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2017  

                      Youth Events Calendar

August 4-13 Musikfest Parking. 4:30 PM until lot is full
     
May 12 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM. Kaiser Auditorium.  CANCELLED
     
April 16 Easter breakfast for congregation sponsored by Youth Group:
       egg casserole, bagels, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, tea
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM worship.  Kaiser Auditorium.  No charge.
  21 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM. Kaiser Auditorium.
  27 "Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World". 
Movie screening at Carmike Promenade 16 sponsored by
St. John's in honor of the 500th anniversary of the
Reformation, October 2017.  Advance tickets only.
     
March 17 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM. Kaiser Auditorium.
     
February 17 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM. Kaiser Auditorium.
     
January 1 Start of "Souper Bowl of Caring" ... youth across the nation working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game, this year on February 5.  In the weeks leading up to and on Super Bowl Sunday, we will collect non-perishable food items to help beat hunger!  Check out our football field each week to see if
Hunger is winning and to see how many touchdowns we currently have.  100% of your donations go directly to help
fight hunger right here.  More than $90 million has been collected nationwide since the movement began in 1990.  Help us grow this movement and tackle hunger in America!
  20 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM. Kaiser Auditorium.
     
2016    
December  18

Children's program in Nave during 10:45 AM worship.
Refreshments and Santa in auditorium after worship.
                             -and-
Youth Homemade Cookie Sale.  Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and
Oatmeal Raisin.  $6.00 per dozen, due at time of pick up before or
after 10:45 AM service.  Order forms available by box outside
church office. Deadline for orders is Saturday, December 10.
                       

     
November 18 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM. Kaiser Auditorium.
     
October 14 Family Fun Night @ 7:00 PM in Kaiser Auditorium.
     
September 11 Rally Day. 9:00 AM.  Registration for Sunday School.
Hot breakfast will be served.
Reading of The Lordís Prayer
commentary by Rick Warren and illustrated by Richard Jesse
Watson by one or more of our older confirmands and an
activity from the WHIRL curriculum will occur at this time.
Each child will be receiving a copy of the book read along
with a copy of the WHIRL Story Bible (if they have not yet
received one) for home use.
  16 Family Fun Night in Kaiser Auditorium.  7:00 PM.
  17 Youth will be selling baked goods at the Steeples and Steel open
house.  Any money raised will go toward the trip to Houston, TX
for the National Gathering in 2018. 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
     
August 5
thru
14
Volunteers (adults and youth) are needed to staff the
parking lot during Musikfest. This is a fundraiser for the
Youth Group.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin
board with the dates and times.  Other details TBA.
Monday through Thursday: 5:00-9:00 PM (or until lot full)
Fridays through Sundays:  4:00-9:00 PM (or until lot full)
  28 Movie Time:  "Once I was a Beehive" after 9:00 AM worship
service. Light breakfast available --- breakfast sandwich, popcorn,
and drinks provided.  Free, donation optional. 
FYI ... you are welcome to bring your own lunch and your own
chair.Sign up by August 21 on bulletin board in hallway to the Nave.
Link to film trailer:
ONCE I WAS A BEEHIVE (2015)-Official Movie Trailer-YouTube
     
May 20 Family Fun Night in Kaiser Auditorium.  7:00 PM.
     
April 1 "Mystery dinner" in Kaiser Auditorium sponsored by the Youth Group.  Details TBA.
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
     
March 18 Family Fun Night @ 7:00 PM will feature scrapbooking led
by Gina.  Kaiser Auditorium.
     
February  7 End of "Souper Bowl of Caring" campaign to locally benefit
New Bethany Food Bank and Esperanza "Feed the Children"
program.  Soup served after worship service.
  19 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM in Kaiser Auditorium
     
January  3 Start of "Souper Bowl of Caring" campaign to locally benefit New
Bethany Food Bank and Esperanza "Feed the Children" program.
Bring in your non-perishable food items each week so we can
defeat hunger. 
Campaign ends on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.
     
