Catechesis

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“Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Mathew 10:32-33)

“Confirmation is a public rite of the church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community….Prior to admission to the Lord’s Supper, it is necessary to be instructed in the Christian faith (1 Cor. 11:28).  The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promises given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith and lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ.” [Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1991), 245].

Catechumens are instructed in the  Six Chief Articles of Luther’s Small Catechism: The Ten Commandments, The Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, Holy Baptism, The Office of the Keys, The Lord’s Supper, and also the Daily Prayers, Table of Duties, and Christian Questions with Their Answers.

Following instruction and examination (concerning confession, faith, and doctrine), catechumens may be received into communicant membership by the Rite of Confirmation. Please email/call for more information.

Members of sister LCMS congregations in good standing (i.e. not under church discipline) requesting transfer of membership to Apostles Lutheran Church must first speak with the pastor of Apostles and discuss catechetical instruction.

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