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mlk-march

Martin Luther King Jr. March in San Antonio

January 20, 2020 • 8am – 6pm

 

Come and join us in The Martin Luther King Jr. March, honoring one of the nation’s most
revered Civil Rights leader on January 20th, 2020 from 8am – 6pm in San Antonio.

 

Breakfast will be provided and we will be making our own lunches at the church upon your arrival. We will then head to San Antonio to take part in the march and the commemorative events that follow. We may also stop for dinner somewhere on our way back to Boerne, arriving back at the church around 6pm. Please bring $15 with you for dinner.

 

We need to have enough people show interest in this event in order for Sarah to fill out forms for us to participate as a church. Please contact Sarah Williams at 210-974-1815 or via email at sarah@stjohnlutheran.com.

D Now 2020

Boerne Area Disciple Now (D Now)

January 31 – February 2, 2020

 

Disciple Now is an over night local retreat where High School students (grades 9-12) will have the opportunity to spend the weekend together in worship services, community, and
service. This is the largest local student gathering of the year!

 

The event will take place at First Baptist Church Boerne, and we will spend the night in the Family Life Center at St. John. This year’s theme is ‘The Exchange’ with the key passage of Ephesians 2:4-5.

 

Watch for more details and information on signing up to come soon!

ski trip

High School Ski Pilgrimage
March 8-14, 2020

 

Theme: Called to be “HOT” in a “COLD” Culture
Key Text: Revelation 3:14-22

 

Along with the daily Bible Study and 3 full days of skiing, we will tour the USA Olympic Training Center, the ministry Focus on the Family, the Columbine Memorial, as well as rejuvenate ourselves in the Cottonwood Hot Springs before we head home.

 

High Schoolers have until mid-December to be first to register. Then the 40 spots are up for grabs to young adults and families. We need to be fully registered by January 22nd.

 

Click the button below for more details and to register TODAY.

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):

This year’s BLAST! focus will be for students to continue to become confident in knowing how the Bible is organized. Many have almost all of the Old Testament books memorized in order. They will now start on the New Testament gaining insight on the importance of the different books within it.

 

9:30am and 10:45am Class time for Middle and High Schoolers:

As Pastor Waters focuses the first part of 2020 on questions of faith, so too will the Middle School and High School classes continue to explore questions about God, the Bible, faith and how it all interacts with life. Safe space is what we trust happens as we gather in Christ’s name.

9:30am Middle School in The Fold (Room #212), High School in The Upper Room (#213)
10:45am Middle School & High School Discussion time in The Upper Room (#213)

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.”

 

As we begin 2020, let us encourage one another to be the people of Christ (a people of various ages) who are known as people of integrity. But more importantly, let us rejoice that as people who can’t live this out on our own, we have a God who has called us through the Gospel, enlightened us with His gifts, and sanctifies us and preserves us in the true faith. (Adapted from Luther’s Small Catechism).

January 8th: Commandment #8 – Integrity
January 15th: Commandment #9 – Contentment
January 22nd: Service Night: Visiting of Shut-Ins
January 29th: Commandment #10 – Consequences

Heads Up: February 5th will be a special “Home Altar” Event (Watch for more information.)

 

 

 

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!