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Friendsgiving

Youth Friendsgiving

Fellowship Event: Sunday, November 17, 12pm

On November 17th, following the late worship service, join us for a Youth Friendsgiving event in the Family Life Center. Invite your friends and get your Thanksgiving eating and celebrating into high gear.

There will be the opportunity to watch some NFL Football, as well as play some of our own in our St. John backyard! We will also have artsy-crafty projects to work on. Together we can be thankful while we relax and spend time with friends. Oh, and there will be great food too!

Join us! Click the button below to RSVP!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child 2019

Service Opportunity: Volunteering with OCC and fulfill the Great Commission to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth!

To learn more about what OCC is CLICK HERE

 

Upcoming Events for OCC

  • November 18-24 – OCC Christmas Box Drop-Off at SJLC
  • November 25 – Load OCC Christmas boxes into cartons and load them on a truck

 

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities:

  • Pack a box and drop off at SJLC during Drop-off week
  • Donate money! Donations go to directly support the collecting, processing, shipping, and other project costs
  • November 18-25 – Assist with manning the church during the OCC Box Drop-Off times
  • November 25 – Help pack the OCC boxes into cartons and ready them for loading on a truck for transport
  • November 25 – Load the cartons into a truck

Please contact Gloria Baker at 830-431-0522 or by email at dgbaker@gvtc.com for information, questions, or to volunteer!

 

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Dickens on Main Bring the Light

Dickens on Main: Bring the Light

Service Opportunity:  Reach out to our community.
Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30

 

On Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th people are needed to set out and turn on luminaries that will be on St. John sidewalks during Dickens on Main, as well as invite people to our Christmas Eve Services via flyers on their cars. This is a way for your family to bless numerous other families this holiday season through invitation and hospitality.

 

See the “service wall” to get more information on the, “what” and the, “how” to reserve your spot to help light people’s way.

Middle and High School Christmas Party

Middle and High School Christmas Party

Fellowship Event: December 14

 

On Saturday, December 14th, following the morning rehearsal for the Children and Youth led worship service, Middle & High Schoolers will grab some lunch, and then load the church bus for a time of ice skating, shopping and eating in Fredericksburg.

 

$30 will cover ice skating all afternoon as well as your meal. Any shopping in the midst of it all will be up to your spending discretion. We will return home by 7pm.

Youth-Led Service

Children & Youth-Led Advent/Christmas Worship

Service Opportunity: December 15

 

On Sunday, December 15th, join us for a special Children and Youth-led Advent/Christmas Worship at the 10:45am service. Preparation will begin each Sunday from November 10th–December 8th. Students, please aim to be at church these Sundays so that our preparation will be the best that it can be for the glory of God.

Quake Youth Event 2020

Quake 2020 is here!
Middle School & High School (Grades 6-12)
February 21-23, 2020

 

Quake events are weekend retreats created specifically for youth in grades 6-12. Since 1966, we have hosted Quake events at hotels and water parks across the country. Quake partners with youth leaders to encourage teens to become established in their faith, empowered for Christian living and enabled to live a life of ministry and leadership. The 2020 Quake theme is More. Our God is more than all this world has to offer. We have more life, more freedom, and more joy because of God.

 

Cost

Early Bird:
Registration by 12/08/2018
$95 per person.

 

Regular Cost:
Registration by 1/09/2020
$120 per person. (payment will be refunded if no openings are available during late registration)

 

Note: St. John is supplementing the cost of this event. Scholarships are available. Don’t let cost keep you away from this event. Spots are not guaranteed, it depends on supply & demand. The sooner you register, the better!

Cancellation Policy

Your payments are non-refundable unless there is someone available to take your place!

 

Price Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Pizza on Friday Night
  • An event T-shirt

 

Transportation

The church bus will be leaving from St. John 6 p.m. from the east parking lot. Returning Sunday at approximately 11:30 a.m.

 

Lodging

Hilton (Airport)
611 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216

 

Extra Money Needed

  • Meal money for Saturday (note: we will team up on bringing breakfast food to share for Saturday & Sunday)
  • Souvenirs (shirts, CDs, etc.) & snacks

 

For more information, visit: http://quakeevent.com/events/sanantonio/

Each participant will need to fill out the medical release form and return it to Matt Olson!  Print out the form with the button below!

Camp Eagle

High School Camp Eagle Registration is available!
The dates are June 15-20-2020

A deposit of $100 dollars holds your spot. 10 guy spots & 10 girl spots have been reserved. Click the button below to sign up and reserve your place!

