Affirming Faith


On Sunday, May 19, eighteen young persons will be affirming their faith at St. James. This is following their participation in a three year course of study and experiences known as Confirmation. It will be a joyous day, filled with many smiles as families celebrate. Please join me in giving thanks to God for:

8th Grade: Grace Affeldt, Leo Christenson, Maxwell Corcoran, Annika Froyum,
Camelia Fuerst, Alanna Moe, Dhimitrios Mohamud, Cole Osterkamp, Hailey Peterson,
Paige Schwenn, Evelynn Shero

9th Grade: KateMarie Andrews, Jonathan Engebretson, Kaia Gastony, Carson Gigstad,
Xavier Mohamud, Alex Thompson, Juliann Will

It is my prayer for each of them that their Confirmation is one of many markers along the trail of their faith life’s journey and that each will continue to grow in faith. I know that we helped to plant some seeds, nurtured questions, and provided a few experiences and resources that expanded their spiritual imagination. I am grateful for the presence, participation, and compassion of a committed group of small group leaders that worked throughout the year with our students. Please share your thanks and appreciation for

Siana Adrian, Donna Andrews, Starlett Drader, Tasha Gastony, Christin Gigstad,
Bethany Jarvis, Brenda Nygren-Moe, Helen Osterkamp, Amy Shero, and Jaime Way.

The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Everyone is invited to come and join in the festivities. If you are unable to take part in the worship, say a prayer instead of thanksgiving for the ministry that we share in Jesus’s name at St. James that continues to encourage youth and provides multiple opportunities for folks of all ages to grow as disciples.

In Christ’s Light,

Pastor Walt