Youth Ministry (Grade 4/Age 9 and Older)

Lisa Martinson, DCE

November 8 Youth Weekly Update
Challenge for Youth: Memorize 52 Bible Verses This Year (1 verse per week).
November 1: Week 44 –Psalm 37:4, NIV
November 8: Week 45 – “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” – John 16:24b, ESV

Sunday School Schedule – This coming Sunday, the older youth (age 11 and older) are teaching the children’s Sunday School class. We will divide up the parts of the lessons to those of you who attend and you can lead a part. When are we scheduled to do this again, you ask? We are scheduled for January 14, February 11, March 10, & April 14.

Youth Mission Trip Opportunities for youth currently age 11 and older. We have 3 Mission Trip/Servant Events planned for our youth this summer.
  • Pura Vida Bridges in Costa Rica for youth in grade 9 and older in Early July. A $100 per person deposit is due December 3. Make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church please.
  • Idaho Servant Adventures in Coeur De Alene, ID for youth age 11 and older from July 19-29. A $100 per person deposit is due December 3. Make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church please.
  • Rochester Servant Event for youth currently age 11 and older from June 9-13.

Youth Mission Mile of Pennies: Our youth will be participating in one of two mission trip opportunities this coming summer and we’d love your extra change. Our goal is to collect 1 mile (5280 feet) of pennies! Roughly, this will equate to a little over $844. We don’t need it all right now – but as you find a penny or have an extra penny or two, bring it in. We will have a collection area to start piling them up. Every little bit adds up! Thank you, in advance, for your support.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox packing will take place on Sunday, November 12 from 5:30-7:00pm. Thanks again to Julianna Camareno and Bonnie Pape for coordinating this!

Advent and Christmas “Marathon” Day – Saturday, December 2. No, we won’t be running a race, but it will be a long day – but what better to put it all in one day, right? There are three separate signup sheets on the bulletin board for each of the following events. Signing up ahead of time helps – honestly, I’d rather have people sign up and not show up than have people sign up the day of the event. Here’s the schedule:
--9:30-11:30am - Advent Project and Sandwich Project. (See details below.)
--11:45-1:45pm– ‘Christmas’ lunch and gift exchange game.
        • Cost: $5 if you sign up by 9:00am November 27; $10 if you sign up after that.
        • Bring: A wrapped unisex gift valued at under $7
--2:00-3:00pm – Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army at the Northfield Family Fare. (Parents and others can ring from 1-2 and youth can continue to ring until 5 if they would like.)

Saturday, December 2, 2023: Back by Popular Demand - The Advent Project and The Sandwich Project (from 9:30-11:30am) The Advent Project will include a time for making an Advent calendar or a Nativity Scene, but the bigger and better part of the morning will be The Sandwich Project – where we will assemble sandwiches and pack them along with granola bars and juice boxes. The food items will be donated to a group of Christians from Radiant Health who go out to the homeless camps in the Twin Cities every weekday. Donations of money, sandwich baggies, bread, cheese, lunch meat, granola bars, and juice boxes are greatly appreciated!

NOTE THE TIME CHANGE -- Joyful Jars Project – Wednesday, December 13 from 5:30-7:00. Those attending a summer mission trip are asked to come to church to help put together mason jar cookie (and other soups/treats) mixes to sell at the upcoming bake sale. Please bring something to share for supper too! We will work and eat – so make your pot-luck food simple. Quart Mason Jars are Needed for this too. If you have any Quart sized Mason-type jars (with or without lids) that you would like to donate to the cause, please bring them to Lisa’s office.

Mission Trips Bake Sale – Sunday, December 17. In addition to serving coffee and treats during fellowship hour, we will also have a bake sale to help raise funds for Idaho, Costa Rica, and Rochester. All those going on a mission trip are asked to bring items prepackaged for sale and are also asked to be at Trinity Northfield that day to help with serving coffee/treats or selling items.

Music and Sports? If you participate in music or sports activities, please let me know. I’d love to get to your concert/recital or game/meet.

Youth Ministry Calendar Listing *Subject to some changes
November 12: 10:30-11:30 Youth Teach Children’s Sunday School
November 12: 5:30-7:00pm Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Event
December 2: 9:30-11:30 Advent Project and Sandwich Project
December 2: 11:45-1:45 Youth Christmas Lunch and Gift Exchange
December 2: 2:00-3:00 Youth Ringing Bells at Family Fare in Northfield
December 3: Youth Bible Class “The Chosen”
December 3: 3:00-4:00 Trinity Women (and Girl) Christmas Tea
December 10: Youth Bible Class “The Chosen”
December 13: 5:30-7:00pm Joyful Jars Project
December 17: 10:30am Children’s Christmas Program (No Youth Bible Class)
December 17: Youth Mission Trips Bake Sale
December 24: Youth Bible Class “The Chosen”
December 31: No Youth Bible Class