Christ gave us the command "Teach them to observe all things." We are laying great stress upon our Sunday School, Saturday Catechism and Vacation Bible School. In these we try to give to all our children at least the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith. We sincerely wish that all parents realize their Christian duty to bring their children regularly to any and all of these opportunities for learning and indeed set a good example by attending Adult Bible Class themselves. May God bless the teachers and scholars.

    When the Sunday school was first organized the pastor had complete charge of our Christian education and was the only teacher. In later years Grace Marienau was selected as superintendent and Willis Harms as her assistant. Additional teachers were also chosen to help. In 1952 Lucille Plueger was elected superintendent by vote of the congregation, holding office until 1959 when the following dedicated people were chosen by the church for this important position.

Lucille Plueger 1963-64   Elsie Borchers 1959-61
Dorothy Jelken 1965-66   Frances Juelfs, 6mos 1961
Janice Renken 1967-68   Marion McHale 1961-62

Elmer Wilken has been for many years the Sunday School Secretary-Treasurer.  A few notable events in recent years were as follows:

     1954  -   Began to use attendance pins
     1962  -  Purchased new ALC Sunday School Hymnals
     1965  -  Started using the new 3-year catechism material
     Present enrollment, not counting adult classes is 85.


Superintendent Janice Renken
Secretary-Treasurer Elmer Wilken
Cradle Roll Marion McHale
Organists Sharon Brooks, Sharman Jelken


Darin Albright Suzanne Johnson Stuart Dickman Ann Marie Richards
David Wilken Jeffery Oetken Kevin Borchers Max Utesch IV
Tamara Oetken Terry Willer Steven Harms  


Teacher Clara Krienert
Substitute Carol Willer
Room Off the office
Brian Willer Barbara Sordrager Scott Held Todd Oetken
Debra Willer Brenda Stinton Debra Renken


Teacher Janice Renken
Substitute Patsy Varenhorst
Room Overflow
K. in Sept 1968 Arlene Krienert Lorie Wilken Paul Willer
K. Class now. Dennis Anderson Faron Harms Judy Sordrager
  Michael Borchers Craig Oetken  


Teacher Marion McHale
Substitute Carol Albright
Room Stage
1st Grade Holly Andersen Brett Oetken Michael Tjebben
Barry Wilken Margaret Krienert Larry Stinton Michael Willer
2nd Grade Debra Albright David Harms John Willer
  Bradley Brooks Shelly Jelken  


Teacher Linda Andersen
Substitute Joyce Willer
Room Hallway
3rd Grade Richard Harms Kimberly Held JoAnn Krienert


Teacher Peggy Wilken
Substitute Hilda Renken
Room Kitchen
4th Grade Susan Dickman Judy Mead Julie Strathman
  Lyle Krienert Pamela Stinton Mary Tjebben

Brunsville, Iowa