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 September 17, January 7, April 15, and July 29 (2019) beginning 6:30 pm.

One Year Olds - Blessing for Baptismal Anniversary  Sunday, January 6

Two Year Olds - Blessing and Welcoming Children into Worship  Sunday, September 30

Three Year Olds - Blessing for Entry into Sunday School  Sunday, September 9

Kindergartners - Blessing for the New School Year  Sunday, July 29

3rd Grade - Blessing for Receiving Your First Bible  Sunday, April 28 

4th Grade - Blessing for First Communion  Saturday, March 23

6th grade - Blessing of Social Media Freedoms  Sunday, February 3

7th grade - Blessing for Entry into Confirmation  August

8th grade - Blessing for Confirmation  Wednesday, June 5

9th & 10th grade - Blessing for New Drivers  Sunday, April 7

12th Grade - Blessing for High School Graduates  July

Dates above are for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information on Milestone Blessings, contact the church office at