Includes time for snack, fellowship, class, music, and worship. We utilize a variety of resources all primarily focused around the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism and our church worship life.
To help cover class expenses we ask for a donation of $25 to the Midweek Fund, though not a requirement if unable to do so.
Classes begin September 16, 2020. Classes will be in-person, a Zoom link will be provided if a student or household member tests positive for COVID-19 and needs to quarantine.
There is no class when Poynette Schools close for weather or other cancellations.
Midweek School is for our children to learn the basics of the Christian faith, spend time in the Word, dig deeper with questions and answers (and discussion). After the first year, students who successfully complete work are welcomed to the Lord’s Supper in the Rite of First Communion Prior to Confirmation. At the end of 8th grade students are welcomed as members through the Rite of Confirmation.
We also create times of fellowship, fun, and worship. Our 5th-6th graders serve our congregation’s Lenten meals. Our 7th-8th graders cleanup along Highway 51 twice a year. And we like to take a day in the fall and winter for an activity or travel event. Our goal is well-rounded, life-long catechesis not just “memorization.”
All catechumens also serve our church as acolytes for the Divine Service each week as well as other services. They are also asked to complete 1 Sermon Notes page (located in narthex) per month and give to Pastor Amen, 7th-8th graders are additionally asked to complete 2 special services per year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.).