2015    
December 6 Christmas City Follies at Touchstone Theatre.  This is open
to everyone from church and their friends.  Please contact
the church office or Sherry -or- see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.  Deadline for reservations is
November 29.
  13 Sunday School Christmas program in the Nave followed by refreshments in Kaiser Auditorium after worship.
     
September 13 Sunday School "Rally Day" at 9:00 AM
  18 Fun Night - for everyone - young and young at heart
7:00 PM in the Kaiser Auditorium
     
August 7
thru
16
Volunteers (adults and youth) are needed to staff the parking lot
during Musikfest. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin
board with the dates and times:
Monday through Thursday: 5:00-9:00 PM (or until lot full)
Fridays through Sundays:  4:00-9:00 PM (or until lot full)
     
July 12
13
14
15
16
"Bible Camp Kids" at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Packer Ave. and
Vine Street.  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Please register prior
to the start date.  Everything is FREE.  Supper will be served at
5:30 each evening, followed by music, dancing, Bible stories, arts,
and crafts.  This program is for children age 3 and up (those who completed 5th grade in 2015).  Older youths are invited to serve as helpers.  Yes, this does count as your community service. 
Call 610-867-1579 to register your child or register at 5:00 PM on
Sunday, July 12.
     
April 4 "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny / Annual Egg Hunt"
sponsored by the Youth Group
  17 Family Fun Night.  7:00 PM.
     
March 20 Family Fun Night.  Details TBA.
     
February 1 ďSouperĒ Bowl Sunday, with homemade soup after the
10:45 AM worship service as a "thank you" to all who helped by
donating to this worthy cause!
  TBA Valentine's Dinner and a movie.  Details TBA.
     
January   Sunday  School Lesson:  "The Jesse Tree"
  4 "Kick-off" to "Souper" Bowl Sunday.
Youth Group Meeting:  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM.
  16 Movie Night:  "Evan Almighty".
7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  18 Youth Group Meeting:  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM.
  25 Sunday School presentation about the Jesse Tree during the
10:45 AM worship service.
     
2014    
December 7 "Christmas City Follies XV" at Touchstone Theatre
  13 Decorating the Church for Christmas
  14 Christmas caroling at Westminster Village
  19 Movie Night:  "Miracle on 34th Street". 1994 remake. 
7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  20 Rehearsal for Christmas Program & Party/Gift Exchange
9:00 AM to Noon
  21 "Bethlehem Bound", children's Christmas program in Kaiser
Auditorium during the 10:45 AM worship service.  Our traditional
hot dog luncheon will follow the service.
  28 NOTE:  NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY
     
November 2 Hoagie Sale.  Deadline for orders is October 26.
  21 Movie Night:  "Blended".  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  29 Bus trip to New York CitySOLD OUT!
     
October 17 Movie Night:  "The Goonies".  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  19 Please Note:  There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL today
due to The Runnerís World Race that closes many streets around
the southside area.
     
August 1-10 The youth group will man our parking lot during Musikfest to raise
funds for their treasury.  If you attend Musikfest or know people
who do, please support our youth.  Thanks!
  24 "God's Not Dead" film in Kaiser Auditorium after 9:00 AM worship.
     
June 28 Trip to NYC to see Matilda.
     
May 9 Movie Night: Life of Pi.  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  18 Hoagie Sale
     
April   Sunday School Lesson:  Lent and Passover                        
  5 12th Annual Tricky Tray
  19 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny / Annual Egg Hunt
  25 Movie Night:  Zoo Keeper.  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
     
March   Sunday  School Lesson:  "Armor of God"
  2 No Sunday School.  The Sunday School and Youth Group will be
winter camping.
  21 Movie Night:  The Game Plan.  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  26 Hoagie Sale.
     
