Sunday School for all ages – from pre-school through adult – will begin this Sunday, October 9 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St., Marlborough, MA. While the youngest disciples, pre-school through grade 1, will meet during the 10 am church service, other ages will begin their programs at 9 am.
Using the “Echo the Story” curriculum from Sparkhouse, students in grades 2 and up will go on a Biblical narrative journey using a collection of learning styles, with a six part sequence that includes videos, listening skills, hearing a story read, using sketch journals to capture interesting aspects of the story, retelling the story, and sharing observations with the group. Arts and crafts will also be incorporated, with the creation of a banner, environmental photography, painting and sculpture all on the program. Melanie Whapham will lead the group.
Adults will meet with Pastor Greg Mileski, also in the 9-9:45 time slot, for a discussion of the week’s lectionary readings, with a comparative study of religions and a book study also on the agenda.
The youngest students, pre-school through grade 1, will come to the 10 am church service, then leave before the sermon to hear Bible stories, engage in a related craft and play, and return in time for communion. Heidi Richard, Dianne Bruno, and Stephanie and Lily Ruggiere will interact with this group.
There is no registration requirement, and all are welcome to engage in this Christian Education program.
For more information about St. Stephen Lutheran Church, visit www.saintstephenlutheran.com or the church’s Facebook page. Saint Stephen is a member of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org) . The church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, inviting people of every gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, marital status, or class. Parishioners come from Marlborough, Hudson, Berlin, Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Stow, and Bolton
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