Children in Worship

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

We welcome small children. Families are encouraged to commune together where children will receive a blessing. A quiet room is located in back of the sanctuary should your little ones become restless and can be used anytime during the service.

  • Sunday School classes are available for Parents & Two’s all the way through Senior Youth, and is held from 9:30-10:30 each Sunday morning with the exception of Fellowship Sundays (combined services on time change Sundays) and Easter morning.

    Confirmation instruction, or preparation to receive communion, takes place within our Sunday school program.

    Point of contact: Pastor Priem

  • Mark your calendars!
    July 15—18, 2024

    The Great Jungle Journey
    Each day, our children face many big questions: Did the mighty creator shape everything? Why does adversity exist? Did Noah’s Ark truly sail? What’s the significance of salvation for me? Can the scriptures be relied upon?

    At this VBS, your kids will delve into these questions through a thrilling escapade from Genesis to Revelation. Amidst sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will voyage on an exciting jungle expedition, making stops at seven significant landmarks. These spots represent the 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Children will uncover how these pivotal moments shape our world, bridging the Bible to their daily experiences. Get ready to dive into a world of excitement on The Great Jungle Journey!

    Point of contact: Pastor Priem

  • Fall and Spring sessions of Midweek are offered for children ages Pre-K-6th Grade. Children are invited to learn and experience God’s word through Bible stories in an exciting rotation of activities, crafts, and dramas.

    Point of Contact: Pastor Priem

  • Guiding Star Preschool and School-age Care is an outreach ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. We offer strength and support to parents in the responsibility and privilege of raising their children in a caring, Christ-centered atmosphere.

    A child’s growth is a sequential and orderly process and the nurturing of children’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs is the foundation of Guiding Star Preschool. We offer daily, half-day, and full-time preschool programs Monday-Friday for ages 2-5 years.  We also offer Before & After School for elementary students in the Ray-Pec school district.

    Children are encouraged in their faith through daily devotion, chapel time, Bible stories, songs, and application of Christian living throughout their day.

    For more information, request an enrollment packet, or to schedule a tour, contact Felecia Desneux, Director, at 816-322-3444. Rates and classroom information are available at their website.