Faith Lutheran Church

Loving God Supremely ... Serving Others Joyfully


360 South Main Street Andover MA 01810
978-475-4059
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Sunday School


Age 3 through Grade 6

If you are already registered for Sunday School, a schedule and announcements are maintained on the SPARK Sunday School site. Your login ID is your email address and the password your account was set up with is "FaithLutheran1". If you changed your personal password and have forgotten it, you can have the SPARK site email it to you. Contact our Sunday School directors to sign-up for a new account.

Immediately following the Pastor's children's message during Sunday worship services, students proceed to their Sunday School classes for special activities and a Christian lesson. Classes are offered during all three worship services, 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM, from September through June. There is no charge and ALL children are welcome.

Our goal is to excite our students and their families to learn and to live the foundations of our faith through:

  • Engaging in hands-on Bible study
  • Learning basic Christian/Lutheran beliefs
  • Experiencing the fellowship of a supportive Christian community
  • Participating in Christian service to others

Each year we select a new theme for our Sunday School year. Weekly classes and special lessons reinforce this theme and impart important Christian values to our students.


Foundations of Faith

Our children also learn important “Foundations of Faith” each year. We provide all our families with "Foundations of Faith" binders to help support learning at home. If your family does not have a binder, please contact our director. The following key components are expected from the respective grade levels of our students:


Prayers & Jesus Loves Me

First the seed and then the grain;
Thank you God, for sun and rain.
First the flour and then the bread:
Thank you God, that we are fed.
Thank you God, for all your care;
Help us all to share and share.
Amen
  God is great, God is Good.
Let us thank Him for this food.
By His hands we are well fed.
We thank Him for our daily break.
Amen
-submitted by Erik and Hailey Scott   -submitted by the Urbanas Family
     
God is great, God is Good.
Let us thank Him for this food.
Amen
  We love our bread, we love our butter.
But most of all, we love each other.
Amen
-submitted by Trina Kohrs-Carr   -submitted by Trina Kohrs-Carr
God is great, God is Good.
Let us thank Him for this food.
By His hands we all are led.
Thank you for our daily break.
Amen
  Come Lord Jesus be our guest.
Let these gifts to us be blessed.
Amen
-submitted by the Todd Family   -submitted by Brandon Menninger,
Trina Kohrs-Carr, and the Todd Family

 

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
And the power and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

 

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
And the power and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

 

The Church Year

The church year represents the life and teachings of Jesus. The church year focuses on two events in Jesus' life - his birth and resurrection.

  • Advent - The year begins with Advent. The color for this season is blue which stands for hope.
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  • Christmas Day - Advent ends on Christmas Day. The color for Jesus' birthday is white. This color stands for gladness, light and joy.
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  • Epiphany - Following Christmas is the season of Epiphany. The color is green which stands for living, growing and learning. The stories of the season show us how Jesus revealed himself to the people as the Son of God.
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  • Lent - The season following Epiphany begins with Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday the color is either black or nothing at all. This is the first day of Lent. The color for Lent is purple meaning solemn, somber.
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  • Holy Week - Lent ends with Palm Sunday. The color for this day and all the days through Maundy Thursday (the night of the Last Supper) is red. It all changes on the next day - Good Friday - the day Jesus was crucified, when we use black or nothing at all.
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  • Easter - This all leads to Easter which is the highest point of the year, the day Jesus was raised from the dead. The color for this day, like Christmas, is white.
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  • Pentecost - Fifty days after Easter is Pentecost. This brings the Easter season to an end. The color for Pentecost is red. This is the day that the Holy Spirit of God came to move throughout the world and within us, and still does today and every day.
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  • Sundays After Pentecost - For the following months, the Sundays will be called the Sundays after Pentecost. It is a long season which uses the color green.
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  • Christ The King - The last Sunday of the church year. The color for Christ the King is white, the same as the other festivals of Jesus. After Christ the King - you start back at Advent.

 

Books of the Bible

1. PENTATEUCH / TORAH    2. HISTORY    3. HYMNBOOK
Genesis    Joshua    Psalms
Exodus    Judges    4. WISDOM LITERATURE
Leviticus    Ruth    Job
Numbers    I, II Samuel    Proverbs
Deuteronomy    I, II Kings    Ecclesiastes
      I, II Chronicles    Song of Solomon
      Ezra      
5. PROPHETS            
Isaiah    Joel    Habakkuk
Jeremiah    Amos    Zephaniah
Lamentations    Obdiah    Haggai
Ezekiel    Jonah    Zechariah
Daniel    Micah    Malachi
Hosea    Nahum     
6. GOSPELS   7. LETTERS TO     
Matthew    Romans    I,II Thessalonians
Mark    I,II Corinthians    I,II Timothy
Luke    Galatians    Titus
John    Ephesians    Philemon
8. LETTERS BY    Philippians    Hebrews
James    Colossians      
I,II Peter    9. HISTORY    10. THE FUTURE
I,II,III John    Acts of the Apostles    Revelations
Jude    Ephesians      

 

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
      Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
      and born of the Virgin Mary,

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,
      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Ten Commandments

  1. I am the Lord your God.
  2. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor thy father and thy mother.
  6. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  7. Thou shalt not steal.
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his cattle or anything that is your neighbor's.

 

Martin Luther

Martin Luther Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. His teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions, as well as the course of Western civilization.

Luther's Major Contribution to Christian Beliefs

 

He believed in justification by Faith:

  • People receive God's divine gift of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through Faith.
  • Sins are forgiven by the SHEER MERCY of God.
  • Luther objected to indulgences (buying the Church favors such as forgiveness of sins) and critiqued their use by nailing 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany on October 31, 1517.
Luther's Most Famous Hymn
    A MIGHTY FORTRESS US OUR GOD,
    A SWORD AND SHIELD VICTORIOUS;
    HE BREAKS THE CRUEL OPPRESSOR'S ROD
    AND WINS SALVATION GLORIOUS.
    THE OLD SATANIC FOE
    HAS SWORN TO WORK US WOE!
    WITH CRAFT AND DREADFUL MIGHT
    HE ARMS HIMSELF TO FIGHT
    ON EARTH HE HAS NO EQUAL.
Luther's Timeline
Born Ordained Earned PhD 95 Theses Translated Bible Died
1483 1507 1511 1517 1523 1546