Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Confirmation Resumes on January 8

Our Confirmation Class will resume on Sunday, January 8, 9:30am (combined with our Adult Bible Class).  We will begin our study of the Sacraments at that time.

A reminder for anyone who did not submit the exam on the Lord's Prayer: Time is running out.  Please get that to Pastor pronto.

See the previous post for the revised schedule.

A reminder that those students who have not yet begun communing, First Communion will take place at the 11:00 service on Palm Sunday, April 9.

We hope and pray that your Christmas break was restful and good.

Updated Schedule

Because we have done an excellent job as a class, we are ahead of the schedule that you received in September.  The new Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, December 31
5:30pm New Year’s Eve Service

Sunday, January 1
10am Eucharist, Name of Jesus

Sunday, January 8
Catechism: Sacraments; The Nature of Baptism
Bible: Matthew 28:18ff
Memory Work: Nature of Baptism/Meaning

Sunday, January 15
Catechism: Blessings of Baptism
Bible: Matthew 3:13-17
Memory Work: Blessings of Baptism/Meaning

Sunday, January 22
Catechism: Power of Baptism
Bible: 1 Peter 3:21
Memory Work: Power of Baptism/Meaning

Sunday, January 29
Catechism: What Baptism Indicates
Bible: Romans 6:1-11
Memory Work: What Baptism Indicates/Meaning

Sunday, February 5
Catechism: The Office of the Keys
Bible: John 20:19-23
Memory Work: Office of Keys/Meaning

Sunday, February 12
Catechism: Confession
Bible: Psalm 51:10-12
Memory Work: Confession/ Meaning

Sunday, February 19
Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar
Bible: 1 Corinthians 11: 23-24
Memory Work: Sacrament of Altar/ Meaning

Sunday, February 26
Catechism: Benefit of Sacrament of the Altar
Bible: John 6:53-59
Memory Work: Benefit of Sacrament/Meaning


Wednesday, March 1
7:30pm Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, March 5
Catechism: Power of the Sacrament
Bible: Luke 22:7-20
Memory Work: Power of Sacrament/Meaning

Wednesday, March 8
7:30pm Lenten Evensong

Sunday, March 12
Catechism: How to Receive Worthily
Bible: 1 Corinthians 11:27-28
Memory Work: How to Receive Worthily/Meaning
Examination on the Three Sacraments

Wednesday, March 15
7:30pm Lenten Evensong

Sunday, March 19
Special Teaching: Lutheran Liturgy: Communion
Bible: Acts 2:42-47
Memory Work: Sanctus

Wednesday, March 22
7:30pm Lenten Evensong

Sunday, March 26
Special Teaching: Lutheran Liturgy: Offices
Bible: Colossians 3: 15-17
Memory Work: Colossians 3:16

Wednesday, March 29
7:30pm Lenten Evensong

Sunday, April 2
Video: The Passion of the Christ

Wednesday, April 5
7:30pm: Lenten Evensong

Palm Sunday, April 9
11am First Communion for Confirmands
No Class

Saturday, April 15
5:30pm The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Sunday, April 16
8am and 11am Eucharist

Sunday, April 23
Churchmanship

Sunday, April 30
Stewardship

Sunday, May 7
Special Teaching: Review

Sunday, May 14
Final Examination


Friday, December 9, 2016

Some December Things

Dear Members and Parents of the Confirmation Class:

By way of reminder, the following events take place in December.


  • The Confirmation Class will meet with the Sunday School for the Pageant Rehearsals on Sundays, December 4 and 11 at 9:30 in lieu of a class session.
  • The Confirmation Class is invited to march with our Church in the annual Center Moriches Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 10.  Meet at Church at 4:30pm. The parade starts at 6pm from Lake Avenue in Center Moriches (next to King Kullen).  If you cannot make the 4:30pm meeting time, you may meet us somewhere on Lake Avenue (you'll have to find us) before 6pm.
  • The Confirmation Class will participate in the Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 18 at 9:30am.
  • The Final Examination on the Lord's Prayer is available by clicking here.  It is due on December 18.
  • Christmass Eve Services are at 7:30pm and 11pm on Saturday, December 24.
  • Christmass Day Eucharist takes place at 10am on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25. Confirmation Students are expected to attend at least one Christmass Service.
  • New Year's Eve Service takes place on Saturday, December 31 at 5:30pm.
  • New Year's Day Service ("The Name of Jesus") takes place Sunday, January 1, 10am. 
As Confirmation students, there is a high level of expectation placed upon you when it comes to attendance.  Please read this list and make everything that you can.