Register now

Sunday Mornings for Middle School & High Schoolers at 9:30am and 10:45am

 

We call Middle School & High School Sunday morning gatherings “Feeding Time.” It’s partly because there is breakfast available for all, but mainly because we are to “Feed On,” “God’s Word” (everyday, but especially on our Sabbath day). Called to be students seeking and serving Him every day, everywhere passionately; we are His s3Heep and He leads us to green pastures to rest & feed. This is our hope for Sunday morning.

 

Quiet Times (personal reflection / mediation on Scripture & prayer) are essential nutrients for this journey in faith, so a 10 for 10 (as taught at Camp Eagle) will often be a part of this Feeding Time. Our hope is to instill the skill of daily personal prayer and Bible reading.

Other time will be devoted to discussions on various current topics, the sermon of the day or numerous other interests as well as plenty of encouragement and fellowship with one another.

 

Brad Allen & George Klein will be shepherding the 9:30am High School Feeding Time in Room 213.

Michael Hoeppner and Sarah Williams are shepherding the 9:30am Middle School Feeding Time in Room 212.

Kevin Justice and Sarah Williams will lead a 10:45am class in Room 212 for both Middle School & High School students.

 

Don’t miss FEEDING TIME! Come and get it!

 

9:30 am – BLAST (preschool-5th grade) in the Family Life Center

November 3:

Middle & High School classes, as well as Parents, Grandparents etc., meet in the Historic Chapel for Part 2 of the movie, “Connect.”

November 10:

Middle Schoolers & High Schoolers will gather in room 215 (The Shepherds’ Cave) for an initial meeting on preparing for the Children & Youth led Advent/Christmas worship service (*Dec. 15th, 10:45am)

November 17 & 24:

9:30am – Middle Schoolers meet in The Fold #212
9:30am – High Schoolers meet in The Upper Room #213
10:45am – Middle School & High School discussion and Bible Study with Kevin & Sarah (The Upper Room #213) – Every Sunday!

Cross GenerationsJoin us at Cross Generations each Wednesday from 6pm – 7:30pm

Join us each Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm for Cross-Generations and Confirmation Preparation. All ages are both welcome and needed as together we will learn and practice what it means to be the “church”. This is also the learning platform for 6th-8th grade Confirmation. Through regular intergenerational discussion groups, peer discussion groups, and service projects for both our church and community, we will carry out our mission to “Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known.”

November 6: Catechism Lesson: You shall not commit adultery
November 13 Service Night: Growing Hope; Operation Christmas Child; Luminary Prep;
put up the outdoor Nativity set; other Advent & Christmas preparations.
November 20: Catechism Lesson: You shall not steal
Cross+Generations will take a break after November 20th and return in January!

 

Click the button below to see the Fall schedule of events!

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ConfirmationWednesday evenings is also the time for Confirmation Instruction!

Click the button below to see the Confirmation schedule:

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ConfirmationWednesday evenings is also the time for Confirmation Instruction!

Click the button below to see the Confirmation schedule:

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The Apostle John writes, “I write to you, young people, because you are strong and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”      – I John 2:14c

 

Jesus explains, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”   -John 10:10

 

Our Mission: “Know Jesus. Make Jesus Known.”

 

Our Hope:

Our hope for all young people connected with St. John is that they will be nurtured in strength. Our youth should be fluent in knowing the Word of God and even more fluent in living the Word of God. Thus, they will be equipped for battle against the evil one.

 

We seek to equip our youth and their families:

  • through weekly gatherings (especially Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings) and through special events such as service projects, trips, camps,and retreats. Through these opportunities, this abundant life will be tasted and experienced.
  • by nurturing meaningful relationships with parents, peers, caring adults, and other intergenerational connections to help deepen the understanding of God and His love and to foster mentoring of what it means to follow Jesus.
  • by encouraging questions and sharing struggles and doubts. All thoughts and feelings are welcome here because only in the realness of life can the cross of Christ be truly understood and felt.
  • by helping young people to discover their gifts and talents, so that they can know that they truly are vital members of the Body of Christ and are called to help bring about His Kingdom.
  • by inviting, challenging and equipping young people to be disciples of Jesus.

 

Our s3Heep need Shepherds!

Servant-Leaders who
Help,
Encourage,
Pray,
Heal,
Equip
Remind,
Drive and
Share

If you are one of these people…please join us in our mission! We can always use volunteers to help our youth program!