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We want all students and families to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  The gifts of faith and salvation come to us through word and sacrament.  We seek to introduce children to the word and sacrament, so that the Lord can do His work.  The Holy Spirit works through these saving gifts to not only bring people to faith, but also to strengthen God’s children to live the life of a disciple.  We want all students to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:8-10

From a Christ-Centered Perspective, Students Will:

  1. Know God, especially His seeking and forgiving love in Christ;
  2. Respond in faith and grow into Christian maturity;
  3. See themselves as the reconciled, redeemed children of God and individual members of Christ’s Body, the Church;
  4. Live in peace with God, themselves, and their fellow human beings;
  5. Express their joy in worship of God and in loving service to others;
  6. Value all of God’s creative work in His world and the Church;
  7. Learn about and put in to practice evangelism strategies;
  8. Participate actively in God’s mission to the Church and the world;
  9. Live in Christian hope with the blessed assurance of eternal life in heaven through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Curriculum Materials and Resources:

  1. K-7th grade- One in Christ-Student Edition, Concordia Publishing House, 2011
  2. K-7th grade- One in Christ-Complete Teachers Kit, Concordia Publishing House, 2011
  3. K-7th grade- Holy Bible (English Standard Version), Zondervan Publishing, 2011
  4. K-8th grade-Luther’s Small Catechism, Concordia Publishing House, 1991
  5. K-2nd grade- Arch Books
  6. K-2nd grade- Children’s Bible Story Book
  7. 6th-8th grade- Shining Star Magazine, God Tube, You Tube, Contemporary Drama Service, Music by Contemporary Christian artists.
  8. 8th grade-Holy Bible (New International Version), Zondervan Publishing, 1984
  9. 8th grade-That the World May Know, Video Series
  10. 8th grade-Way of the Master-Evangelism Study

Memory Work Curriculum Materials and Resources

  1. The Holy Bible (NIV version)
  2. Luther’s Small Catechism
  3. Lutheran Service Book

Memory Work Scope & Sequence by Grade (PDF download)

Memory Gems

 

Goal: The goal of the Memory Gems program is to ensure that by the time a student graduates from 8th grade at Immanuel Lutheran School, they will have mastered the following Bible passages. These passages will serve as a comfort in times of trouble, as a guide during times of conflict, and help them to grow in faith.

 

Procedure: Each class will choose one Memory Gem per quarter and students will master that Bible passage both individually and as a class. Teachers will instruct and remind the students of the words and meaning of these passages fulfilling God’s command in Deuteronomy 11:18-20, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds… Teach them to your children, talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Memory Gems

Romans 1:16 Romans 8:28 1 John 3:1
John 14:5-7 Psalm 73:26 1 Peter 5:8-9
Philemon 4-6 Joshua 1:9 1 Timothy 2:1-2
John 10:27-28 John 1:1 Isaiah 41:9-10
Mark 12:30 John 3:16 Romans 6:4-5
1 Peter 5:7 Proverbs 3:5-6 Psalm 23:1
Matthew 7:7 Genesis 1:1 2 Corinthians 12:9
Isaiah 40:11 Ephesians 2:8-9 2 Peter 3:18
Jeremiah 29:11 Psalm 51:10 Philippians 4:13
Ephesians 4:32 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Matthew 22:37
Psalm 50:15 Psalm 100:5 Psalm 119:105
John 11:25