youth

About Youth at Holy Trinity:At Holy Trinity, Confirmation is held on Pentecost Sunday of your 8th Grade year. From then on, you are a fully-adult member of the congregation — although we do offer special “youth only” (except for the chaperones)opportunities.

You will see that our Post-Confirmation (9th – 12th Grade) Youth volunteer right along with other adults as ushers, readers, choir members, Instrumentalists, AIDS Dinner cooks etc.

But we also offer “youth-only” opportunities. Youth have their own Bible Study on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. They also do fun “youth-only” events like overnight lock-ins, Movie-Nights, and midnight bowling (for example)

Watch the Echos and the bulletin announcements for details.

Youth Ministry — Schedule 2016/2017

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church — Revised Wednesday, August 17, 2016
All events are on SUNDAY unless otherwise noted

September 10, 2016 SATURDAY Combined Youth Event (6th-12th Grades) – “The Forge” at Abington Baptist Church, 1501 Huntingdon Road, Abington PA, 19001 (Normally Youth Group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month.) Time of event: 5 pm – 9 pm. RSVP Deb at Secretary@holytrinity.net

September 11, 2016 Rally Day Breakfast (Continental Breakfast served at 10:30 am)

September 11, 2016 Lunch Bunch “Kick Off” – (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm)
Place: Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Today’s Cooks: We call out for pizza
Today’s Story: Ruth Cares for Naomi
Craft: Ruth’s Wheat Basket Ornament Craft
Sign-up: Families to bring up the Communion elements
Worship Tie-Ins: Become an usher-family / Bringing up the Gifts /
Bell Sunday (First Sunday of Christmas)

September 18, 2016 High School Bible Study “Kick Off” –For 9th – 12th Graders
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Place: Youth Room
The High School Bible Study meets weekly during the Sunday School hour.

October 2, 2016 Youth Group (5pm – 7pm)

October 9, 2016 Lunch Bunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Today’s Cook: Call out for Hoagies
Today’s Story: David Fights Goliath
Craft: David & Goliath Sticker Scenes

Bulletin in October: Publicity for All Saints Processional (People bring candles for saints whose light still shines before God)

October 30, 2016 Party for Silver Springs

November 6, 2016 Youth Group (5 pm – 7 pm)

November 13, 2016 Lunch Bunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Today’s Cooks: Call out for Hoagies
Today’s Story: Elijah is taken up to Heaven
Craft: 3D Elijah’s Altar; Color Elijah’s Chariot Craft
Sign-up: GET VOLUNTEERS TO LIGHT THE ADVENT WREATH
Worship Tie-in: Bring canned food to the Thanksgiving Service

Bulletin in Advent: Everyone should be sure to notice the small “box” announcement encouraging people to bring bells from home on the First Sunday of Christmas (Jan 1, 2017). These bells will be used during the worship services.

December 4, 2016 Advent Family Night Vespers, Supper, and Puppet Show (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
(Advent Family Night is always in the evening on the 2nd Sunday of Advent)
Tonight’s 4:00 pm Vespers Service will offer a quiet time of contemplation
and reflection on all that it means to us
that just as Christ came as promised on
that first Christmas, so He will come
again. This service will be very low-key.

After the Vespers we will have supper (at 5:00 pm), prepared by the LCW.
Watch the bulletin for details.

Note: At dinner there will be a baby Jesus craft if we have time.

After Supper, 6:00 p.m. Tucker’s Tales will treat us to a puppet show in the
sanctuary. A freewill offering will be accepted to help defray
the cost of the puppet show. The puppet show begins at 6:00pm
and lasts about an hour.

