Category Archives: Youth Gathering

God’s Love Changes Everything

June 28th 2018 We all woke up in the Whitewall Hotel, where our denomination booked out for our trip. We were required to meet in the lobby before we started our day. Once we met, we all chatted with our … Continue reading

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God’s Call Changes Everything

A long drive across Texas.   Made it to our hotel in Houston   Opening Night (including keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson)  

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Seeing the West

Travel Day 1 – June 26 Pastor Meggan’s first meme ever Ogden stop Wyoming…forever Building Community Beautiful Colorado Dinner near Fort Collins Sunset near Denver              

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15 Youth Gatherings – Part 3

These last five Lutheran Youth Gatherings include some ups and downs and of course the unknown. 2006 San Antonio – By this time I was serving my first call in rural Western Iowa, looking for a way to stay connected … Continue reading

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15 Youth Gatherings – Part 2

Or, Why I will be riding a bus for 27 hours June 26-27 These next five Lutheran Youth Gatherings are the reason I keep going back and taking youth with me. 1991 Dallas – My congregation in Custer had never … Continue reading

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15 Youth Gatherings – Part 1

I was born just before the 1976 Lutheran Youth Gathering in New Orleans and in the midst of the Montreal Olympics. I was going to reflect back on life in increments of three or four years. I was a high … Continue reading

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Stories from Houston

Parents, Parishioners, Supporters of our Youth, If you want to follow the adventures of the young people and adult leaders from Faith, Hope, Redeemer, St. Paul, and Trinity Lutheran Churches, you have come to the right place. We will boarding … Continue reading

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Bringing Detroit Home

Sunday, July 26 we brought our story of the Gathering in Detroit home to the family of Trinity Lutheran Church.  We hope this was the first of many times we share our experience with friends, family, and congregation members.

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Our reflections about the Gathering

  The Gathering ended Sunday morning with worship. ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preached and presided over Holy Communion. We learned that the 2018 Gathering will be in Houston, TX. Not surprisingly, almost every seat on our flight from Detroit to … Continue reading

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Proclaim Story-Synod Day

Pastors from across the synod The morning began with worship, music led by Agape and Rachel Kurtz, at COBO.  We spent most of today with our Lutheran sisters and brothers from across the Eastern WA-ID Synod (youth and adults from … Continue reading

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