The high school youth of St.John, Charter Oak would like to thank you all for your support of our annual Thanksgiving Dinner, held Sunday, November 15, 2015. We served 231 dinners and sent home 36 to-go boxes!
REGULAR MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 7:00PM ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
ALL high school students in the Charter Oak area are always welcome to join St.John's LYF for fun and fellowship, for ministry and service to the community and for study of God's Word.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, December 19 at 7:00PM at Pastor Merrill's house ("the parsonage") across the street from St.John's. Pastor will serve drinks and have a taco-bar set up. Members are invited to bring snacks to share. We're planning on some ping pong!
This February we will be selling ready-to-bake pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday- So please watch this Website and the church bulletins for details.
2015-16 LYF COUNCIL: This year, in lieu of traditional officers like President, Secretary, or Treasurer, we elected a leadership council made up of representatives of each class They are Senior Tristan Kunze, Junior Travis Pautsch, Sophomore Connor Beeck, and Freshman Lizzie Jepsen.
ADULT LEADERS: While Velita Pautsch remains our parent "coordinator," we don't have any one Director of Youth Ministry or Youth Counselor, all high school parents are asked to help with their youth throughout the year. Pastor Merrill is always available for advise and counselling and will generally lead devotions at most LYF activities. Bethany Mallory is the contact person this year for those planning to attend the LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, next July. Leon Meseck leads weekly High School Bible Study in the church library every Sunday.
Please keep our Youth in your prayers, that God would open their hearts to His Word and that He would draw them into deeper fellowship with Himself, service for His church and greater unity with one another. May the Holy Spirit work in our LYF to make it a light which will draw more and more youth from our area into meaningful relationships with God and each other.
2015-16 St.John LYF Membership: Connor Beeck, Rielly Ellwell, Krista Gierstorf, Colton and Lizzie Jepsen, Skyler Kelm, Tristan Kunze, Allison Maack, Grace Mallory, Alyha McCartney, Hallie and Nolan Neddermeyer, Emily Steffen, and Travis Pautsch. (We apologize for anyone we missed or any misspellings, please report additions or corrections to Ted Mallory, our Webmaster).
ONLINE: Search this Website with the keywords "lyf" or "youth" or the tag "#LYF" for more news or announcements about our youth group activities. LYF members are invited to like and follow St.John's Facebook page or communicate with each other on Twitter with the tag "#LYFstjohnCO."
- LCMS LYF: https://www.lcms.org/lutheranyouthfellowship
- Nat. Youth Gathering: http://www.lcmsgathering.com
- Iowa Dist. West Youth Ministry: http://idwlcms.org/youthministry.php
- Camp Okoboji Youth Weeks: http://www.campokoboji.org/youthcamps.php
- LCMS College Ministries: https://www.lcms.org/lcmsu
- Concodria University System: http://www.cus.edu/concordia-university-system-campuses