We finished our study of the Commandments with “The Conclusion” – a reminder from God that, when we follow his commands, blessings for us and others will follow. We also reviewed the two main doctrines (teachings) of the Bible – law and gospel – and why it is so important to be able to distinguish between the two.
Our assignment: Memorize The Conclusion and Explanation (page 109). This will take some work! Please also have students continue their progressive work on the Chief Parts sheet. Taking care of this now will avoid “weeping and gnashing of teeth” at the end of the year, especially for 8th graders! It needs to be completed by confirmation (April 26).
Pastor Kampman will be in the classroom for the next couple of months teaching the Creed. He will let you know the Confirmation Class Christmas break schedule next week.
Student Christmas service practices are this Saturday and next (Dec. 7 and 14) from 8:30-10:00am. Thank you in advance for bringing your child for these important rehearsals. We look forward to a wonderful service of praise to the Savior on Sunday, Dec. 15th, 4:00pm!
God’s blessings to all,
Pastor Tom Behnke