Youth News
                                           
for Zion's "Youtherans"



Confirmation Orientation September 5th

Attention Confirmation Students and Parents, be sure to mark your calendar for CONFIRMATION OIRIENTATION! We will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 7:00 at Trinity. This year our focus will be on the New Testament and the book of Luke in particular. 

Parents, we need your help and support in the form of TABLE LEADERS. Each week we will shuffle the kids around to a table with an adult to help lead discussions and provide gentle redirection when the students are distracted. You can do this solo or you can team up with another person(s) and share the responsibility. Our goal each year is to have enough Table Leaders so that no one table has more than 4-5 students. Your help and participation is crucial to help make this happen.

Middle School Gathering: November 17-18 


Attention all 6th-9th graders, you are invited to attend the annual NEMN Middle School Gathering at Cragun's on Friday, November 17-18. David Scheer/AGAPE will be the presenter on Baptism and Holy Communion. Registration forms will be available. Registration opens October 1st. Adult leaders will be needed.

10th Grade
Fall Retreat
October 19th- 20th

Attention all 10th graders! Since our Spring Confirmation Retreat got snowed out, we are going to head down to Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday, October 19th, and catch a college football game – Gustavus Golden Gusties vs.  Augsburg College – on Saturday afternoon, and then return home afterward. See Pastor Blenkush for more information.




This Changes Everything!
ELCA Youth Gathering
in 2018

2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering: This Changes Everything! – On June 23rd, Aiden and Grace got on the bus with the other youth and adults from Trinity and began their synod journey to Galveston and Houston for the ELCA National Youth Gathering. Together they served, worshiped, learned, met new people from across our nation and beyond and above all, grew in faith and discipleship. This Changes Everything! Go to Zion’s Facebook page to see pictures and videos of the group’s adventure.n

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Senior High Youth
grades 9-12

Senior High Youth - You are invited to gather with your fellow Youtheran at Trinity Lutheran 

You are invited to gather with your fellow Youtherans at Trinity every Wednesday night  at 7 p.m. for a mixture of Bible study, devotions, conversations, games, and refreshments.  


             
         

         


       July  2016
     Mission Trip
       to Chicago
       

See a few photos           
Mission Trip 2016 - On Thursday, July 7, 16 youth and adults from Zion and Trinity Lutheran  departed for Chicago for their mission trip experience with the folks from YouthWorks. This year’s mission trippers spent their time in the Hispanic neighborhoods of Humbolt Park and Hermosa. In regards to ministry opportunities they served at food shelves, distribution centers, soup kitchens, kids programs and elderly care facilities. This year’s mission trippers were Jalen, Emma, Brenda, Grace, Brooklyn, Ellie, Kelsey, Chloe , Joelle, Bailey, Asa, Carter, Nick, and the adult leaders are: Wendy Hakes-Anderson, Chris Nord and Pastor Stephen Blenkush.  Read more...
                               Faith 5
     Family Time

Faith 5 Family Time is a devotional format developed by Pastor Rich Melheim for families to share, read, talk, pray, and bless each other. Through the Confirmation Ministry, we are encouraging you to adopt this practice. Each week at Confirmation, your child will receive a handout that will provide guidance for four days a week. It can be shared at a variety of times – dinner, end of the day before heading to bed, in the car, or anytime you can bring the family together. It may take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of your family and the depth of the conversation. It is hoped that this may become a regular part of your family faith life, drawing you close to each other and to God. Each week a guide sheet will be sent home with our Confirmation students. The scriptures parallel the Gospel of Luke readings we are doing in class. For more information, visit Faith 5's web site.

                          Support
       Lutheran

        Outdoor                Ministries

Did you know that when a child spends a week at Church/Bible Camp, faith is lived out every hour of the day? Unlike most places we spend out time, campers are drawn into the ritual and rhythm of faithful life together. Want to make a difference in the life of our youth? Encourage them to attend one of our Lutheran Bible camps and/or be sure to support Zion Camperships and help make it financially possible for a child to go to camp this summer. For more information, see Pastor Blenkush.

                    Why Go          Lutheran?

 

  Are you, or someone you love, searching for a college or university to attend? If so, check out the new video “Why Go Lutheran?” and its website WhyGoLutheran? The 3-minute video is not your typical recruiting film. It’s a clever animation that lays out all the reasons why a student should “go Lutheran.”

                   Camperships
You can go to camp! We encourage our youth to go to attend our Lutheran Bible Camps and experience the love and power of God is new ways. Zion offers camperships to its younger members to help make camp a possibility for everyone. Pick up a Campership form, fill it out, and return it to the church office - one form for each child. The church treasurer will send the campership money to the camp. A campership will cover for half the cost - for a weekend or half week camp , up to $100, or up to $200 for a week long camp