Sunday Morning Bible Study (10:45-11:45 a.m.)

Junior/Senior High School Students - Join us for Sunday school in the cafeteria. We will be following the Enduring Faith Bible curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. In this series, where we are studying the Old Testament, students learn how to defend their faith. They become prepared to state what they believe about the Bible and why. The Board of Parish Education is super excited for this opportunity to work with a very fun group of students.

Junior & Senior High Youth Group Events

Put these events on your calendar – look for more details in future emails.
To be included on the email list and to RSVP for events, CLICK HERE.
Please note that some dates may have changed/been added or subtracted since our last notice.

Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertiiiiiiiiiiiime!

“What ya doin’ this summer?”
“IDK, just hangin’ out, I guess.”

Soooooooo, come hang out with the St. James Youth Group!

Saturday, July 13 - Aviators Baseball

7:00 PM

Let’s do it again! It’s a yearly TERRIFIC TIME! Come to the Lafayette Aviators game at 7:00 PM. Let’s fill the stands! There will be door prizes (or should we say bleacher prizes?) and fun challenges for all ages. Bring friends. Pray for good weather. We will have our own online sign up because this is a youth fundraiser. 

Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 - Elkhart County 4-H Fair


Travel to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to see For King and Country (Christian band) in concert–Leave at noon –Drive to Goshen, Indiana and the fairgrounds, arriving at 3:00 PM. Do the fair “things” – eat supper at the fairgrounds – concert starts at 8:00 PM/seating opens at 7:00 PM. Concert ends at 10:00 PM – drive to Mrs. Keiser’s family cottage on Witmer Lake in Lagrange Co. (45 min) and stay overnight. Enjoy lake – leave to be back by 5:00 PM.

This is an RSVP event–You need to let Mrs. Keiser know by June 4 if you are going or not. Tickets need to be purchased. General admission is $8 each. Concert tickets are $25 each. The youth fund will cover the admission fee. Youth need to pay for the concert ticket and for any rides or food bought at the fairgrounds. Youth will also cover all food at the cottage. (If money is a problem, please let Mrs. Keiser know–don’t miss out on a great time.)

For King and Country is a great group–look them up if you are not familiar! The Elkhart County Fair is Mr. and Mrs. Keiser’s 4-H stomping grounds and is considered (no joke) the best county fair in all of Indiana. It will be a great time! Now is the time to ask off of work or clear your schedules or whatever you need to do to join in!

Sunday, July 28 - Church Picnic at Prophetstown State Park

12:30 to 4:30 PM

The youth requested this and the Board of Youth Ministry is sponsoring it, so EVERYBODY – all ages – all
families COME – bring your best side dish to go with hotdogs:

  • Last name A through I bring a fruit or fruit salad dish
  • Last name J through R bring a veggie or veggie salad dish
  • Last name S through Z bring a dessert

The Board of Youth Ministry will provide the hotdogs, drinks, and paper goods. We will reserve a shelter. We will have games planned for all ages and the kids can go to the water park, etc. More details later, but NOW is the time to put this on your calendar! (There is an $8 per car cost and a fee for the water park.)

Sunday, August 4 - Youth Group Car Wash

Is your car in need of a “summer splash” to clean up? Then our youth who are going to the National Youth Gathering (NYG) have a deal for you! Starting at noon until 2:00, we will wash your car in the 9th Street parking lot for a freewill donation to help with our NYG fundraising! We are glad to get your car clean and shiny!

NYG youth need to RSVP to Mrs. Keiser by July 28 as to whether you can be there or not. More details to follow.

School for St. James starts on Wednesday, August 7 this year … high schools are starting too ... our graduating seniors will be heading off … summertime activities are heading into fall.

There may be a Back-to-School Bash on August 11 that Youth can help with and attend. There will be an installation service and reception for Pastor John Bombaro on August 18 that the youth will want to attend.

Our fall Youth Group schedule will come out around the first of August – more fun to come!

Blessings on your summer – come join us for some good times!

The Board of Youth Ministry
Lynn Keiser, Chairperson, (765) 366-7063
Brenda Bunton
Daniel Kern
Michelle Kern