Lutherans, we believe that knowing the Bible and Luther's Small
Catechism is essential to the life of faith. Zion joins with St.
Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle during the school year for weekly
for children and youth from first through eighth grades. After
each evening of study, all the classes unite for a short
prayer, singing, and a brief scriptural message from our pastor.
children begin learning how the Bible and doctrine are
connected, studying Bible stories related to the six chief parts of
Christian doctrine: the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer,
Apostle's Creed, baptism, confession, and the sacrament of the altar.
Sixth-grade students dive into a survey of major events, people, and
concepts in the Bible, learning how the Old and New
Testaments together present Jesus Christ as God With Us and as
promised Messiah. They also memorize the names of the books of the
Bible, key Bible verses, prayers, and elements of the catechism. In
addition, students begin learning how to listen to sermons for
Seventh- and eighth-grade students focus intently on the six chief
parts of the catechism as preparation for both Confirmation
lifelong faith. They memorize the catechism, with Luther's
explanations, and learn how the doctrines of Law and Gospel
pervade the Bible, how Scripture shapes and enriches liturgy, and how
good sermons focus on Christ and his work on our behalf.