February   Sunday School Lesson:  "Armor of God"                          
  2 "Souper Bowl Sunday", where youth will provide soup in the Kaiser Auditorium after the 10:45 AM worship service as a "thank you" for
helping to rule out hunger.
  14 Valentine's Lasagna Dinner and Movie.
  21 Movie Night:  Evan Almighty.  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
     
January   Sunday  School Lesson:  "Armor of God"
  5 Start of St. John's vs. Hunger ("Souper Bowl Sunday").  The youth
will once again display their football field and collect non-perishable food items for the local food shelter.
  17 Movie Night:  The Goonies.  7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  26 Hoagie Sale.
     
2013    
December 1 Sunday School & Youth Group practice for Christmas Program
  8 Sunday School & Youth Group practice for Christmas Program
                              -and-
Christmas City Follies XIV at Touchstone Theater, 2 PM. 
Lunch in Kaiser Auditorium following 10:45 AM service.
  22 Sunday School & Youth Group practice for Christmas Program
                         -and-
The Sunday schoolís Christmas Program, "Candy Cane Christmas"
will be held during the 10:45 service. This will take place in the
Auditorium.  Our traditional hot dog lunch and refreshments will be
served following the service.   
Please join us and support the children of St Johnís who work very
hard to bring this Christmas program to you!
Note:  Rescheduled from 12/15 due to inclement weather.
     
November 3 Sunday School & Youth Group practice for Christmas Program
  10 Sunday School & Youth Group practice for Christmas Program
  15 Movie Night:  The Goonies.  7:00 PM.
  17 Sunday School & Youth Group practice for Christmas Program
  27 Pumpkin Pie Sale.
     
October 6 Hoagie Sale.
  18 Movie Night:  Despicable Me.  7:00 PM.
     
September 8 Rally Day at 9:00 AM.  Come and join the fun for all ages.
  22 Pastor Grace will teach a First Communion Class during the Sunday
School hour.  Families should have received a letter
to register for the class.  The students will receive their
First Holy Communion on Sunday, October 6 (World
Communion Day) at the 10:45 AM worship service.
     
August 10 Bus trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Noah".
     
June 10 Vacation Bible School sponsored by Esperanza. 
June 10 - 14.  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
  16 Father's Day Coffee Hour.  10:00 AM.
     
May   Sunday School Lesson:  Fruit of the Spirit
                                   Fruit (Strawberry)
                                   Spirit (Self Control)
                                
  12 Mother's Day Coffee Hour.  9:00 AM.
Last day of Sunday School until September.
  17 Movie Night: Nanny McPhee 1 & 2.  7:00 PM.
Last movie night until September.
     
April   Sunday School Lesson:  Fruit of the Spirit
                                   Fruit (Grapes)  Spirit (Meekness)
  7 Sale of homemade soup as a fundraiser for a youth member
of St. John's trip to Slovenia this summer (with other youth from
the NE Synod). Soup will be available before and after services.
  19 Movie Night: "Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief".  7:00 PM. 
  20 Set up for the Vera Bradley Bingo.
  21 Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser.  2:00 PM.
     
March   Sunday School Lesson:  Fruit of the Spirit
                                   Fruit (Pear)  Spirit (Faithfulness)
  6 Set up for the Tricky Tray.
  8 Set up for the Tricky Tray.
  9 Tricky Tray.
  15 Movie Night: "Wild Soccer Bunch".
  17 St. Paddy's Day Dinner after Worship.
  26 Cook and serve for the men's shelter.
  30 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny/Egg Hunt. 9:30 AM.
     
February 3 "Souper Bowl" Sunday donation deadline.
Soup after Worship Service.
  8 Movie Night:  "Evan Almighty".
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
  15 Valentine's Lasagna Dinner and Movie.
     
January 6 Kick off to our annual "Souper Bowl" Sunday canned goods and non-perishable food drive.
  18 Movie Night:  "Matilda".
  20 Deadline for orders for Hoagie Sale.
  27 Hoagie Pick-up.
     
2012  

                  

December   Sunday School Lesson:  Fruit of the Spirit
                                   Fruit (Pineapple)  Spirit (Patience)
  2 Christmas City Follies at Touchstone Theater.  2:00 PM.  We will
serve lunch right after Church, then walk (weather permitting) to
the theater.
  16 Sunday School's annual Christmas program during the
10:45 AM service, followed by refreshments and fellowship.
Kaiser Auditorium.
  23 Cirque Eloize at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University. 
3:00 PM.  We will meet after the 10:45 AM worship service
for lunch before going to the show.
     
