By Children and Youth Minister, Tim Marburger
It seems like yesterday we were sweating away the summer and today is “chilly”. Where did that time go? Children and youth are a month into school. I’ve attended my first school activity with more on the horizon.
What a summer it was! A great week of VBS, one week with 30,000 teens in Houston for the National Youth Gathering. A week at Camp Wapo with 16 of our youth and ending with a week of Summer Servants. We are blessed to have so many opportunities.
You as a congregation make all this happen and I am blessed to aide you in this. You support our youth with scholarships, prayers, teaching Sunday School or VBS, mentoring, buying pizzas or spring plants, and so much more. We are living in a different world than when many of us experienced Luther League or our own church youth group or camp experience. We’re looking at the horizon and church as we knew it, is no longer. What challenges will we face?
One thing I know for sure is that we all need your prayers. Keep us in your prayers as we begin our new Family/Elementary programming. Pray for us as we gather for joint ministry activities in this new school year. Pray for our confirmands as we help them grow in their faith. Pray for our young people in college. And finally, I ask for your prayers.
ELCA Youth Gathering Report
We have scheduled a stockholders’ dinner and EVERYONE at AGLC is invited. We will have lunch at Luther Memorial on Sunday, September 23, at 12 noon. Sign up on the Youth bulletin board.
September 23, 12 – 2 pm: Stockholder’s lunch at Luther Memorial. Come have lunch and hear about the ELCA Youth Gathering
September 30, 12 – 1:30 pm: Grades 1 – 6 Family meeting @ AGLC
October 7: Poinsettia orders due!
October 13: Cub Foods bagging fundraiser
October 20, 2 – 4 pm: Nerf Wars with Joint Ministry churches, Zion Lutheran Church
October 21, 1 – 4 pm: Grade 3 – 6, Miniature Golf at Mall of America (cost $8)
November 11, 12 – 1:30 pm: Grades 1 – 6,Service project for families
November 15, 7 – 10 pm: Union Gospel Mission Thanksgiving meals packing
December 21, 6 – 9 pm: Grades 6 – 12, Christmas Caroling and party at AGLC