Lutheran Parish of Northern Dutchess


Christian Education for Children

Our parish offers excellent resources for home-based Christian Education using the Whirl Series from Augsburg Fortress, which follows along with the weekly service liturgy. These lessons provide our children with meaningful activities, Bible readings, and discussions that help them connect with our weekly church services.

The parish also offers monthly confirmation classes for confirmation-aged children in our parish community, as well as classes for younger children as interest arises.

In addition to education, our children also come together for special occasions to participate in singing, readings, and small plays. We engage our youth in the service as often as we can to acclimate them to living a weekly Christian life.

If you'd like to connect with our parish's Christian Education for children, please reach out.

Contact: Carol Braun

Crafty Christians

Crafty Christians meets weekly at Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck during the fall, winter, and spring months to make prayer shawls, Seafarers hats and scarves, baptismal shawls, and blankets.

Prayer shawls are available for any Parish member who would like to bring some comfort to someone in need.  Stop by Third during office hours to select a shawl.

Crafty Christians is on hiatus until September.  In the meantime, everyone is encouraged to continue working on projects and bring them in when we resume in the Fall. 

Contact: Bonnie


Bible Studies

Pastor Jim leads members of the parish in weekly in-person Bible studies on Thursday mornings at Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck. These studies focus on the liturgical readings for the coming Sunday.

Pastor Jim also leads weekday evening Bible studies via Zoom. These discussions focus on topics or books of the Bible of interest to members of the parish. Previous topics have included the book of Revelation and Great Women of the Bible.

If you'd like to connect with our parish's Bible study programs for adults, please reach out.

Contact: Pastor James Miller