Sunday School at Saint Michael
Sunday School is an exciting and wonder-filled time in the lives of children as they develop a love for God. We want to help families and children to be able to read the stories of the Bible and live out this faith that calls us together. Our Sunday School Program is for ages 3 through 5th grade beginning the Sunday after Labor Day through the week before Memorial Day. Each week, the large group gathering is 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by individual grade-level classes until 10:25 a.m. We ask all parents to sign-in and sign-out each child as we want to make sure that everyone gets where and with whom they need to be.
The Sunday School time begins in the sanctuary with Opening, a time of song and gathering. Storytellers from the larger congregation come during Opening to help introduce the Gospel and lesson for the day. This is also where Baptismal Anniversaries are celebrated. The Sunday School has their own donation causes that they collect offering for each week. Currently, the Sunday School group is collecting offering to do ELCA Good Gifts to help Feed Refugee Families.
4th & 5th Graders in Worship
Here at Saint Michael, we believe that worship is a time that takes many voices and hands. We invite 4th and 5th graders to begin their involvement as leaders in worship services through communion. The 4th and 5th graders are tasked to help with communion by holding the empty tray for the communion glasses. Traybearers, as we call them, are train during one of the first Sunday School times by a knowledgeable lay leader. They are then placed on a rotating schedule throughout the year. This is a wonderful way to begin the journey of leading in the church.