November   Sunday School Lesson:  Fruit of the Spirit
                                   Fruit (Lemon)  Spirit (Peace)
  16 Movie Night:  The Princess Bride.
  21 Pumpkin Pie Sale - Pick up pies.  Order forms can be found in your
church bulletin.  Completed forms can be placed in the folder on
the bulletin board (hallway to the Nave).  Last day
to order is November 18th.
  25 Harvest Party, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
     
October   Sunday School Lesson:  To be announced
  12 Dinner and crafts for Southside Ministries Kids.  We will meet
at Holy Ghost at 5:00 PM.
  19 Movie Night. To be announced. Kaiser Auditorium.  7:00 PM.
  28 Ham and Cheese Sandwich Sale.  Order form on bulletin board in
the hallway to the Nave.  Deadline to order is October 21.
     
September   Sunday School Lesson:  Getting to Know Each Other
  9 Rally Day:  Color of God's Love. 
9:00 AM.  Come join us for some fun as Noodles the Clown shares
the Color of God's Love with magic, singing, dancing, juggling, face
painting, and balloon animals.
                         - and -
Clothing drive until November 12, 2012.  Details to follow.
                         - and -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We will meet to discuss the upcoming year and planning ideas.
     
August 18 SSM Family Fun Festival at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
     
July 9 Vacation Bible School sponsored by Southside Ministries.
July 9 - 20 at Cathedral Church of the Nativity.
  15 Bus trip to New York to see Mary Poppins on Broadway.
     
June 9 La Familia (A Family) fellowship event will be held in the
Church parking lot.  There will be sharing of food, music,
and fellowship time.  Open to the public.
Non-profit community groups, churches, schools will be participating.  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
  17 Special coffee hour sponsored by the Youth Group to
celebrate Father's Day.  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. 
Everyone is welcome!
     
    Sunday School Lesson:  It's all about you!  What did you
like most about your year in Sunday School?  What do you
want to learn more about for next year?
May 11 Dinner and crafts for Southside Ministry Kids.  We will meet at
Holy Ghost Church at 5:00 PM.
  13 Special coffee hour sponsored by the Youth Group to
celebrate Mother's Day.  9:00 AM - 10:45 AM. 
Everyone is welcome!
  18 Movie Night:  Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2.
Note:  this will be the last movie night until September.
  20 Hoagie Sale.  Deadline for orders is May 13, 2012.
Note:  May 20 is last day of Sunday School until September.
     
    Sunday School Lesson:  Jesus' death and resurrection.
April 7 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny / Easter Egg Hunt.
  13 Pasta dinner at 6:30 PM.  There is a fee and ticket are needed.
                              - and -
Movie night to follow at 7:30 PM.  The movie part is free for those
who do not want to come to the dinner.
The movie being shown is:  Pay it Forward, about a young boy who attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives
him that chance.  Details to follow.
  22 Youth at Bear Creek Camp for Earth Day.
Note:  No Sunday School.
     
    Sunday School Lesson:  Jesus' life and the season of Lent.
March 16 Movie Night:  The Smurfs.
  18 Cabbage and Noodles Dinner.
  24 Tricky Tray Basket Social.  Noon - 2:00 PM.
If you are donating baskets or items for baskets, please have these
items in no later than March 18.
     
