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Discipleship Ministries  
 


Teacher, Mentor, and Volunteer Training

On Sunday, August 27, at 10:45 am (following worship), we will provide a teacher, mentor and volunteer training in 302/Fellowship Hall South.
The first hour will be spent going over basic protocol, safety, etc. We will also cover protocol during Emily Harrow’s leave of absence, and answer any questions.
During the second part we will split up into our various volunteer groups. During this time you will receive specific training for the age group you teach/serve, including tips on how to garner attention, some background on development, classroom management, etc. Volunteers and mentors will learn tips on ways to connect with teenagers and suggestions for building meaningful relationships. Teachers, your teaching materials will be available to pick up this day and you will have an opportunity to connect with your teaching partner.

 


Registration

Youth Registration Form (interactive PDF form; for 2016-2017)

This form is used for all Sunday Education classes, Youth, and other activities at Saint Andrew's and covers all youth from age 2 through Grade 12.
Complete one form per family. There is space for up to four children.

To complete the interactive PDF form:
1. Open the
form and SAVE it to your computer. 
2. Open the saved form and fill in the applicable fields.
3. SAVE the completed form.

Please note: If you have a registration form from the 2014-2015 OR 2015-2016 school years saved on your computer, you can submit that form. Open it and update the school year, "Today's Date", and make any other necessary changes.  

After completing/editing the registration form,
SAVE it to your computer. Then either:
     - email the form to info@SALChome.org
or
     - print and return the form to Saint Andrew's, in person or by mail

 
 


Children's Christmas Program

The Children's Christmas program takes place during worship on a Sunday during Advent.
All Sunday Church School and Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation (ABC) students are invited to participate.
There is typically one rehearsal on the Saturday before the Program.
Contact Emily Harrow, emily@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529, for more information.
 
 




Sunday Church School

Sunday Church School classes meet during the Sunday morning Discipleship Hour, at 9:45 am.
The Sunday Church School ministry provides faith-learning experiences for children from 2 years of age through the 5th grade. We are currently using the SPARK curriculum by Augsburg Fortress for most of the classes. The Bible stories are selected to tell the salvation story over a two year period. Each lesson also provides activities for parents and children at home. The classes also use a Lutheran Enrichment piece as a preparation for their Affirmation of Baptism. These materials look at one aspect of Luther’s Small Catechism, Lutheran Worship, and other related topics.


Adult Education

The goal of the Adult Education program is to offer a variety of opportunities for personal spiritual growth and continued discipleship for our adult membership.
Small Group Bible Studies, including:
Early Sunday Morning Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Men,
Tuesday Morning Bible Study,
Women's Evening Book Study.

We also offer multiple classes during the Adult Discipleship Hour at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings to meet the variety of needs and interests in our adult membership.


Affirmation of Baptism Ministry: Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation (ABC)

Affirmation of Baptism Ministry classes meet during the Sunday morning during Discipleship Hour, at 9:45 am.
We meet every Sunday in 302/Fellowship Hall North from 9:45 am - 10:00 am before heading to class.
Our faithful teaching team continues to challenge our young people (in 6th through 8th grade) as they prepare for the Affirmation of their Baptism. The students study the Old and New Testaments, Martin Luther, the basic tenets of the Lutheran faith, liturgy, and discuss questions of ethics and related issues of faith.
 
The Mentor Ministry links adults of mature faith with the young people to support, encourage and engage in discussions on faith issues during their three years in ABC. 
 


Worship Service Summary
two choices to complete the form:

Worship Service Summary form - ONLINE
     (complete the form online and "Submit" when done)
 
Worship Service Summary form - WORD format
     (in WORD....complete the form and SAVE to your computer.
      Then email to Emily Harrow, Director of Discipleship Ministries: emily@SALChome.org)



Kids Communion Class

In Holy Baptism we promise to support parents as they introduce their children to the faith journey, and get ready for the child’s participation in the Lord’s Supper. The Kids Communion Class gives families an opportunity to share together an understanding of the Meal by using “The Welcome Table” and “A Place for You,” two books designed as instruction for young children. The age at which children first come to the Table is a personal, family decision made in partnership with Pastor McEachran. Our mission is to assist and support the parents when that time comes.



Faith Stepping Stones

Faith Stepping Stones provides a way for parents and the church family to bless children again and again as they grow and learn more about God and God’s love for us. We are all caretakers of the faith…faith in relation to the temporal blessings (God’s provision while we are here on earth as reflected in the gifts of Bible, catechism, stoles, quilts, prayer pillows etc.) and the eternal blessings of everlasting life with God. Faith Stepping Stones also assists parents in fulfilling the promises made at baptism to:
1) teach the Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments;
2) place the Holy Scriptures in the hands of their children; and
3) provide instruction in Christian faith so the children may lead a holy life.

2016-2017 Schedule of Faith Stepping Stones classes and gifts - updated March 2017


High School

A special opportunity for high school youth (grades 9 to 12) is CrossWalk on Sunday mornings during the Discipleship Hour at 9:45 am. Here they are able to build on their foundation of faith following the Affirmation of Baptism. The High School students meet for Bible studies, discussions on current issues, a look at other faiths and religions, and a variety of topics of interest to students during their high school years.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at Saint Andrew’s is usually held in July for children from 4 years of age through those entering 7th grade in the fall. The students are given an opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere to experience God’s Word in drama, singing, games, puzzles and crafts. Students in grades 5-7 are part of a VBS Camp experience, traveling each day to a different environment that relates to the story in some way.


Room 212

Room 212 is open on Sunday mornings as a place for quiet conversation over a cup of coffee. It also serves as a conference room for a variety of meetings and the Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible/Book Study.


Cradle Roll

The Cradle Roll ministry supports and encourages new parents as they nurture their children, birth to two years of age, by sending newsletters which focus on physical, social, and faith development. Saint Andrew’s is working to grow this ministry within Christian Education by reaching out to parents from the point of baptism until they enter the Sunday Church School.