Berthold Sunday School #3
We enjoyed another fun time with the youth at Zion in Berthold (and some youth from their sister church in Carpio)! We sang some classic camp songs, enjoyed some good ol’ games such as Frogger and Watermelon Patch, and learned about God’s Love and how we should also love one another. In the middle of the event we popped over to worship happening in the sanctuary and helped lead the youth in sharing some camp songs with the congregation. We also shared one of our favorite skits: The Love Box. Then we went back to finish up our Bible studies and make some crafts: Faux Tie Dye Hearts!
Metigoshe Lutheran Family Fun #2
Though our group was a bit small, we had some mighty good fun together. Because we were in the season of Lent, our topic was Lent! Together we learned about this season of reflecting on our struggles and how Jesus died on the cross for us. We adventured together in songs, games, and crafting. A highlight was an activity of trust where one partner was blindfolded and the other guided them around the sanctuary with their voice. It demonstrated the struggles and also how Jesus is always there for us and knows our pains, even when we don’t think He does. We wrapped up our time together by creating and sharing some holy week poetry.
Bread of Life Council
Meeting with councils and leadership groups is one of Jenn’s favorite events. This event was focused on creating conversations around the vision and values of Bread of Life. Great insight was developed together. The group also engaged in some silly activities to get the brain juices flowing.
Rolla Worship #4
Hard to believe this was our fourth and final worship service of this MIM year with Our Savior’s in Rolla. We again used our MIM Liturgy that utilizes camp songs from our Camp CD’s. We engaged with the youth by singing a camp song together and sharing the children’s message. Additionally, we helped Pastor Mark read the Gospel for the day using a scripted version of the reading. It was an interactive way to dive deeper in the Gospel (which was a longer one!). Thank you to the congregation for having us these past four events!
Another monthly event with the youth at East Housing in Dunseith. The weather was fantastic this time around! We started off by shooting some hoops and playing on the playground equipment. The mud made for an extra challenge! Inside their community building, we continued some games (without our muddy boots on!), read a Bible story, and made some crafts (God’s Eyes and bracelets). A small meal of sloppy joes was shared and we sang Happy Birthday to celebrate one youth’s special birthday. We look forward to one more event in April before our camp season starts!
Stanley Church School and LYO
They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s no lie when it comes to Church School at American Lutheran in Stanley! This time around, we enjoyed some fellowship while snacking together and then webt straight into learning about God’s Forgiveness: how it makes us clean again and we don’t have to work for that forgiveness – it is freely given. To demonstrate this, we tried to clean some old pennies with two different things, but that didn’t work out…The two things needed to be combined to clean the pennies! When that happened, the pennies looked brand new!
After their Lenten service we hung out with the LYO youth while sharing God’s Forgiveness again, but in older kid terms 😉 There was some quality acting involved.