GIGG (Growing in God’s Grace) is the name of the First Lutheran confirmation program. It is for youth in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grade.
GIGG is based on building relationships with God, peers and adult Guides. GIGG meets on Wednesday evenings — September to May — from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A congregational meal, open to ALL, is served from the church kitchen prior to GIGG from 6-6:30 p.m. on all lesson nights, but NOT on service/fellowship dates (see GIGG schedule). Families involved in GIGG take turns preparing the meal; others, including Fun at Church (FAC) participants, are welcome to help prepare and serve. A free offering is received for the meal.
The GIGG opening at 6:30 includes a short and informal worship service which is open to anyone – not just GIGG students. GIGG includes a mixture of lessons, service projects, and fellowship events for the students and their guides. An adult GIGG GUIDE works with each GIGG small group. A typical lesson night includes the opening worship, followed by a lesson led by the pastor. After the lesson the students break into small groups with their GIGG Guide. In the small groups they discuss topics ranging from that night’s lesson, highs and lows of their week, to current issues. The evening concludes with a prayer. Throughout the year there are various dates when we do service/fellowship activities to put our faith into practice. Contact the pastor or church office if you have questions about GIGG.
Click here to download and print the 2017-2018 GIGG Registration form.
Notes to Remember:
1. Meal begins at 6:00 p.m.
2. GIGG Lesson begins at 6:30 p.m.
4. No Meal or Worship on Service/Fellowship nights
5. * Ecumenical Lenten Worship @ 7:30 p.m. -
Oct. 18 MEA break – NO MEAL or GIGG (Football: LSH vs.??? @ ???)
Oct. 25 Lesson 4 – Matthew
Oct. 28 Sat. – 6 p.m. Confirmation dinner served by 8th grade youth & parents
Nov. 1 6 p.m. GIGG Guides meeting #2 – NO MEAL or GIGG
Nov. 8 Lesson 5 – Mark
Nov. 15 6:30-8 p.m. – Winter Warm Up @ GAC Ben Glenn “The Chalk Guy”
Nov. 17-19 SEMN Synod ELCA Youth Gathering at Owatonna
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Break – NO MEAL or GIGG (worship on TUESDAY evening 7 p.m.)
Nov. 29 Lesson 6 – John
Dec. 6 Lesson 7 – Acts
Dec. 13 Lesson 8 – Paul & the Early Church
Dec. 20 6 p.m. – Service/Fellowship Project – Christmas Caroling
Dec. 27 Christmas break – NO MEAL or GIGG
Jan. 3 Lesson 9 – Paul’s Theology
Jan. 10 Lesson 10 – Romans
Jan. 17 6 p.m. GIGG Guides meeting #3 – NO MEAL or GIGG
Jan. 24 Lesson 11 – 1st and 2nd Corinthians
Feb. 7 Lesson 12 – Galatians
Feb. 14 6 p.m. – Service/Fellowship Project – Valentine Love Baskets (Ash Wed. worship @ 7:30 p.m.)
Feb. 21 Lesson 13 – Letters *
Feb. 28 Lesson 14 – Revelation *
Mar. 7 Lesson 15 – Freedom of a Christian *
Mar. 14 6 p.m. – Service/Fellowship Project – LSFS Food Collection
Mar. 21 Lesson 16 – The Neighbor *
Mar. 25 Palm Sunday Brunch – All GIGG students needed!
