___3980 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 ___(248)373-6960___
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 05, 2015
We reach up to God as we grow in love, service, and mission.

For the Youth

Leader's Corner
Every day we have to make decisions. Some are simple and we barely think about them: what to wear in the morning, what to eat for lunch, what t.v. show to watch in the evenings. Some decisions are more difficult and require more deliberation:  what classes to take, who to spend your time with, where to go to college. For me, the decisions that would affect my future we the hardest for me to make - choose option A and your life will go in one direction, and choose option B and it might be entirely different. How do I know what is the best? Without the use of a crystal ball, no one can see the future. 
One of my favorite bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11:  "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." God has plans for us!! I cling to that promise. And I know that the plans that he has for us and so much more wonderful that anything we could ever imagine for ourselves.  What an exciting prospect!! As I look back on my life I can see how God has worked out the situations in my life for my good!  He's given me so many wonderful friends, opportunities, and experiences that I never could have imagined when I was young.
I truly believe that God will direct our path, and guide our decisions. So whenever I have a big decision to make, the first thing I do is pray. Pray that God will guide me and lead me where he wants me to go. Then I can relax as I weigh the pros and cons, and trust that He will make sure I make the right decision.
The next time you find yourself agonizing over a decision, try praying! And see if that makes a difference. 
That’s right – get ready for another great year! Come join us if you are a 6th to 12th grader…in fact bring your friends! We meet on Sunday nights in the Youth Room from 6:00-7:30 pm at the church each week to explore our faith, play games, enjoy music, discuss issues, and make friends.
If you have any questions about the Youth Group, please contact the church office. It’s going to be another fantastic year and we can’t wait for you to join us!
Upcoming events:
Sun., Sept. 12, 6:00-8:00 pm Kick-Off Party at the church.
Sun., Sept. 19, 6:00-7:30 pm Youth meeting; 7:00 Parents meeting.
Sept. 24-26, Annual Planning Retreat and overnighter. We’ll leave the
church Friday at 6:30 pm and return in time for the Sunday morning service.
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