Sunday Worship 8:30am & 11 am Traditional 9:45am Informal
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there is a place for you here at San Marcos Lutheran.
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Middle School Youth Group

Confirmation camp at Luther Glen July 16-21

It is a wonderful week to get away from all the distractions of the world while you spend a week focusing on our faith.  Please look at the pictures from past years to see the fun and faith involved.

Let Pastor Karla know you’re coming by July 1

 

During Middle School, students participate in both the Youth Group Events and in Confirmation Classes.

Confirmation-Program begins Sunday, Sept 11, 3:30 pm

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Confirmation and Senior High “Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith” Begins Sunday Sept 11, 3:30 pm

This fall, we will combine our Confirmation (grades 6-8) and Senior High for a few months.  Parents are also required to participate as we once again enjoy a very special series entitled “Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith”.

We will meet approximately twice per month.  One meeting will include a brief lesson on Lutheran beliefs and the religion we will be studying. We are attempting to find a speaker from that religion to give us a more personal understanding.

The following meeting will be the opportunity to go to that religion’s place of worship.  This is intended to be a parent & youth experience.

We go as followers of Christ, gracious and grateful for this opportunity to experience, ask questions, and build friendships.

We are hoping to spark conversation between you and your youth about your own beliefs, respectfully learn about the religions around us, and clearly understand our own Lutheran Christian theology.

Our kickoff event will be Sunday, September 11, 3:30-about 5:30 in Luther Hall. We will get to know each other, review Lutheran theology and have a meal together.  Please be sure to make this event a priority.  We request that you make a commitment to this course.   

Please direct questions and comments to me- Pastor Karla PastorKarlaSmlc@sbcglobal.net  Office 760-727-1509  Cell 858-442-6761

San Marcos Lutheran Church Calendar for Fall 2016 (dates subject to change)

Sept 11 (Sunday)  Welcome Home Sunday   9:00-11:15 on patio

Sept 11 (Sunday 3:30- 5:30) Confirmation Sr high kick off in Luther Hall “Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith”.  Get to know each other, Overview of Lutheran beliefs, plan for fall and dinner together

Sunday Sept 18, 11:00 am Senior High Bible Study and brunch at member home. Details to come from Dan Norris. This will occur most 3rd Sundays of the month.

Sept 25 (Sunday 3:30-5:15)  Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith- Buddhism

Sunday Oct 2 9:45 am Youth Assisted Worship and Breakfast Out

Sunday, October 9 , 9 am – 1 pm visit Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, 2499 Melru Ln, Escondido, CA 92026  (This monastery was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh.  Lunch will be included)

Sunday Oct 16, 11:00 am Senior High Bible Study and brunch at member home.

Sunday, October 23, 9:45 am (Adult Forum time) study of Islam .  Guest speaker NOTE TIME.  FORUM WILL RUN APPROXIMATELY 9:45- 11:00.  PLEASE WORSHIP AT THE 11 AM SERVICE THAT DAY.

Dinner and preparation for those being confirmed  Date TBD (Friday Oct 21, or Saturday Oct 22 or Thursday Oct 27.)  this is for those being confirmed and their parents)

Oct 30 Confirmation Sunday 11 am service (come at 10:30) (No “Honoring Our Neighbors Faith this evening)

Sunday Nov 6, 9:45 am Youth Assisted Worship and Breakfast Out

Friday November 4 Visit Mosque Masjid Al-Ittehad  at Masjid Al-Ittehad 925 Anza Ave Vista 760-945-9544)

Sunday Nov 13 3:30-5:00 study Judaism speaker

Friday Nov 18 visit Temple Soliel (Fri) 6 pmVisit Temple Soliel 3575 Manchester Ave Cardiff by the Sea, 760.436.0654

Sunday Nov 20 , 11:00 am Senior High Bible Study and brunch at member home.

Dec 3 (Saturday 3-5:30 God’s Work Our Voices  visit home bound and help put up Christmas tree.  Finish with a meal together and singing around the tree

Dec 9 (Fri)  5:30-8 pm Parents Night Out  Teen help needed

Dec 11, Sunday 3:30-5 pm Confirmation Talk about the Incarnation- God coming as a human.

Christmas Eve Dec 24 help needed with acolytiing (5 and 7 pm), music and nativity

Sunday Jan 8 , 3:30   (Sunday 3:30-5:15)  Honoring Our Neighbor’s Faith Sikh

Weds Jan 11 Visit Sikh Temple 6:30 pm  1838 Avenida Del Diablo, Escondido, CA 92029

Finish the session with LDS, Jehovah Witness or Hinduism (contact needed)

High school retreat Luther Glen Feb 18-20, Middle school March 3-5

 


Confirmation students (grades 6-8) are encouraged to ask questions and make connections between their faith and everyday life.

We meet the second and fourth Sundays of every month, 3:30-5 pm in the Youth Room. We study the Old Testament, New Testament and the Lutheran Catechism (why we believe what we believe) in a three year cycle.

Middle school students also help with worship.  They serve as worship assistants, lighting candles, reading lessons, singing and playing instruments during worship and many other ways.  Our youth also enjoy taking part in service projects in our community and fun social events about once per month.

In the summer, 6-8 graders go to Confirmation Camp — a week long camp run by Lutheran Camps, Conferences and Retreats at Luther Glen, as well as a winter retreat.

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