Sunday School

Sunday School Memory Work Assignments

Download a pdf of the 2017 Schedule:  Memory Work Assignments Fall 2017.

Upper Grade has all, Lower Grades have selected portions of the sections of the catechism included below.

Due January 15, 2017

1 Chronicles 29:11 – “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.”

Due January 22, 2017

Isaiah 42:8 – “I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.”

Due January 29, 2017

Isaiah 42:8 – “I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.”

Due February 5, 2017

Isaiah 42:8 – “I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.”

Due February 12, 2017

Isaiah 42:8 – “I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.”

The Lord’s Prayer (Part 1) – Our Father, Who art in heaven.  What does this mean?  With these words God tenderly encourages us to believe that He is our true Father, and we are His true children, so that we may ask Him boldly and with complete confidence, as dear children ask their dear father.

Due February 19, 2017

THE FIRST PETITION

Hallowed be Thy name. What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy all by itself, but we pray in this petition that we also keep it holy. How is God’s name kept holy? God’s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we as children of God also live a holy life according to it. Help us do this, dear heavenly Father! But whoever teaches and lives contrary to the Word of God dishonors God’s name among us. Keep us from doing this, heavenly Father!

Due February 26, 2017

THE SECOND PETITION

Thy Kingdom come. What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes all by itself even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it also com to us. How does God’s kingdom come? The kingdom of God comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and live a godly life here in time and hereafter in eternity.

Children Sing in Church on Sunday, February, 26

Hymn 155 – Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing,
Which before the cross we spend,
Life and health and peace possessing
From the sinner’s dying Friend.

Here we rest in wonder viewing
All our sins on Jesus laid;
Here we see redemption flowing
From the sacrifice He made.

Here we find the dawn of heaven
While upon the cross we gaze,
See our trespasses forgiven,
And our songs of triumph raise.

Lord, in loving contemplation
Fix our hearts and eyes on Thee
Till we taste Thy full salvation
And Thine unveiled glory see.

Due March 5, 2017

Isaiah 53:6 – “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”

THE THIRD PETITION

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. What does this mean? God’s good and gracious will is certainly done without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it be done among us also. How is God’s will done? God’s will is done when He breaks and stops every evil will and plan of those who do not want us to hallow His name nor let His kingdom come, such as the will of the devil, of the world and of our own flesh. His will is also done when He gives us strength and keeps us firm in His Word and in faith for as long as we live. This is God’s good and gracious will.

Due March 12, 2017

THE FOURTH PETITION

Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God gives daily bread without our asking, even to unbelievers; but we pray in this petition that He would teach us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread means everything we need for our bodily well-being. This includes food, drink, clothes, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, and goods, a Godly husband or wife, Godly children, Godly workers, Godly and faithful leaders, good government, good weather, peace, health, education, honor, faithful friends, trustworthy neighbors, and things like that.

Due March 19, 2017

THE FIFTH PETITION

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look on our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are not worthy of things for which we are asking, neither have we deserved them. However we ask that our Father would, by His grace, give us what we ask; even though we sin often every day and indeed deserve nothing but punishment. We, too, will from our hearts gladly forgive and do good to those who sin against us.

Due March 26, 2017

THE SIXTH PETITION

And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God indeed tempts no one; but we pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world and our flesh do not deceive us or lead us into misbelief, hopelessness or any other shameful or sinful acts; and although we are tempted by them, we ask that we win in the end and keep the victory.

Due April 2, 2017

THE SEVENTH PETITION

But deliver us from evil. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would deliver us from every evil to body and soul, property and reputation; and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a joyful end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrows to Himself in heaven.

Due April 9, 2017

Children Sing in Church on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hymn TBD

Due April 23, 2017

THE CONCLUSION

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. What does “Amen” mean? Amen means that I should be certain that these petitions are really heard by the Father in heaven; for He Himself has instructed us to pray in this way and promised that He will hear us. Amen, Amen: that is, Yes, indeed, it shall be so.

Due May 7, 2017

Proverbs 21:1 – “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

THE FIRST ARTICLE

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
What does this mean?
I believe that God has created me and all creatures; He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my bodily members, my mind and all my senses, and still keeps them for me. God also preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, land, animals and all my property, and all I need to support this body and life. He protects me from danger, He guards and defends me from every evil. God does all this because He is my good and gracious Father in heaven, not because of anything I have done to earn or deserve it. For all of this it is my duty to thank, praise, serve and obey Him.
This is most certainly true.

Due May 14, 2017

THE SECOND ARTICLE

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
What does this mean?
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sin, from death and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood, and with His innocent suffering and death. He did this that I should be His very own, live under Him in His kingdom, and serve Him in eternal righteousness, innocence and joy; just as He is risen from death, lives and reigns in eternity.
This is most certainly true.

Due May 21, 2017

THE THIRD ARTICLE

I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
What does this mean?
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily and richly forgives all sins to me and all believers. On the last day He will raise me and all the dead, and give to me and all believers in Christ eternal life.
This is most certainly true.