July 22nd, 2015

Youth Gathering Final Thoughts

A successful return trip form another ELCA Youth Gathering has been completed. This years Gathering was a great success. Our youth were exposed to a different and challenged city, new friends, worship with 30,000 other teens, exciting evening sessions, social – world – and urban problems, powerful and challenging speakers, and opportunities for introspection.
My hope is that they have been changed just a little bit, and that their experience this last week will have a positive impact on their lives.
For me – I was truly blessed to spend another week with a great bunch of young adults. Thank you for sharing them with me for just a week. They have made an impact on my life.
Ron

Wooddale / Spirt of Christ 2015 Youth Gathering Group

Wooddale / Spirt of Christ 2015 Youth Gathering Group

July 22nd, 2015

!!! WOW !!!

Abigale

Abigale

Powerful Speakers, World Class Entertainment, Spectacular Staging, Sound, and Visual Effects were the cornerstone of each evening session at the Gathering.

Here is what Abigail thought about them.

July 19th, 2015

Day 6 – The Feast Was Readied -All Were Served

Carolyn

Carolyn

This morning’s service was the perfect wrap up to this poignant and powerful week.

We left the hotel bright-eyed and bushy tailed at 6:30 am & a 2 hour nap that commenced as soon as we left our hotel to pick up the other members of our Synod bus that would shuttle us back to Minneapolis. As we entered Ford Field for the last time, possibly ever, you could feel the mix of exhaustion and excitement in the air. There is something very surreal about 30,000 others Jesus-lovers coming together to have commmunion at the Lord’s table.

July 19th, 2015

Day 5 – Part 1 – Our Story Is God’s Story

Rahila

Rahila


Our Story Is God’s Story!

During Proclaim Story day, we met with our Minneapolis synod and gathered with over 150 different congregations around the metropolitan area. Before the service, we were given interactive journals to use during the worship service. Inside, there was an array of questions that guided us through the services discussions and helped us reflect the stories of Jesus to what we see and how we act.