February   Sunday School Lesson:  Joshua and Jericho
We will learn how Joshua fought the battle of Jericho and learn how
God's plan made the wall fall down.
  5 "Souper Bowl Sunday".  Join us for a bowl of soup after the
10:45 AM service.
                  - and -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  11 Snow tubing at Blue Mountain.  Details TBA.
  12 Valentines Exchange and Party.  Please bring your valentines
to share with your classmates.  Details TBA.
  17 Movie Night: Disney's "Lemonade Mouth". Kaiser Auditorium. 7:00 PM.
  19 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
January
 
  Sunday School Lesson:  Samson and Delilah
A great story of how God makes us strong, but picking the wrong
friends can make us weak.
8 Kick-off of "Souper Bowl Sunday", St. John's vs Hunger
                  - and -
Start of Joe Corbi Pizza Sale.  Details TBA.
                  -and -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  20 Movie Night.  Mr. Poppers Penguins. Kaiser Auditorium.  7:00 PM.
  22 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  29 Hoagie Sale.  Deadline for orders is January 22.
     
2011    
December 4 The youth will be going to Touchstone Theatre to see the Christmas City Follies.  Lunch following the 10:45 AM service, then walk to the
theatre to enjoy an afternoon filled with music, whimsical
characters, and old time razzle-dazzle.
                           - AND -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  18 Children's Christmas program, "Sleepover at the Stable", during the
10:45 AM Worship Service.  This is a wonderful story of
the Nativity from the animal's perspective.
NOTE:  THE WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN THE
             KAISER AUDITORIUM TODAY.  NO COMMUNION.
                                 -
AND -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
November 13 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  18 Movie Night:  Summer of the Monkeys.  7:00 PM in the Auditorium.
  27 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
October 9 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  21 Friday Night Movie Night:  Yogi Bear.  7:00 PM in the Auditorium. 
No charge.  Open to all, not just the youth.
  23 Hoagie Sale.  Deadline for orders is October 16.
  30 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
September 18 Sunday School Rally Day at 9:00 AM.  This is a time for fun
and registration for Sunday School, which is open to all
children from age 3 to 6th grade.
                             -- AND --
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First meeting of the school year.
     
July 17 "The Wizard of Oz" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster,
PA.  All youth should have received their information packet about
this trip.  If you did not get one, please see Sherry Koch ASAP.
  23 La Familia (A Family) fellowship event will be held in the Church
parking lot.  There will be sharing of food, music, and fellowship time between St. John's and the Esperanza for Bethlehem group.
     
June 24 Youth Retreat at the Luther Inn in Wildwood, NJ.  June 24-26.
     
May 1 Youth participation in Earth Day at Bear Creek.
  8 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  22 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Last meeting until September)
     
April 3 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  9 Tricky Tray Basket Social.
  17 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  23 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt.
     
March 13 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  20 Hoagie Sale.  Order by March 13.
  27 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
February 6 "Souper Bowl Sunday"
  13 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  27 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
January 9 Kick-off for the annual Souper Bowl for hunger can drive.
16 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  30 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
2010    
December 5 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  19 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
November 14 Hoagie Sale (last date to order is Sunday, November 7)
                        - and -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  21 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
October 10 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  24 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  30 Family Fun Night -- Bullets & BBQ, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
July 17 Youth Group Carnival
     
May 2 Spaghetti Dinner.
                 -and-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  16 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Last Meeting Until September 2010
  21 Family Fun Night.
  23 Hoagie Sale.  Pick-up after 10:45 AM service.
Last hoagie sale until the fall
     
April 3 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt.
  18 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  30 Family Fun Night
     
March 7 Hoagie Sale.  Pick up after the 10:45 AM service.
                 -and- 
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  20 Tricky Tray Basket Social.
  21 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
February 6 Snow tubing at Blue Mountain. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER 
7 Souper Bowl Sunday.  Please bring an extra $2, $3, $5, $10,
or $20 to drop in the special soup pots our young people
will be holding at the rear of the Nave after the 10:45 AM
worship service.  The money collected will be given to the
Souper Bowl for Caring National Program.

