Our Young Adults and EYG Gathering

Jacey Teal on YouTube

January 5 & 6, 2019 is Young Adult weekend at Grace Church. 
Jacey and Hannah present the sermon message using videos.  To view their messages please click on the link under their pictures.



Aaron Leonhard


Aaron Leonhard  showed a PowerPoint presentation on the
2018 Wilderness Trip to Montana.  To view his pictures and videos open up the PowerPoint below, go to “Slide show” in the menu, and click from “From Beginning” to start the show.
2019 hiking trip=beaten path + more


June 27-July 1, 2018 in Houston Texas

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Consider a year of service with YAGM.
Are you or a loved one interested in a year of international service? The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program invites young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service. As they offer themselves in service, young adults are shaped by the witness of our global neighbors. They share in the journeys of partner churches and organizations in one of fourteen countries around the world.
Young adults serve in the spirit of accompaniment, walking alongside global companions in a manner that practices mutuality, interdependence and solidarity. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and development, congregational ministry, human rights, education, homeless ministry, addiction recovery, women’s issues and children and youth.
Check out www.elca.org/yagm for more information and to apply online. Applications are due in February, for service beginning in August.
No degree required.

News for Our Young Adults

If you have a student attending college please let the office or Margie Welke know their address so we can keep in touch with them and send packages in the coming year.

Joshua Armstong was a YAGM at Lekubu Parish in South Africa.

Lekubu Parish is Grace’s companion in South Africa.  Joshua worked for one year at the Lekubu Early Learning Center.  His story about his experiences in Lekubu is very interesting to hear.  Also view the pictures he shared in a powerpoint at the beginning of this video by opening up the link below, click on “slide show” and “from beginning” to enjoy his pictures.
Joshua lekubu pictures

Hannah Schmit

Hannah Schmit is the daughter of David and Cathy Schmit. She was confirmed in 2010 at Grace Church.  Hannah now attends Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and is spending a year in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

As it is, the Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a volunteer corps with five core pillars or practices that differentiate it from other volunteer services. These pillars include simple and sustainable living, social justice, living in intentional community, exploring spirituality, and a journey to inclusive community.  These core practices are encouraged in various ways such as community nights at various locations throughout the city, living on a modest budget, and discussing spirituality and beliefs with our housemates and community. For my house, this looks like trivia nights at breweries, game nights around the kitchen table, house covenant creation around a Van Gough puzzle, and encouraging one another to attend social justice events, rallies, promotions, film screenings, and more. We share a community space and we share a community experience while working in Non-Profit placements in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

 Following is link to the blogs that each of the houses are completing on a given month if you want other perspectives as well! Mine is a little unique because I am a ‘non-traditional’ volunteer. (http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/category/volunteer-blog/