Confirmation at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church is a two year instruction period which begins when child desires the Sacrament of the Altar, is regular in attendance at the Divine Service, has memorized the six “Chief Parts” of Luther’s Small Catechism, and studies Scripture in Sunday School and/or other educational opportunities. At this time the child’s parents may approach the Pastor for admission into catechesis.
Once admitted, our catechumens learn the basics of the Christian faith as taught in Holy Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism. Specific emphasis is given to the grand sweeping narrative of God’s salvation for us in Jesus Christ as recorded in the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Holy Communion, Confession and Absolution, the Divine Service, Christian Vocation, and what it means to be Lutheran. At the end of this period of instruction, the catechumens are examined, absolved, and admitted to the Lord’s Table according to our Lord’s Word. (1 Corinthians 11:28)
Confirmation classes are offered on Wednesday evenings. The first-year catechumens meet on Wednesday evenings from 3:45 pm until 4:45 pm The second-year catechumens meet on Wednesday evenings from 4:45 pm until 5:45 pm.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”