The rite of Confirmation, also called “Affirmation of Baptism”, is a ministry of the church and an important aspect of Lutheran identity. Following a period of instruction, young people who were baptized as infants affirm the baptismal vows that were made on their behalf by parents and sponsors. Having come of age, they personally confirm their faith during the rite of Confirmation.
St. Peter’s congregation follows a two-year Confirmation curriculum, which usually begins at grade 7. The curriculum is based on Scripture, Luther’s Catechism, and the Lutheran confessions. It explores questions of faith, Christian life and Lutheran tradition.
Confirmation classes meet Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., September to May. Second-year students attend additional sessions with the Pastor, according to a schedule determined by the class. It is the practice of St. Peter’s parish to celebrate Confirmation at the worship service on Pentecost Sunday, fifty days after Easter.