Sunday School

Sunday School

We love because he first loved us. John 4:19

The Sunday school movement began in Britain in the 1780s and spread to America in the 19th century. But the Sunday schools of that day were nothing like we have today; they were schools very much like our public schools today, only with the Bible as a core component. They were established to provide an elementary education on Sunday for children who were employed in factories, stores, and farms the rest of the week. Eventually, child labor laws were instituted and the institution of the public school was created, relegating religious instruction to the churches. The American Sunday School Union, a cross-denominational national organization founded in Philadelphia in 1824, published curricular materials and children's books that were used in many Sunday schools in that day.

The Bible does not mention the Sunday school. The idea of teaching, however, is present in the New Testament Greek word paideia and is translated “nurture” in Ephesians 6:4. This word is also translated “instruct” and “chastise” and has the idea of correction and instruction. This is also the purpose of the Word of God. We read in 1st Timothy 3:16-17 that the word of God is profitable for teaching (which is the meaning of the word doctrine), for reproof, for correction and instruction so that the believer is equipped to obey God.

Israel was instructed to teach their children the statutes of the Lord and the essence of that teaching is found in Deuteronomy 6:4-7: “Hear O Israel: The LORD our God is One LORD.” This is known as the Shema, which is the first word of verse four. Instructions to teach children are also found inDeuteronomy 4:10 and Deuteronomy 11:19. Throughout their history the Jews have conducted, and still conduct, the Yeshiva which is a school for teaching the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament. It usually began when the child was three to five years old and it was taught only to the boys. That is no longer true. It could be that the Sunday school, which evolved in the evangelical movement, is based upon the premise of the Yeshiva.

We need to remember that in the early years of the church, believers met in homes or caves or areas where they would not be discovered due to persecution. The teaching of God’s truth to children was the job of the parents and was done in the home. Sadly, this practice is no longer a priority in the homes of many believers, and many leave the instruction in God’s Word to the church and what we now call the Sunday school. But what is taught in Sunday school should only be a supplement to what is taught at home. The ideal situation is when the church and family work together to educate children in the faith.

Memory Lessons

Sunday school for preschool through high-school students takes place at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday. Memory work for each grade is prayerfully considered and compiled by the Education committee for children to build on each year and constructively learn the teachings of Martin Luther's Small Catechism, and instruction of God's Word, the Bible.

The Memory work pages are listed here as a resource for parents and children wanting to review.

The Preschool class focuses on learning The Lord's Prayer.

Sept. 12th

First Day of Sunday School

Sept. 19th (Lesson 3)

RALLY DAY

Sept. 26th (Lesson 4)

Intro to the Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven.

Oct. 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

Oct. 10th (Lesson 6)

The Lord's Prayer - 1st Petition

Hallowed be Thy name

Oct. 17th (Lesson 7)

 

Oct. 24th (Lesson 8)

 

Oct. 31st (Lesson 9)

The Lord's Prayer - 2nd Petition

Thy kingdom come

Nov. 7th (Lesson 10)

 

Nov. 14th (Lesson 11)

 

Nov. 21st (Lesson 12)

The Lord's Prayer - 3rd petition

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

Nov. 25th

THANKSGIVING DAY

 

Nov. 28th

Away in a manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

Dec. 5th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 12th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 19th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

Tentative Date for Christmas Program

Dec. 26th

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

 

Jan. 2nd (Lesson 5)

 

Jan. 9th (Lesson 6)

The Lord's Prayer - 4th Petition

Give us this day our daily bread

Jan 16th (Lesson 7)

 

Jan. 23rd (Lesson 8)

 

Jan. 30th (Lesson 9)

The Lord's Prayer - 5th Petition

And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Feb .6th (Lesson 10)

 

Feb. 13th (Lesson 11)

 

Feb. 20th (Lesson 12)

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Feb. 27th (Lesson 13)

 

March 6th (Lesson 1)

The Lord's Prayer - 6th Petition

And lead us not into temptation

March13th (Lesson 2)

 

March 20th (Lesson 3)

 

March 27th (Lesson 4)

The Lord's Prayer - 7th Petition

But deliver us from evil

April 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

April 10th (Lesson 6)

 

April 17th (Lesson 7)

PALM SUNDAY

Hosanna in the highest

April 24th (Lesson 8)

EASTER SUNDAY - No Sunday School

JESUS IS ALIVE

May 1st (Lesson 9)

The Lord's Prayer - Conclusion

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory, forever. Amen

May 8th (Lesson 10)

 

May 15th (Lesson 11)

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,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

May 22nd (Lesson 12)

Last Day of Sunday School

Kindergarten and first graders also focus on learning The Lord's Prayer.

Sept. 12th

First Day of Sunday School

Sept. 19th (Lesson 3)

RALLY DAY

Sept. 26th (Lesson 4)

Intro to the Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven.

