Happy Holiday season everyone! November 9th-11th, two youth and I went to Mt. Cross Ministries for a Confirmation retreat! This retreat was planned and executed by high school students in the Sierra Pacific Synod Youth Committee. They had many great events planned and the girls had a lot of fun. Annually, there are elementary, middle school and high school retreats, so I hope we can attend more in the coming years.
On November 17th, we had a youth outing to LaserQuest with a 10 youth turnout and on November 30th, we had a Spaghetti Dinner and Homeless Packet Assembly event. The youth helped prepare dinner, we enjoyed our meal and then worked together to create 150 homeless packets. Thank you to everyone who was able to donate materials! There will be bins of Homeless Care Packages in the Narthex, so please take some to hand out over the holiday season.
On December 7th at 6 pm, we will be having our White Elephant Gift Exchange and Taco Party! The youth will each bring a wrapped gift and the fun of a gift exchange will ensue!
This year, we will be having the Christmas Pageant at the earlier service on Christmas Eve. The pageant will follow the traditional Christmas Story, so we will be having an information session on Sunday, 12/2 from 11:45- 12:15 pm and one full practice on Sunday, December 9th, from 11-12pm.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the youth and the youth programs here at St. Luke!