GIGG (Growing in God’s Grace) is the name of the First Lutheran confirmation program. It is for youth in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grade.
GIGG is based on building relationships with God, peers and adult Guides. GIGG meets on Wednesday evenings — September to May — from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A congregational meal, open to ALL, is served from the church kitchen prior to GIGG from 6-6:30 p.m. on all lesson nights, but NOT on service/fellowship dates (see GIGG schedule). Families involved in GIGG take turns preparing the meal; others, including Fun at Church (FAC) participants, are welcome to help prepare and serve. A free offering is received for the meal.
The GIGG opening at 6:30 includes a short and informal worship service which is open to anyone – not just GIGG students. GIGG includes a mixture of lessons, service projects, and fellowship events for the students and their guides. An adult GIGG GUIDE works with each GIGG small group. A typical lesson night includes the opening worship, followed by a lesson led by the pastor. After the lesson the students break into small groups with their GIGG Guide. In the small groups they discuss topics ranging from that night’s lesson, highs and lows of their week, to current issues. The evening concludes with a prayer. Throughout the year there are various dates when we do service/fellowship activities to put our faith into practice. Contact the pastor or church office if you have questions about GIGG.
Notes to Remember:
1. Meal begins at 6:00 p.m.
2. Worship begins at 6:30 p.m.
3. GIGG Lesson begins at 7:00 p.m.
4. No Meal or Worship on Service/Fellowship nights
5. * Ecumenical Lenten Worship @ 7:30 p.m. -
Mar. 29 Lesson 18 – Law & Gospel*
April 5 Lesson 19 – Simultaneously Saint & Sinner*
April 9 Palm Sunday Brunch – GIGG students needed!
April 12 HOLY WEEK – NO MEAL or GIGG
April 19 Lesson 20 – The Church
April 26 6 p.m. – Service/Fellowship Project – Adopt-A-Highway – MEAL at Friendly Confines
May 3 FINAL EXAM and GIGG POTLUCK
May 10 6 p.m. GIGG Guides meeting #4 – NO GIGG
Wednesday, March 29th – Fritz, Becker
Wednesday, April 5th – Bring $1.00 for Pizza
Wednesday, April 19th – Schaff, Sullivan
If you cannot acolyte when you are scheduled, please switch with someone. If possible, let the church know of the change. (665-2615)
Reminders for Acolytes:
- Be at church at least 10 minutes before the worship service begins.
- When you get to church, put on the acolyte robe immediately.
- Check to make sure there is enough wick in the candle lighting sticks.
- While seated in front of the congregation, please act appropriately.
- Communion is offered the first & third Sunday of each month. Acolytes will be needed to assist in the distribution of the Lord’s Supper. The acolytes will come forward with the other communion assistants. They will be given a tray to hold empty cups. When people are done communing, they will place their empty cup in your tray.
REMEMBER – YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND COOPERATION.
Sun, March 26, 2017 8:00 am: Lucy K, Nathan G 10:30am: Anna P, Sami P
Sun, April 2, 2017 8:00 am: _____ T, Darbi D 10:30am: Mia S, Cooper V
Sun, April 9, 2017 8:00 am: Gage G, Aidan G 10:30am: Emily S, Katie K
Maundy Thursday, April 13 7:30 pm: Zoe T, Elsa S
Sun, April 16, 2017 8:00 am: Drea T, Lexi T 10:30am: Skylar B, Matthew S
Sun, April 23, 2017 8:00 am: Elli F, Eliza H 10:30am: Aidan S, Abby S
Sun, April 30, 2017 8:00 am: David Z, Willy S 10:30am: Beau B, Cooper V
Sun, May 7, 2017 8:00 am: Ella N, Greta N 10:30am: Lukas G, Dylan G
Sun, May 14, 2017 8:00 am: Lucy K, Sofie W 10:30am: Travis S, Zackary S
Sun, May 21, 2017 8:00 am: Kenzie K, Jace K 10:30am: Anna P, Nathan G
Sun, May 28, 2017 9:00 am: Sami P, Zachary S
Sun, June 4, 2017 9:00 am: Zoe T, Mia S
Sun, June 11, 2017 9:00 am: Skylar B, Matthew S
Sun, June 18, 2017 9:00 am: Emily S, Elsa S
Sun, June 25, 2017 9:00 am: Willy S, Darbi D