(This youth gathering takes place July 5th to July 9th, 2019).
Do you know someone who is a youth or young adult? Please share this video about the 2019 National Youth Gathering with them! Early bird registration starts soon!
1. We have engaged with VIP Protocol (VIPProtocol.ca) and Jeannie Vaage, who are Etiquette specialists to corporations and organizations. As being part of the youth, we want to create the opportunity to:
strengthen the confidence of our Youth to:
properly introduce themselves to somebody with poise and confidence
how to shake hands with somebody
the importance of eye contact
how to create some small talk
then moving to the Table
learn how a table is properly set
when sitting at the Table
how to properly use the utensils that are set on the table
then moving to Serving those that are sitting at the Table
proper etiquette on serving.
Our goal at the end of this training is to create some events with the church that will be around serving the congregation in food related ways to better connect intergenerationally, for service events, and fund-raising events for youth activities.
The VIP Protocol event is limited to 12 participants, please sign up early to book your spot. Training will take place at Grace Lutheran Church Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1- 4 p.m.
Please let Pastor Curtis, Pastor James, Sherley or David know if you want to be included in this fun afternoon of training.
We pray that God will bless our endeavors as we work together to provide opportunities to equip His young people and strengthen the bonds of intergenerational ministry. To Him Be the Glory.
David & Sherley
2. THE BEST DEFENSE YOUTH RETREAT
The Best Defense Youth Retreat is November 2-4, 2018 in Calgary! If any youth (ages 12-18 or grades 7-12) are interested, there is an information night on September 7, 7 pm at Riverbend Lutheran Church. There will be games, snacks, a devotion with Pastor Eric Moffatt, and more! All youth and leaders are welcome! Contact email@example.com for more info or to RSVP. You can also go to www.lutheranyouthretreat.ca.
Sunday School Meeting August 27 at 7 PM in The Social Room
(All Volunteers make every effort to attend)
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Grace’s Garage-less Sale is happening on August 25 from 9am-2pm.
Many more volunteers are needed for table set up, security, supplying baking, serving coffee, host/hostessing and more. See the bulletin board for details. Most shifts are 2.25 hours or less. Please contact Nadine Madill at (587)521-8201 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
ADOPT A STUDENT-You can make a difference to a student studying to become a pastor. Please prayerfully consider supporting a student with prayer, the occasional card and correspondence, and occasional or regular financial contributions. Financial contributions made through Concordia Lutheran Seminary are eligible for a tax receipt. Please visit www.concordiasem.ab.ca or call Kathy at 780-474-1648 ext. 225 for more information about the Adopt A Student program.
Are Lutherans ‘Spiritual’? We hear a lot these days about ‘spirituality’ and we witness people of other faiths expressing their spirituality in various ways. What about Lutherans? In his new book Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey — Recover the Joys of Piety (CPH, 2017), William Weedon explores eight Godly habits that Lutherans traditionally have used to cultivate a deeper spiritual life. Pastor James Fritsche will be leading a discussion of this book on Wednesday afternoons (at Redeemer Lutheran Church) and Wednesday evenings (at All Saints Lutheran) during the months of October and November. If you wish to participate, please phone the office at Redeemer (780-439-9104) to order your copy of the book ($25.00).”
THE UPCYCLE GROUP IS “UP” AND RUNNING! (PUN INTENDED) Come join in every Thursday evening from 7pm in the Social Room. There will an activity for the kids, and two different projects for the adults. One will be making sleeping mats for the homeless and the other, a craft using recycled and upcycled goods to create a treasure for yourself or a gift for someone special. Speak to Nadine Madill to learn about some of the projects.
The Rock—Community Breakfasts help feed the poor and homeless. The Rock Outreach urgently needs volunteers for the Community Breakfasts for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. We require the most help for Wednesday. The hours are from 6:00/6:30am weekly. If 6:00am is too early, come at 7:30am and stay for cleanup. For more information call Judy at the office 780-426-1122 weekdays 9:30 to 2:30. “...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” Jesus, Matthew 25:40 NIV
The Mustard Seed’s Evening Meal Program feeds 300-350 people each night, Monday through Saturday. However, with summer being so busy, they are running short on volunteers. If you can help, contact Volunteer Services at 780-426-5600 or VolunteerEdmonton@theseed.ca