Children's Ministry

Welcome To The Children’s Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church.

Our heart’s desire is to introduce children to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the life changing power of his Gospel of grace. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). We want to make disciples of children who are transformed by the Gospel and learning to serve Christ, others, and the world.

Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Page!

CrossWalk Wednesdays

CrossWalk Wednesdays is a weeknight ministry for families, children, youth and adults. CrossWalk is a place where kids, youth, adults and families intersect with a growing, healthy relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Activities are offered for kids age 3-K, kids Grades 1-5, Confirmation for middle schoolers, Peer Ministry for high school youth, and Adult Education. For more information click on the button below to download the CrossWalk Wednesdays-Kids Brochure.

Download: CrossWalk Wednesdays-Kids Brochure/Registration

Kid City Sunday School – A Place to SHINE!

Classes start September 17!

Kid City is Sunday school for kids, generic xenical online from Age 3-Grade 5! We meet during the school year from 10-10:50 a.m. At Kid City, we equip kids to learn about Jesus’ love and to share it, like the shining city on a hill described by Jesus!

Kid City is a welcoming place! Help us welcome your children by registering in advance. More information will be available early August in the Life Together bulletin insert, the weekly E-Update and the CYF E-Newsletter. Brochures will be available at the church as well.

Kid City is a congregational effort! With each baptism, we promise to help parents raise their children in the Christian faith. How can you help? We need teachers, classroom assistants, supply organizers, musicians, greeters and registration volunteers. To help, contact Ann Campbell at 763-506-8119, acampbell@zionanoka.org.

For more information click on the button below to download the Kid City Sunday School Brochure or contact Ann Campbell at 763-506-8119, acampbell@zionanoka.org.

What’s a Faith Milestone?

In Biblical days, stones were placed along a road to help mark a journey. As families of faith, it’s important to mark our faith journey, too! We do this by naming important events in our faith journeys, equipping ourselves for those events, blessing the participants and giving a symbol of remembrance for future reflection!

At Zion we celebrate four Milestones every year:

Holy Baptism

Commanded by Jesus, Holy Baptism is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Church. Through Baptism, we receive the gift of faith and the promise of God’s Spirit within us. A gift Bible and candle accompany baptisms.
2018 Classes: (Usually at 12:15 p.m.) January 14; March 4; May 13; July 8; September TBA.

Gift of Word

In addition to the infant/toddler Baptismal Bible, Zion provides a Story Bible to children at age 3, a full Bible at Grade 2, and a youth Bible at Grade 6. Children and parents also receive instruction for using their Bibles in church and at home.
Grade 2 Class: January 7 & 14 at 10 a.m. Grade 2 Presentation: January 14 at 11 a.m. Age 3 Class: September 23 at 10 a.m. Age 3 Presentation: September 23 at 11 a.m.

Holy Communion

Instituted by Jesus, Holy Communion is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Church. Through Communion, we receive the gift of God’s forgiveness and grace. We practice open age communion at Zion; whenever your child is ready for communion they are welcome to the table.

Spring Classes: March 18 at 11 a.m. or March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Celebrated: March 29, April 1 or 8 (TBA) Fall Class: October 7 at 11 a.m. Celebrated: October 27/28 All Services.

Affirmation of Baptism

In Affirmation of Baptism, middle schoolers say “yes” to their baptism. They prepare in a three-year program called CrossWalkConfirmation, which features worship involvement, learning time, community involvement and service. Participants attend retreats in Grades 6 and 7, spend a week at Camp Wapo after Grade 8, and affirm their baptism in a service the fall of Grade 9.

Classes: CrossWalk Confirmation Wednesday evenings Sept-April Celebrated: September 16, 2018.

Children’s Ministry Announcements

VBS Volunteers Needed!

VBS Volunteers Needed!

We need a flood of volunteers to help us with “Splash in God’s Word,” this summer’s Vacation Bible School! VBS is scheduled for June 11-14, from 9 a.m.-noon.

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Camp Wapo

Camp Wapo

For a faith-filled resident camp, Zion’s choice is Camp Wapogasset. This summer’s theme is “Together: Created for Community! Hebrews 10:24-25.” Contact Camp Wapo at www.campwapo.org.

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Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

Mark Your Calendars NOW for Summer Fun! Splash in God’s Word VBS, Sports Camp, Green Lake Day Camp and Camp Create It! It’s not too late to join the fun! Register online!

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Kid City Sunday School

Kid City Sunday School

Join us for Kid City Sunday School from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings during the program year. Registration brochures are available at the front desk.

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All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family

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VBS Volunteers Needed!

We need a flood of volunteers to help us with “Splash in God’s Word,” this summer’s Vacation Bible School! VBS is scheduled for June 11-14, from 9 a.m.-noon.

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Blast Off for Books!

The ELCA National Youth Gathering is doing a fundraiser to collect books for their “Blast Off for Books” campaign. The goal is to collect 100,000 books for the Houston Independent School District.

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High School Summertime!

Summer is almost here! And we have a few opportunities for you and your friends! Bonfires, Movie Nights and Open Gym Nights! Check out the High School Ministries Summer Schedule now!

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Camp Wapo

For a faith-filled resident camp, Zion’s choice is Camp Wapogasset. This summer’s theme is “Together: Created for Community! Hebrews 10:24-25.” Contact Camp Wapo at www.campwapo.org.

read more

Summer Day Camps

Mark Your Calendars NOW for Summer Fun! Splash in God’s Word VBS, Sports Camp, Green Lake Day Camp and Camp Create It! It’s not too late to join the fun! Register online!

read more

Kid City Sunday School

Join us for Kid City Sunday School from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings during the program year. Registration brochures are available at the front desk.

read more