Foundation building! With the beginning of a new Sunday School year, and having celebrated a baptism the same day, we are reminded that building a firm foundation for our children (and adults) is what we are about. Sunday School, among other things, is our congregation’s way of saying to parents that we will help them with the following responsibilities that they take on at their children’s baptism: “to live among God’s faithful people, bring their children to the Word of God and the holy supper, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the 10 Commandments, place in their hands the Holy Scriptures and nurture them in faith and prayer” . This is not something one can do totally alone.
The world is always about the business of wanting us to build our lives on shaky foundations which crumble and fail us. In the words of hymn 796 ELW, “How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in Christ Jesus, the Word!” He is the foundation upon which we build our lives. Sunday School, Confirmation and our adult classes, like the new adult class beginning this coming Sunday on the 10 Commandments, are some of the places that foundation building takes place.
So, come, join us for these and other ways that we build our lives together on that one firm foundation, Jesus himself, who is our hope, our strength, our peace and joy.
See you in church! Pastor Jack Diehl + www.oursaviorelca.com