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“Impress these words upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home    and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy. 6:7

Family Activities for a Year

Monthly activities and devotions for your family to enjoy. 

Teaching About the Divine Service

This series of articles from Concordia Publishing House shares about each of the parts of the Divine Service and how we can help our children learn and embrace them. 
    Introduction to the series.
     How do we start?
     The Introit, Kyrie, The Hymn of Praise, The Salutation and Collect
     Scriptures, Alleluia, Hymn of the Day, Sermon, Creed, Prayers
     Create in me a clean heart, O God
      Preface, Proper Preface
      Sanctus, The Lord’s Prayer, Verba and Pax Domini
      Agnus Dei, Distribution, Post Communion Canticle and Collect, Benediction 

Articles and Resources for Families

Having our children join us in worship isn’t always easy but they are learning each time they are there beside you.
Guest Rev. Anthony Oliphant, pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, Illinois, talks about how children can actively listen to sermons and how parents can help and encourage their children.
Kids in the Divine Service is a series of bulletin inserts featuring seasons of the church year — Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. The series also features the liturgy, sanctuary and general information about the Divine Service.  There are 9 inserts available in color and black and white. The Word of God we receive in the Divine Service goes with us, out into the world and into our everyday callings as parents and children. Kids in the Divine Service is written for parents and children to read and talk about together.
“We can’t replicate the slick hominess of the supper times we witness in advertisements (and really, who would want to?), but we can embrace what we’ve been given. By prioritizing eating together, we can cherish anew the common table prayer that invites our Lord to be with us and unites us around a shared table: “Come, Lord Jesus, be our Guest, and let these gifts to us be blessed.” Amen. “. This article shares practical tips on how to make sharing a meal together as a family a possibility.