St. Andrew's Youth News


Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed.  

This is time in our world where hearts are broken by the violence and pain caused by war, terror, and fear. Share your confidence in God and God’s ways with your family.

Pray together: 

Now, Lord, come to our aid!  Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace.  Pope Francis

Confirmation Visited ICSD

The current confirmation class, mentors, and some parents took a field trip to the Islamic Center of San Diego. We were greeted by Imam Taha Hassane and three of the center's youth ambassadors. It was a wonderful learning experience for all of us!

High School Meetings

Last week, Chacha led us in learning about Qigogn, an ancient practice of movement and breathing to reduce stress. She also shared about Tibetan singing bowls used in meditation. This was a lot of fun!  



Weekly Meetings and MORE...

We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7pm each week. 

Some special things we have going on include:

  • · This week, 10/25, we meet at Bethlehem for a quilt project – no sewing required.    
  • · On November 8, we will pack lunches for Interfaith Community Services at our meeting.
  • · And, on November 24-25, the high schoolers will sleep over on Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. On Saturday morning, 11/25 we will serve breakfast at St. Andrew’s. To RSVP for the sleepover and breakfast, please email or text Mindy.  

For more information about any of these events, just contact Deacon Mindy.

Middle School Group

(6th graders too!)

The Tuesday gatherings of 6 - 8 graders continue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Our meetings are held at St. Andrew’s from 5:30-6:30pm. Bring a friend if you’d like. (No meeting on Oct. 31st

6th – 12th graders – Save the Date! 

On Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10am – 2pm we can join in the Convention youth meeting of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. The time will include a service project for US Military, games, food, etc. Sign up with Mindy by Nov 3rd.


You’re Invited to the “Savor” Party!

Saturday, Nov. 4, 4:30-7pm 

There’s going to be something for everybody, so bring your neighbors! Activities include: Q&A with artist Gerrit Greve (creator of art in our nave); Bouncy-house & kid’s art activities; Artists’ reception (appetizers & drinks); Art show (all art, crafts & other media welcome/see info below for submitting art), Chili Cook-off; Silent Auction; and a potluck to round out our chili meal (sign-up genius for contest & other food, coming soon). The price of admission is a contribution to the Thanksgiving Dinner we’ll be serving to our Saturday community (list to be published soon).

Art Submissions Now Open

Online form due Oct. 20; Art due Oct. 25

We want to display your creativity (art, crafts & other media are welcome) in our Nov. 4 “Savor” Party. If you or someone you know (all ages and levels of experience will be included) would like to participate, please complete the online submission form at Note that all entry forms are due by Oct. 20 and artwork must be delivered to the church by Oct. 25. Due to space constraints, each artist can submit a maximum of two pieces.

EDSD Formation Podcast for All

“… the Faith To Go Podcast highlights themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.”  I encourage you all to check it out and add it to your podcast subscriptions.

Deacon Mindy Bugaj
Director of Youth Ministry
Bethlehem Lutheran Church and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

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