Hello everyone!

Thank you all for your help with the Easter egg hunts and the Easter Breakfast. It was truly a blessing to be able to enjoy these events with you all once again.

In Sunday school, we are finishing up our school year curriculum this month. It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner! We will continue to have Sunday school throughout the summer months, but it will look a little different.

Summer Sunday school begins on May 22.  All kids aged 3-12 will meet in the Connect Center at 9:35 am. We will be learning about God’s Gifts of Grace and how God always keeps His promises. Our older youth will have the opportunity to help teach a craft, a game, or retell the Bible story to the younger kids. The older youth will have their own Sunday school lessons too.  With all the camps, trips, and special events this summer we could use a few extra volunteers to teach 1 or 2 Sundays for us. This summer is a great time to try your hand at teaching Sunday school.    


We have a special Craft and Chat on May 1st, Dottie Buss will be teaching us all to make a special Mother’s Day card. All materials and tools will be provided. Space is limited, please let us know if you would like to attend. We will have our usual Craft & Chat on May 15th from 2-4 pm. I hope to see you on May 1st and May 15th for Craft and Chat from 2-4 pm, feel free to bring your favorite snack if you like to nibble while you craft.  As always, we will have extra coloring pages and supplies available. If you have a craft idea you’d love to teach or if there is a craft you’ve always wanted to learn, let me know!

We will be having a National Youth Gathering meeting on May 14th from 2 to 4 pm, in the lower level of the Church. We will go over packing lists, itineraries, snacks, and so much more!

On May 21st starting at 11 am, we need all the youth and their families to help clean up our cemeteries and place flags at the graves of our veterans.  The church will BBQ some burgers and hot dogs, please bring a side dish to share.

During the summer months, we will be having a Veggie Tales movie night every 4th Saturday, beginning this month!  Saturday May 28th starting at 6 pm we will watch “Where’s God When I’m S-Scared?” There will be popcorn and juice boxes for everyone too!

Do you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, and/or you want to volunteer?

My email is:  jennifergatke@stpaulsherwood.org

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Jennifer Gatke

St. Paul Youth Program Director