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Youth Trips

2019 Summer Youth Trips

High School Trip – to Philadelphia, PA:   Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Philadelphia was one of the nation’s capitals during the Revolution, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall. This is a new site for Serve Boldly. They are currently working on selecting work sites and evening activities.

High School only Information
2019 High School Mission trip Share the Story Philadelphia
Words of Mother Teresa

Here is a link to the verses reportedly written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India, and are widely attributed to her. Hear the reference to this in the sermon offered during our youth led service on July 7, 2019.

Middle School only Information

2019 Middle School Nashville Mission Trip Plan

Middle School Trip – to Nashville, TN:   Music City USA overflows with culture and opportunities to serve the needy. Your service in Nashville will not only serve those locally, but all over the world through our work with Soles4Souls. You will bless others through your work at food banks, refugee ministries, and children’s centers. Of course, no trip to Nashville would be complete without live music and a stroll down Broadway. This week is concluded with a night at a local lake and a moving outdoor worship service.

2019 Middle School Mission Trip Share-The-Story, Nashville

Hear the reference to this in the sermon offered during our youth led service on July 21, 2019.

Other Summer Opportunities

AFFIRM – What is AFFIRM? AFFIRM is an awesome one week, one-of-a-kind Lutheran camp experience serving youth grades 6-12 who live in the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA (Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama) for over 50 years! Our mission is to create a safe community where all are welcome. We will: be fed daily by worship and communion; equip young people to be leaders; foster discipleship; be grounded in our Lutheran theology.  See a more detailed page of information about Affirm here.

Lutheridge – Lutheridge registration is individually scheduled.  If you are interested in a week, in a camp like environment,  let Cat know so we can coordinate with other youth interested.   For more specific details, click on the link below.

Lutheridge Summer Camps

Nation Youth Gathering:  The 2021 National Youth Gathering will be n Minneapolis, MN June 29 through July 3.  The National Youth Gathering is an opportunity for ELCA youth from across the whole country to gather in one city for a week of service, fellowship, community and worship.  Each day brings a different experience from service, to interactive learning and community with our synod.  This past summer over 30, 000 youth converged on Houston, TX for a great week.  We learned how God’s love, God’s Call, God’s Grace, God’s Hope, and Jesus changes everything.  Each night features a mass gathering with keynote speakers on daily topics.  Finally, the week ends with mass worship.  Saying the Lord’s prayer and communion with 30,000 other people is truly an amazing experience.  I know it’s a few years off, but we plan on sending a group from Good Shepherd and want to get it on your calendars and in your mind.

For more information contact Cat Ontiveros our Youth Ministry Coordinator: youthministry@gslutheran.org