Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ValleyScare on Saturday, October 16th!

Join us for ValleyScare!

With a group of 15 or more, we can qualify for a group discount! Starlight Admission is $20.95 for the group rate, or $28.95 without this rate.

We will meet at Bethesda at 4:30 pm and return to Bethesda by 1 am. (Starlight hours are 6 pm- midnight). This event is for all ages, although the hours may be a little late for some. Any youth younger than 6th grade must have a parent or older sibling present.

Please be sure to bring this permission slip, and also your payment in cash (for direct payment to Valley Fair). If you did not attend the ski trip in March, or other events since, please bring a copy of your insurance card.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Workcamp 2010

Thank YOU!
2010 Mission Trip Workcampers Update

Our 4 Workcampers and 2 adult leaders packed up the 14 passenger van on Saturday, June 26th . Not entirely sure what to expect, they headed across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa (nearly 630 miles!), giving up cell phones, Ipods, home cooked meals, a comfortable bed, and solo, barefoot showers, all to act as God’s hands and feet in Mission Work. We arrived in Mt. Vernon, Illinois at the Casey Middle School, amped up after a good nights’ rest in Milwaukee (having left at 6 am!) and began to prepare ourselves for the week ahead.

During this week, our youth collaborated with 350 youth from across the country in service, worship, and daily devotions. The many projects our youth and chaperones encountered included painting, siding, scraping, building wheelchair ramps, and more! Each of the youth and chaperones was put into a separate “Work Crew”, designed to develop and utilize each members’ skills in the project.

The theme for the 2010 Workcamp was “UndeSERVEd”, based on Luke 15:1-32, the story of the Prodigal Son. "For this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found. So the party began." Each day, work crews and our Bethesda group spent time sharing in devotions based on a snippet of this verse. Think of it as intense, weeklong Bible Study!

This week was an INCREDIBLE experience, and we couldn’t have done any of it without the amazing support of Bethesda! Thank you all for your prayers, notes, support, and of course, funds to help get us there! We’re already looking forward to planning next year’s trip! A very VERY special thank you to Danny Doyscher for giving of his time and talent as a chaperone for this year’s Workcamp!

2011 Location: Busby, Montana - June 26th-July 2nd! More details coming soon.

Upcoming Youth Events

Saturday, September 25th - Viewing of “To Save a Life” (PG-13) at Living Christ Lutheran Church, 820 Lake Drive in Chanhassen. Be at Bethesda by 4:30 pm, and we will return by 10 pm. This event is free and dinner is included. Please sign up on the youth board and turn in permission slip by September 22nd. All ages welcome, but any youth 5th grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent.

Sunday, September 26th – Apple Orchard in Stillwater! We will go from 1-5 pm, but this time may change due to the Congregational Meeting that day. Please sign up on the youth board and turn in permission slip by September 22nd. All ages welcome, but youth younger than 4th grade must be accompanied by a parent or older sibling. This event is free, but a few dollars for spending money is suggested.

Friday, October 8th - Meteor shower lock-in event. $6 per youth for high school students only. Arrive at Bethesda at 7 pm Friday (eat dinner before) and be picked up by 10 am on Saturday. Permission slip coming soon. Please sign up on the youth board by October 6th.

Saturday, October 16th – Valley Scare (high school only). Details coming soon!

Upcoming Youth Group Meetings:
Sept. 26th - homework focused
October 10th - social
October 24th – homework focused

Wednesday, October 27th – Trick or Treat for the Hungry during Confirmation - all ages welcome! Join us at Bethesda 6-8 pm for this neighborhood-wide gathering to help stock Neighbor's Food Shelf.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Youth Lock-In on June 5th!

Youth Lock-In
Saturday, June 5th
7:30 pm –10:30 am Sunday (we will be attending church together)

Eat dinner before you come! Cost is $6 per person or $10 per family.
This lock in is for students entering 5th grade through 12th grade.

Permission slips are mandatory and can be turned in the night of the lock-in. If you did not attend the ski trip in March, please bring a copy of your insurance card. The permission slip is located here. They are also available on the youth board. Sign up on the youth board by Wednesday, June 2nd.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Camp Sunday 2010

We're so excited to be planning another wonderful summer event for our youth and families at Luther Dell in 2010! This past Sunday, Jan. 24th, we held "Camp Sunday", an annual tradition where our students perform skits, songs, and share memories of Luther Dell while getting geared up for registration.

Pick up registration forms from Kim Burress, or on the Luther Dell bulletin board outside the church office. Join the youth campers from July 25th-30th at Luther Dell this year! Family Camp is slated for July 23-25.
Watch our compilation photo video (used during the skit) to share in the "Camp Memories"!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Confirmation canceled tonight! (Dec. 9th)

Happy snow day, all! As the schools are closed in the area, we will also cancel Confirmation tonight.

Just a reminder, if the local schools (SSP, IGH, Eagan, Mendota Heights) schools are canceled, we will also cancel Confirmation.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Movie Night!

Join us Saturday, Dec. 5th for the Christmas Double-Feature Movie Night!

Join us for an intergenerational event, hosted by the youth team on Saturday, December 5th. $5 per person or $10 per family for pizza party between movies.

The show starts at 4:30 with How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original 30 minute version). Pizza party at 5 pm. A Christmas Story at 6 pm.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottled Beverage!)