Children and Youth Milestones

for Blessing the Seasons of the Christian Life


At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, we recognize, honor and bless the many developmental milestones our children and youth encounter on their faith journey. The blessings aim to facilitate faith conversations between parent and child both at the event as well as in daily life. It all begins with the Baptismal Seminar for all parents desiring to have their child baptized. Baptismal Seminars will occur throughout the year (dates to be announced) beginning at 6:30 pm.

One Year Olds - Blessing for Baptismal Anniversary  Sunday, January 12


Two Year Olds - Blessing for Welcoming Children into Worship  Sunday, September 29


Three Year Olds - Blessing for Entry into Sunday School  Sunday, September 8


Kindergartners - Blessing for the New School Year  Sunday, August 4


3rd Grade - Blessing for Receiving Your First Bible  Sunday, April 19


4th Grade - Blessing for First Communion  Maundy Thursday, April 9


6th grade - Blessing for Entry into Confirmation  August, at-home visits


7th grade - Blessing of Social Media Freedoms  Sunday, February 2


8th grade - Blessing for Confirmation  Wednesday, May 27


High School - Blessing for New Drivers  Sunday, April 26


12th Grade - Blessing for High School Graduates  Late summer, post-graduation


Dates above are for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information on Milestone Blessings, contact the Andrew Buck at andrew.buck@gslchurch.org.