St. Andrew's Youth News
From the Inside Out
Dear friends, 

I pray this finds you all well. When asked to define swing (music), Louis Armstrong said, If you have to ask, you'll never know. He wasn't trying to exclude folks from learning about swing, but rather sharing that a menial verbal definition wasn't going to cut it. In order to understand swing, he said, one must hear it, dance to it, feel it for oneself. Swing must be experienced, not explained.
In our Gospel reading this Sunday from John (10:22-30), Jesus is once again facing the skeptics. Despite having performed signs and having preached until he was blue in the face that he is the Messiah, God's Son, people are still demanding 'proof'. I imagine an exasperated Jesus when he says, I have told you, and you do not believe. This wasn't said to exclude anybody from believing in him, but rather to encourage folks to realize that faith is an experience of love, grace, mercy, and trust, not merely a sign of two to be performed. Like swing, faith is experienced from the inside out, not the outside in.

Dear ones I pray that God's incomprehensible, inexplicable love and grace transforms us from the inside out, radiating out into the world to encourage others to hear, dance, feel and experience this love, too

Sending love to all of you

Please let me know what I can do to help support you and your youth.
Sunday Youth Crew!

We are shifting our Youth Worship from every 2nd and 4th Sunday (DURING worship) to Sunday Youth Crew AFTER the 10 am service every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the Friendship Room! Youth are encouraged to gather there during coffee hour for fellowship time with their friends!

Contact me with any questions!
High School Youth Group This Week!

The high school youth group will meet this Wednesday, May 11th from 7-8:30 pm at Bethlehem.
See you there!
Volunteer for VBS this Summer!

We will be partnering with Bethlehem for Vacation Bible School June 27-June 30th 9 am - 12 pm and need volunteers! Can you help?

Summer Service Trip RSVP Deadline: June 1st

Current 8th graders through Freshmen in College - Join us for a trip to the Navajo Reservation in Rock Point, AZ! July 30-August 6th. I will be coming up with a contingency plan, as the Navajo Nation has their own COVID guidelines and restrictions we will honor. RSVP by June 1st to Constance!
Constance Mithelman
Director of Youth Ministries
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