But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Confirmation is an opportunity for people to affirm the promises their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism. Also known as the affirmation of baptism, confirmands promise “…to live among God’s faithful people, to hear His Word and share in His supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of our Lord Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.” Confirmation prepares people to confidently make those promises, affirm their baptisms and continue to live out their faith in the church.
At Trinity, along with our ELCIC London partners at Redeemer and St. Ansgar Lutheran Churches, our own curriculum has been developed, which consists of two years of instruction:
- one year studying the Bible
- one year in faith formation
- one week confirmation camp for the 1st year students, focusing on Lutheran identity
Confirmation usually begins when a youth is entering Grade 7, but a person of any age can be confirmed.
Here are some of the online links/tools that Pastor uses for sermons, Bible studies and confirmation preparation:
The NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) that is most used on Sunday morning
Offers multiple Bible translations including The Message
The Revised Common Lectionary that lists our Sunday worship readings
A compilation that gives the Sunday readings keyed to Bible verses.
Has multiple tools: Concordance, Parallel Version and Interlinear (Greek & English)
Confirmation class worship review sheet