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.

We are currently planning a Vacation Bible School program to take place in August 2023.

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 at Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays to make prayer shawls, Seafarers hats and scarves, baptismal shawls, and blankets.

All members and friends of the Parish and members of the community are  welcome to participate!

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.

Contact: Bonnie


Bible Studies

Pastor Jim leads members of the parish in weekly in-person Bible studies at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck. These studies focus on the liturgical readings for the coming Sunday.

Periodically, Pastor Jim also leads weekday evening Bible studies via Zoom. In April and May of 2023 he's leading a study called "Readings from Genesis" at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. See newsletter for the link.

A new in-person bible study focusing on the Gospel of Matthew is taking place at St. Paul's between Sunday, May 21, and Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm, immediately following St. Paul's worship service. You can find a complete schedule of meetings and assigned readings here.

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

Contact: Pastor James Miller