Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Sunday School Ready For A New Season


We’re gearing up for a great year with an amazing Sunday School curriculum for children in Pre-K through Pre-Confirmation (6th grade), called Whirl.  Whirl is based on the seasons of the church year (Pentecost, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, etc.); Sunday School lessons, Children’s message and Pastor Josh & Deacon Douglas’ sermons will all be tied together.  God has blessed us with a wonderful team teachers.  We’ll kick off our new Sunday School year with Rally Day (for everyone) on September 14th, beginning at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall with an opening devotion. All teachers will be there to welcome and take the children to their classroom.  Please join us on September 14th!


  • Pre-K: Ann Hart, Bethany Sharp, Kerri Neal
  • Elementary (Kt-4th): Doug Campbell, Pat Ellis, Ashley Baskette
  • Pre-Confirmation (5th-6th): Pastor, Deacon, Jeff & Megan Knittel
  • Confirmation (7th-8th): Heidi Shafer, Lisa Dennis
  • High School: Dave & Mary Ellen Broome, Michael Schulte
  • College & Career: Melissa Hatcher, Dan Reilly

Our Christmas Program, A Night Like No Other is in the works.  If you can help with making costumes, set building or practices please contact Diane Johnston (230-7233 or cdaacjohnston@yahoo.com).


Sparks and Ignite Discipleship

On September 14th and then the first Sunday of each month from 5:30-7:30 Sparks (nursery-6th graders) meet in the large classroom downstairs for supper, Bible story, crafts and games; while the Ignite Group (Young Adults married or single) gather in the Fellowship Hall for supper and Bible Class.  Our first Sparks get-together was on August 5th with 12 children in attendance.  We enjoyed cheese pizza and brownies; we talked about the water Bible stories -God making the water, the Great Flood, the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus turning the water into wine and the gift of Baptism.

For our craft we  painted water bottle tote bags and each child received their very own bottle of water.  We even played church mice and snuck upstairs to tour the Narthex, check out the Baptismal font, learned about the Lectern and Pulpit; but the favorite was the “secret room” behind the Lectern.   We have a place for your child on September 14th.  If you would like more information about Sparks contact Diane Johnston (230-7233) and for more information about  Ignite Discipleship contact Mitch Wood at 496-7152 or Jesse Smith at 649-7663.