St. Mark's Lutheran Church Youth and Family Ministry

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Welcome to a new year!

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Mar-Lu-ridge 2019 summer programs … get a brochure   here   and register   here  !

Mar-Lu-ridge 2019 summer programs … get a brochure here and register here!

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* * IMPORTANT UPDATES TO THE YOUTH CALENDAR!!! * *

Download a copy of the calendar HERE
Download a copy of the Medical Release/Consent Form HERE

Download a copy of Stephanie’s latest Feb-Mar 2019 informational letter HERE … and download these documents for Shekinah 2019: S19 Flyer.pdf, S19 Reg Form – Youth.pdf, and S19 Parent Letter.pdf

Note from Stephanie re Mar-Lu-Ridge: Happy New Year! To start the year of 2019 off in the right direction, to the left is the Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp link for Camp Registration this summer and the link to sign-up for a variety of amazing week long experiences at camp! Note that Confirmation Camp for those going into 7th, 8th, or 9th grade is Sunday July 21st - Friday July 26th. Please contact me if you have any question or concerns. :-)

- Sunday, February 10, 2019 Schedule
Youth Group and Confirmation: 10:00 AM
Worship: 11:00 AM
Lunch in Fellowship Hall: 12:30 PM

- Sunday, February 17, 2019 — CHANGED DATE!
Youth Room Make-Over Service Project 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Lunch, Taking stuff off walls, Spray Painting, Putting together New Ping Pong Table, Loading stuff for Transfer Station, Organizing Games and Supplies, General Cleaning (7th - 12th grade)

- Sunday, February 23, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Youth and Family Roller-Skating Night
Meet at and return to St. Mark's. Cost: $5, Pizza and skate rental included! RSVP required by February 21st for planning.

- Sunday, March 3, 2019 — Setup, 3:30 PM, Dinner 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Shrove Tuesday Dinner, Youth Fundraiser
Talent Show at 6:00 PM  for entertainment lead by Stephanie Stock. Event held in St. Mark's Fellowship Hall.  

- Friday March 15, 2019 (4:00 PM) - Sunday March 17, 2019 (2:30 PM)
Shekinah Junior High Synod Retreat (7th and 8th Grade)
Registration and Fee DUE: February 3, 2019
At Front Royal 4H Center, we room in dorms and use the facilities for large and small groups. On the way there we eat at Chick-Fil-A and on the way home we eat at Apple House. (7th & 8th grade)

- Sundays, Youth Group (9th-12th Grades): Youth Room, 11:05 AM-12:00 PM, Bible Project: New Testament
2/3/19: Bible Project 1st Corinthians
2/10/19: Bible Project 2nd Corinthians and Group Game
2/17/19: Bible Project Galatians and Youth Room Event 
2/24/19: Bible Project Ephesians and Games 

- Sundays, Confirmation (7th-8th Grades): Room across the Hall from Youth Room, Theme: Bible Year
2/3/19: The Sacrament of Baptism 
2/10/19: Word and Water
2/17/19: The Sacrament of Communion 
2/24/19: Take and Eat  

- Sundays, Confirmation for 9th Graders: in order to be confirmed youth must complete two full years of Confirmation class (traditionally 7th & 8th grade, but high-school students are also welcome), including a Bible year and a Catechism year; then their 3rd year (traditionally 9th), the students will begin the year in youth group on Sunday mornings and will schedule a time to meet with the Youth Director and Pastor to work on their Faith Statement to be completed before Reformation and Confirmation. This year Confirmation is Sunday October 28th, 2018.

- Sundays, Youth Bells resumes September 9: The group is open to grades 4 and up and rehearses on Sundays from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, following Sunday School and a light snack. Musicians learn ringing technique and develop music literacy skills as they prepare to participate in worship several times a year. From time to time, older youth may be recruited to form small ensembles, rehearsing as needed to play for worship or special events. Our first rehearsal is open to all who would like to try ringing—come join us! Contact handbell director, Alice Real, at alice.e.real@gmail.com or 757-784-8192 to sign up or for more information.

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If You have any questions please feel free to contact Stephanie Ogle. Email