Sunday Church School

St. John's has a thriving Sunday Church School program that ministers to over 100 children each week. Our annual Christmas Pageant involves all our children and is a very special part of the Advent season.

Every third Sunday of the month, at the 9 AM service, we have Family Church Sunday. Instead of attending classes our Sunday School students, and their parents, come to service together to praise the Lord! The children bring with them food items to support our food pantry and lay them in front of the altar during the children's sermon. This act reminds us that God has given us many gifts which we are to share with those in need.

During each Family Church Sunday a different class is chosen to contribute their time and talents to the worship service. One month we may have children ushers. Another month our children may share their talents and design bulletin covers or perform a sermon skit. Each class chooses how they want to show their love for God! In the Spring the 6th & 7th grade class leads the entire worship service in creative and powerful ways.

Our Sunday School students participate in the "God's Global Barnyard" which is an outreach, through the ELCA world hunger ministry, to help end world hunger. Throughout the Sunday School year children are invited to put coins in the barn bank in their classroom. At the end of the year the class which raises the most funds chooses which animals will be purchased to help those in need. It is always a fierce competition all in the name of ministry! In the past our congregation has purchased everything from chickens and fish to llamas and buffalos!

Sunday School is held at 9 AM every Sunday. We have classes for:

  • 3 & 4 yr olds
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade (includes First Communion)
  • 6th & 7th Grade


We have a Confirmation program for our youth in 8th & 9th Grade, ending with the Rite of Confirmation in the fall of their 10th Grade year. This is a time for young people to explore their faith and what we believe as Lutherans. Since most children are baptized as infants, this is their opportunity to make a public affirmation of the vows that were spoken for them at their baptism.