                      -and-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  20 Snow tubing at Blue Mountain.
Rescheduled from 02/06/10
  21 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- CANCELLED
     
January
10 Hoagie Sale.  Pick up after 10:45 AM service.
                 -and-
Kick-off of "Souper Bowl Sunday", St. John's vs Hunger
                 -and-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  24 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  31 Scavenger hunt at the Allentown Art Museum. 
Will be held in the afternoon. 
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
     
2009    
December 6 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  20 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Annual Christmas Party / Gift Exchange)
     
November 1 Last day to order hoagies.  See November 8.
  8 Hoagie Sale.  Pick up after 10:45 AM Service.
                 -and-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  22 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
October 11 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  25 Corn Maze in New Tripoli.
Meet at St. John's at 4:00 PM.
(This takes the place of the regular Youth Group Meeting.)
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
     
September 13 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  27 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
July 22 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, LA.  July 22-26.
We are set to help in many areas of New Orleans to help in the
Katrina recovery efforts.  Our youth from St. John's will be helping
in housing. We will be helping to build new homes and repair homes
that made it through the hurricane.  We thank you, our family at
St. John's, for supporting us with our fundraisers as we prepare for
this trip.
     
June 16 Annual Retreat to Wildwood, NJ.  June 26-28.
     
May 3 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  17 Hoagie Sale.  American and Tuna Hoagies are $3.50 each.
Last day to order is May 10.  Order forms are on bulletin boards in
the hallway to the Nave and in the chapel.
                   -AND-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NOTE: 
Last Meeting until September
  29 Comedy/Mystery Dinner Theater, "Lucy & Ethel's Outrageous
Adventure", a fabulous show.
     
April 5 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  11 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt
  18 6th Annual Tricky Tray Basket Social
  19 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
March 8 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  15 Hoagie Sale.  American and Tuna Hoagies are $3.50 each.
Last day to order is March 8.  Order forms are on bulletin boards in
the hallway to the Nave and in the chapel.
  22 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
January
4 ST. JOHN'S VERSUS HUNGER ...
Souper Bowl Canned Food Drive kick-off.  Our football field
will be on stage for the month of January.  For every 10 cans
we receive, our team will advance 10 yards. 
How many TOUCHDOWNS can we make? 
All canned goods will be delivered in February to the
South Bethlehem Neighborhood Center Food Bank.
(Canned goods or non-perishable items only.)
                           -AND-
Last day to place order for Ham and Cheese Sandwich Sale.
See order form on the bulletin board in the hallway to the Nave. 
Sandwiches are $3.00.
  11  Ham and Cheese Sandwich Pick-up.
                          -AND-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  25 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
2008    
December 14  Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  28 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
November Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  16 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  30 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
October 5 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  19 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
September 19 Comedy/Mystery Dinner Theater, "My Big, Fat Redneck Funeral"
  21 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
June 27 Annual Retreat to Wildwood, New Jersey, June 27-29.
     
May 2 Camping for the weekend in Jim Thorpe, May 2 -4. 
Meet at 5:30 PM on May 2 at St. John's. 
Pick-up May 4 at St. John's; time TBA. 
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
  4 Order hoagies for pick-up May 18 after the 10:45 AM service. 
This is the last hoagie sale until the Fall.  American or tuna,
$3.00 each.  Order sheets are on bulletin boards in the hallway
to the Nave and in the chapel.
                     -and-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  11 Last day to order hoagies for May 18 pick-up.
  18 Hoagie pick-up after 10:45 AM service.
                    -and-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Last meeting until September 2008)
     
April 12 5th Annual Tricky Tray Basket Social, Noon - 2:00 PM.
  13 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  27 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
March 1 Joe Corbi Pizza Sale Delivery Date
  2 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  9 Easter Candy Sale ... Order deadline.
  16 Easter Candy Sale ... Pick-up after 10:45 AM Worship Service
                            and

Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  22 Easter Egg Hunt
  30 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
February

