In 1966 I was confirmed. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is a bit stuffy sometimes. But by golly we make our kids memorize Luther’s Small Catechism or all the the “what does this mean?” parts of that Catechism.
I went to confirmation class on Saturday morning from 8-11 or maybe even noon. I hated getting up on Saturday morning. School five days a week, then confirmation on Saturday morning and church on Sunday morning..when all I wanted to do was sleep in.
Here I am clutching the Luther's Small Catechism.
The Mothers all got together and sewed confirmation gowns. Under that gown I am wearing a store bought dress..oh it was lovely.. a knit that was a turquoise and beige tweedy thing with three quarter sleeves and a peter pan collar..I loved that dress.
Confirmation Days would not be complete with out a big meal and lots of relatives. I do not remember, but I am sure my Mother cooked a big meal and asked a whole bunch of relatives over for dinner. Unless we had a church dinner in the basement of the church to honor all the confirmands.
I see Easter Lilies on the Alter in the church.. this was Palm Sunday in 1966.
It was a small church. These were all the 8th, 9th and 10th graders that I was confirmed with. I was in 9th grade that year. When it came to our questioning..we were allowed to answer as a group..safety in numbers…and some of those kids were really good with the What does this mean part:)
1 Peter 5:10 “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”