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Senior High Youth Group

Grades 9-12

The goal of our Senior High youth program is to help our youth grow in faith by teaching them how to apply Faith in Action as disciples of Christ while they become more independent and experience new challenges in life. During High School the Christian education portion of the program occurs mainly during Sunday School (September - May). It is also our goal to help create a community where teens can be valued and are free from the fear of peer pressure and rejection. We practice this community through fellowship events. We also provide opportunities to recognize and respond to the gifts God has blessed them with through service opportunities in many different ministry areas of our congregation and in the larger Church and world communities.

Contact: Janette Metzger, Lori Krach, Dave Payne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Senior High Sunday School

    Senior High SS

    9:30 am
    in the Senior High Room 
    aka The Lighthouse

    Senior High students gather on Sunday mornings to crack open the Bible (or open a Bible app) and learn how that ancient book applies to our modern lives. Together, we cut through the complicated language to find what God is trying to tell us. There's no homework but lots of talking, asking questions, games, laughing and some praying. Sometimes, there's even treats. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us on this step of our journeys in faith. Come as often as you are able.


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  • Blast Off For Books

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    Help us collect 100,000 books for the children of Houston!

    The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering will be collecting books for students in Pre-K through 6th grade.

    The Gathering has recognized the need to lift up literacy in Houston. Building a foundation of literacy starts before entering Kindergarten. Students who read at home become strong writers, critical thinkers, and more successful students than those who do not. Houston Independent School District estimates that 74% of the students in the district come from families who struggle to provide books for their children. This means the students begin each school year at a disadvantage.

    In joining the Gathering’s Blast Off for Books campaign, you will help ensure bright futures for Houston’s students. The books you donate will be distributed at community book fairs, camps, and other events around the city as part of the Gathering’s Service Learning experience. By putting books in the hands of Houston’s economically disadvantaged students, you can help change lives.

    Our partners at the Houston Independent School District identified the following books:

    Bad Kitty (Series) by Nick Bruel

    Elephant and Piggie (Series) by Mo Willems

    Frog and Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel

    It's Shoe Time by Mo Willems and Brian Collier

    Little Bear (Series) by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

    Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo

    Amulet (Series) by Kazu Kibuisji

    El Deafo by Cece Bell

    Ghost by Raina Telgameier

    Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

    Secret Coders (Series) by Gene Luen Yang

    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney

    Dog Man (Series) by Dav Pilkey

    Dragon Masters (Series) by Tracey West

    Eerie Elementary (Series) by Jack Chabert

    Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    Frank Einstein (Series) by Jon Scieszka

    Ghost by Jason Reynolds

    I Survived (Series) by Lauren Tarshis

    Laura Line by Crystal Allen

    Matilda by Ronald Dahl

    One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

    One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

    Origami Yoda (Series) by Tom Angleberger

    Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

    The Cross Over by Kwame Alexander

    The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

    The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

    Wonder by Raquel Palacio

    Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubim

    Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

    Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina

    Pete the Cat (Series) by James Dean

    The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

    Why Am I Me by Paige Britt

    Nerds, Book 1: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley

    Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy

    Please use the book list above to purchase or order a few from your favorite book retailer, then bring your book donations to Lord of Life by Sunday, May 27. We’ll deliver them to the Southern Ohio Synod Assembly in Columbus, June 1-2. From there, they will be packaged and sent to Houston. Ple ase only bring the books that

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  • ELCA National Youth Gathering

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    June 27 - July 1
    Houston, TX

    Summer of 2018, 30,000 senior high youth will gather in Houston for worship, service, fellowship, study and holy play. This massive event, which happens every three years, is an opportunity for youth from congregations of all sizes, cultures and styles to stand together as a unified voice. Lord of Life will be sending a group of senior high youth and adults to this transformational time.

    Who could have imagined, when the initial planning began for this gathering of Lutheran High School students more than four years ago, that Houston would be ground zero for the devastation of Hurricane Harvey? We anticipate this group of caring and hard-working youth will not only celebrate together, but also stand alongside the people of Texas and aid in their recovery.

    Thank you in advance for the many ways you love and care for children and teens. Lord of Life has a long history of valuing and supporting youth on their journey of faith. As the excitement continues to build, we ask you to surround our group of students with prayer and encouragement.

    Saturday, April 21 — Spring Rummage Sale

    Don’t miss these sales to help us pay our way to Texas! Great deals on gently used furniture, kid stuff, books, kitchen goods, garden gear, sporting goods, holiday decor, and more! Donate. Help. Shop.

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  • Rummage Sale

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    Drop off donations
    through Thursday, April 19

    Shop Saturday, April 21
    8 am - 1 pm

    LOL Preview Night
    Friday, April 20
    6 pm - 8 pm

    It’s the annual ginormous Rummage Sale! All proceeds support the senior high trip to the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston this June. Great deals on gently used furniture, kid stuff, books, kitchen goods, garden gear, sporting goods, holiday decor, and more! How can you help?

    DONATE! Drop off your treasures.  Thursday, April 19 is the last day for donations.

    ADVERTISE! Tell your friends and neighbors about our sale! 

    VOLUNTEER! Are you itching to get first look at all the great stuff? Come and help us sort and price merchandise. We will also need workers the day of the sale.

    SHOP! Come and discover the bargains, Saturday, April 21. Lord of Life members can shop at the preview sale Friday night, April 20, 6 – 8 pm. Bring friends!

    Thanks for your support and love of our Youth! Want to help? Have a question? Need help transporting a large donation item?

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