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    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:45 AM   

education

Call to Confirmation 2022-2023

In September, we will begin a new year of Confirmation Class.

Students in the sixth grade and older are eligible for this class.

If you plan to have a student in the class or have any questions about the class, please speak with Pastor Stinnett.

Adult Bible Class

We are please to offer Adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings at 10:45 AM, following the Divine Service in Martin Hall.

Adult Bible Class will be taking a brief summer pause and will resume in September.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)

ORELC Sunday School Calendar

Volunteers NEEDED!

We are looking for teachers and substitutes to help for our upcoming Sunday School year!

If you have some time on Sunday mornings during the school year to bring the LOVE of Jesus to our youngest members of our church family then please contact Katie Vincent, Sunday School Director or Kelsey Day, Christian Education Chair.

Teens who have been confirmed are welcomed to volunteer and help!  We need teachers for PreK through 5th Grade. Our school year will run from September 2022-June 2023. Classrooms open at 10:15AM with weekly Sunday lessons from 10:30AM until 11:30AM.

Please reach out to Katie and Kelsey at christianed@orelc.org with any inquiries/questions. 

End of Summer Ice Cream Social!

Calling all Sunday School Kids!  Come celebrate the end of summer and meet friends who will be joining you in Sunday school class!

We will have fun outdoor activities in our playground area and a visit from Palagi’s Ice Cream Truck! A freewill offering will be accepted.

Save the date for Sunday, August 28th, following Worship Service. We cannot wait to see you again! Katie Vincent, Sunday School Director, christianed@orelc.org.

Sunday School & Confirmation 2022-23

Sunday School is for children from age 3 through High School. Confirmation is for grades 6 thru 8. Our education hour is held after Sunday service from 10:30AM until 11:30AM.

Sunday School begins on Rally Sunday, September 11, 2022, with opening at 10:30AM in the sanctuary. Children will then split into their age-appropriate classrooms until 11:30AM. During that time parents are encouraged to join Pastor for ABC (Adult Bible Class) for an in-depth study of our faith, to make it a true education hour for all.

Our Christ-centered curriculum, Growing in Christ, covers the Bible in three years, creating a biblical foundation for lifelong learning. Growing in Christ follows a same-age classroom model, so students are divided into three classes: Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1 - 3, and Grade 4 & 5. As they grow in faith alongside their peers, the children explore the Bible, draw connections to the Small Catechism, and learn the traditions of the Lutheran Church.

Our classes are team-taught by adult (and some great, post-Confirmation teens) volunteers who are passionate about teaching our children the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Sunday School year runs from September through June. Weekly classrooms open from 10:15AM -10:30AM, and run until 11:30AM, with a calendar noting special classes or events.

Please reach out to Katie Vincent, Sunday School Director or Kelsey Day, Christian Education Chair at (christianed@orelc.org) with any inquiries/question. Or please call the church office at 232-7575.