On Sunday May 7, 2017 at St. Mark, Alex Fellinger, Nathan Fellinger, Grace Large and Andy Matzke receive the Rite of Confirmation. For those that are not familiar with the rite of confirmation, here is a short explanation:
“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].”
These young adults were asked questions by Pastor Matzke at the 8:15 service and received the rite at the 11:00 am service.
The St. Mark members congratulate our new Confirmands on completion of this intensive 2 year study.