9th-12th Grade


 Our role with HS students is to help them imagine and realize God's purpose for their lives.  We accompany them on this journey through opportunities of Youth Group & Bible study, service opportunities, camps and mission trips. 



Who? 9th-12th grade

When?  Sunday Nights, 7:00pm-8:00pm.

What?  We continue a constant conversation about how we keep God at the center of our busy and changing lives.  How can we find unique ways to serve our community? 

Where? Youth Group will meet on zoom or in person.

 Please contact our CYF Director for more information, amanda@sjlcl.org 

Graduating Senior Sunday June 6

June 6th-Join us for worship and help us celebrate our seniors! 


“God in My Life” Scholarship Opportunity

Attention High School Seniors!  The Compassion Team has a scholarship fund available for active St. John's members who will be pursuing a post-secondary education.  If you are interested, please submit a one-page essay entitled "God in My Life" along with the information and items listed below.  The Compassion Team will then review the essays and select scholarship recipient(s).  Scholarship award(s) will be announced Graduation Sunday, June 6. Essays will be shared with the congregation in the June edition of the Journal Express, along with pictures of the students. 

Please contact Pastor Andy for more information. Deadline April 18, 2021


Youth-led Worship May 16

Youth are invited to join in the planning, preparation and participation of our Youth-led Sunday morning worship on May 16. To learn more ,contact Amanda, at amanda@sjlcl.org


High School Service Projects at VEAP and FMSC for May 


May 11th - Feed My Starving Children- we have 5 spots reserved- register here: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=2G6PY4

May 18th (TUESDAY NIGHT) - we are going to VEAP to pack food and Toilet Paper/Diapers and get a tour of their building- 6:30-7:30 in Bloomington, MN. Email or text Amanda if you want to participate. amanda@sjlcl.org

May 25th - Feed My Starving Children 6:00-8:00pm we have 15 spots reserved. register here: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=KGXE0M


June- Our Youth will be working in our new garden at our St. John’s backyard, we will plant food for the food shelf. Email Amanda if you would like to help with our Garden Project. 

An update regarding the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering:

After much prayer and consideration, the ELCA YOUTH GATHERING PLANNING TEAM has decided to postpone next summer’s ELCA Youth Gathering to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis, with the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, scheduled for July 21-24, 2022.

We give thanks for your prayers and patience as we have worked through the details with our partners in Minneapolis and across the country. We hope that by postponing the Gathering for a year, individuals and congregations will feel more comfortable and prepared to attend the Gathering in 2022.

For more information about the 2022 Gathering, please visit elca.org/YouthGathering/COVID19. We will be updating our website and social media as more details become available.

We look forward to seeing you and experiencing the boundlessness of God in Minneapolis in 2022!



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