302 N Goliad   Rockwall, TX  75087   214-716-7539


Education andYouth Activities


Enjoy your summer! We are looking to the fall, especially the week-end of September 8- 10.

Joy Youth will have their annual church
lock-in starting at
6 pm on Friday,
8. Parents can pick up their children after breakfast on Saturday the 9th Adults can help! To volunteer or request more information about the lock- in contact Magan. Vernon authormagan@gmail.com or (309) 287- 4190. The Youth, during the lock-in, will make fleece no-sew blankets. Wal- Mart and 10 Ann Fabrics have such kits costing $7 -$12 each. We encourage you to purchase a kit or two OR make a donation for their purchase. The blankets will go to Project Linus which gives the blankets to children in need. TheFall session of Sunday School will begin Sunday, September 10. Thisyear
we will have a once a month study specifically geared for the older youth.

is available. For
5OOth anniversary of the Reformation Rick Steves created for his popular PBS
series a special devoted to Martin Luther
and the ways
· in which his tumultuous
time helped lead to the Modern Age.
With "Luther and the Reformation" Mr
. Steves,a member of Trinity Lutheran

Church Lynnwood, Washington,

produced a documentary which highlights the historic, economic and social context of the Reformation. Joy has received a DVD copy of Mr. Steve's work. It is available to anyone who wishes to borrow and view it. If you prefer, this documentary may be viewed online at ELCA.org/ricksteves.

ELCA YOUTH GATHERING 2018 - Every third year, 30,000 high school
youth and their adult leaders from across
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent i
n interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and  fellowship, young people receive the opportunity to grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Houston will host the next gathering set for June 27 - Julyl, 2-18. The 2018 Gathering theme is "this changes
everything" based on Ephesians 2:8, "By
grace you have been saved!" Those
interested in attending this Gathering,
please speak with Pro Appel or Magan