As a dorky-looking, dorky-acting religion major at Augustana College (now University), my
ALL TIME favorite class was Biblical Hebrew & Hebrew Readings. Throughout that course, Professor Jill Storm, one of my favorite college mentors, pushed my classmates and I to continually dig deeper into Old Testament texts and to see God within the text.
A popular Hebrew word—and one that has been stuck in my brain lately—is Ruach (roo’-akh). Ruach means wind, breath, or spirit. When God was creating the Cosmos, God’s ruach breathed over the waters as He formed the world. When He creates humankind, that same breath breathed us into life. In many ways, that same Ruach is present at Pentacost when the Holy Spirit breathes life into the Apostles.
This year has been a year full of Ruach for me, but especially the last few months. It has felt like God’s creative spirit has been moving in this place and in our Children, Youth, and Family Programs. †ED has continued to grow, and will get even bigger when our 8th graders join us this summer. Sunday school has just wrapped up a year full of fun, fellowship, and faith. We are geared up for yet another year at Day Camp and are excited to work with our partners at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp as we teach this community’s children about Jesus. We are sending a team of ten faithful kids and three adults to be Christ’s hands and feet in Ecuador. Phew. The list goes on and on. God is moving in this place, and God’s Ruach is active too. Come be a part of the movement this summer!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!