Each of our third graders will receive their own Bible in the 10:30 service on September 10th. The Big Picture Interactive Bible is designed especially for young Christians who are just beginning to read the Bible for themselves.
Pastor Critchley will lead a special Sunday School class for third-graders and their parents at 9:15 a.m. to introduce them to the special features of these Bibles. There will be plenty of time for questions. Anyone who wants to come is welcome.
Along with the Bible, of course, Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism is a vital resource for all of our confirmation classes. As our sixth graders begin their first year of confirmation class, each of them will receive My First Catechism at the 10:30 service on September 10th.
The catechism is not intended to replace the Bible, but to go along with the Bible. As we read the Bible, we see where the six chief parts of the catechism came from. As we study the catechism, it helps us to understand what we are reading in our Bibles. Both the Bible and the catechism can help us to get more out of our church services.