Hello Youth Family!
Praise the Lord for an awesome and healing weekend with Pastor Mike Plunket! I hope that you were challenged and encouraged to go deeper into a relationship with one another and with God. If you haven’t yet done so, please take a look at the messages from the Deeper Life Conference this weekend through the sjcac sermon webpage. If you would like to pursue deeper relationships with Emotional Healing and/or Soul Care please fill out this Fill in Response Form and get connected with others who also desire to go deeper.
The Bronze Snake Numbers 21:4-9:
To be honest with you, I don’t like this story here because I feel if we don’t read this story well, we can misinterpret this. The Israelite are complaining so God sent snakes into the camp and people were bitten. The people repented and God told Moses to make a pole with a snake so that all who look at the snake will recover.
“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so, must the Son of Man be lifted up.” John 3:14
“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— Galatians 3:13
If you’re following the verse progression, we learn that Jesus represents the serpent in the passage. And the message is that when we look to Jesus and believe, we may be healed and saved from our own curse of sin. Youth Family, I bless you to trust in Jesus this week and look to him alone for healing.
Pastor David Kao
E2 NEWS overview
- E2 Reminder
- Baptism Class meets in C101-102
- LIFE Conference Fundraisers
- Boba & Waffle 3/17
- Servant Squad
- Youth Hiking Day 3/30, 11am
- 2019-20 Torchbearer Applications
- Parents Corner
- Parent Meeting 3/30, 7pm
- Parenting article
3/16 E2 Small Groups
3/23 E2 Large Group
3/30 No E2: Parent Meeting
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4/6 E2 Pastor’s Talk
4/13 E2 Small Groups
4/20 E2 Small Groups
4/27 E2 Large Group
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5/4 E2 Small Groups
5/11 E2 Pastor’s Talk
5/18 E2 Small Groups
5/25 No E2: Memorial Day Holiday
Frontline/Meetings before E2 this weekend:
- Worship Frontline Meeting
Sunday, 3/17, 1pm – 3pm
Room A103/104, Youth Wing
John Hsu, Michelle Chew
FRONTLINE GROUPS & CONTACT INFO:
Community Development • Barnabas Yuen, Isabel Kang
Com/Tech/Media • Amanda Kiang, Sherman Wong
Hospitality • Chloe Chow, Ellie Chow, Hanna Poon
Prayer • Andy Hsu, Bethany Kiang, Hana Yung
Special Events • Abigail Yuen, Allison Tran, Daniel Chun
Worship • John Hsu, Michelle Chew
E2 Reminder… BYOB!
A quick reminder to all students on the weeks we have Small Group Bible Study: Remember to Bring Your Own Bible! We have a limited amount of Bibles available for students who do not currently have their own hard copy of the Bible to use.
Baptism Class Meets in C101-102,
LIFE Conference Fundraisers
• Boba & Waffle Fundraiser
March 17th, Sunday
This Sunday, after 1st and 2nd hour services, our students will be serving Earl Grey Boba Tea with Waffles. These yummy treats will be made by the students at a station in the courtyard. Suggested donation will be $10 for both milk tea and waffle. Join us in supporting our youth!
• SERVANT SQUAD
The Servant Squad is at your service and looking for more serving opportunities. Service requests can be made through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BQpyfibxwDjYeEkR2
Thank you for your continuing support for our youth!
Youth Hiking Day
March 30, 11am – 2pm
Mark your calendars now! Our youth Community Development team has planned a hiking trip for March 30th, from 11am to 2pm, on the Wildcat Loop at Rancho San Antonio. Youth must bring their own bagged lunch, good hiking/walking shoes, and bottled water. Invite your friends! Parent drivers needed. Signup sheets and more details to follow…
E2 2019-20 Torchbearer Applications
Applications are now being accepted for next year’s Torchbearer youth leadership team. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019. For more info on this, click this link to the google form:
As the Youth Ministry works on our vision to ‘raise up an army of God’ and ‘encourage youth to own their faith’, we also desire to establish a growing partnership with parents on this spiritual journey.
Please join us for a time of sharing and prayer, at the upcoming E2 Parent Meeting, Saturday, March 30, from 7pm to 9pm, at SJCAC.
You’ll find additional parenting resources here in the Parents Corner of the Youth News like this one:
Take a listen to Jackie Perry, author of “Gay Girl, Good Girl”, as she recounts her past brokenness and how it pushed her towards an alternative lifestyle. She also openly shares her path towards repentance and healing, and how her husband walks alongside as she continues to heal. Please take a listen and pray with your youth student.
Feel free to let us know if there’s a particular topic that you’d like more info for or even if you have a resource that you’ve found especially helpful in your parenting journey. We would love to receive those to share too. Send your requests/resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.