Confirmation Sunday May 14, 2023

Confirmation Sunday May 14, 2023

Confirmation is a public rite of the Church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community. The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ. (Luther’s Small Catechism 1991 CPH)

Jesus said, “Go, and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

In Baptism… our God began His saving work in each of us through water and the Word.  “Teaching them to obey”, as Jesus commands, is our intention and plan through Junior Confirmation.

For us as Faith, confirmation provides an intensive two years of teaching our youth to prepare them “for the works of service, so that the body of Christ (the church) may be built up… so that we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”  Ephesians 4:12-13 NIV

They are required to commit to worship as a family weekly, learn how to listen to the sermon, regularly attend Bible Class & Sunday School, offer 20+ hours of service, and to memorize critical Scriptures which are intended to be available in mind and heart for a lifetime.

“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”  Colossians 1:28 NIV

Confirmation is intended to prepare our sons and daughters for a lifetime of discipleship and faithfulness in Jesus Christ.

This year we are presenting two for affirmation of their baptism in the rite of Confirmation: Dylan Basak and Grazielle Otoo.  

Join with us this Sunday, May 14, at the 11am worship service as we witness Dylan Basak and Grazielle Otoo share their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

May God “… who began (His) good work in them carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

Pastor Carl