, we have the annual Egg Hunt in the Memorial garden (Another favorite!) Trinity Sunday, we make pretzels and serve them at a fellowship hour And then in June, the last day of Sunday School we have our Moving up ceremony.

Anyone interested in joining can enroll their child at any time of the year. Just come down to the Knotty pine room.

Upcoming Events:

February 21 : First Sunday of Lent Craft Day
February 28 : Easter Cottage Collection Begins- Collect food items for the New Life Center, so Easter Baskets could be made for the needy
March 28th : Palm Sunday- Children join Palm Sunday Processional in church
April 4th : Easter Egg Hunt after both services in the Memorial garden

Bible Verse

“He himself is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together."

Colossians 1:17

St. John's Memorial Fund

Donations to the Memorial Fund can be sent directly to:

The St John's Memorial Fund
St John's Lutheran Church
13 Blake Avenue,
Lynbrook, NY 11563

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