Sunday School

For ages birth through two years of age, please see Toddlin’ to Jesus section. On Sunday mornings, children ages three years through eighth grade attend classes to help them "Grow in Christ".   The three year-olds through third grade will meet in the music room at 9:15 am and then be excused to go to their classrooms at 9:30 am. The fourth through eighth grades will meet first in their classrooms at 9:15 am.  Our Sunday School classrooms are bursting with energy, excitement, and true Bible learning.  Each week students hear the Good News of Jesus' death and resurrection and are exposed to a substantial scope of Bible stories.   Our lesson time also includes songs, drama, crafts, games, optional snacks, and mission projects. The fourth grade through eighth grade teachers will escort their children to the Chapel for music at 10:00 am. These children will be dismissed from their music time at 10:15 am.  Sunday School is held year round, except on select holidays and other special church events.  Look in Reflections for further announcements.  For more information contact Kelli Kucera at 319-512-6789 or Kaja Mueller at dce@ourredeemer.org.

Memory Work

In building a strong foundation of faith for our children, we believe it is important to begin teaching some of the core components of the catechism at an early age.  These will be taught in the classroom, and we encourage parents to work on them at home as well.  At the end of the school year, children will have the opportunity to earn a special pin or ribbon to celebrate their memory of these important accomplishments.

What are the benefits to memory work?

  • We use memory work for our everyday experiences
  • Certain facts must be memorized for quick recall and retrieval
  • Memory can become part of our life and this memorized information can be internalized and become part of a student’s life patterns and belief system
  • Can assist students to think more sharply and utilize and apply information

Benefits of memorizing scripture passages, hymns, books, of the bible

  • When this is accomplished we can look up/quote scriptural sections easier
  • Selected scripture and hymns can be recited to give strength and encouragement in times of distress and pain
  • Reminds the students of their beliefs and provides strength to live accordingly
  • Has learning potential

What is Our Redeemer’s goal?  

Memory selections that:

  • Are carefully chosen on the basis of their meaning and value for living and sharing the Christian faith.
  • Correlate with the student’s moral and spiritual development and adapted to meet differences in memorizing ability.
  • Are taught meaningfully and enjoyably.
  • Are meaningfully applied to the life of the student.

MEMORY ASSIGNMENTS

Toddlin

The Lord’s Prayer

3 years

Psalm 119:105

4 years

Romans 6:23

Kindergarten

John 3:16

1st Grade

The Ten Commandments

2nd Grade

Hebrews 4:16

3rd Grade

Proverbs 28:13

4th Grade

Apostle’s Creed

5/6th Grade

Matthew 28:19-20

Ephesians 2:8-10

7/8th Grade

Books of the Bible

2 Timothy 3:15-17

High School

Proverbs 3:5-6

Psalm 23

 On Sunday School Sunday the following classes will be reciting the following Memory Assignments to the congregation.

Birth through Kindergarten:

  • The Lord's Prayer

First Grade through Third Grades:

  • The Ten Commandments
  • Scripture that correlates with each lesson or unit.

Fourth Grade through Sixth Grades:

  • Apostle's Creed
  • Scripture that correlates with each lesson or unit.
  • Portions of Luther’s Small Catechism

Seventh through Eighth Grades:

  • The Books of the Bible, the Old and New Testaments

Note:  It is recommended that teachers and parents also learn the memory!