Children and Youth Ministry News

***Updated April 17, 2019

This Sunday is Easter Sunday!

For this holy day, all in worship! There will be no Sunday School. All children and teens are invited to join the congregation for worship or nursery if age-appropriate. Throughout the Easter season in the coming weeks, we’ll explore Jesus’ resurrection!

If possible during the service, youth in grades 5+ are invited to help out in the dining room to prepare for the potluck lunch after the service. Please let me and Olive Grant know if you are willing to help!

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Service
Holy Thursday, April 18 at 6pm
Dining Room and Sanctuary at St. John’s

Begin the triduum with an agape meal and service! Dinner begins at 6pm with the service following at 7pm. Childcare will be provided during the service.

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Good Friday, April 19, 12pm
Outdoors around St. John’s

We had a tremendous turnout last year and many of the kids found it really meaningful. Please let me and Fr. Sandy know if you and/or your child will be attending and/or willing to serve as readers. Thank you!


Easter Egg Hunt Hiding – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Easter Sunday, April 21 at 9:30am
Lawn outside of St. John’s

On Easter, we need a few volunteers to hide Easter eggs before church begins. Please let me know if you can help! This is a great task for teens who think the Easter egg hunt is too easy J

Coming up…

Youth Take-over Service
Sunday May 5 at 10:15am
Sanctuary at St. John’s

Children and teens will be leading the service on May 5. Thank you to all of the young people who already volunteered to serve as readers, ushers, singers, musicians, etc.! This week, I will send out reminders to all families about what your child needs to know and do for the service. On April 28 and May 5, children and teens will go through the service, rehearse their roles, answer any questions, and (for the children interested) rehearse singing. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Thank you in advance for your generosity! As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


Mattie Johnson
Director of Children and Youth Ministry