Sign-up: Family Ushering / Bringing up the Gifts / Don’t forget Bell Sunday
and Transfiguration

December 18, 2016 Advent Concert (7:00 pm)

January 1, 2017 Youth Group (5:00 – 7:00 pm)

Jan 8, 2017 Lunch Bunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Today’s Cooks: Call out for Hoagies
Today’s Story: Isaiah’s Vision of God’s Throne
Craft: Lord’s Prayer Craft Kit

Sign up families who will be carrying Alleluia Banners on Transfiguration
Sunday on Feb 26, 2017
Note: Pastor Mike has to bring fire pit from home for burning the palms
Be sure all is ready for the Alleluia Banners to be carried in and out.

NOTE: Ash Wednesday in 2017 is March 1, 2017
Be sure to mention Family Stations of the Cross & the services of Holy Week

Jan 14-16, 2017 (Martin Luther King , Jr. Weekend) (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16, 2017)

Jan 29, 2017 Youth Sunday – 9:00 a.m. (Kids lead the services)
Annual Meeting – right after the worship service (NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY)

February 5, 2017 SUPERBOWL Sunday and Youth Group. Watch bulletin for details!

Feb. 12, 2017 Lunch Bunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Today’sTheme: Doing Lent as a Family
Today’s Cooks: Call out for Hoagies
Today’s Story: Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Craft: Dare to Be like Daniel

NOTE: Ash Wednesday in 2017 is March 1, 2017
Be sure all is ready for the Alleluia Banners to be carried in and out.
Be sure to mention Family Stations of the Cross & the services of Holy Week

February 18-20, 2017 PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND (President’s Day – Monday, Feb 15, 2016)
(Note: Valentines Day and President’s-Day-Observed all fall this weekend in 2015)

February 26, 2017 — Transfiguration
February 28, 2017 — Fastnacht Night – 7:00 pm
March 1, 2017– Ash Wednesday – 11:00 am & 7:30 pm
March 5, 2017 – Lent 1

March 26, 2017 – Family Stations of the Cross (Lent 4)

April 9, 2017 – Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday
April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday – 7:30 pm
April 14, 2017 – Good Friday —Noon & 7:30 pm

April 15, 2017 – Easter Egg Hunt – 1:00 pm
Easter Vigil – 5:00 pm

April 16, 2017 – 7:30 am — Son is Risen Potluck Breakfast
9:00 am — Easter Worship Service

March 5, 2016 Youth Group (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

March 26, 2017 Potluck Supper & Family Stations of the Cross – 5-7pm
Family Stations of the Cross is ordinarily on Lent 4
(Potluck at 5:00; Stations at 6:00 pm)

Tonight’s Cooks: This is a Potluck Supper
Tonight’s Story (before Stations of the Cross begins):
Pilate has Jesus Crucified
Craft: Romans Road Sign Kit
Sign-ups for people to participate in the Palm Procession carrying palms
Sign-ups for Families to carry their Alleluia banners in the Easter
procession

Note: Families “group together” in the chancel after carrying
up the Alleluia Banners. Families then call out the first 3
“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”as Congregation responds: “Christ
is Risen Indeed. Alleluia.”
Talk: Stations of the Cross and the Services of Holy Week

April 2, 2017 Youth Group (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

April 9, 2017 Passion Sunday Benefit Concert – 7:00 pm

April 30, 2017 Lunch Bunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Today’s Cooks: Call out for Hoagies
Today’s Lesson: Praise the Lord!
Craft: God Cares Sign Craft

May 6, 2017  Confirmation Retreat

May 7, 2017 Youth Group (5:00 – 7:00 pm)

May 14, 2017 Mother’s Day

May 21, 2017 Last Lunch Bunch of the Season (11:30 am – 1: 00 p.m.)
Place: Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Today’s Cooks: Call out for Pizza
Today’s Story: Paul’s Vision of the New Jerusalem
Craft: Our Heavenly Home Sign Kit

June 4, 2017 Pentecost – Confirmation of 8th Graders

June 4, 2017 Last Youth Group (5:00 – 7:00 pm)

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017 Vacation Bible School — Watch your Bulletin, Echos, and the Holy Trinity Website
(Tentative)