Kids in the Divine Service

From the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s website:

“Impress these words upon 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” (Deut. 6:7).

The Word of God we receive in the Divine Service goes with us, out into the world and into our everyday callings as parents and children. Kids in the Divine Service is written for parents and children to read and talk about together.

Although some of the vocabulary and concepts may be best understood by children ten years of age and older, there are many parts of Kids in the Divine Service which can be understood, experienced and appreciated by younger children. No matter what age child may read (or be read to from) Kids in the Divine Service, parents should be encouraged to work through these bulletin inserts with their children and answer questions as they arise. Parents will probably learn something, too!

 How does this work?

“Impress these words upon 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” (Deut. 6:7).

The Word of God we receive in the Divine Service goes with us, out into the world and into our everyday callings as parents and children. Kids in the Divine Service is written for parents and children to read and talk about together.

Although some of the vocabulary and concepts may be best understood by children 10 years of age and older, there are many parts of Kids in the Divine Service which can be understood, experienced and appreciated by younger children.

Whether a child reads or is read to, parents and children are encouraged to work through the bulletin inserts together and answer questions as they arise. Parents will probably learn something, too.

Kids in the Divine Service is free to download; make as many copies as you need. The resources may be distributed for congregational use in a variety of ways, including:

  • Sunday morning bulletins
  • Sunday School resource
  • School or church newsletters

We pray Kids in the Divine Service will be a blessing to you and your congregation.