Exam on the Lord's Prayer

The Examination on the Lord's Prayer can be downloaded by clicking here.

Print it out, take the exam and submit it by Sunday, December 18.

Thank you.

Monday, November 21, 2016

This and That

We are nearly at the conclusion of our study of the Lord's Prayer.  This past week we completed the Sixth Petition, Lead us not into temptation. 

We learned that this is really a poor translation of the Greek; that it actually reads more like, "Save us from the time of testing/trial." God never tempts anyone!

Temptation comes from the devil, the world, and our own sinful nature-- sometimes referred to as the "unholy trinity.'  We looked at Bible verses that backed this up.

We learned also that the Lord gives us strength, through His gifts of Word and Sacrament, to resist the devil so that he will flee from us.

We concluded by learning about the "Full Armor of God" as found in Ephesians 6.

As Confirmands, remember that you are responsible to know each petition and its meaning as found in Luther's Small Catechism.  This is why we go over each petition that we have previously studied each week.

We will have an examination (take-home) that will be given out on November 11.  On that day there will be no class for Confirmands (the adults will still meet) because you will be participating in the Sunday School Pageant Rehearsal that day. The tests will be due back on November 18.

You can review classes by going to this link:

http://www.clcem.net/confirmation-class-audio.html


There are also some other items to keep in mind:


    • Remember that you are REQUIRED to be in Church regularly.  This means more than just on the Sundays when you acolyte.  Also, coming to class does not count for worship.  Plan to come early for worship before class, or stay after for the 11am service.
    • There are several upcoming special services that can assist you in meeting this goal:
      • Thanksgiving Eve, November 23, 7:30pm
      • Advent Midweek Evening Prayer, November 30, December 7 and 14, 7:30pm
      • Christmass Eve, December 24, 7:30pm or 11pm
      • Christmass Day, December 25, 10am
      • New Year's Eve, December 31, 5:30pm
      • The Name of Jesus (New Year's Day), 10am
    • Some other events that Confirmands should be present at or participate in:
      • The Center Moriches Parade of Lights, Saturday, December 10, Meet at Church at 4:30. The parade starts at 6pm.  We return to Church around 8pm for refreshments.
      • The Sunday School Christmas Pageant: Saturday Rehearsal, December 17, 10am; Sunday School Pageant takes place on December 18 at 9:30am (During the Sunday School Hour). All Confirmation students will participate in this.
We pray that as we enter into the Holy Season of Advent that Church and your preparation to be confirmed that you will be blessed in your worship and participation as God comes to you in His precious gifts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Confirmands

On Sunday, October 30th, four members of Christ Lutheran's Confirmation Program were received into communicant membership by Confirmation.  We wish Haillie, Daniel, Nicholas and Ashley the Lord's richest blessings.

Remember, Confirmation is a beginning point, not graduation.  Students should continue to come to Church and Bible class each week.


This Week's Information- November 6, 2016

We are progressing through the Petitions of the Lord's Prayer.  So far, we have studied the following Petitions:


  • Introduction to the Lord's Prayer, "Our Father, Who art in heaven"
  • The First Petition, "Hallowed be Thy Name."
  • The Second Petition, "Thy Kingdom Come"
  • The Third Petition, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
  • The Fourth Petition, "Give us this day our daily bread."
Each student should be able to recite both each petition and Luther's meaning.  If you need help, click here for the class PowerPoint presentations and some class audio.  Students are reminded that they are responsible for making up work and information from any class that is missed. 

This coming week we will be taking up the Fifth Petition. Make sure you read it in you Small Catechism and complete the questions in the Workbook.