To help parents fulfill their baptismal promise to their children to place into their hands the Holy Scriptures and provide for their instruction in the Christian faith, the Education Committee provides Bibles to the parents of 3rd and 6th graders. Parents are encouraged to highlight meaningful passages in their child’s Bible. This customization helps kids relate stories and versus to their own lives and families. Parents present their child(ren) with these Bibles during Bible Sunday, held in early September during Sunday worship.
The 3rd graders receive the Good News Bible, which is one of the best Bibles for use by our children because it’s written in modern simple language. The 6th graders receive an NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) Lutheran Study Bible. This Bible, with study notes specifically for youth, is an important tool for them as they begin their confirmation studies. We encourage them to read their Bible at home as well as to bring it along with them to Sunday School and Confirmation Classes.