New Adult Bible Study:
Reviewing First Holy Communion
By Pastor David Tinker firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 979-278-3388
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26 (No class on October 5)
In the Parlor – the fellowship room by the offices at Martin Luther – Carmine
Come to as many classes as you are able. Even if you need to miss a class, you will benefit by participating as much as you are able.
Recommended age range: Teens and adults.
It is helpful, but not required, to sign up. See sign-up sheet at each church. Or contact me in person, by email, or by phone.
About the Class:
When I teach a First Holy Communion Class with children, I also invite a parent, grandparent, or guardian to attend with the student. Every time I have done this, the adults get to revisit their own faith and connection with the Sacrament. They enjoy learning about and talking about their faith with fresh and more mature eyes of faith and understanding.
Some teens and adults, due to various reasons, have never participated in such a class. They may not have participated in any confirmation class or similar program when they have joined a church. Some may not have participated in any study class since their youth. This is a wonderful opportunity to come to learn as an adult. Some teens and adults simply want to revisit and deepen their understanding of God’s gift of Holy Communion. Reviewing our faith and practices will give us a deeper connection to our Lord in faith.
In light of these and other realities, I am offering a class this fall for the Waldeck and Martin Luther congregations and for anybody else who might be interested. It will be based on the class I have been teaching as a pastor for the past 28 years. We will experience the same things which the children do. There will be additional elements added due to the higher maturity level of the students.
*We will watch the same videos the children do.
*We will look at much of what the Holy Scriptures and Luther’s Catechisms teach.
*We will learn about Lutheran theology about what a Sacrament is and what four items are needed for Holy Communion.
*We will tour the sacristy and learn about the various vessels, objects, etc. which are used for Holy Communion serving.
*We will make bread together and use this for a future worship service.
*We will have some fun.
*We will learn more about reverence in how we participate in Holy Communion.
*We will learn about the Holy Communion Liturgy, prayers, etc.
*We will look at what happened at the Last Supper.
*We will gain some understanding of the direct connection between the Jewish Passover Meal and the Holy Communion.
*We will be reminded about the gifts of repentance and forgiveness founded in God’s love, grace, and mercy.