Emmons Lutheran Church offers Christian Education programs for people of all ages to study the Bible and grow in our Christian faith and our understanding of God’s unchanging Word. Some of these opportunities are listed below. Keep watch on this page for new opportunities.
Emmons Lutheran Church offers Sunday School each Sunday morning at 10:15 am for children pre-school-8th grade. Our Rally Day for 2022-2023 is September 11th. Come and meet your Sunday School teacher and join us for a picnic potluck with inflatables and carnival games following worship! Lunch will begin at 11:00 am. Our Sunday School classes will resume on Sunday, September 18th at 10:15 am.
The Confirmation ministry of Emmons Lutheran Church is a two-year program for youth in 7th and 8th grades which involves an intense study of the basic doctrines of Scripture and the Christian Faith. We utilize Sola Publishing Confirmation Series, Egermeier Bible Story Book, and Luther’s Small Catechism as our guides. In addition to classwork, students are given opportunities to put their faith to work through service projects, activities, and fellowship in addition to service within the congregation by serving as acolytes in our worship services, and in other areas in the life of the congregation.
We will kick off Confirmation this year on September 7th, 2022 at 6-7 pm with class and pizza, followed by Java and Jesus from 7:30 – 9 pm at Swallow Coffeehouse. Classes will resume meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8 pm on September 14th, 2022 in the Confirmation Room, with Pastor Henkel and Mr. Nate Sletten co-teaching. We will also be incorporating a supper-time pizza option for any student that would like to attend from 6-6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings when we are in the classroom.
2022-2023 Confirmation Orientation will be on August 24th, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Large Social Hall.
Faith Statement Sunday will be April 23rd, 2023.
Affirmation of Baptism Sunday is April 30, 2023.
High School Bible Study
Beginning August 7th, we will be starting a new Bible Study Series on “Better Than One” by Dhati Lewis. The study will consist of 4 sessions meeting on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm at the Parsonage.
Growing up, we started friendships with a game of tag or hide-and-go-seek. But in high school, things get complicated. Cliques can feel like the real-life version of getting picked last for dodgeball—the cool kids pick each other, and the rest slump in the corner, forgotten. Even worse, social media rules the hallways. Our popularity depends on the amount of “likes” our latest picture earned, the number of retweets we get, and how many people viewed our Snapchat story. People crowd around us online and at school, but many of us still feel lonely. Depressed, even. Some of us feel so excluded that we don’t see the need for friends at all.
It’s time for a reality check: we need friends. Not just hang-out friends, but good friends who love, encourage, and challenge us.
Pastor Dhati Lewis unpacks true biblical friendship. He teaches students how God created us to need people and challenges students to choose godly friends. You’ll also watch real-life stories of other teens who struggle with the realities of friendship. This study will empower teens to build solid friendships, to show kindness to nonbelievers, and to be a good friend.
Adult Bible Study
What does it mean to be blessed? And, more importantly, how do we become someone who is blessed? The kind of life God is calling us to may not look the way we imagined, but it will be better than we could have hoped. In this eight-session series, we will study the Beatitudes and learn what it means to live in the kingdom of God. Through Jesus’s teaching, we will learn what the blessed life really looks like.
Starting September 6th, the Tuesday Night Bible Study group will be diving into “The Beatitudes.” Join us for Supper starting at 6 pm and Bible Study starting at 7 pm. Childcare is provided.
What do Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection mean for my life, death, and resurrection? In Romans, Paul—one of Christianity’s first theologians—sets out to answer that question. Tracing numerous threads through the Old Testament, Paul shows how Jesus’ death on the cross draws together humanity’s collective failures and transforms them into a rich tapestry. Follow the threads and find your place in the story God is weaving.
Starting September 7th, the Wednesday Morning Bible Study group will be diving into “The Book of Romans.” Join us for Bible Study starting at 10:30 am with a light Lunch following.