 
3 "Souper Bowl Sunday" and last day for canned goods
collection.  Our football field will be on the stage and ready to
make as many goals as we can.  Please bring in your canned
goods, which will be donated to the South Bethlehem Neighborhood
Center.  For every 20 cans, we can move 10 yards.  How many
touchdowns will we make in 2008?
                              and
                    Joe Corbi Pizza Sale
                              and                         
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  9 Snow tubing at Blue Mountain.
  10 Easter Candy Sale ... Start taking orders.
  17 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
January
6 Kick off to "Souper Bowl Sunday", the start of our second annual
canned goods collection. Our football field will be on the stage
and ready to make as many goals as we can. 
Please bring in your canned goods, which will be donated to
the South Bethlehem Neighborhood Center on "Souper Bowl
Sunday".  For every 20 cans, we can move 10 yards.  How many
touchdowns will we make in 2008?
                               and
Last day to order hoagies for January 13 pick-up.  Order forms
are on the bulletin boards in the hallway to the Nave and
downstairs in the Chapel.
                               and

Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  13 Hoagie Sale:  American or Tuna, $3.00 each.
Order by January 6th.
Pick-up after 10:45 AM Worship Service.
NOTE:  204 hoagies sold!!!  Thank you for your support!
  20 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
2007    
December 2 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  16 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  14 Survivor Food Fest, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
We will be challenged to games that are played with FOOD. 
If you are 6th - 12th grade, now is a good time to come check
out Youth Group.
     
November 4 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  18 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
October 12 Halloween-themed dinner / Movie Night, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
For youth in grades 6 - 12.  Bring a friend! 
Contact Sherry Koch for more information about event.
  27 Corn Maze at Bear Rock Junction.  Leave from Youth Group
member's home at 6:00 PM.  For youth in grades 6 - 12.
Contact Sherry Koch for more information about event and
directions to meeting place.
  28 Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Youth Group and Evangelism. 
Tickets are $8.00 for ages 12 & over; $5.00 for ages 6-11; free for
ages 5 and under.  Profits from this dinner will go to "Habitat for
Humanity".  The dinner will take place after the 10:45 AM service
which will be "The Trial of Dr. Martin Luther" play done by
St. John's Chancel players.
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
     
September 9 Sunday School "Rally Day" with an "Old Fashioned Game Day" theme. 
Youth group and teen challenge class will be helping with this event. 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                           - AND -
First Youth Group Meeting of School Year,
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  16 First Teen Challenge Class, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  23 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
June 2 Youth Group will be selling cabbage noodles and drinks at the
4-block International Festival being held in the 500-800 blocks of
East Fourth Street.
  22 Annual Retreat to Wildwood, New Jersey, June 22-24
  26 Trip to Knoebels Amusement Park
     
May 6

Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  13 Deadline for ordering hoagies.  See April 22 note.
  20 Hoagie pick-up after the 10:45 AM Worship Service.
                       -AND-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NOTE: THIS IS THE LAST MEETING UNTIL SEPTEMBER
     
April 1 Easter Candy pick-up after the 10:45 AM Worship Service
  7 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.  The hunt will
be at the Steel City Park.  This event is open to all Pre-K - 5th
graders.  Contact Sherry Koch, Youth Director, for more information.
  14 4th Annual Tricky Tray Basket Social, Noon - 2:00 PM. 
  22 Hoagie Sale sponsored by Youth Group.
Orders can be placed by signing up on the bulletin board leading
up to the sanctuary.  There will be very little extras made for this
sale, so if you want hoagies, please sign on the order sheet.  The
last day to order is May 13.  Hoagies are $3.00 each.  Regular
and tuna.  Pick-up after the 10:45AM Worship Service on May 20. 
                        -AND-
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  29 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
March 11 Hoagie Sale sponsored by Youth Group to raise funds for trip to
Slovenia.  Orders can be placed by signing up on the bulletin
board or by placing orders in the Kaiser Auditorium on this date. 
Tuna or Italian Hoagies are $3.00 each.
                            - AND -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  16 Youth Game Night and Sleepover, March 16-17
  25 Easter Candy order deadline
                            - AND -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
February
 
4
 "Souper Bowl Sunday"

Is St. John's ready for some football?
As a service project, the Youth Group collected canned and boxed
goods in the gym.  A football field was set up on the stage.  For
every 20 items, we moved 10 yards.  This is in conjunction with
Souper Bowl Sunday when we collect monetary donations for the
Southside's Neighborhood Center. 
How many touchdowns can St. John's make?   Click to see!

