Sunday School is offered from early September (Rally Day) through May for all children, ages 4 through 4th grade. Sunday School classes generally begin between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. and last until about 11:15 a.m. Roni Brock serves as Sunday School Superintendent. She and Loretta Brockmeier share teaching duties.
Confirmation at St. Paul’s is a two year component usually completed in 7th & 8th grades. Classes are usually held bi-weekly from September through May. Students are expected to attend classes, take part in worship on Sundays and attend two confirmation retreats. Separate arrangements for confirmation instruction can be made in consultation with the Parish Education Committee for older students or others with special needs.
The Rite of Confirmation normally takes place on Reformation Sunday, the last Sunday of October, but can take place anytime after completion of the two years of instruction. Students are expected to reflect on their faith in a written statement, presentation, or service project and will have an interview before Confirmation Sunday, which reviews the two year experience.
After-School Program: C.A.M.P.
C.A.M.P. is St. Paul’s after-school program for middle school youth. It takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:45-3:30 p.m & Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45-5:00 p.m. Due to St. Paul’s location, students can easily walk to St. Paul’s after their school day. C.A.M.P. stands for Community, Affirmation, Mentoring, and Possibilities. Our goal is to serve middle school youth by offering a safe space with wi-fi, study space, hangout space, activities such as ping-pong and games, and arts and crafts.
The churches of the Random Lake Area cooperate in encouraging High School and Middle School students to participate in events together. Sponsoring churches include St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, St. John’s UCC, New Horizons UCC, Zion United Methodist Church, and St. Martin’s UCC.
St. Paul’s teenagers are planning for the next ELCA Youth Gathering. The Gathering happens every three years, and brings together more than 30,000 young people to learn about their faith, to celebrate, and to work on projects in communities of the host city.
Adult Education is held on many Sundays from early Fall to Spring between 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. and at various times during the summer.