From the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans

posted Jul 9, 2012, 9:22 PM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Aug 19, 2012, 6:16 AM ]

Our youth, Pastor Nick, Mary Walls and Paul Harrington recently traveled to New Orleans for the ELCA Youth Gathering, a truly life-changing event. There are many pictures from their trip on the Abiding Grace Youth Facebook page (thanks, Mary!) which show our youth serving, worshiping, learning and having fun.

This year's theme was “citizens with the saints” and was drawn from Ephesians 2:14–20, paraphrased here:

Jesus is our peace. In his life and death on the cross, Jesus broke down the dividing walls so that we are no longer strangers and outsiders, but we are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God. The foundation of God’s house was built of apostles and prophets, and Jesus, the cornerstone, holds it all together.

The theme blended the rich faith history, diverse cultures and arts of New Orleans with the communion of saints that is present whenever and wherever God’s people gather!

The Youth Gathering evening programs were streamed. To view the recordings please click here.