Sunday, October 2, 5:00 p.m. in the courtyard
The Houston Brass Band and Saengerbund conclude the first Leipzig in Houston Festival Week, presenting an Oktoberfest Konzert which will include a variety of polkas, marches, and German drinking songs, along with Strauss’ Wiener Philarmoniker Fanfare, Wagner’s Lohengrin, von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture. Admission is free.
Luther League youth and parents will prepare and serve brats and beer after the concert. Please support our youth group with a generous donation toward their 2017 trip to Wittenberg, German and the Wittenberg Three Project of the congregation.
Lutherhill at Christ the King Church November 8
On Sunday, November 8 Matt Kindsvatter, executive director of the synod’s outdoor camp Lutherhill of La Grange, Texas will worship at Christ the King Church. Together with staff representatives he will present the camp program to parents, youth and adults.
At 9:45 a.m. parents of school age children and youth will meet for breakfast in the council room on the second floor to learn about summer camp and weekend programs for children and youth. All confirmation students (including rising 7th graders) will participate in a week of confirmation camp at Lutherhill.
At 12:30 p.m. all adults interested in retreat programs are invited to a light lunch in the council room to learn about adult offerings at Lutherhill and the new campus on Galveston Island, Zion Lutheran. Lutherhill offers a variety of programmed retreat weekends and also simply space for church groups.
Creation Care Retreat at Lutherhill November 6-8
Lutherhill and the Creation Care Team invite to a weekend of renewal in the beauty of God’s good creation in LaGrange, TX, November 6-8. Beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday morning the topic will be environmental justice. The retreat includes guided nature walks, a hands-on outdoor service project, time for individual devotions, contemplation, and recreation, as well as group study, discussion, and worship. Register at: www.lutherhill.org. The event is open to adults and youth 10+, when accompanied by an adult. It is possible to attend only Friday–Saturday.
Jr. High Retreat at Lutherhill: November 13-15
Students in 6th-8th grade are invited to grow in their faith during an awesome, fun-filled weekend of inspiring worships, small group discussions, and fellowship. This is a weekend you don’t want to miss as all our middle school students from around the synod are invited to attend. Cost is $130 which covers food, transportation, housing, and activities. RSVP to Ben Remmert by November 8.
All youth 6th through 12th grade are invited to the Good Friday Lock-in on April 3 starting at 9:00 p.m. in the youth room. During the night we will enjoy food, fellowship, a service project, discussion, games, and lead the canonical hours at 12 a.m., 3 a.m., and 6 a.m. The lock-in will conclude at 7 a.m. A few youth worship volunteers are needed to help lead in worship at the Canonical Hours services. Please contact Ben Remmert to help provide food, chaperone, or sign up!
Faith Camp is a 3-week Day Camp that is led by teenagers and mentored by adults at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellaire. Youth who completed 6-8 grade in May 2015 and are hired, will serve as Support Staff (volunteer) as student leaders in training in all aspects of Faith Camp. Teens who completed 9-12 grade in May 2015 and are hired, will serve as Paid Staff. These student leaders are the heart and success of Faith Camp. To apply for a position on staff, please click the link below.
2015 Faith Camp Application
We have more time to register for the National Youth Gathering this summer. This is open to our 8th grade- 12th grade students and we want everyone to really consider going to this great event where our youth’s faith will grow in service and learning with thousands of other youth across the country. For more information on the National Youth Gathering, please go to elca.org/youthgathering. For more information, please contact Ben Remmert.