Youth Garage Sales

May 24th 3-7

May 25th 8-5

Set up will start after Bible Study on May 24th. Youth are encouraged to come after school both days. Proceeds will go towards the cost of the Twins tickets and Valleyfair. 


July 28th & 29th 8-5

Set up will be July 27th starting at 4:00. Youth are encouraged to help work to save up for upcoming youth activities. We will work on decorating the float for Tall Timber Days Parade. Adults are encouraged to come and help. 


Twins July 8th

This is a family event, but youth can attend if parents can't go. Be sure to write it in the three-ring binder if you need a ride. 

Valleyfair August 26th

Sign up in the three-ring binder. Rides may be available. 

Family Camp 

 July 16th through the 19th, 2023

Camp Fire Minnesota Camp Bluewater 37508 Bluewater Road Grand Rapids, MN

Since 2018 we have taken the youth to Lutheran Island Camp or Camp Fire Camp Bluewater for a fun week of being in God's word. This week is about building relationships with each other and growing closer to God and knowing that Jesus died on the cross for each and everyone of us. This years theme is Armor of God. Life is complicated and difficult. With the Armor of God He shows us how we can be prepared for anything that comes our way.  

We are looking for adults that would like to stay overnight and help out. Families are encouraged to participate together, but we understand that most have to work so as long as the child can stay overnight without incident, they are welcome to attend family camp. 

We are adding in a component just for parents. On Sunday evening at drop off we would like you to stay and participate for a few hours. Pickup this year will be after the picnic on Wednesday evening. Again we are asking parents to stay and participate that night too. More details of what to expect will come out soon. Registration forms can be found online at Cost is $40 per participant thanks to donations and the Weibe grant! 

Registration Form

F.L.Y. Club

Last day of F.L.Y. Club is May 17th. 

FLY Club is an afterschool program on Wednesdays from 3-5:30. This is for Children in Kindergarten to 12th grade.  The ministry incorporates the Word of God, intergenerational friendships, and helps develop a resilient identity in Christ by providing an honest, warm, open space for youth to challenge their faith. We will work through Answers in Genesis curriculum. 

2:45-3:00 Snack

3:00-4:00 Christian Education (Answers in Genesis or Confirmation)

4:00-5:30 Youth Group 

Youth Group will consist of large and small group activities. We will write in our prayer journals to our adult partners monthly, play games, go outside (weather permitting), craft, service project if any, and on the last Wednesday of the month provide a meal for their families. It is important to slow down and have family time together. Life is busy, especially when your child(ren) are in sports, clubs, or any extra curricular activity. The childen will plan the meal they want to provide, cook it and serve it to their families. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to slow down and enjoy family time. The round tables will be set up for each family to sit at their own table. We will provide an activity or you can utilize that time to talk about everyones day. 

We are looking forward to this new ministry after school and we can't wait to see what God has planned for us. 


Busing: If your child currently rides the bus and has only 1 stop requested after school, you may add First Lutheran as an additional stop. If you already have 2 stops on your busing schedule and you cannot remove one of them, we will work with you on walking to the church after school. 

Walking: Children can walk to the church after school from the Middle School. If they currently ride the bus, have them ride to the Middle School and walk from there. It is 6 blocks to First Lutheran from the Middle School. 

Ride: You may choose to bring your child to First Lutheran, ride share with a friend.

If these choices do not work for you, please reach out so we can try to accommodate your needs. 

Sunday Morning Youth ministry

Toddlers and Preschool Sunday Ministry

Starting on September 18th from 9:30-10:15 in room 206 and 207. 


Sunday Morning Music Ministry for K-12

Starting on September 18th from 9:30-10:15 in room 211.

Vacation Bible Camp  August 9th, 2023

Held on the Wednesday after Tall Timber Days in August

Thank you to those that have already signed up to volunteer!


Grab your armor and your trusty steed and get ready for a merry time as we travel back to the time of castles and dragons! Kings, queens, knights, jesters—all are welcome to attend! At VBS, we’ll fill your tummy with fine victuals as you learn how to put on the armor of God! Keepers of the Kingdom will be an adventure filled with excitement, so contact us today!

Grab your helmets! Mount your trusty steeds! There’s adventure around every turn at Keepers of the Kingdom, where kids are equipped to stand strong in the battle for truth. Excitement galore awaits as you learn what the Bible teaches about the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness.

At Vacation Bible Camp children will learn that Putting on Whole Armor of God will keep us protected against the evil of this world. Your child will learn that each part of the Armor has a meaning and use to help them stand firm in the foundations of God's Word. 

Vacation Bible Camp is FREE and for anyone ages 3-11 in our community. 

lesson 1- We’re in a battle between two kingdoms—God’s good kingdom that is based on truth and the enemy’s bad kingdom that is based on lies.

lesson 2- Each child of the King needs to fasten on the belt of truth.

lesson 3- Put on the breastplate of righteousness and the shoes of peace.

lesson 4- Take the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation. These will guard you from the enemy’s attacks.

Lesson 5- Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and pray at all times.


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Youth Gathering


2022 Youth Gathering will be July 9-13, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

 Guiding Principles

  • Youth Gatherings proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ and God’s saving grace to His people through Christ. In this setting, young people grow in their personal relationship with God and grow in their fellowship of Word and Sacrament in Christ’s Church.
  • Youth Gatherings are a vehicle by which the Church reaches out to, cares for and affirms young people, both churched and unchurched.
  • Youth Gatherings equip youth and adults for ministry and vocational service in a variety of settings in their congregations, communities, and world.
  • Youth Gatherings affirm, equip, and support adults who work with young people.
  • Youth Gatherings celebrate the meaning of Christian joy in all of life’s situations, including transitions and crisis.
  • Youth Gatherings recognize and affirm the diversity of God’s people
  • Youth Gatherings affirm, support, and promote the ministry of LCMS Districts and congregations.

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