April 28th @ 10am
St. John's Church
Following an ancient tradition (alright, not entirely ancient) the Sunday after Easter Sunday is the day we celebrate our young members. This year's Youth Sunday will feature an offering by the Junior Choir, readers from our Confirmation Class, and a sermon by high school senior, Raffi Sanna. Children from the Elements of Faith class will usher at the 10am service and bring the Eucharistic elements forward. The Children's Chapel will process with the clergy and choir. This is a great day for our church and we hope that all young families will attend.
In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. (BCP, 412)
Confirmation Class at St. John’s is open to young people age 12 years old and up. Beginning on October 21, classes will be held approximately every other week, after the 10am service, until Confirmation at the cathedral in early May. Approximately 16 classes.
Students will gain an understanding of the Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition through the Baptismal Covenant, the Nicene Creed, and candid conversations about the Trinity, the church and its history.
Students will also be required to read at a service, serve as an acolyte and take part in a service opportunity.