Children and the Liturgy
In the liturgy of the Divine Service we tell and retell in ritual and song the story of salvation. We establish our identity as part of God’s family, finding our place in the long history of God’s people of which we and our children have become a part through Baptism. To gather for this important activity is both a duty and a delight. We are pleased that you have chosen to worship as a family. From experience we know that there are great benefits for a family that shares the liturgy together.
Your conversation with your child will convey the importance of the Divine Service. Through your attitude, your child will sense that participation in the liturgy is a joyous opportunity and a fulfilling experience. Your expectations that your child will participate in liturgy (standing, sitting, praying, singing, listening) will speak volumes that say that children, too, are members of the Body of Christ. Guiding children in worship is a privilege. It can be accomplished in love. May the Lord bless your worship together.
BEFORE THE LITURGY
DURING THE LITURGY
AFTER THE LITURGY
Hard to handle kids in church? You're not alone.
Here are a few articles on parents caring for the Lord's littlest sheep in worship:
Adopt a Grandma
Some gracious women of the congregation are able to aid mothers in taking care of their children during worship. This follows our Lord's injunction in Titus 2:3-5 for the older women to help the younger. Please do let us know if you would like to adopt a grandma to sit with you during worship to help you out with the kids.