Mar. 28 5 p.m. Feed My Starving Children 6-7:30 @ Chanhassen
April 4 Lesson 17 – Grace
April 11 Lesson 18 – The Word
April 18 Lesson 19 – Bondage of the Will
April 25 6 p.m. – Service/Fellowship Project – Adopt-A-Highway – MEAL at Pizza Ranch
May 2 FINAL EXAM and GIGG POTLUCK
May 9 6 p.m. GIGG Guides meeting #4 – NO GIGG
|Oct. 25||Fritz & VandenEinde|
|Nov. 8||Kabes & Weldon/Pavlo|
|Nov. 29||Zeiher & Terwedo|
|Dec. 6||Sampson & Nesbit|
|Dec. 13||Segler & __________|
|Jan. 3||Gulbranson & Schultz|
|Jan. 10||Kiemele & __________|
|Jan. 24||Walker/Wilson & Brandt|
|Feb. 7||__________ & __________|
|Feb. 21||__________ & __________|
|Feb. 28||Becker & Becker|
|Mar. 7||Dunning & Strom|
|Mar. 21||__________ & __________|
|April 4||Graff & Tully/Kleschult|
|April 11||Borth & __________|
|April 18||Flores/Gonzalez & __________|
If you cannot acolyte when you are scheduled, please switch with someone. If possible, let the church know of the change. (665-2615)
Reminders for Acolytes:
- Be at church at least 10 minutes before the worship service begins.
- When you get to church, put on the acolyte robe immediately.
- Check to make sure there is enough wick in the candle lighting sticks.
- While seated in front of the congregation, please act appropriately.
- Communion is offered the first & third Sunday of each month. Acolytes will be needed to assist in the distribution of the Lord’s Supper. The acolytes will come forward with the other communion assistants. They will be given a tray to hold empty cups. When people are done communing, they will place their empty cup in your tray.
REMEMBER – YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND COOPERATION.
Sun, September 10, 2017 9:00 am: Emily S, Mia S
Sun, September 17, 2017 8:00 am: David Z, Darbi D 10:30 am: Cooper V, Elsa S
Sun, September 24, 2017 8:00 am: Skylar B, Lucy K 10:30 am: Drea T, Justin T
Sun, October 1, 2017 8:00 am: Anna P, Erica S 10:30 am: Ella N, Conner S
Sun, October 8, 2017 8:00 am: Zachary S, Ben S 10:30 am: Katie K, Matthew S
Sun, October 15, 2017 8:00 am: Nathan G, Morgan G 10:30 am: Gage G, Kylie G
Sun, October 22, 2017 8:00 am: Malik G,Sofia W 10:30 am: Braylon H, Beau B
Sun, October 29, 2017 8:00 am: Willy S, Isabelle S 10:30 am: Aidan S, Dylan G, Travis S, Kenzie K
Sun, November 5, 2017 8:00 am: Lexi T, Drea T 10:30 am: Mia S, Cooper V
Sun, November 12, 2017 8:00 am: Emily S, Anna S 10:30 am: Skylar B, Darbi D
Sun, November 19, 2017 8:00 am: David Z, Elsa S 10:30 am: Erica S, Dylan G
Sun, November 26, 2017 8:00 am: Sami P, Lucy K 10:30 am: Justin T, Lexi T
Sun, December 3, 2017 8:00 am: Ben S, Zachary S 10:30 am: Matthew S, Travis S
Sun, December 10, 2017 8:00 am: Lexi T, Drea T 10:30 am: Anna P, Sofia W
Sun, December 17, 2017 8:00 am: Sami P, Katie K 10:30 am: Gage G, Kylie G
Sun, December 24, 2017 9:00 am: Willy S, Isabelle S
3:30 pm: Cooper V, Beau B, Ella N, Kenzie K, Emily S, Anna S 5:30 pm: Aidan S, Conner S
Sun, December 31, 2017 9:00 am: Morgan G, Nathan G
Sun, January 7, 2018 8:00 am: David Z, Malik G 10:30 am: Darbi D, Braylon H
Sun, January 14, 2018 8:00 am: Skylar B, Erica S 10:30 am: Ben S, Zachary S
Sun, January 21, 2018 8:00 am: Beau B, Sami P 10:30 am: Dylan G, Elsa S
Sun, January 28, 2018 8:00 am: Emily S, Anna S 10:30 am: Mia S, Lucy K