Oct. 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

Oct. 10th (Lesson 6)

The Lord's Prayer - 1st Petition

Hallowed be Thy name

Oct. 17th (Lesson 7)

 

Oct. 24th (Lesson 8)

 

Oct. 31st (Lesson 9)

The Lord's Prayer - 2nd Petition

Thy kingdom come

Nov. 7th (Lesson 10)

 

Nov. 14th (Lesson 11)

 

Nov. 21st (Lesson 12)

The Lord's Prayer - 3rd petition

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

Nov. 25th

THANKSGIVING DAY

 

Nov. 28th

Away in a manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

Dec. 5th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 12th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 19th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

Tentative Date for Christmas Program

Dec. 26th

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

 

Jan. 2nd (Lesson 5)

 

Jan. 9th (Lesson 6)

The Lord's Prayer - 4th Petition

Give us this day our daily bread

Jan 16th (Lesson 7)

 

Jan. 23rd (Lesson 8)

 

Jan. 30th (Lesson 9)

The Lord's Prayer - 5th Petition

And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Feb .6th (Lesson 10)

 

Feb. 13th (Lesson 11)

 

Feb. 20th (Lesson 12)

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Feb. 27th (Lesson 13)

 

March 6th (Lesson 1)

The Lord's Prayer - 6th Petition

And lead us not into temptation

March13th (Lesson 2)

 

March 20th (Lesson 3)

 

March 27th (Lesson 4)

The Lord's Prayer - 7th Petition

But deliver us from evil

April 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

April 10th (Lesson 6)

 

April 17th (Lesson 7)

PALM SUNDAY

Hosanna in the highest

April 24th (Lesson 8)

EASTER SUNDAY - No Sunday School

JESUS IS ALIVE

May 1st (Lesson 9)

The Lord's Prayer - Conclusion

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory, forever. Amen

May 8th (Lesson 10)

 

May 15th (Lesson 11)

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,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

May 22nd (Lesson 12)

Last Day of Sunday School

Second- and third-graders focus on learning The Ten Commandments.

Sept. 12th (Lesson 2)

First day of Sunday School

Sept. 19th (Lesson 3)

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,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Sept. 26th (Lesson 4)

 

Oct. 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

Oct. 10th (Lesson 6)

First Commandment

You shall have no other gods

Oct. 17th (Lesson 7)

 

Oct. 24th (Lesson 8)

 

Oct. 31st (Lesson 9)

Second Commandment

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

Nov. 7th (Lesson 10)

 

Nov. 14th (Lesson 11)

 

Nov. 21st (Lesson 12)

Third Commandment

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Nov. 25th

THANKSGIVING DAY

 

Nov. 28th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 5th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 12th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 19th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

Tentative Date for Christmas Program

Dec. 26th

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

 

Jan. 2nd (Lesson 5)

 

Jan. 9th (Lesson6)

 

Jan. 16th (Lesson 7)

 

Jan. 23rd (Lesson 8)

Fourth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother.

Jan. 30th (Lesson 9)

 

Feb. 6th (Lesson 10)

 

Feb. 13th (Lesson 11)

Fifth Commandment

You shall not murder.

Feb. 20th (Lesson 12)

 

Feb. 27th (Lesson 13)

 

March 6th (Lesson 1)

Sixth Commandment

You shall not commit adultery.

March 13th (Lesson 2)

 

March 20th (Lesson 3)

Seventh Commandment

You shall not steal.

March 27th (Lesson 4)

 

April 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

April 10th (Lesson 6)

Eighth Commandment

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

April 17th (Lesson 7)

PALM SUNDAY

JESUS IS ALIVE

April 24th (Lesson 8)

EASTER SUNDAY - No Sunday School

 

May 1st (Lesson 9)

Ninth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor's house.

May 8th (Lesson 10)

 

May 15th (Lesson 11)

Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or his maidservant, his ox or donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

May 22nd (Lesson 12)

Last Day of Sunday School

Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders focus on learning the Apostles' Creed.

Sept. 12th (Lesson 2)

First Day of Sunday School

Sept. 19th

RALLY DAY

Sept. 26th (Lesson 4)

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,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Oct. 3rd (Lesson 5)

First Commandment

You shall have no other gods.

Oct. 10th (Lesson 6)

 

Oct. 17th (Lesson 7)

Second Commandment

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

Oct. 24th (Lesson 8)

 

October 31st (Lesson 9)

Third Commandment

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Nov. 7th (Lesson 10)

 

Nov. 14th (Lesson 11)

Fourth Commandment

Honor your Father and your Mother.

Nov. 21st (Lesson 12)

Fifth Commandment

You shall not murder.

Nov. 25th

THANKSGIVING DAY

 

Nov. 28th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 5th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 12th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

 

Dec. 19th

Christmas Program Rehearsal

Tentative Date for Christmas Program

Dec. 26th

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

 

Jan. 2nd (Lesson 5)

Sixth Commandment

You shall not commit adultery.

Jan. 9th (Lesson6)

 

Jan 16th (Lesson 7)

Seventh Commandment

You shall not steal.

Jan. 23rd (Lesson 8)

Eighth Commandment

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Jan. 30th (Lesson9)

 

Feb. 6th (Lesson 10)

Ninth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor's house.

Feb. 13th (Lesson 11)

 

Feb. 20th (Lesson 12)

Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or his maidservant, his ox or donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Feb. 27th (Lesson 13)

 

March 6th (Lesson 1)

What does Baptism give?

Baptism works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.

March 13th (Lesson 2)

 

March 20th (Lesson 3)

 

March 27th (Lesson 4)

1st Article - Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

April 3rd (Lesson 5)

 

April 10th (Lesson 6)

2nd Article - Apostles' Creed

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

April 17th (Lesson 7)

PALM SUNDAY

JESUS IS ALIVE

April 24th (Lesson 8)

EASTER SUNDAY - No Sunday School

 

May 1st (Lesson 9)

3rd Article - Apostles' Creed

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

May 8th (Lesson 10)

 

May 15th (Lesson 11)

 

May 22nd (Lesson 12)

Bible Games!!

Last Day of Sunday School

Seventh and Eighth graders continue study of the Bible in Confirmation with Luther's Catechism.