Education

Sunday School

Welcome to the Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday school information page. We invite you to join us as we engage in study every Sunday morning throughout the school year. Our classes begin at 9:15 AM and conclude at 10:15 AM for ages three thru eighth grade.

This year we are continuing the use of the Akaloo curriculum. This is a very comprehensive educational program we are using in order to teach our young followers to grow in faith and become Disciples of Christ. This program offers classroom lessons, games, art, music, study, drama, and online games that may be played at home to reinforce the weekly lessons. Come and Akaloo with us!

We fall into our annual Sunday School Open House every autumn. It is during this event that we invite our parents, congregation, and community to join us in the celebration of our Sunday school. We share songs, skits, art, and our studies with all those attending.

Every year our Sunday school students have been encouraged to support community groups with donations ranging from hats and gloves for the members of Friendship House, clothing and food for the United Neighborhood Centers, support of the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton as well as the Angel Tree project for United Cerebral Palsy.

Our Sunday school children share the joy of the birth of our Savior with the annual Christmas Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve. Every Sunday school student is given the opportunity to be in our program. It is a performance that the congregation looks forward to every year.

 

SundaySchool

Trinity offers many programs for its young followers. Come and share in the joy as we grow, follow and learn at Trinity.

 


 

AdultSundaySchoolSunday Morning Adult Forum

The Adult Forum gathers at the parish house for refreshments between 9:00 and 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings (September – May).  The class sessions follow at 9:15 AM and conclude at 10:15 AM.

Leadership of the forum rotates depending on the interests of the group.  If you are interested in some robust conversation about the bible, our faith, our denomination, and our church, then the Adult Forum is the place for you.  This is a small group setting and very informal, so we invite you to relax and try it out.

 


 

Confirmation Instruction

ConfirmationGraphicConfirmation is a pastoral and educational ministry of the church which helps the baptized child through word and sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.

 A brief overview of Confirmation Ministry at Trinity:

This formal program of instruction for each child will span a period of a minimum of 25 months beginning in grade 7. Students in the first year of the program are designated as LEVEL I students; those in the second year of the program are designated as LEVEL II students. This formal instructional portion of the program will be offered periodically on Tuesday evenings between October and May. It is divided into 8 units of study; 4 units will be offered each year. Each unit will have 3 class sessions. These sessions will be taught by the pastor. A regular program of Bible study will utilize a daily devotional book for youth. Each book will cover approximately a two month period. Discussion of this material will take place in the Sunday Church School sessions. Throughout the course of study, members of the class will be requested to participate with various committees of the congregation as well as complete special study projects associated with each of the eight units.

Confirmation Ministry – 2014-15 Schedule (revised 2/2/2015)

 


First Holy Communion Instruction

CommunionGraphicThe pastor annually offers a special program of instruction which prepares young person to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time. The program is intended for persons in the first grade (or age 7) through the seventh grade who have no yet received communion instruction and thus are not participating in the sacrament by receiving the elements of bread and wine. Participation in the reception of the sacrament is a joint decision between the pastor, the parents, and the child. Two implications of this guideline are that youth who will receive instruction to receive the sacrament prior to confirmation (grade 8) should be regular in their pattern of attendance at worship and are beginning or have been expressing interest in receiving the sacrament.

Class sessions follow the 10:30 AM Sunday worship service and will end promptly at 12:30 PM. The participants in the program receive the sacrament for the first time on the Fourth Sunday in Advent at the 10:30 A.M. liturgy. A reception for those who will receive the sacrament for the first time will be held immediately following the service.

If you have a child between the first and the seventh grades who appropriately should be included in the next First Communion class, please contact the pastor to express you interest.

 


 

Trinity Youth Program Standards

  • Click here to view the Trinity Youth Program Standards document (PDF format)
  • Click here to view our Child Protection Policy