Peace follows the Baptism and Confirmation promises outlined by the ELCA, found in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal.

Baptism Promises

Baptism promises made by parents and sponsors are:

  • To live with our children among God’s faithful people
  • Bring our children the word of God and the holy supper
  • Teach our children the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’ Creed, and the Ten Commandments
  • Place in our children’s hands the holy scripture
  • Nurture our children in faith and prayer
  • Do all of the preceding things so that our children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.

Confirmation Promises

Confirmation promises made by confirmands to God and to the Peace community (and who still need parental involvement during these years) are:

  • Continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism
  • To live among God’s faithful people
  • To hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper
  • To proclaim the good new of God in Christ through word and deed
  • To serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
  • To strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

How Do We Execute on These Promises? Meaning Peace and You As Parents!

The execution of these promises (or goals) is incumbent upon parents to bring their children to church and to Sunday school, and continuing the church teachings and lessons at home. For example, Sunday School children bring home a Family Page each Sunday which has suggestions for families to do together to reinforce that week’s lesson. And there are ideas for younger and for older children.

Execution of Baptism Promises

  • To live with our children among God’s faithful people
    • Bring children to worship at church and participate in church activities.
    • Older children and adults serve as role models.
  • Bring our children the word of God and the holy supper
    • Bring children to church.
    • Bring children up to receive Holy Communion or a blessing.
    • Have children complete First Communion education at an appropriate age.
  • Teach our children the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’ Creed, and the Ten Commandments
    • By attending worship and Sunday School, children will hear and learn the above. Additionally, these three items are cycled through the Sunday School curriculum 2-3x between a child’s years in Sunday School and Confirmation.
  • Place in our children’s hands the holy scripture
    • Spark Bibles are distributed annually to toddlers and 3rd Graders.
  • Nurture our children in faith and prayer
    • Bring children up to the front of the church to participate in the Children’s Message; prayer is a part of the Sunday School experience and of course, pray with your children at home.
  • Do all of the preceding things so that our children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.
    • Exhibit kindness to all.
    • Participate in age-appropriate service projects.
    • The Sunday Children’s Offering is used towards a variety of service and mission projects!

Execution of Confirmation Promises

  • Continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism
    • Continue all activities from birth through Confirmation.
  • To live among God’s faithful people
    • Bring youth to worship at church and participate in church activities.
    • Older children and adults serve as role models for Peace’s younger children.
  • To hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper
    • Bring youth to church for worship.
    • Participate with your youth in Holy Communion.
  • To proclaim the good new of God in Christ through word and deed
    • Participate in faith-based activities such as the annual Mission Trip or assist with Vacation Bible School.
  • To serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
    • Participate in service projects, Mission Trips, and/or assist with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
  • To strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

Activities that Support Baptism Promises