First Lutheran Children, Youth & Family (CYF)
"Cultivating faith experiences that positively impact & sustain for a lifetime"
Our Confirmation Students have been having fun learning “The Books of the New Testament” to song! Aren’t they stars?
COMING DECEMBER 11th
Traditional Christmas Pageant
9:30 am Worship Service
Our children & youth are preparing to retell the Christmas Story…. and what better way to hear it than from children in costume?
Oh yeah, we’re talking dancing Mary, loving Joseph, pregnant Elizabeth, adorning angels, snuggly animals, short to tall wise men, and strongwomen shepherds.
Our script comes straight from the Spark Story Bible.
You might want to come early to get a good seat!
Photo and comments from Micah, FLC High School Youth Group – The bell tower represents the start of worship because it chimes before every service. You can hear the chimes in the surrounding area and know that church is about to start.
Photo and story from Micah, FLC High School Youth Group – We enter the church family through baptism. We watch people become part of the First Lutheran Family. It’s a huge part of our Christian journey because it’s the start.
Photo and Story by Warren, FLC High School Youth Group – “I like the organ because it makes music that people sing to. In my mind singing is a big part of worshiping God. I always loved singing songs at church camp when I went there.”
Liam Alexander I am glad I am baptized because I know God is with me all the time. God will also forgive me no matter what. God will never not forgive you and that’s why I love Him. He is the creator of the world and humanity and is the reason we are all alive. Galatians 6:9 — "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up."
Emma Marie I am glad I was baptized because when I was younger I was not old enough to make my own choice to get baptized and make my connection with God even better. Being baptized also means gthat I get to have something in common with my mom and grandma. I have lots of tradition with them that involve God. That is why I am glad to be baptized. Philippians 4:13 — "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
Cade Christopher I am glad I was baptized because I get to experience the Lord and his sacrifices for us. I now feel connected to God, The Bible, and Jesus Christ himself. I am looking forward to my future with the Lord. Joshua 1:9 — “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Gavin Kent I am glad I was baptized because I know that God will be with me always. I get to experience the unconditional love of God, and the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jeremiah 29:11 — “For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Darren Axel I am glad I was baptized because I love having a strong connection to God. Being connected with God is amazing, he may help you through anything no matter what you are going through. I am looking forward to my future with God knowing he will be by my side whenever I need him. Psalm 118:6 — “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”
Connor Brandon I am glad I am being baptized because I believe in God and love him with my whole heart. In my life I’ve always felt God in my heart when I’m doing something that I have passion for. In the times in life when I feel alone I look to God and I feel saved. I hope with my Baptism and Confirmation that I will keep thinking of God when times are good and feel the Lord with me when times are bad. Luke 19:5 — “I must stay at your house today.”
The Terrific Tuesday Kids were blessed with a special treat this week….they got to be up close and personal with Becky Iverson and the organ at their church. They were impressed that Miss Becky could play with both hands and both feet at the same time! Did you know this organ has 876 pipes? It was a special experience!
And check out these videos…..
CYF Upcoming Events
- Terrific Tuesday Kids will be picked up from school and walked to the church. Parent pick-up is at 5:00 pm.
- Confirmation for grades 6-8 on Wednesdays at 6-7pm
- High School Youth Group on Wednesdays at 7-8pm
- Sunday, December 11th Christmas Pageant in worship (9:30 am)
This will include all ages!