High School Youth

Small Group Opportunity for Sr. High Youth

High school-aged youth are invited to register for virtual small groups led by members of the Small Groups team of our synod’s LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization). Our small groups will gather under the theme of “Beyond Grace: Now What?”


God’s grace means unconditional love for us and care for all of God’s Creation. We are named and claimed by God, made part of God’s family, forgiven, redeemed, and daily raised to new life in Jesus Christ. But what does that grace mean for us now, in our lives? For our future? For our relationships with diverse neighbors? For the way we learn? For how we are called to serve? Come, join the conversation, as together we explore grace and all that comes from it together.

Small groups will meet over Zoom from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday nights between February 8-March 8. The registration form can be accessed here, and registrations must be received by February 1, 2021.


LYO Music Team Playlist

The DEMD Synod LYO Music Team has compiled a Spotify playlist of the original recordings of their 2020-2021 setlist! You can access that playlist here and can read more about why the team selected each song to learn using here.


The Senior High Youth go to Ocean City Maryland for a weekend of service projects, faith-filled discussions, and relationship-building in small groups.  RoadTrip includes workshops and networking for adults, as well as opportunities to worship together.  New friends are made and old friendships are renewed from throughout our synod!  It’s a blessed time spent learning how God is speaking to and through us– to the world.


Proverbs 22:6 Grants

Two graduating seniors, both part of the St. Paul’s family since infancy, have been awarded 2018 Proverbs 22:6 Education Fund grants.  Brad Kaden and Katie Spae spent their faith formation years actively serving St. Paul’s, their schools, and their community.

Teenage years are tough.  When asked how faith helped in their High School years, their responses included reflections such as: “Faith in my family, friends, and God is what fuels me for success,” and reminders that when things don’t go as expected faith helps transform sadness into words of thanks.  “. . .I just said (God) I trust you so thank you. . .”

  • Katie is attending Washington College this fall and is eager to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant.
  • Brad is attending University of Delaware and has been accepted into the Mechanical Engineering program.

Both Brad and Katie will receive $1,000 to help with their higher education.  Please join us in congratulating them on their accomplishments, celebrating the wonderful young adults they are, and encouraging them on their next chapter of their faith journey.

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