Being Lutheran

When I lived in Minnesota as a teen, Lutherans were everywhere. Minnesota is, after all, the Lutheran Motherland! For example, my dad’s church across the river in Fargo, North Dakota was considered “medium-sized” with its 2,000 person membership—Like I said, lots of Lutherans. However, not a lot of my peers in school knew what being Lutheran actually meant. A huge part of our identity wasn’t shared as fully and as
wonderfully as it should have been. Our Denomination’s rich history is important, and continues to be important even in its 500th year.

This fall at Evergreen Lutheran, we are going to be celebrating our Lutheran Heritage through celebrations, education, and fun. Our Sunday School kids will learn what Being Lutheran means, our kids in Confirmation will be studying Luther’s teachings and how being Lutheran shapes our beliefs in Christ and faith, our high schoolers will be learning how to put our Lutheran identity into practice in the real world, and our adults will be focusing on the reformation, too. It will be an extravaganza 500 years in the making, so come and be a part of the celebration!

September has arrived and it’s time to get back in the swing of things—I’m talking Mountain Backpacks, Guitar Program, Confirmation, †ED , and Sunday School, oh my! As school activities kick off, don’t forget to jump back into your favorite activities here, too.

Dan Bock
Children, Youth, and Family Minister
TED Grove Cafe 2016

Contact Dan
DanBock@evergreenlutheran.org
cell: 701-412-1695
church: 303-674-4654

Youth News Emails
Make sure to get hooked up with our ELC Youth News. Youth News typically is sent out via email on Tuesdays. It will help you get info for all ELC Youth events! Email danbock@evergreenlutheran.org if you want to get connected.

King Soopers or Safeway Card
Want to support †ED, our ELC Youth Group? A King Soopers or Safeway Reward Card is all you need! There is NO extra cost to you, the stores simply donate 5% of your gas and grocery purchase back to ELC. Please talk to me, or  stop by the church office to pick up your very own card to help raise funds for our Ecuador Mission trip.

Check out our other events detailed in the current ELC newsletter, The Mountain Echo.

†he Evergreen Disciples

High School Youth Ministry of Evergreen Lutheran Church

†ED is welcoming, fun, respectful, friendly, thoughtful, confidential, intentional, loving, substantive, meaningful, judgment-free-zone, balanced, and Christ-based.

All Are Welcome!