We believe that God is calling us to invite people into a deeper relationship with Christ, that all may discover true peace and be prepared to follow Him in compassionate service.
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Lutheran Church 681 Voyager Drive . Alexandria . MN . 320-762-8641
Children's Church: Children's Church is for ages preschool- 6th grade. It is held every Sunday between our morning worship times, beginning around 9:40 a.m. We all gather together in the sanctuary for a time of worship with music and the highlighted Bible story for the day, then each class is dismissed to crews.
Sunday school runs from September-May.
Bible Presentation: Shalom gifts those in 1st and 5th grades with a Bible on Reformation Sunday. Currently, those in 1st grade are gifted The Kid's Study Bible and 5th graders receive The Teen Study Bible?.
First Communion Retreat: A First Communion Retreat is offered for those in 3rd grade or higher. This is held the Saturday before Palm Sunday for a First Communion celebration on Maundy Thursday. Topics include; God Cares for Us, Jesus Gave Us a Special Meal, Jesus Is with Us in Communion, and Jesus Offers Enough for All.
Children's/Youth Choirs: Children's Choir is for four year olds through 6th graders on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Vacation Bible School: Shalom hosts a week long bible school experience in early August. VBS is open to preschool-6th grades. We spend a week focusing on bible stories, games, music, crafts, and various service opportunities/heroes in our own community. This year, Shalom has VBS on August 2nd-August 6th, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Our theme is "EVEREST! Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" For more information, click here.
Wild Wednesdays: Wild Wednesdays is a partnership between Luther Crest Bible Camp and Bethesda, Calvary and Shalom Lutheran Churches for children in second through fifth grades. It is held at Luther Crest on Wednesdays from school dismissal time, where a camp bus picks students up at their elementary school, until 4:30 p.m. when students depart from camp on the bus and are dropped off at their respective churches. Wild Wednesdays includes outdoor recreation time for all seasons, a snack and worship. Worship includes songs, themed verses and a short message based on the theme of the day. The themes will highlight a book of the New Testament each week.
Go Deep/Sr. High Youth Ministry (Grades 9 -12): Go Deep meets the first Sunday of each month, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This is a time of fellowship, God's word and and talking about real world events that affect our daily lives.
Confirmation/YADA (Young Adult Discipleship Apprentices): Confirmation at Shalom is a 3 year program. While we do not have age limits on our program, it is likely that most youth begin in their 7th grade year and continue through their 9th grade year. We meet weekly on Wednesdays, beginning at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Those in the 1st and 2nd years, meet to discuss the Old/New Testament and the Catechism. Those in the 3rd year (YADA), meet with Pastor Justin in the youth room and we talk about various topics of how we live our Christian faith out in our world. We focus on the six marks of discipleship (prayer, worship, spiritual friendships, generosity, reading scripture, and service) as well as other pressures the world throws at us.
"Let the wise hear and increase in learning and the one who undertands obtain guidance," Proverbs 1:5
Sundays from 9:40 - 10: 30 AM
(During School Year Only)
Ages from Preschool to 6th Grade
All are welcome to attend!
Come for a time of worship, Bible stories, games and building friendships!
Galactic Starveyors — August 6 -10
All kids in grades K - 6 are invited to join us for a week of galactic adventures and learning about how out-of-this-world God's love is for us!
We blast off on Sunday August 6th starting at 6pm and our space journey ends on Thursday with a campfire on planet Earth.