FALL 2023
MINISTRY MADNESS: Sunday, September 10th
8:30am   Confirmation Orientation in Sanctuary (7th & 8th Grade families)
9:30am   Worship!
10:30am Ministry Madness in Welcome Center!
Learn about all the ministries happening at Grace and volunteer opportunities!
11:00am Church Picnic in Social Hall!
G.R.A.C.E. Place Programming
2 year – kindergarten class will have a space for sacred play. They will have a Bible story and then through play, explore the lesson and theme! They will be in the social hall!
1st – 2nd grade class will be learning God’s creativity and the Lord’s prayer, and 1st communion in the winter. They will be in LO 8-9.
The 3rd – 6th grade class will be learning that Jesus is both God and man through God’s creativity, guidance, and inclusiveness. They will meet in the back of the All-Purpose Room, LO3!
G.R.A.C.E. Place (God’s Reaches All Children Everywhere) Sunday Program will start at 9:30am and end at 10:15am on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the month.
     We’re looking for volunteers to help lead these classes. Please be prayerful about this opportunity and email Kelsey if you’d like to lead a class.
Dates of G.R.A.C.E. Place
Sunday, September 17th
Sunday, October 1st
Sunday, October 29th
Sunday, November 5th
Sunday, November 19th
Sunday, December 3rd
Sunday, December 17th
Sunday, January 7th
Sunday, January 21st
Sunday, February 4th
Sunday, February 18th
Sunday, March 3rd
Sunday, March 17th
Sunday, April 7th
Sunday, April 21st
Sunday, May 5th
Sunday, May 19th
Sunday, June 2nd

Confirmation: We invite 7th & 8th graders to participate in our confirmation 2-year program. We start classes on Sept. 17th, 9:15-10:15am. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Kelsey.


Stepping Stones
This year we are starting a stepping stones ministry in which each grade level has a specific goal to learn at the end of the year. If youth can articulate that knowledge of faith, they earn a stepping stone, a stone charm that symbolizes what they learned that they add to a necklace, bracelet, or bookmark. As youth continue throughout our program, they will be able to collect these stepping stones up to high school graduation.
5 Year old & Under (Kindergarten & Under) Class
We will discover and learn about baptism, church holidays, and sign of the cross in this age group! To receive a stepping stone, they should be able to tell us about different church holidays and why the cross is an important sign in our faith.
Elementary Classes (1st – 2nd; 3rd – 6th)
Our 1st and 2nd graders will be exploring prayer, Lord’s Prayer, and communion over the course of the year. They should be able to recite (and articulate in their own words) the Lord’s prayer, understand why we pray, and understand why we do communion as Lutherans for a stepping stone.
3rd – 6th graders will focus on Jesus as man AND God by diving into the Gospels and learning about Jesus’ parables and miracles. There is the parable stepping stone, miracle stepping stone, and Jesus is man & God stepping stone for this age.
7th & 8th graders are invited to join us for our confirmation program! Letters and emails are going out this week with details! Your teachers are Julie Buckwalter & Beth Matzke. We are excited to dive deep into faith!
Confirmation Worship Notes:
Confirmation Service Work Form:
High School (9th – 12th grade)

High School youth are invited to volunteer with G.R.A.C.E. Place the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the month. The 2nd and 4th Sunday’s, we will have High School Class in LO7 for fun and fellowship.

In high school, there are a handful of stepping stones: Service Work, HS Graduation, Grace through faith, Reformation, Worship (including leading youth led worship), Creation & Evolution, & Baptism.
Join Us!
All are welcome!
G.R.A.C.E. Place Details
Kindergarten & Under meets in the social hall with parents!
Our 1st – 2nd grade class will meet in LO9.
3rd6th grade class will be meeting in LO3.