LCY Archive

Vacation Bible School

Posted February 26, 2018 By admin

Are you making Summer plans? All of us need time away from our routine to refresh and recharge! It is the
same for our faith life! Doing more than the routine can really ignite our spiritual walk with the Lord, especially with
the young Christians. Plans for Vacation Bible School at St. Jacob’s will soon be underway. Please: 1) Pray for the
attendees and the leaders, 2) Prayerfully consider serving as part of the VBS team, 3) Mark your calendars for July
15-19 for VBS, and 4) Watch your worship folder for more details.

St. Jacob’s Youth

Posted February 5, 2018 By admin

St. Jacob’s Youth will be participating in the “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Sunday, February 4th. Following worship service, Youth members will be at the back of the sanctuary with soup pots to collect donations for We Care in Chapin.
Let’s make a difference in our community!

The Carolina’s Mission District Youth Retreat “Living Among the Walking Dead” (James 2:26) will be February 16-18th at Holy Trinity in Little Mountain. We ask the congregation for prayers for safe travels and a spirit filled retreat for our youth!

Attention St. Jacob’s! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 17 for the annual Chicken BBQ Youth Fundraiser! Tickets will be available from any SJY member starting February 11. SJY will provide Soup and Sandwiches for the February 21st Lenten Meal. Tickets will be on sale prior to the Wednesday Lenten Meals on February 21, 28, and March 7.

Souper Bowl Time Again

Posted December 26, 2017 By admin

Calling all Youth! We will gather on Sunday, January 21st at 5pm in the Church Office to plan “Souper Bowl of Caring” Sunday (February 5th) at St. Jacob’s, where the youth will be leading the worship service and collecting for We Care. Mark your calendars for both January 21st and February 5th.

Attention all graduates from 2013-2017

Posted December 7, 2017 By admin

The Graduate Christmas Fellowship with Pastor Nuottila will be held on Sunday, December 17 following the service in the church office. We will enjoy pizza and fellowship during this time. Please notify Sherry in the church office if you plan to attend.

SJY Christmas Party!

Posted December 7, 2017 By admin

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 17 for the SJY Christmas Party! Meet at St. Jacob’s at 4 PM to go caroling (We’ve invited the Lutheran Women’s Group to join us.) and bring a wrapped $10 gift to share during the youth party (snacks will be provided). Friends are welcome to join us!

Corn Maze

Posted October 2, 2017 By admin

On Sunday, October 15th, SJY will be going to a corn maze! Watch for more details!

Fall Festival

Posted October 2, 2017 By admin

A “Fall Festival” sponsored by the Lutheran Women for our children will be held on October 21st from 4:00-6:00 PM. You are invited to bring a friend and we ask that you wear your Halloween costume for a costume contest. There will also be games, a hay ride, face painting and K-9 Arko with the RCSD as well as you will be able to “go fishing” for prizes. Please come and enjoy the fun. Corn dogs, chips, and drinks will be served.

Report from the LCY for 2016

Posted September 7, 2017 By admin

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Mathew 5:16

As I read this scripture from Mathew, I can’t help but think of the youth we have here at St. Jacobs. We are so blessed to have such a talented group of young people who are willing to share their gifts in our congregation and elsewhere. They serve as a wonderful example of what God can do with His children when they a willing to shine their lights in the world.

It is a fun and exciting time for our youth as they continue let their “Light” shine!! Here are some of the examples of Outreach that SJY (St. Jacobs Youth) accomplished during 2016:

  • During our trip to the Coastal Retreat Center we enjoyed fellowship and fun in the sun, but we also gave the retreat center a thorough cleaning before we left.
  • The kids decorated pumpkins and wrote card to some of our congregational members.
  • SJY assisted the Lutheran Women with the Easter Egg hunt and Christmas caroling.
  • Our youth participated in a Homeless Lock-in. While there was fun and faith building we also made blankets to give to our shut-ins.
  • The youth planned and lead worship for the congregation during Youth Sunday.
  • Our youth helped the Christian Education Committee during this year’s Vacation Bible School.
  • A Youth Planning Committee has been established and it has given the youth and parents the opportunity to take ownership in planning activities for SJY.
  • The Youth Choir has been established and they are now singing one Sunday a month.

This year has been filled with opportunities for our youth to grow in their faith and to fellowship with their friends while participating in variety of fun activities. Some of these activities included: Partying at the Lake, the BBQ, going to Carowinds, visiting Congaree National Park, Christmas Caroling, and a monthly Bible Study.

Besides all the fun and outreach…St. J’s middle and high school kids have taken on active roles in our congregation. They can be seen serving as acolytes, lay readers, communion assistants, instrumentalist, vocalist, and teaching VBS classes. With such a great group of young people who are willing to serve…the future looks bright for St. Jacobs!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the Congregation for your support and for volunteering your time to chaperone and facilitate events for our youth this year…we couldn’t do it without you!

Peace & Love,

Dawn