YOUTH AT LCGS: Preschool Age
Kids in Worship - Start the good habit of weekly worship participation with your preschooler! We believe that it is important for families to worship together and so, children are welcomed in worship! Young children usually like to listen to the music, watch the acolyte light the candles, and watch the crucifer bring the cross down the aisle. Also, they enjoy coming up for the children's message each week. Sharing the peace, helping pass the offering plate and, coming to communion for a blessing are also fun for young children. Children who have not yet participated in communion instruction are welcome to receive communion at LCGS if they have been receiving communion at another congregation. If you think they may need more to do, visit our "Worship Tools Bar" (located in the Narthex) which provides items meant to help our young friends participate in worship on their own level. However, if you should feel the need to step out of the service to calm a little one, we have a Family Room just outside of the sanctuary at the rear, where you can see and hear the service.
KIDS CONNECT - A fun time of learning about God's love and grace while building relationships! The Connect Hour runs Sundays from early Sept - mid June from 9:45 - 10:45 am. Your child can join a class at any time during the year, and there is no fee to attend.
Kids Connect for Prek and Kindergarten age in the Preschool room
Kids Connect 1st through 6th grade in Room 206
Teens Connect Confirmation Cohort in Room 202
Teens Connect High School Cohort in the Youth Room
Vacation Bible School (VBS) - offered for children who have completed preschool 3's through grade six for a week in the summer, usually in late June. VBS is held Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a closing program Friday evening where families are invited to come see what their children have learned through readings, song and dance. Registration takes place in early spring, and there is a nominal fee for VBS to help offset the cost of the program materials.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool - established in 1977 as a service to parents of young children of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and the community. We offer a developmentally appropriate program for young children, in a warm and loving environment, that provides exceptional readiness for kindergarten. Christian values of love, kindness, sharing and gratefulness are incorporated into our curriculum. The Preschool is licensed and accredited by the Maryland Department of Human Resources/Child Care Administration and has classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year- olds, and transitional kindergartners. To arrange a tour, contact the Preschool Director or visit the Preschool's website.