Our Youth Groups — Middle School and High School and Beyond — continue their intentional walks through Lent, going hand-in-hand with adult leaders.

This week’s opening devotional called for our youth to be faithful in small, everyday ways: “God of the cross, sometimes your call to faithfulness takes me to challenging places, beyond my limits. Help me not to get too overwhelmed by this call but to remember that following you is about being faithful in small, everyday ways. Amen.”

We posted here a few months ago about the Rt. Rev. Rob Wright, the Episcopal bishop of the Atlanta diocese, who is known for his “fingernail dirty” approach to Christian living that challenges those at the crossroads of faith and life to actively engage the challenges of today’s fast-changing world.

Mrs. Patti played a video from the bishop’s Lenten series, “Five Lenten Questions” — and this week’s five minute video asked how do we move closer to God? You can watch it here. Our youth had great answers including through song, adoration, listening, and acknowledging creation — especially when outdoors.

The group leaders cracked another layer of insight by asking the kids how they work on their own blind spots, and how do they make room for new ideas and insights? Did our youth have answers? Yes. Yes they did.

As the Lenten path meanders toward Palm Sunday and Holy Week our youth are nurtured by the love of their adult leaders, the Lenten Micro Practices booklet, and look forward to making Palm Crosses in-person (masked and socially distanced) on Wednesday, March 24 at St. John’s.

If you’re in middle or high school and want to join the Youth Group ZOOM meetings for middle school or high school, shoot Mrs. Patti an email.sjecyouthgroup@gmail.com
Here’s the ZOOM schedule:
• Middle School — grades six through eight — meets Tuesdays from 7 – 7:45 p.m.
• High School and Beyond meets Wednesdays from 7 – 7:45 p.m.

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