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Christian Education

The Bible is God’s Great Gift for mankind to open, read and learn from, not just while we are school aged, or going through confirmation, but for our whole life. From the cradle to grave, studying God’s work in the company of others will be a source of blessing.   It is His Great Heritage and shall remain so when we pass this Great Gift to children or grandchildren, family, friends and strangers.  Explore the many ways Messiah Lutheran Church can help you or your family open this gift. 

All are welcome, including guests and friends. Our Sunday School program always has room to grow and we encourage everyone to join at any time during the year!  A wide variety of Sunday School classes for ages 2 to adult are offered each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. August through May.

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Sunday School at Messiah Lutheran Church

Our Sunday School program always has room to grow, and you are always welcome to bring a friend! Sunday School operates on open registration, so if you haven’t already registered, don’t worry – just come!   We do ask that if your child (or you child’s friend) has a specific dietary allergy, physical limitation, or behavior concern, that you share that information with the teacher prior to leaving your child with the Sunday School teacher.    

2019-2020 Sunday School Registration Form (Download, Print & Return)

2019-2020 Sunday School (Online submission) 

The registration form can be found above and also at the Welcome Center.  An online version is coming soon!  Either drop off your completed form at the church office or scan/email it to:    office@mlutheran.org. 

 Sunday School will meet every Sunday from August-May with the following exceptions:  

There will be no class on:

  •  December 29 –  Christmas Break 
  • April 5 – Palm Sunday (An Easter Egg Hunt is held for all children to participate in)
  • April 12 – Easter (The Senior Youth Pancake Breakfast takes during the Sunday School Hour, so please come to that!)

On the following dates,  there will be one-room schoolhouse style Sunday School so that our teachers can take a holiday, but there will still be Sunday School instruction for children who want to attend.

  • Sept 1  (labor day) 
  • Oct 7 (fall break)
  • March 29 (Spring break)
  • Dec 22 (Christmas)


Fall 2019 Sunday School – Adults 

 Sunday School / Bible Study with Dottie Hanson meets in Room 1. 

Starting Sunday, August 25th (With Sr. Youth) 

 Starting Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Pastor Scott Peterson begins a study based on the book Future Faith by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson. 

Mission Crafter’s  Group:  Meeting in Room 3

 First Communion Instruction

 First Communion classes are offered for youth 10 years of age or older, or close.  Communion classes typically run consecutively for three weeks, are approximately 30 minutes in length and take place following the late service.  Specific details concerning First Communion, it’s instruction and celebration are announced annually in December.  

 If you are interested in First Communion classes for yourself or your child, please talk to Pastor Peterson or call the Church Office at 721-0041. 

 Confirmation Program

 At Messiah, we sponsor a two-year confirmation program for eighth and ninth-grade students. Confirmation at Messiah is about faith formation, not simply faith information. We focus on being the church, not teaching about the church. Our program includes learning events, fellowship events, service events,  and worship events.  If you are interested in Confirmation classes for yourself or your child, please talk to Pastor Peterson or call the Church Office at 721-0041.


Sara Galyon,
Director of Youth and Education Ministries

Christine Berry
Council Representative for Education and Youth

Dorothy Seitz
Sunday School Superintendent

 Pre-K to Grade 12 Classes & Teachers

Fall 2019 Teacher Roster

Preschool in the Nursery – Deidre Hopkin
Pre-K & K in Room 6 Connor Campbell, Sarah Walker
1st & 2nd in Room 10 – Heather Neely
3rd & 4th in Room 11 – Juanita Florio
5th Grade in Room 7 – Chris Berry
6th – 8th in Room – 4 Sara Galyon
9th – 12th in Youth Room – William Strand 


  About Sara Galyon

 Sara relocated to the area with her husband, a fellow Youth Director, in June of 2016. She moved here from the Memphis TN area where she completed her Masters of Arts in Youth ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary. She is originally from the east coast where she grew up in the Delaware/Maryland Synod of the ELCA, and has an undergraduate degree in Spanish and International Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

 Sara has a passion for working with young people, and has been in professional youth ministry for the past 7 years and has worked with teenagers in some capacity for the past 15. She enjoys helping students realize that God is very active in the world around them, and helping them find their place in God’s action. She also enjoys working with families as they navigate aiding their teenagers’ transition into college/career years.

 Outside of her role as Director of Youth and Christian Education Ministries,  Sara loves to travel, read, and spend time with her husband Philip, sons Andrew and Christopher and Nathan.


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