  11 "Ham and Cheese" and "Roast Beef and Cheese" Sandwich Sale.  
Sandwiches are $2.50 each.  There is an order form on the bulletin
board (hallway to the Nave) or order from Kevin Remaly,
Tiff Amato, Chris Lintner, or Nathaniel Campia.  Profits from this
sale will go to these 4 St. John's members who will travel to
Slovenia in July. Pick-up sandwiches after the 10:45 AM Worship
service. Deadline for orders is Thursday, February 8.  Thank you for
your support!
                            - AND -
Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  16 Movie Night and Sleepover
  25 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
January
 
7

Is St. John's ready for some football?

As a service project, the Youth Group will be collecting canned and
boxed goods in the gym.  There will be a football field set up on the
stage.  For every 20 items, we can move 10 yards.    This is in
conjunction with Souper Bowl Sunday, February 4, when we collect
monetary donations for the Southside's Neighborhood Center. 
How many touchdowns can St. John's make?   Click to see!

  14 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  26 Winter Camping at Mountain House, Salisbury Township. 
Jan. 26th-28th.  All Sunday School children are invited to attend. 
The weekend is free, with many exciting activities.  Information will
be sent home the 1st week of January.
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
     
2006    
December 3 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  10 Dinner Theatre at 12:30 PM, Kaiser Auditorium. 
The Youth Group will join with St. John's Chancel Players to offer
an afternoon dinner theatre presentation.  The Youth Group will
cater a spaghetti dinner, and the Chancel Players will perform "In
Bethlehem Inn" by John Carter as part of the afternoon's festivities. 
Tickets are on sale in the CE Lobby before and after the 10:45 AM
Worship Service through December 3.  
Ticket prices are $10 (Adults and Children 12 and over);
$5 (Children 6 - 12); Free for Children under age 6.
  17 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
November 5 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  12 Hoagie Sale sponsored by Youth Group.
Orders can be placed by signing up on the bulletin board or by
placing orders in the Kaiser Auditorium on this date. 
Hoagies are $3.00 each.
  17 Game night / lock in from 7:00 PM November 17-Noon November 18.
No charge to participate.
Contact Sherry Koch for additional information.
  19 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
October 8 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  14 Dinner & Shocktoberfest (for Youth Group members)
Contact Sherry Koch for additional information.
  22 Blanket Sunday
The Youth Group is asking for donations of blankets, new or used
(clean and in good shape), handmade, baby, etc.  You can place
your donated blanket(s) over the rail in the front of the Church.  All
blankets will be donated to Turning Point, a shelter for abused
mothers and children.  Thank you for your help!
  22 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The youth group has invited all pre-K through 5th grades to their
Youth Group Night for a "Pumpkin Carving" event.
No charge to participate.
Contact Sherry Koch for additional information.
     
September 10 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  24 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
July

12

ELCA Youth Gathering, San Antonio, Texas, 7/12-16
     
June 3 Dinner party at St. John's with St. Peter's Lutheran Church Youth
Group.  Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
  9 Movie at a local drive-in theater, to be determined. 
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
  20 Trip to Knoebels Amusement Park
 

23

Annual Youth Retreat to Wildwood, NJ
     
May 7 Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner
  21 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
April 9 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  15 Easter Egg Hunt
  22 Tricky Tray Basket Social
  23 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
March 12 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  26 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
February

12

Youth Group Ice Skating  
(NO YOUTH GROUP MEETING AT 6 PM)
 

18

Family Movie Night
 

26

Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
     
January

6

Youth Group at First Friday.  Time TBA.
Contact Sherry Koch for details.
 

14

Snow Tubing at Blue Mountain
  15 Youth Group Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  27 Winter Camping at Mountain House, Salisbury Township. 
All ages.  Jan. 27th-29th.  Letters have been sent home to parents. 
Contact Sherry Koch for more information.
  29 NO YOUTH GROUP MEETING DUE TO WINTER CAMPING