Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.
An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the table, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.
Thank you to our Senior High Youth who helped lead the February 9th service with the assistance of Pastor Wynemah and Cedric Mar. Especially memorable aspects were the sermon, and the group's rendition of This Little Light of Mine, illuminated by cellphone lights. The youth also distributed gift packages that included a candle, matches, and salt as a reminder that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Night out for Dinner at T.G.I.F.
St. Thomas Lutheran Church
YOUTH-LED SERVICE FEBRUARY 9