Youth Ministry


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The St. John’s Connect Youth Group members will be very busy this June! Please pray for our youth as they grow in their faith while attending Confirmation Camp and National Gathering, share God’s love with thousands, and serve others in Houston.

Harrisburg Area Confirmation Camp at Nawakwa will gather hundreds of youth from the Lower Susquehanna Synod and help them grow together as a community in Christ on June 16—June 22.
Please pray for our campers:
Alex F           Chris O           Isabella L
Joy K            Julia H            Madeline K
Dora C         Grant S           Orion M
Jesse K        Levi T

Please also pray for those serving on staff:
Owen C      Jerrett K           Jeremy F

Next, Connect Youth members will be flying to Houston, Texas to attend the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering.
Please pray for Alex F, Isabella L, Joy K,  Madeline K, Dora C, Levi T, Connor K, Brianna A and advisers Amy K, Leigh Ann C, and leader Stephanie A as we all experience God’s great love in Houston.
Here are some things that you can be praying for each day of their trip:
June 27th-Please keep us in your prayers as we fly to Houston and enjoy our first night at the gathering.

June 28th-Today we will be serving the community of Houston. Please pray for our service learning partners.

June 29th-Friday is Interactive Learning Day at the Gathering. Pray for our youth as they experience different ways to grow in their faith through interactive programming. We will also be enjoying our first family dinner on Friday.

June 30-This day of the gathering will have a few familiar faces, as it’s our Synod Day. We will gather with the congregations of the Lower Susquehanna Synod to worship and praise God. Please pray for our Synod.

July 1-On our last official day of the gathering, please pray for everyone attending as we experience our Sunday morning worship experience. We will have our second family dinner together on Sunday night.

July 2-The Connect Youth members will be flying home on Monday afternoon. Please pray for safe travels as we return to Shiremanstown!

Follow St. John’s on facebook to see pictures as we travel and we look forward to sharing our experience with you once we return. Youth will be sharing during the 9:15am services in July. Also, keep an eye to the September Good News for an update on our travels!

Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers!