Children’s Ministries

“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.“
(Mark 10: 13-16; parr. Matt 19:13-15; Luke 18:15-17)

Areas of Children’s Ministry

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Amy Plenger
972-398-7500
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VBS 2020

Rocky Railway is on track to be one of our most memorable VBS experiences ever! All of our families who signed up to receive an at-home supply kit are using them as they follow along with our YouTube playlists. If you didn’t sign up for a kit, you can still have a great VBS at home by following along with our playlists here.

The VBS Mission Project this year is to support families in Ecuador who depend on the fur of alpacas to make a living.  One alpaca produces up to 10 pounds of spun fleece per year, and an alpaca lives up to 20 years! That means each alpaca becomes a reliable source of income for those who herd the alpacas, the fleece spinners, and shopkeepers who sell the finished soft goods made from alpaca fleece. All of our $10 donations will be pooled with those from other VBS programs and sent to World Vision to provide alpacas to Ecuadorian families. If you would like to support this project, offerings can be made online at http://bit.ly/VBSOffering. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you on behalf of the children of Ecuador!

Sunday Morning - Where to go?

Due to the continued spread of covid-19, we’re not able to gather our kids together for Sunday School in person. We are so thankful to our curriculum providers for allowing us to share the material we use for class.

To access the Sunday School lessons for your child, please click the button below and enter the password provided by our children’s director via email.

Children's Sunday School

We welcome all children ages 2 through 4th grade to join our Children’s Sunday School based on their age or grade as of September 1st.  Fifth grade through high school are part of our youth program.

We are dedicated to bringing God’s Word to our children in a way they can understand.  Children have fun while learning how to live their lives according to God’s plan.

We are always looking for people to serve in our Sunday School Ministry.  Teachers, helpers, and substitutes welcome. If you have gifts of teaching to share with children, we would like to have you join the Sunday School staff!

Childcare

The nursery of Messiah is here to provide loving and safe care for infants and small children while their parents are involved in worship, Bible study, or fellowship. It’s open to all children 3 years and younger. We have two separate rooms to care for infants and toddlers.

The toddler nursery is for steady walkers through age 3 and is located in room E125N.  This room is in the education building down the back hallway, near the elevator.  There is an infant nursery (E123N) equipped for newborns from 10 weeks up through steady walkers next door to the toddler nursery.

When your child turns two, we offer a Sunday School class especially for this age. Your child is welcome to continue coming to the nursery through age 3, and transition to Sunday School when ready.

Our caregivers all have long experience in childcare, first aid and CPR training, and most importantly of all, a love for our little ones. If you need help finding the nursery, please ask a greeter, usher, or any of our members, and they’ll be happy to assist you.

Footprints in beach sand to represent faith

Footprints of Faith Series

Special Programs

Messiah’s Children’s Ministry established a program to recognize some of the many steps children take in their faith journey from the time they are still in their parents’ care to the time they finish high school.  Four of these “footprints” are recognized within the Children’s Ministry years.

  • Remembering Baptism – Making Sunday School routine for Three Year Olds
  • Family Faith Walks – Teachable spiritual moments as children enter Kindergarten
  • First Bibles for First Graders – Summer reading program as school wraps up
  • Catechisms for Third Graders – Celebrating Lutheran heritage at Reformation

Each step in the series follows a similar format.  All the families of children taking that step are invited to a fellowship breakfast at 9:00 am.  Then during the Sunday School hour, we have special lessons planned that refresh parents in the promises made during their child’s baptism.  The children have lessons tied to the day such as Baptism/Coming to God’s House, Family Devotion Time, Exploring the Bible, and Understanding the Impact of the Reformation.

During the 11:00 worship service, we recognize these families for their recommitment to bringing up their children according to God’s plan.  Each recognition includes an item handed to the child from the parents such as a baptism shell candle, a devotion book, their new Bible, and their new Catechism.

Praise God for faithful parents/guardian and children ready to live and learn!

Children's Choir

Special Programs

Cherubs choir is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. The choir meets once a week for 50 minutes to learn all about music and rhythm. Movement comes naturally! Once a month the Cherubs sing an anthem during Sunday morning worship . Annually the Cherubs participate in a Praise Service. No prior singing experience is necessary. Come and enjoy praising God through song!

Choristers choir is for children in 3rd through 5th grade. The choir meets once a week for about 50 minutes to have devotions, sing together, and begin to learn to read sheet music. Once a month the Choristers sing an anthem during Sunday morning worship. Annually the children’s choirs lead a praise service. Show your love of God through music for Him!