Interested in an orderly list of painting projects for homeschool art class? Here you go! A freebie from Marie MacPherson and Into Your Hands: 27 Weekly Acrylic Painting Projects for Homeschools.
Author: Mary J Moerbe
A Place for Everything: A Confirmand’s Service and Sermon Notebook
A Blessed Triduum and Easter from LutheranHomeschool.com!
I am pleased to announce our latest new addition to LutheranHomeschool.com: A Place for Everything: A Confirmand’s Service and Sermon Notebook. It is available in two forms, one for personal use and one for group use. Each contains pages for 60 services, though the Personal Use License allows for unlimited printing for a single family’s personal use and the Group Printing License is intended for use by congregations and bulk printing. 🙂
Here is the description from the Personal License page:
This notebook has been designed specifically for confirmands, with pages for taking notes during 60 services. With four pages per service intentionally designed for taking notes before, during, and after worship services, this notebook gives families a way to support their confirmands in staying organized and engaged while preparing for their confirmation.
Comic Book Style = Traditional Notes + Sketch/Doodle Notes
The comic book style format of A Place for Everything is intentionally designed to allow for sketchnotes or doodle notes in addition to traditional written notes. This allows confirmands to express themselves creatively–connecting images with phrases–while still staying organized and engaged during services. It also provides an opportunity to notice and discuss the imagery found within the sanctuary, paraments, bulletin, etc.
Table of Contents
The table of contents section designates one box for every service and includes: the pages numbers for the four notes pages; space to write the date/day of the church year; and space for a parent/guardian to write their initials, indicating that they have seen the completed notes.
Each service note page is tailored to the order of worship found in LCMS congregations, making it easy for confirmands to follow along and take notes. The page starts with areas to record service details (Sunday of the Church Year; Divine Service Setting; Church Lector; and Preacher) and what has been noticed about the day’s paraments. It then moves onto the Entrance Hymn, the Service of the Word (First Reading; Second Reading; Holy Gospel; Hymn of the Day; and Creed). In the midst of that section are areas for noticing symbols, jotting down questions, and recording miscellaneous thoughts. It wraps up with the Service of the Sacrament and the Closing Hymn.
In their sermon notes, confirmands are often expected to record three instances of Law and Gospel, along with information from the introduction and their summary of the sermon. The comic book style format allows for confirmands to categorize their note boxes as being from the Introduction, an example of Law or Gospel, or their own thought. Sections for take aways and a summary allow ample room for reflection and wrap up.
Other Notes & Reflections
In the event that a front/back is not enough space for one service, an additional notes page immediately follows each sermon note page. This section may also be used to record personal reflections or thoughts shared during a family discussion after the service.
Use this Space to Write…
The final page of each set of notes dedicates space to writing scripture, a part of the catechism, and a prayer (or prayers). For instance, there may be a passage/prayer from the service that could be written in its entirety on this page or this could be a place to record memory work for the week.
A unique feature of A Place for Everything is the service tracker(s), which allow confirmands to keep track of the number of services during which they have taken notes. This feature helps them stay motivated and accountable as they work towards their confirmation goals. FAQs and Examples pages answer questions about printing, usage, etc. Finally, an additional file with a printable binder cover and spine are also included.
With “A Place for Everything: A Confirmand’s Service and Sermon Notebook”, families can equip their confirmation students with a powerful tool to help them grow in their faith and deepen their understanding of the teachings of the church.
Contents (Shown in Gallery Preview Above)
Table of Contents : Date/Day of the Church Year + Parent/Guardian Initials
Service & Sermon Notes – 4 Pages per Service for 60 Services
A Place for Everything : A Confirmand’s Service and Sermon Notebook : 60 Services : Personal Use License
A Place for Everything : A Confirmand’s Service and Sermon Notebook : 60 Services : Group Printing License
April & Easter Resources
I’m happy to let you know about more free Lutheran resources. 😀 I’m going to show you three or four new ones and a few older ones for April & Easter times.
- St. George (April 23)
- St. Mark the Evangelist (April 25)
- Holy Week Resources
- Eastertide/ Paschaltide: Easter and the Days that Follow
- Redeeming Holy Days
- Eastertide Poster (Black and White or Color)
- Easter Vigil Coloring Book information! 😀
PS. Please do let me know if you know of other Lutheran-friendly resources! Thanks! Mary
Ladies & Gentlemen,
I have been remiss in posting new products as they become available. Still, it is not too late to grab our latest freebies: March Printables. Our prolific vendor, RevAndMrsGandy, continue to produce more and more! 😀
Their latest batch include:
- Saints Perpetua & Felicitas (March 7)
- Forty Martyrs of Armenia (March 9)
- St. Patrick (March 17)
- St. Joseph (March 19)
- The Annunciation (March 25)
I also encourage you to use the “search products” box on our website. We have grown so much in the last few years! And so much is free!
Three More Church Year Printables
RevAndMrsGandy have three more church year printables available, well in time for February:
Yay! Keep up the great work!
Planners & Printables
Good morning! LutheranHomeschool.com now includes a list of Lutheran planners & calendars and three more printables from Rev. and Mrs. Gandy for Epiphany (January 6th), St. Agnes (January 21st), and St. John Chrysostom (January 27th). 🙂
Church Year Family Calendar!
Ladies & Gentlemen, blessed Advent and Christmas to you all! I’m happy to report that LutheranHomeschool.com has welcomed a new vendor: Corrie Pennington! Plus, she already has two products up: a Church Year Family Calendar for 2023 in Rust & Tan and a Church Year Family Calendar for 2023 in black and white. Each are only $4.
RevAndMrsGandy have also uploaded more free saints’ day printables. This time for Miriam the Prophetess (December 17), St. Bibiana (December 2), St. Lucia (December 13), and St. Thomas (December 21). (Sorry I’m late noting these.)
Warm wishes this holiday season!
Six New Freebies!
Ladies & Gentlemen, I’m thrilled to tell you that Rev. &. Mrs. Gandy have six new freebies available! All for various holy days! Yay yay yay!
- St. Elisabeth of Hungary (November 19)
- St. Eligius of Noyon (December 1)
- St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (December 6)
- St. Ambrose of Milan (December 7)
- St. John, Apostle & Evangelist (December 27)
- The Holy Innocents (December 28)
Updated Missions & Missionaries
As you’ve probably noticed, I love to compile Lutheran resources. This is just a quick note to say that I have updated Missions & Missionaries, in case you’d like to include missionary information as part of your homeschooling. 🙂
As always, let me know if I can update, improve, or add anything!
Yours in Christ,
Deac. Mary Moerbe