senior High mission tRip

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ALAMOSA, COLORADO  - JUNE 11-19, 2021  
An exciting and wonderful opportunity to serve, bond, deepen faith and see new places, Senior High Youth are invited to come on the 2021 Mission Trip to Alamosa, Colorado.  Located in Southern Colorado, we will be working with local non-profits to do various service work in the San Luis Rey Valley. The trip is through the well-regarded Christian organization, Youth Works, who provide the lodging , meals, and on-site staff leadership  to help the Trip run smoothly as possible.  They will have Covid-19 safety protocols in place for all our time together and if the trip needs to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, at least a partial refund will be given.  The  cost will be $625 and will include travel , lodging and meals to and from the location, visits to National Parks or other attractions along the way and safety items.  
Youth will need to have a bag with clothing, toiletries, etc along with money for snacks and any souvenirs.  Pastor Jim Mericle will be the lead adult chaperone and we will have at least one other one as well.  The trip is open to all  who are entering 9th grade in Fall 2021 to those graduating in Spring, 2021.  It will be limited to 10 youth.   Sign up below.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due  by March 2nd.  It may be mailed in paid online below.   The rest of the costs will be covered by fundraising or personal payments and up to  a $200 grant from St. Mark's Lutheran Church.   To learn more about the trip location and organization, go to

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The teen years are a time of asking questions, exploring a relationship with Jesus Christ, finding a purpose, making friends and making a difference in the world!
We are excited to be developing ministry to our Students with their imput.  Look for new developments in  the near future.  Currently, we offer Confirmation: A time learning and exploring faith for 7th grade and older,  a Youth Group on Wednesdays for 5th grade and older  and  a Senior High Ministry that meets monthly on the second Sunday at 4:30pm and will do service and mission trips together in Summer 2021.

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Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.


Youth Group - 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Dinner - 5:30 to 6 pm

Each week this group gathers to have fun, learn, bond and give thanks to God.  It is lead by our Youth Director, Melissa Magdalano.
After Group activities, students are invited to stay for a delicious dinner with suggested $5 donation
Every one is to wear a mask, wash/sanitize hands and maintain social distance

Confirmation - 6 to 7:15 pm

This is a time to learn in large group time and share in small group time as we explore the basic beliefs of the Christian faith along with the Old and New Testaments over 2 years.  Open to 7th graders and older.  At the end of the two years, students are invited to make an Affirmation of their Faith and are received as Adult members of the congregation.
Every one is to wear a mask, wash/sanitize hands and maintain social distance
Dinner at 5:30 is available as well for a suggested $5 donation.