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What Is Confirmation?
“Confirmation” is a rite developed by the Church. Lutherans do not hold it as a sacrament. At confirmation, a baptized person publicly “confirms” their faith at the Lord’s altar. (Unbaptized persons are traditionally baptized at their time of their confirmation.)
In every case, confirmation involves some form of instruction. Lutherans base their confirmation instruction on Luther’s Small Catechism. The oldest catechism still in use, Luther’s Small Catechism taught six essential areas of faith (“chief parts”). These include…
1) How Christians Live (The Ten Commandments)
2) Who God Is (The Apostles’ Creed)
3) How to Pray (The Lord’s Prayer)
4) How to Forgive and Be Forgiven (The Office of The Keys and Confession)
5) What Baptism Is (Holy Baptism)
6) What The Lord’s Supper Is and Does (The Lord’s Supper)
As important as confirmation is, the ritual of confirmation is not as important as the development of faith which confirmation strives. Confirmation’s goal is to encourage, by God’s Word and Holy Spirit, a growing, dynamic, life-long expression of faith which endures until we receive the “crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).
There are no classes today in observance of Memorial Day. We thank God for the men and women who sacrificed their life to protect the freedoms we enjoy. We pray for their families who still mourn their passing and hope they find the peace that comes through our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
We are so happy your child is a student in our school. We have seen them grow in so many ways this year. We hope you have a wonderful summer vacation and we’ll see you in the fall!
More information coming soon!