What a great trip it was to New Orleans for the 2009 ELCA National Youth Gathering. It was quite an event with 38,000 people in attendance. The city is still talking about all the service work done by the Lutherans! We stayed at the Hotel Le Cirque on Lee Circle:
We collected coins and donations in stacks of drawers located just outside the sanctuary door. The one who ended in last had to shave their head. At the finish of this challenge David Gore ended up in the dreaded last place position. He looked good with that shaved head!
Our prayers were with the following people who went to N’awlins......Stephen Steingass, Elizabeth Steingass, Jonathan Steingass, Zac Boyd, Sean Stapleton, Shannon Quinn, Chris Boyd, Sean Keister, Taylor Macy, Megan Davis, Pastor Hout, Dawn Warrick and, of course, David Gore. We pray that this experience will continue to make an impact on the rest of their lives.
HOW ABOUT THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES? PLAY CHECKERS OR COLOR SOME OF THESE PICTURES......
Do you like to color? This is a Christian page you can color that changes each month: http://christiananswers.net/kids/coloring
ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH INCLUDE...........
Our elementary youth meet regularly for music and more, at 4:00 on Monday afternoon.
Our junior high youth meet for confirmation instruction class from 6:30-7:30 on Thursday evenings
Our High School youth meet weekly for youth night, from 7-9 on Wednesday evenings.
COME AND BE A PART OF ALL THE EXCITEMENT!
Connect and read about other Lutheran youth at http://www.theyounglutheran.org/index.html
Official youth website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is right here:: http://www.elca.org/youth
Pastor Hout meets a man from NASA at inventing flight and finds out he can juggle. Guess what? Next thing you know they are passing. These are two pictures from the NASA website with Martin, an engineer with an avid interest in shooting rockets.....http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/outreach/flight/pages/dayton63.htm
Congratulations on reading this far! Here are some important things about Lutherans.....
Can you tell me another word for “good news”? What is the good news? Can you tell me the two sacraments of the Lutheran Church? Who was born in 1483?
OK...here’s something for Kristina and Maria and Brittany. Can you tell us who the following people are?
hnoj the tapbsit
the nos of nam
Have you made it this far? OK, this question is for Stephen. What is your favoite song to sing at the noon service?
How many times has Grace fallen on her face?
How many times has Hannah fallen asleep in church? Or maybe we should change this to Elizabeth, the snoozing champion of the world?
If you have worked hard, you are in need of a break. Stephanie and Victoria used to recommend the following little video......click here
Want some good old Lutheran fun? You can go to “fun stuff” on the Old Lutheran website and enjoy yourself by clicking here. By the way, you can also buy some t-shirts and other fun stuff at Old Lutheran. Check it out.
Pastor Hout and some others are really getting close to solving “The Impossible Quiz”. You will want to try it by clicking on The Impossible Quiz